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Your Supplements are a Lie

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Are Vitamins and Supplements a Scam?
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The supplements industry — with all its vitamins, weight loss pills, workout powders, and hormones — has been growing exponentially over the last couple of decades despite there being no increased regulations for them. We wanted to know — are supplements dangerous to take, and are they even effective?

Thank you to the experts we spoke with that helped with our research in this story:
Dr. C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP
Dr. F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE
Dr. Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, MAE, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP

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0:00 Intro
3:57 How the Supplement Industry Works
12:25 What the Science Says
17:34 Supplements Gone Bad
25:19 What Can Be Done
28:28 Announcements & Outro

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Johnny Harris is an Emmy-winning independent journalist and contributor to the New York Times. Based in Washington, DC, Harris reports on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe, publishing to his audience of over 3.5 million on Youtube. Harris produced and hosted the twice Emmy-nominated series Borders for Vox Media. His visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways.

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