Consumers be aware

The vast majority of dietary supplements are sold legally and provide benefits to consumers who want to maintain a healthy weight, improve their athletic performance, or support healthy sexual function. But because certain unscrupulous manufacturers of these products have chosen to include undeclared illegal drugs and drug-like substances in their products, consumers may need to take extra care in their purchasing decisions.

FDA recently issued a Consumer Update on this issue in which it provided guidance to consumers of products in these categories. Among other things, FDA recommends that consumers avoid products that:

FDA also offers more specific guidance as follows:

Do not use products marketed for body building that:

Do not use products marketed for sexual enhancement that:

What You Can Do

When buying products in these categories, consumers can: