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Most Herbal Supplements Don’t Contain the Herbs on their Labels

Tests by the New York Attorney General’s office found that 4 out of 5 herbal supplements sold at major retailers don’t contain the herbs on their labels. Jezebel reports:

For instance: ginseng pills sold at Walgreens were made of powdered garlic and rice; half the products tested from Target contained “powdered rice, beans, peas and wild carrots” but not the herbs promised.

In response, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has ordered Target, Walgreens and GNC to “explain what procedures they use to verify the ingredients in their supplements.”

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