HEIDI SKOLNIK MS, CDN, FACSM: One study there were 100 bottles of ginseng that were sent to labs to be tested. In fact, 50 percent didn't have any ginseng in it.
PAUL MONIZ: That's incredible.
HEIDI SKOLNIK MS, CDN, FACSM: That's remarkable. When you think about that, if you open a bag of pretzels and you look inside and there are peanuts, you know that because you can tell the difference between peanuts and pretzels. But this product, you don't know how to assess whether what's in there is really in there. It could either be omitted so that you don't actually have the active ingredients, or what's happening with some of the athletes that I'm working with, they think they're taking something that is safe, over-the-counter, and not banned by their professional organization, but there have been ingredients added that are actually illegal. Since it's not regulated, it was never found out. If they take it, they are still responsible. They're busted.
PAUL MONIZ: Are the added products or added ingredients usually listed, or sometimes they are just not at all?
HEIDI SKOLNIK MS, CDN, FACSM: That's the point. Nobody is tracking that what's on the label is actually in there. So you could say that it's going to have pretzels in the bag and there really aren't any. Or, you could say there are only pretzels in the bag and you open it up and guess what, there are peanuts in there too.