The Truth about the Supplements in the Middle of Tati & James Charles’ Feud

The Truth about the Supplements in the Middle of Tati & James Charles’ Feud May 12, 2019
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On Friday, Beauty Blogger Tati Westbrook “canceled” James Charles over a bitter dispute about vitamins. While the feud may be about more than vitamins, the products at the center of their fight are questionable.

Tati Westbrook sells products to improve the skin, reduce gray hairs, and help grow nails. However, the supplements are not regulated or approved by the FDA for any of these purposes.

Last night, Jessie Bear and I broke down the drama surrounding the two “influencers.” While feud includes allegations of predatory sexual behavior by Charles, the catalyst for Tati’s ire began when James promoted her competitor’s vitamin line.

In the stream, Jessi Bear and I talk about the vitamins at the center of the storm.

What does science say about the vitamins?

Do beauty supplements work?

Do the products contain harmful ingredients?

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate supplements and vitamins. Without governmental oversight, there is little guaranteeing the products don’t contain harmful additives.

With so many social media “influencers” pushing supplements and shakes to teens, there is difficulty determining the value of the products.

We break all of these details down for you. Jessie Bear and I remain entirely neutral in the feud and believe both of these people are equally petty.

Neither Westbrook or Charles are doctors or medical providers. Therefore, neither should be promoting any medical products to their fan base. Perhaps the two should stick to what they know and sell make-up.

Watch the stream for more details on the drama and the vitamins behind the feud.

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  • Jim Jones

    Most vitamins in pill form are ineffective. Leave it up to your doctor and lab tests.

  • Knitting Cat Lady

    Best case: OTC supplements give you expensive piss.

    Worst case: OTC supplements will kill you.

    The fat soluble vitamins (E,D,K,A) aren’t eliminated via the kidneys. And overdosing on those sucks.

  • Definitely check with a doctor and get bloodwork to identify any deficiencies before adding supplements. A high parathyroid hormone level could be due to a Vitamin D deficiency, but not always — things like the calcium level also have to be factored in. Magnesium supplements are a bad idea if you have reduced kidney function, and potassium is definitely not something to casually scarf down as a high level an be dangerous.