Recently, alternative health expert, Gary Null, filed a lawsuit against the company that tested and manufactured his supplement called, “Ultimate Power Meal,” because they overloaded it with Vitamin D. Mr. Null was taking his own supplement, and began experiencing some alarming symptoms.
He began experiencing “excruciating fatigue” which has resulted in severe kidney damage. Many of his customers who were also using this supplement, suffered symptoms as well, with several also being hospitalized with kidney damage.
He has pulled the tainted product from store shelves.
I wanted to bring this to your attention in the event you were not aware of it. And I wanted to point out that even a reputable company that has been in business for many years is vulnerable to human error.
Evidently, from my understanding, his formula was a good one, but the company that manufactured it included many times more Vitamin D than the formula called for. While most of us are Vitamin D deficient and supplementing with this vitamin is recommended for most people, overdosing can cause serious damage. More, even of a good thing, is not always better!
I recommend you always purchase supplements from reputable companies and always pay attention to your body. If you begin taking a supplement and develop any unusual symptoms or just don’t feel right – I recommend you stop that supplement immediately.
Keep in mind, also, that while one supplement may work very well for most people, we are all bio-chemically unique and it may not necessarily benefit you.
So, here are my safety suggestions: remember to seek out expert advice from a trusted source, purchase from reputable companies, don’t start more than one new supplement at a time and pay attention to your body. Never ignore symptoms.