Can this dietary supplement be damaging to your liver?

Can this dietary supplement be damaging to your liver?

A popular green tea extract that is used in some weight loss supplements may also be damaging to your liver. While many supplements that are available for weight loss may seem safe, you should check them out thoroughly before taking them.

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Warning: This “healthy” supplement could be destroying your liver

From Dr. David Eifrig, MD, MBA, editor, Retirement Millionaire:

A popular supplement is destroying your liver

There are increasing reports popping up in the media about individuals taking products with green-tea extract (like some diet pills) and suffering liver damage or complete liver failure. You may have heard about the teenage boy last December who experienced liver failure – and nearly needed a liver transplant – after taking concentrated green tea extract to burn fat.

Hospitals report that about 20% of all drug-related liver diseases are tied to dietary supplements like green tea extract. Read that again… 20%. And the use of supplements is on the rise in the U.S. The FDA doesn’t approve dietary supplements for safety. That means none of those pills promising to boost your metabolism and flatten your stomach are regulated.

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