Myth: Herbal products such as ephedra are safe because they come from nature.
Fact: Herbal and other natural products may have side effects just as prescription and nonprescription drugs sometimes do. The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate natural products for safety and efficacy as it does for prescription and nonprescription drugs. Sometimes natural products actually have been found to contain prescription drugs and heavy metals such as lead.
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