While this describes the beneficial supplement on the market, there are many supplements available that do not provide much benefits, and, in fact, may actually have a negative impact on health.
The supplement industry is massive, and while there are regulations and guidelines for manufacturers to follow, there is not much rigorous oversight for each product produced. For that reason, it is important to use discretion when choosing supplements and speak with your physician about possible interactions with medications and health concerns.
Read on to learn about four popular supplements that dietitians believe aren’t worth taking, and for more on how to eat healthy, don’t miss 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.
Also known as ACV, this condiment turned supplement burst onto the scene a few years ago with claims of weight loss and lowering blood sugar and cholesterol. While there is a body of research that evaluates these claims, and there have been some positive results, much of the research conducted is considered to be low quality.
Anecdotally, there are many people who find ACV to be a beneficial supplement, and use it daily; however, current research does not support the health benefits often attributed to ACV.
The good news is there likely isn’t much downside to taking this supplement as long as it is consumed at a concentration of 20% or less and you are following portion sizes listed on and the supplement facts and nutrition panels. Consumed in higher amounts, however, apple cider vinegar could lead to tooth erosion, skin irritation, and low potassium levels.