The supplement industry is worth billions of dollars every year, yet there is little evidence to demonstrate that they actually benefit your health unless you suffer a genuine deficiency. Furthermore, some studies have suggested that certain supplements could actually be damaging in the long-term.
These pills are now starting to come under scrutiny given their widespread use and the fact that they are not subject to the same safety and efficacy testing requirements imposed on drugs. For example, Dr. Oz, infamous snake oil salesman and magic pill peddler, has recently received a series of scolds in regard to claims made about his magic pills, starting with a grilling from Congress last Tuesday.
During the meeting, Dr. Oz was forced to admit that his pills aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. When asked if he believed there is a miracle pill out there, his shaky response was: “There’s not a pill that is gonna help you long-term lose weight, live the best life, without diet and exercise.” Which seems odd, given his constant promotion for so-called "miracle pills" on his show.
Now, John Oliver has used 16 minutes of air time to eloquently verbally batter Dr. Oz on Last Week Tonight, exposing him for the charlatan he is.
Check it out here:
[Via Huffington Post]