Oh, and about St. John's Wort? It's sold primarily as a natural herb to help with depression and anxiety, but it's also been shown to cause liver and kidney damage in rat fetuses and newborns. And, no, that s**t is not on the label.
We Can Legally Sell Steroids
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Looking for a cheap thrill? Go to your local nutrition shop and tell them you want to buy DHEA. Congratulations, you just bought steroids!
Now, to be fair, this steroid, also known as androstenolone, is legal to sell, according to the Anabolic Steroid Control Act Of 2004. However, that's only because of some sneaky legal gymnastics that got it grandfathered in. It has the same horrific side effects, such as increased aggression, abnormal heart rhythm, and liver problems. And, yes, if you get caught pissing it, you will be fucked. In 2011, O.J. Mayo of the Grizzlies was suspended from the NBA for 10 games after taking an over-the-counter supplement that contained DHEA. The worst part is that you may not even know you're taking it, because sometimes it's included in products under a different name. Try this one, or this one, or maybe even this one.
"What about this protein powder?"
"Okay, well I'll just have some bottled wa-"