Supplement warning: Are they bad for your health?

Posted at 5:07 PM, Oct 03, 2012

(WTVR) – The Department of Health and Human Services is warning consumers to be weary of supplements that claim to help folks get healthy or lose weight.

Investigators from the agency bought hundreds of bottles of supplements and found 20 percent f them falsely claimed to treat or cure diseases.

The agency is worried people could be wasting money, even endangering their health, by taking supplements in place of medications because they believe they will have the same effect.

The FDA does not currently regulate supplements.