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This is a huge problem that I'm surprised is just being reported now. The average person cannot simply walk into his health food store or pharmacy and know what he's getting. Sad but true. Many of the raw materials are produced in China where there is no regulation and where there seems to be toxic stuff everywhere.
Supplements should only be by prescription from a doctor, whether it be medical, chiropractic, naturopathic, or Oriental Medical. Even though that is not the case, most doctors have direct relationships with companies that produce high quality supplements, both in terms of efficacy and safety. Quality control is very important to these companies. Sometimes they cost a bit more, but this truly is a case of getting what you pay for.
As long as you're doing something for your health why not do it right?