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In the 'Our take' section of each Mayoclinic.org piece on herbs, supplements and vitamins, there is a recommendation. Find out what these recommendations mean.
Always talk about your use of supplements with your doctor or other healthcare professional. And be sure to take supplements according to directions. Keep in mind that most products haven't been studied for longer than six months to find out their long-term effects.
If you have harmful effects that you think are related to use of an herb, supplement or vitamin, be sure to submit a safety report through the Safety Reporting Portal of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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