Vitamine Shoppe Multivitamins Contaminated With Lead

MSNBC is reporting some scary findings about supplements:

    Of 21 brands of multivitamins on the market in the United States and Canada selected by and tested by independent laboratories, just 10 met the stated claims on their labels or satisfied other quality standards.

    Most worrisome, according to president Dr. Tod Cooperman, is that one product, The Vitamin Shoppe Multivitamins Especially for Women, was contaminated with lead.

The amount of lead was more than 10 times what is permitted without a warning in California, (the only state with relevant guidelines.)

The study concluded that consumers were generally better off buying well-known brands when it came to vitamins. —MEGHANN MARCO

A vitamin a day may do more harm than good
[MSNBC] (Thanks, Mark!)