Dietary supplements lead to thousands of hospitalizations each year, study finds

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  • marah1115 Berne, IN
    Aug. 14, 2018 6:38 a.m.

    While I appreciate the hard work Ms. Chen put into writing this article, I guess I object to the fact that she is lumping Thrive in with "other supplements" and in actuality she does not know if Thrive is what caused anyone to be hospitalized . When you bring me actual proof that it definitely was Thrive and how many cases, I would be much more interested. I take Thrive almost daily as a chronic pain sufferer it helps give me the energy I am lacking due to my pain. It also seems to help with my aches and pains and I have normal blood pressure. Some supplements for energy seemed to make me very jittery ; these do not..(I do take half the dosage of the vitamins and I even cut the patches in half sometimes and don't always every day use the patches) I am not sure if "natural" forms of caffeine found in tea or coffee beans are not as "bad" for you as whatever it is in energy drinks or energy supplements or if I personally am just not overindulging in it to the point of hospitalization, but I do know that, while a bit too expensive , these products have made me feel a whole lot better. I don't sell it I just am stating facts and feeling better!

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    Oct. 18, 2015 12:54 a.m.

    I guess it all comes down to freedom to choose. If you want to take them by all means go ahead, if not then don't. However when it comes to supplements that we ingest into our bodies, I don't see anything wrong with regulating it. Before we take over the counter pills, we know that they've been going through lengthy research and lab tests to know the side affects etc. I hate it when politicians use their influence to block off safety nets when it comes to our well being. Orrin Hatch is probably getting compensated by the supplements companies.

  • Utah Girl Vernal, UT
    Oct. 17, 2015 6:57 p.m.

    I tried the Thrive capsules, patch and breakfast drink for several days, and discovered it raised my blood pressure significantly. I cancelled future shipments, and I will probably use it separately, rather than all 3 together, until it's gone. I don't want to waste that much money. I'm sure it is helpful for some people. But it was not for me.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 17, 2015 7:13 a.m.

    Fortunately, our own Orrin Hatch has worked tirelessly to make sure the evil, meddlesome FDA can't regulate this industry at all. And it has rewarded him handsomely for it.