Dietary Supplements Cannot Cure or Prevent Ebola, Coalition Warns

October 9, 2014

Industry leaders are spreading this warning among consumers as well as supplement retailers and marketers.

There is no scientific data showing that dietary supplements can prevent or cure the Ebola virus or that supplements can treat, cure, or prevent disease. Industry leaders are spreading this warning among consumers as well as supplement retailers and marketers.

“While there are many dietary supplements that have much to offer in terms of enhancing general immune function, therapies for the treatment of Ebola virus disease should only be recommended by qualified healthcare professionals or public health authorities,” stated the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).

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