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More teens using alternative supplements

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Posted at 4:26 AM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 04:26:50-04

The amount of kids and teenagers who use alternative supplements doubled between 2003 and 2014.

That's according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics.

The most common supplements kids take are multivitamins and supplements for immunity.

Some children are taking Vitamin C, Omega-3 fatty acids and sleep aids, like melatonin.

Experts warn these alternative products can have serious side effects and may not be regulated by the FDA.