FDA Finds Majority of Herbal Supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, And Target Don’t Contain What They Claim – Instead Cheap Fillers Like Wheat And Soy Powder

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The absence of policies in regards to organic items helps Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC to take full advantage and sell the general public supplements that do not include the herbs on the label.

FDA Finds Majority of Herbal Supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, And Target Don’t Contain What They Claim – Instead Cheap Fillers Like Wheat And Soy Powder
The New York State chief law officer’s office conducted an examination into store-brand supplements at four national retailers– GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. The investigation discovered that these gigantic retailers sell dietary supplements that do not consist of the herbs defined on their labels. Furthermore, a number of these supplements consisted of potential allergens which were not identified in the ingredients list.

 
Typically, all these stores deserved their cease-and-desist letters which requested them to stop offering these items. These letters, first reported today by the New york city Times kept that “Contamination, replacement and wrongly labeling organic items constitute misleading business practices and, more significantly, present substantial health risks for consumers.”

 
We will now describe the findings of the examinations of these items in more details below:

 
Products by Walmart, Spring Valley brand:

Echinacea

— No echinacea or plant material was found in the supplement

Saw Palmetto

— Garlic and rice were found in the item
— Some samples included small amounts of saw palmetto

Ginseng

 
— No ginseng identified
— Rather, rice, dracaena, pine, wheat/grass and citrus were discovered in the supplement

Gingko Biloba

— No gingko Biloba found in the dietary supplement
— Instead, the item included rice, dracaena, mustard, wheat and radish

St. John’s Wort

— No St. John’s Wort found
— Spotted garlic, rice and cassava

Garlic

— One sample revealed percentages of garlic
— The product consisted of rice, pine, palm, dracaena and wheat

Products By Walgreens, Best Nutrition brand

 
Echinacea

— No echinacea spotted
— They found garlic, rice and daisy

 
Saw Palmetto

— Included saw palmetto

 
Ginseng

 
— No ginseng found
— Detected garlic and rice

 
Gingko Biloba

— No gingko Biloba detected
— Rice was discovered in the product

 
St. John’s Wort

 
— No St. John’s Wort discovered
— Detected garlic, rice and dracaena

 
Garlic

 
— No garlic discovered
— Found palm, dracaena, wheat and rice

Products by GNC, Herbal Plus brand:

 
Echinacea

— No echinacea found
— rice found in some samples

 
Saw Palmetto

 
— One sample included the clear existence of palmetto
— Other samples contained a range of components, including rice, asparagus, and primrose

 
Ginseng

— No ginseng found
— found rice, dracaena, pine, wheat/grass and citrus

 
Gingko Biloba

 
— No gingko Biloba found
— Did identify allium (garlic), rice, spruce and asparagus

 
St. John’s Wort

 
— No St. John’s Wort found
— detected allium (garlic), rice and dracaena (a tropical houseplant).

 
Garlic

— Consisted of garlic.
— Products By Target, Up & Up brand.

Echinacea

— A lot of, but not all tests discovered Echinacea.
— One test recognized rice in the material.

 
Saw Palmett

 
— The majority of tests identified saw palmetto.
— Some tests discovered no plant DNA.

 
Valerian Root

— No valerian root discovered.
— Spotted asparagus, pea family, rice, wild carrot, allium, bean, and saw palmetto.

 
Gingko Biloba

 
— No gingko Biloba identified.
— Found garlic, rice and mung/French bean.

 
St. John’s Wort

 
— No St. John’s Wort discovered.
— Found garlic, rice and dracaena (houseplant).

 
Garlic

— Contained garlic.
— One test identified no DNA.

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