This information is really shocking to me, because after an investigation into store-brand supplements at four national retailer – GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart – they’ve discovered that these giant retail store sell dietary supplements that do not contain the herbs specified on their labels.
The lack of regulations in regards to herbal products helped these giants to take full advantage and sell the public supplements that do not contain the herbs on the label. Oh, and not to forget to mention, these products also contained allergens which were mentioned – nowhere!
This is really bad, and these products stopped selling after a while. We will explain to you the findings of the investigations below.
Walmart, brand Spring Valley
Walgreens, brand Finest Nutrition
These two brands have the same ingredients for these supplements!
None of it was found in the supplement
Found materials were garlic and rice, and only small samples contained little amount of saw palmetto
Instead of ginseng, this product contained rice, dracaena, pine, wheat/grass and citrus
The product contained rice, dracaena, mustard, wheat and radish, but no sign of gingko Biloba
Garlic, rice and cassava instead of the original supplement
No garlic at all, just rice, pine, palm, dracaena and wheat.
The products by GNS, brand Herbal Plus, had the same results, only the last one, Garlic, actually contained garlic.
On the other hand, these same products by Target, brand Up & Up, have some modifications in their products, but still; in the Valerian Root supplement there was no valerian root found, and instead of it there was asparagus, pea family, rice, wild carrot, allium, bean, and saw palmetto. Also, their supplement Garlic contained garlic, but one test identified no DNA.
What? We go out and buy these products thinking they’re very healthy, but instead we get various other thing, but just not the one we bought! These brands will completely lose their reputation now, and for me, they’re not existing anymore.