The pitch sounds too good to be true
Vitamin and supplement manufacturers are not allowed to make claims that their product can reverse, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition, but that doesn’t mean they don’t or won’t. “If the claim is outrageous and suggests the product is indicated for any disease as opposed to general health, that’s a warning sign,” says Sreekant Cherukuri, MD, an otolaryngologist in private practice in Munster and Hobart, Indiana. If it sounds too good to be true, walk away. They won’t help, and they may harm.