The dietary supplement industry has experienced a boom in the last 20 years in America and the reason behind this is their claim to offer consumers a slim waist.
$2.4 billion annually on weight-loss products?
About 70 percent of the US population is obese and according to a study, consumers spend approximately $2.4 billion annually on weight-loss products, despite there being less evidence on the results they produce.
The manufacturers list the ingredients, however there is no way to determine whether these ingredients are actually present in the product and FDA has no regulation on the claims of ingredients used in dietary supplements.
The Federal Trade Commission has now initiated several programs to attack unreliable marketing practices and advertisements, and their influence on American consumers.