Supplements are taken daily by millions of Americans. Do these supplements actually improve our health?

The answer is no! A diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains will provide just about everything you need to stay healthy. If you believe that taking a pill will magically get rid of that expanding waistline, help you remember where your keys are or make you look like a WWF wrestler, think again.

Who runs these supplement companies? Well, believe it or not, in many cases ex cons. Yes, there are ex cons out there who own these enterprises and have made quite a bit of money off of unsuspecting clients.

There are simply no credible medical studies out there, which advocate regular use of supplements for almost anything. Sure pregnant females need vitamins; patients with rare genetic diseases might need certain supplements and a few other conditions exist for which a supplement might be needed.

These supplements promise anything and everything: Large muscles, weight loss, sexual prowess and improved thinking. And guess what? You don’t need to exercise, diet, stop playing endless video games or do anything! If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

Much more concerning than a drain on your wallet: These supplements can be dangerous and have caused many needless deaths. Ingredients advertised may or may not be contained in the pill. Other drugs may be present.

The problem is that the FDA does not regularly monitor supplements, as long as they do not claim to treat diseases. If you look carefully at every supplement ad, there is a disclaimer, usually written in incredibly small barely readable text.

I believe that all supplements should be strictly regulated by the FDA, just a prescription drugs are. Sure there are avoidable deaths from prescription drugs, but that doesn’t mean the there should be barely any regulation of any drugs including supplements

Bottom line: Don’t waste your money on supplements. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and stay off the computer whenever possible. Enjoy life!