According to an article on CNN.com, some retailers are knowingly selling supplements that have been proven to be dangerous to teens.
One of the supplements listed was creatine, even though multiple medical organizations have recommended against anyone under the age of 18 consume this body building supplement. Importantly, the evidence is still preliminary according to the studies authors, however, anecdotal evidence suggests it can have serious negative health effects, including liver an kidney damage.
I doubt many of us are surprised by this, as many retailers have failed to put the interested of our young people first. Anyone remember being able to buy candy cigarettes? Heck, they are probably still available in some form. Then again, if the government just let businesses do as they please, we’d all be better off without all these pesky regulation.