Mer, hemochromatosis can also be acquired, but is primarily an inherited disorder.
CGR, it's not always true that OTC or herbal supplements are safe because "they are not meds." They are not regulated by the FDA and can have serious interactions with certain medications or be harmful in certain diseases. In addition, because they are not regulated, there sometimes can be mistakes in the manufacturing process, such as in the case of L-Triptophan manufacturered by Showa Denka in the late 80s, which caused a multitude of serious muscle and neurologic problems and 37 deaths.
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