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Where to Safely Buy Real Vitamins and Supplements Online, Not Fakes or Counterfeits

ConsumerLab explains how to avoid counterfeit vitamins and supplements when shopping online on Amazon, Walmart.com, and other sites. Learn to identify authorized sites and sellers and avoid fake supplements. Use the brand-by-brand guide to protect yourself from risk.

Woman in Orange Sweater

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Where to Safely Buy Real Water Filters Online, Not Fakes or Counterfeits

ConsumerLab explains how to avoid counterfeit water filters when shopping online on Amazon, Walmart.com, and other sites. Learn to identify authorized sites and sellers and avoid fake filters. Use the brand-by-brand guide to protect yourself from risk.

Counterfeit Water Filters

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What is the best sunscreen based on safety and efficacy?

Two different carcinogens, benzene and benzophenone have been found in popular sunscreens. These cancer-causing compounds are not listed on labels. Get the details and find out which sunscreens have been found to contain benzene and benzophenone.

Carcinogens in Sunscreens - Bottle of sunscreen with a question mark

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Which is the best mask to prevent COVID-19 and how do cloth, disposable, N95, and KN95 masks compare? How can I stop glasses from fogging?

See our Top Picks for masks. Learn how to make COVID-19 masks from materials at home that can be almost as effective as surgical mask and N-95 masks.

Four masks shown for comparison

Product Review

Water Filter Pitchers Review

See the Best Pitchers For Different Filtering Needs

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What face shield is best to protect from COVID-19 and when should I wear one?

Review of face shields and information about face shields to help protect against coronavirus (COVID-19). If properly made and worn, face shields provide extra protection for close interactions with individual who may be infected.

Face Shield to Protect From Coronovirus (COVID-19) -- Woman Wearing Face Shield, Mask and Gloves

Product Review

Cinnamon Supplements and Spices Review

CAUTION: Some Cinnamon Products High in Toxin. See Which Passed or Failed and our Top Picks!

Cinnamon Supplements and Spices Tested by ConsumerLab.com

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I recently bought a CoQ10 supplement on Amazon. The manufacture date was hidden under a sticker, but was 13 months ago. No "Best By" date is listed. Is this product still good to use?

Find out how long your CoQ10 supplement should last, if your CoQ10 is expired, and how long it is good to use. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Is My CoQ10 Expired? -- CoQ10 capsules in hand

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Which air purifiers are best for reducing the spread of COVID-19?

Find out if portable air cleaners can remove the virus that causes COVID-19 infection from the air and learn which type air cleaners work best.

HEPA air purifier on bedroom floor

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At-Home COVID Tests: How They Compare and What You Need to Know

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tests: Where to get COVID-19 tests, including information about free testing, home testing and more. Information about SARS-CoV-2 virus tests, antibody tests and FDA authorized tests.

Home Test COVID

Product Review

Acai Berry Supplements and Beverages Review

Find the Best Acai Berry Supplements and Beverages. See Which Acai Berry Supplements and Beverages Passed Our Tests of Quality.

Acai berry supplements and beverages reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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Does chuchuhuasi reduce inflammation or back pain?

Find out if chuchuhuasi, an herb from the Amazon rainforest, can decrease inflammation or reduce back pain. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Chuchuhuasi for Inflammation & Back Pain? -- Woman With Back Pain Sitting, at Desk Drinking Tea

Product Review

Psyllium Fiber Supplements Review

See Which Psyllium Supplement We Rated Best. Most Failed Our Tests Due to Lead Contamination.

Psyllium Supplements Reviewed by Consumerlab.com

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Which ingredients should toothpastes and other dental products contain, and which should be avoided?

Learn about ingredients you want in your toothpaste, mouthwash and other dental products and which ingredients you may want to avoid.

Toothpaste in the shape of question mark coming out from toothpaste tube

Product Review

Lion's Mane and Chaga Supplements Review

Read Labels Carefully -- Many Can Mislead

Lion's Mane and Chaga Supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com

Recalls & Warnings

October 05, 2023

Counterfeit Pure Encapsulations and GutConnect 365 Sold on Amazon

On September 26, 2023, a man from New Jersey was arrested for selling fake versions of Pure Encapsulations L-Glutamine and Nature MD's GutConnect 365 on Amazon.

Clinical Update

10/24/2023

Can You Trust Products "Sold by Amazon"?

We recently pressed Amazon on whether products "Sold by Amazon" assures they are authentic and not counterfeit. The response was not reassuring. See details in our article about Where to Safely Buy Real Vitamins and Supplements.

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Does Prevagen really improve memory?

Learn more about Prevagen, including clinical studies on Prevagen's impact on memory & cognition, safety, pricing, and an FDA warning letter. ConsumerLab explores the efficacy of Prevagen.

Prevagen for Memory? -- bottle of Prevagen

Product Review

Vision Supplements Review (with Lutein, Zeaxanthin & AREDS2 Formulas)

Find the Best Vision Supplement Based Our Tests

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Is drinking coffee good or bad for heart health?

Learn more about coffee and caffeine, its safety, if it's good for you, how much coffee is too much and its impact on your heart.

Product Review

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements Review

Choose the Best Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplement. Don't Overpay! CL Identifies Quality Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements at the Best Value.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

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Do vitamins, minerals or other supplements lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures?

Are vitamins and supplements susceptible to heat? Find out if mail ordering during the summer is safe.

Heat's Effect on Supplements in the Mail -- Woman receiving a package

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Potassium Supplements Review

Be Careful with Potassium Supplements! Problems Found. Tests and Reviews of Potassium Supplements & CL's Top Picks.

Potassium Supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Recalls & Warnings

September 29, 2022

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Sold on Amazon and Walmart Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On September 27, 2022, Proper Trade LLC/My Stellar Lifestyle recalled two lots of Wonder Pill after Amazon laboratory analysis found the product to contain undeclared tadalafil, a prescription medication.

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When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?

Learn about the interactions between certain supplements and atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and other cholesterol-lowering statins.

Statin Interactions With Supplements -- close-up of statin medication box and tablets

Recalls & Warnings

April 13, 2023

Bountiful to Pay $600,000 to Settle Charges of Amazon “Review Hijacking”

On April 10, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it has approved a final consent order against The Bountiful Company (formerly NBTY), whose brands include Nature’s Bounty and Sundown, after the agency charged Bountiful with using deceptive practices to sell its products on ...

Clinical Update

8/23/2021

Inferior Turmeric on Amazon

Tests of turmeric and curcumin supplements purchased on Amazon showed that many provided very little curcumin, a key compound in turmeric, and other problems. Get the details in the Quality Concerns section of our Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review. Also see our Top Picks among turmeric and curcumin products.

Clinical Update

6/07/2022

Low Quality Elderberry Sold on Amazon

More than two-thirds of elderberry supplements sold on Amazon did not contain authentic elderberry in a recent study. Although brands were not identified, learn what was actually found in the Quality Concerns section of our Elderberry Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

10/06/2023

More Counterfeit Supplements Sold on Amazon

Counterfeit versions of supplements from Pure Encapsulations and Nature’s MD were recently sold on Amazon. Learn how to avoid counterfeits online, with specific information for 17 popular supplement brands (which now includes Jarrow, Natrol, and OmegaBrite).

Clinical Update

12/22/2023

Problems With Berberine Sold on Amazon

Recent tests of 33 berberine supplements purchased on Amazon and Walmart.com showed that many contained less than half the listed amount of berberine. Get the details, by brand, in our Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements Review, which includes our tests of popular brands and Top Picks for berberine and goldenseal.

Clinical Update

8/26/2022

NAC on Amazon

NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) supplements are being sold again on Amazon, after the retailer removed them from its site last year. Find out why in our updated NAC Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

3/24/2023

Bromelain Supplements on Amazon Fail Tests

Only four of 20 brands of bromelain purchased on Amazon provided the enzyme activity expected from their labels, three of which had no detectable enzyme activity, according to a recent report. For details by brand, see the Quality Concerns section of our Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among digestive enzyme products.

Clinical Update

2/27/2024

Poor Quality "Memory Supplements" Sold on Amazon

Recent tests showed that most galantamine “memory” products purchased on Amazon did not contain anywhere near the amounts listed on labels. See the details in our answer to the question: Do any supplements, foods or lifestyle modifications help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

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How can I avoid aconite – a toxin – in Aconitum supplements?

Aconite is a highly toxic alkaloid found in Aconitum plants ( also called monkshood, wolfsbane, or devil's hood). Aconite poisoning can cause low blood pressure, chest pain, increased or decreased heart rate, and irregular heart rhythm that can lead to cardiac arrest and death. Find out which supplements may contain aconite and how to avoid it.

Aconite

Recalls & Warnings

July 26, 2022

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Sold on Amazon Recalled

On July 21, 2022, Ultra Supplements LLC issued a recall of one lot of Sustango capsules after Amazon laboratory analysis found the presence of the prescription drug Tadalafil. The company has received no reports of adverse effects related to this recall to date.

Recalls & Warnings

August 18, 2019

Some Align Probiotics Sold on Amazon Were Fake, Company Warns

Some Align probiotic supplements sold in the recent past on Amazon could be counterfeit, according to articles published last month in USA Today and Wired. The probiotics may have been sold through third-party sellers on Amazon.

Recalls & Warnings

February 24, 2023

Bountiful Charged with “Review Hijacking,” False Advertising of Nature’s Bounty Supplements on Amazon

On February 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged The Bountiful Company (formerly NBTY), whose brands include Nature’s Bounty and Sundown, with deceptively using Amazon reviews and badges (such as “#1 Best Seller” and “Amazon’s Choice”) from its ...

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Pros and Cons of Stevia and Other Sugar Substitutes

Learn about the pros and cons of sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners summarized in our table within this article.

Stevia Health Benefits & Safety -- stevia leaf spoonful of stevia

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PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances): How can I avoid PFAS in dental floss, food, water, and other products?

Some brands of dental floss, including Oral-B Glide, may contain potentially toxic chemicals known as PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances). Get the details, and learn which floss and pick products are our Top Picks.

Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Dental Floss -- Woman Looking at Dental Floss

Product Review

Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review

50% of Red Yeast Rice Supplements "NOT APPROVED" in CL Tests

Product Review

NAD Booster Supplements Review (NAD+/NADH, Nicotinamide Riboside, and NMN)

How Important Is Boosting NAD+ Levels? Find Out and Learn How Booster Supplements Compare.

NAD Boosters (NAD+/NADH, Nicotinamide Ribose, and NMN)

Product Review

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review

Many Extra Virgin Olive Oils Don't Seem to Make the Grade

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5 Tips for Finding a Soap or Body Wash That Won't Irritate Skin

Get 5 tips for finding soap or body wash that won't cause skin irritation. See which soaps we rate best, ingredients to avoid, and phrases on labels that can mislead.

Different bars of soap on a marble countertop

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What are the health benefits of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), and is it safe?

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is commonly promoted for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Find out if it works.

Woman holding her wrist due to joint pain

Recalls & Warnings

August 11, 2022

Problems With Supplements on Amazon

More than 50% of 30 top-listed immune support supplements purchased on Amazon.com in May of last year were found to list ingredients that could not be found in them with testing, according to a recent report (Crawford, JAMA Network Open, 2022).

Clinical Update

9/19/2023

Avoiding Counterfeits on Amazon

We've added information about Life Extension, Nature’s Bounty, Swanson, and other brands to our article about How to Avoid Buying Counterfeit Vitamins and Supplements.

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Do Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins make hair shine, nails stronger, and help both to grow? They taste good but are super expensive.

Info on Sugar Bear Hair vitamins. Do they make hair shine, nails stronger and help hair and nails grow? ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Do Sugar Bear Vitamins Work? -- bottle of Sugar Bear vitamins

Product Review

Potassium Iodide (KI) and Iodate (KIO3) Radioprotective Pills Review

Learn How to Choose the Best Radioprotective Iodine Pill and Use It Properly

Recalls & Warnings

January 03, 2024

FDA Warns Amazon for Selling Men’s Supplements Containing Prescription Drugs

On December 20, 2023, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Amazon.com, Inc.

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What is Marine-D3 with Seanol-P, and does it live up to anti-aging claims?

Learn about the evidence for Marine-D3, a supplement from Marine Essentials that contains Seanol, including evidence from clinical studies on aging.

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Does saffron really improve vision or prevent age-related macular degeneration?

Taking saffron may be beneficial in the early stages of age-related macular degeneration and for eyesight.

Saffron and Rep Capsules Against White Background

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Which is the best pulse oximeter for home use?

Best pulse oximeter for home use (COVID-19, asthma and COPD). Differences between home use and FDA-approved medical pulse oximeters.

Best Pulse Oximeter for Home Use -- Pulse Oximeter

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Butyrate Supplements for Gut Health: Does butyric acid really work and is it safe?

Can butyrate supplements improve gut health or help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Crohn's disease? Find out what the clinical evidence shows, learn about the different forms of butyrate, including sodium butyrate, calcium-magnesium butyrate, and tributyrate, and get details about products such as BodyBio Sodium Butyrate and Healus Complete Biotic Tributyrin, dosage, safety and cost.

Butyrate Supplements

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Do water filters remove microplastics from tap water?

Find out if water filter pitchers and faucet mounted filters from Brita, Pur, Lifestraw and other brands remove microplastics from tap water.

Water Filters for Microplastics -- water filter pitcher pouring water into glass

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What are phytoceramides? Do phytoceramide supplements really work to improve aging skin?

Phytoceramide supplement information, including what they are, what they claim to do, and if they have anti-aging effects.

Phytoceramides for Aging Skin? -- woman looking at skin up close in mirror

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Is it true that I should not keep magnesium supplements in a daily pill pack mixed with other supplements and medicines?

Find out if magnesium should be stored separately from other types of supplements.

Pills in Daily Pill Pack on White Table and Background

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What are the health benefits of manuka honey, and is it safe?

Manuka honey health benefits, how it differs from common, store-bought honey, safety, evidence for using manuka honey for wounds, sore throat and cough, constipation and more.

Health Benefits of Manuka Honey -- jar of manuka honey

Recalls & Warnings

February 10, 2022

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Sold on Amazon Recalled

On February 8, 2022, specific lots of three male sexual enhancement supplements, Red Mammoth capsules, MAC DADDY RED capsules, MAC DADDY PURPLE capsules, and The Red Pill capsules, were recalled because Amazon laboratory analyses found them to contain undeclared ...

Product Review

Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review

Big Differences in Strength Found Among Digestive Enzyme Supplements. CL Tests Reveal Which Are Best.

Product Review

Whole, Ground, Milled, and Cracker Flaxseed Review

High Levels of Cadmium Found in Flaxseed Products — Testing Expanded

Product Review

Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements Review

Tests Reveal the Best and Worst Berberine and Goldenseal Products

Product Review

Ginger Supplements, Chews & Spices Review

Tests Reveal Best and Worst Ginger Supplements & Spices. Poor Quality and Lead Contamination Discovered in Some Products.

Ginger Supplements Reviewed By Consumerlab.com

Recalls & Warnings

February 07, 2024

Sustain and Schwinnng Male Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On February 2, 2024, Today the World issued a recall of all lots of Sustain herbal dietary supplement capsules and one lot of Schwinnng capsules after FDA analysis found the supplements to contain undeclared prescription drugs tadalafil and nortadalafil.

Clinical Update

12/09/2022

Misleading Magnesium Products

Fourteen magnesium supplements sold on Amazon were found to be mislabeled and/or not contain the forms of magnesium claimed on labels, according to a report from a competing supplement company. Get the details in the What to Consider When Buying section our Magnesium Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

5/05/2023

Getting an Accurate Blood Pressure Monitor

Many of the best-selling blood pressure monitoring devices sold on Amazon in the U.S. and Canada aren’t validated for accuracy, according to a recent study. We’ve added information about this and how to find a validated device to our article about supplements that can affect blood pressure.

Clinical Update

5/09/2023

At-Home COVID Test Recalled

Certain lots of a popular at-home COVID test sold by CVS and Amazon has been recalled due to bacterial contamination. Get the details in our article about testing for coronavirus.

Clinical Update

8/22/2023

Problems with Astaxanthin

Most astaxanthin supplements purchased on Amazon.com and Walmart.com were found to provide only a fraction of the listed amounts of astaxanthin in recent tests by a competing supplement company. We’ve listed which products passed or failed this testing in our Astaxanthin Supplements Review, which includes our two Top Picks for astaxanthin.

Clinical Update

11/07/2023

Counterfeit Prevagen

Counterfeit versions of the “memory” supplement, Prevagen, have been sold on Amazon, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Also learn how to avoid counterfeits online.

Clinical Update

8/29/2023

Counterfeit Vision Supplement

Counterfeit versions of a major brand of eye vitamin have been sold on Amazon. For details, see the Update in our Vision Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among vision supplements.

Also see: How to Avoid Buying Counterfeit Vitamins and Supplements

Clinical Update

9/12/2023

Avoiding Counterfeits

We've added information from two major supplements brands, Carlson and NOW, about how they sell online and on Amazon. It's all in our article about How to Avoid Buying Counterfeit Vitamins and Supplements.

Clinical Update

2/02/2024

Avoid Counterfeits: 4 Brands Added

Counterfeit versions of supplements have been sold on sites such as Amazon. Learn on how to safely purchase products online for 62 brands. We recently added information for Metamucil, Emergen-C, Dr. Mercola, and Healthy Origins.

Clinical Update

5/13/2022

Most Quercetin Brands Fail Test

Twenty out of 24 brands of quercetin purchased on Amazon contained much less quercetin than listed in a recent analysis. For details by brand, see the Quality Concerns section of our Quercetin Review.

Clinical Update

10/19/2021

Glutathione Failures

Several glutathione supplements sold on Amazon were recently reported to contain less glutathione than expected and/or be contaminated with lead. For details, see our updated answer to the question: Do glutathione supplements work to prevent aging or for other conditions?

Clinical Update

12/10/2021

64% of NMN Supplements Fail Tests

Fourteen of the 22 most popular NMN supplements (which can boost NAD+ levels) on Amazon were recently discovered to contain no detectable NMN. See the results in the Update to our NAD Boosters Review, which includes CL's tests of additional NMN, NADH, and nicotinamide riboside supplements, as well as our Top Picks.

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What are the best bug sprays to prevent tick and mosquito bites? Is the insecticide permethrin safe to use?

Find out how permethrin sprays differ and which can be used on sheets and sleeping bags versus clothing

Variety of insect repellents on store shelf

Recalls & Warnings

July 01, 2022

Male Enhancement Supplements Sold on Amazon Recalled

On January 27, 2022, Loud Muscle Science LLC issued a voluntary recall of various lots of Launch Sequence supplements because they were found to contain the prescription drug Tadalfil.

Recalls & Warnings

January 04, 2024

Toxic Herb Found in More Tejocote Root Supplements

On January 3, 2024, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use certain tejocote root supplements after FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the products contain yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana), a toxic herb.

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Does Arthrozene help with joint pain, and is it safe?

Arthrozene by Fisico is promoted for joint stiffness, soreness and discomfort. Find out if it is likely to help and if it is worth the cost.

Container of Arthrozene supplements

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Do hair loss supplements, such as Viviscal, Hair La Vie, and Nutrafol, or topical essential oils work?

Vitamins and supplements that may help with hair loss and thinning, including saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, protein, iron, and vitamin D.

Supplements for Hair Loss -- woman looking at hairbrush

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If I buy NAC as a loose powder in a large bag, as opposed to in tablet or capsule form, will it spoil? I've heard it can spoil or degrade into a harmful by-product.

Learn more about the different forms of N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), including whether or not powder will spoil faster than tablets.

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com

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Do magnesium supplements, like Magtein, help memory or protect against Alzheimer's disease?

Magtein, and other magnesium supplements, may help memory and protect against Alzheimer's disease.

Memory 1400

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The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true?

Learn more about the harmful effects from too much folic acid, including increased risk of prostate cancer and kidney damage.

Harm from Too Much Folic Acid ? -- Multivitamin bottle and label

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Is there a multivitamin that contains only the recommended daily vitamins and minerals? Most that I have looked at contain more.

Are there any multivitamins that contain only the recommended daily vitamins and minerals? Choose the best multivitamin based on age & gender.

Multivitamins with 100% Daily Requirements -- magnifying glass held over multivitamin pills

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To avoid mercury, I tried skipjack tuna instead of albacore, but I didn't like the taste. Is it safe to continue to eat albacore if just once a week?

Concerned about mercury in albacore tuna? Find out how often it is safe to consume albacore tuna, and the best canned tuna and salmon alternatives to albacore tuna that are high in omega-3s and low in contamination with mercury. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

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Do glutathione supplements work to prevent aging or for other conditions?

Do glutathione supplements help with aging or other conditions such as cancer and diabetes?

Spoon filled with glutathione supplement capsules and held over a white plate

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Do any supplements help treat or reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis (heel pain)?

Plantar fasciitis causing heel pain has, in rare cases, been reported as a symptom of vitamin D deficiency. Other supplements that have been proposed to help include vitamin C, zinc, curcumin (from turmeric), bromelain, collagen and glucosamine. Find out what the evidence shows, and what other treatments may help.

Supplements for Plantar Fasciitis -- Woman With Heel Pain

Recalls & Warnings

October 09, 2023

Organifi Settles Charges of Unsupported Claims

Organifi, LLC has agreed to pay $150,000 in civil penalties and $50,000 in investigative costs as restitution to settle charges that the company made unsupported claims that its Gold, Pure, Green Juice, and Red Juice products could balance hormone and cortisol levels, regulate the ...

Recalls & Warnings

August 14, 2023

Liver Injury Linked to "Immune Booster" Supplement Sold on Amazon

A 27-year-old woman in Pennsylvania was admitted to intensive care for drug-induced liver injury after taking Prodigy Life HRP-AID, a supplement sold on Amazon and promoted as an "immune system booster" to reduce the intensity and frequency of cold sore outbreaks, according to a ...

Recalls & Warnings

March 30, 2023

Seller of Tollovid Supplements Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On November 7, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Todos Medical Ltd, aka Todos Medical USA Inc, following a review of the company’s websites, social media, and Amazon storefronts, which found statements about the company’s Tollovid 3CL Protease Inhibitor Delayed Release ...

Recalls & Warnings

April 24, 2023

FTC Warns Almost 700 Companies: Unsupported Health Claims May Result in Substantial Civil Penalties

On April 13, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) notified approximately 670 companies that market over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, homeopathic products, dietary supplements, or functional foods that they could incur significant civil penalties if they make unsubstantiated claims about the ...

News Release

February 25, 2024

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2024 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2024 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on over 10,000 responses collected in November/December 2023.

Recalls & Warnings

July 20, 2023

FTC Files Complaint Against Company Promoting “Sobrenix” Supplements for Alcohol Cravings

On July 19, 2023, the FTC filed a complaint against Rejuvica and the company owners for promoting its Sobrenix supplements, which contain ingredients such as vitamin B6, thiamin, milk thistle, Chanca Piedra, and dandelion root, to reduce and eliminate alcohol cravings and consumption.

Recalls & Warnings

December 01, 2021

Probiotics Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination, May Be Life-Threatening to Some

On December 1, 2021, Livia Global, Inc issued a voluntary recall of two lots of probiotics due to potential contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacterium, if ingested, can cause life-threatening infection in immunocompromised individuals.

Recalls & Warnings

January 19, 2022

FDA Warns Seller of Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplements

On November 18, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to GeroNova Research Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

December 19, 2020

FDA Finds Unapproved Drugs in Many Weight Loss and Sexual Enhancement Products Sold Online

On December 18, 2020, the FDA warned consumers that certain products promoted for weight loss, body building, sexual enhancement, pain relief, sleep, and other uses because may contain harmful ingredients.

Recalls & Warnings

February 06, 2023

FDA Warns Companies Promoting Products to Treat Monkeypox, COVID-19, & Other Viruses

On January 30, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to four companies following review of the company websites, which found statements about company products to be drug claims because they were promoted to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure viruses such as monkeypox.

News Release

February 25, 2023

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2023 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2023 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 8,600 responses collected in November/December 2022.

News Release

February 25, 2022

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2022 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2022 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 8,049 responses collected in November/December 2021.

News Release

February 25, 2021

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2021 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2021 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 9,647 responses collected in November 2020.

Recalls & Warnings

July 28, 2020

Iron Supplements Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

Between July 23 and 24, 2020, two companies issued recalls of iron supplements because they may contain undeclared milk.

News Release

February 25, 2020

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2020 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2020 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 9,782 responses collected in late November and early December 2019.

News Release

June 25, 2019

ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best B Vitamin Supplements -- 19% of B Vitamin Supplements Fail CL's Tests of Quality

White Plains, New York, June 25, 2019 — B vitamins and complexes are among the most popular supplements sold in the U.S. because B vitamins are essential for a wide range of functions in the body.

News Release

February 25, 2019

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2019 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2019 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,931 responses collected in late November and early December 2018.

News Release

February 25, 2018

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2018 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2018 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 11,446 responses collected in late November and early December 2017.

News Release

February 25, 2017

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2017 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2017 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 9,505 responses collected in late November and early December 2016.

News Release

February 25, 2016

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2016 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 11,534 responses collected in November, 2015. Respondents gave ratings for 963 brands and 399 merchants.

News Release

February 25, 2015

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2015 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,329 responses collected in November, 2014. Respondents gave ratings for 1,709 brands and 891 merchants.

Recalls & Warnings

April 24, 2018

Traditional Medicinals "Throat Coat" Lemon Echinacea Herbal Tea Recalled in Canada

On April 24, 2018, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) advised consumers that one lot of Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea herbal tea is being recalled in Canada because it has the potential to contaminated by Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

September 10, 2021

FDA Warns Ten Sellers of "Diabetes" Supplements

On September 7, 2021, the FDA issued warning letters to 10 supplement companies that made drug claims by promoting products to treat diabetes and/or lower blood sugar. Five of the products were sold on Amazon as well as on company websites. The products were promoted with statements such as

Recalls & Warnings

May 08, 2023

SD Biosensor Pilot At-Home COVID-19 Tests Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

On May 4, 2023, the FDA warned consumers and health care providers not to use certain lots of Roche Diagnostics’ SD Biosensor, Inc. Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests due to bacterial contamination in the test kit’s liquid solution.

Recalls & Warnings

May 22, 2023

Nature’s Energy Children’s Colostrum Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

On May 18, 2023, Nature’s Energy issued a recall of six lots of Children’s Chewable Colostrum products due to undeclared milk.

Recalls & Warnings

June 14, 2023

Havasu Beet Root Powder Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On June 12, 2023, Supplement Manufacturing Partner Inc. issued a recall of one lot of Havasu Nutrition’s Beet Root Powder + due to undeclared milk. The recall was initiated following a report of an allergic reaction from a consumer with a milk allergy.

Recalls & Warnings

December 26, 2023

Total Body Nutrition, TBN Labs, and Loud Muscle Science Banned from Selling Adulterated and Misbranded Dietary Supplements

On December 11, 2023, Total Body Nutrition LLC, TBN Labs LLC, and Loud Muscle Science LLC, as well as the companies’ owner, Mohammed Islam, were prohibited by federal court from manufacturing and distributing adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

February 22, 2024

Nutracelle Children’s Gummy Vitamin Recalled

On February 2, 2020, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) advised consumers that one lot of Nutracelle Nutramin Vitamin for Kids is being recalled by the manufacturer (Wildman Protein Treats Ltd.

Recalls & Warnings

December 14, 2023

Pain Relief Tea Recalled, Found to Contain Prescription Drugs

On December 13, 2023, WS Global issued a recall of all lots of the company’s Himalayan Pain Relief Tea after products were found to contain diclofenac and dexamethasone, prescription drugs that are not listed on the product’s label.

Recalls & Warnings

September 06, 2023

WEFUN Capsules Recalled Due to Undeclared Sildenafil

On August 25, 2023, WEFUN Inc. issued a recall of 300 boxes of WEFUN Capsules after FDA analysis found the product to contain undeclared sildenafil, a prescription medication.

Recalls & Warnings

November 09, 2023

Zazzee Naturals Warned for MSM Eye Drop Claims

On October 30, 2023, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Dexterity Health, LLC DBA Zazzee Naturals following review of the company’s Amazon storefront, which found statements about the company’s Liquid MSM Drops to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

August 03, 2023

Ozona Organics Liquid Probiotics Recalled Due to Risk of Microbial Contamination

On August 1, 2023, Ozona Organics, LLC recalled certain lots of its probiotic supplement, Ozona Probiotics for Digestive Health, also labeled as GoHealthy Probiotics for Infants, Toddlers, and Kids and GoHealthy Probiotics for Infants, Kids, Men, and Women, due to the ...

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August 07, 2023

Aerosol Bed Bug & Flea Killer Recalled Due to Injury Risk

On August 3, 2023, Maggie’s Farm issued a recall of the company’s Aerosol Bed Bug & Flea Killer products because the aerosol can can rupture and expel shrapnel, posing an injury and laceration hazard to consumers.

Recalls & Warnings

August 25, 2023

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Big Guys Male Energy Supplement

On August 22, 2023, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use BIG GUYS Male Energy Supplement after FDA laboratory analysis found it to contain undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

April 05, 2022

Sexual Enhancement Capsules for Men Recalled

On April 1, 2022, F&S Medical Supply, dba Pink Toyz, recalled one lot of Pink Pussycat 3000 mg capsules to the consumer level because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

April 27, 2022

FDA Warns Manufacturer of Topical Antiseptic Products for COVID Claims

On April 19th, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Kleenhanz, LLC following a review of the company’s website and social media which found statements about the company’s Kleenhanz Towelettes topical antiseptic products to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

June 08, 2022

Allergy Bee Nasal Swabs Recalled Due to Potential Contamination With Yeast, Mold & Bacteria

On June 7, 2022, Buzzagogo, Inc. issued a nationwide recall of one lot of Allergy Bee Gone for Kids Nasal Swab Remedy after FDA testing revealed elevated levels of yeast and mold. The agency also warned the recalled swabs may contain the bacteria Bacillus cereus.

Recalls & Warnings

September 01, 2022

FDA Warns Elderberry Fair & Co for Promoting Elderberry Supplements and Apple Cider to Treat Colds & Flu

On August 15, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to The Elderberry Fairy & Co., LLC after review of the company’s website found statements about the company’s Elderberry Syrup with Honey, Elderberry Syrup with Agave, and Organic Fire Cider to be drug claims.

News Release

February 12, 2014

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2014 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,326 responses collected in November, 2013. Respondents gave ratings for 1,639 brands and 788 merchants.

Recalls & Warnings

August 03, 2023

Arsenic Poisoning in U.S. from Ayurvedic Supplements

A 75-year-old woman in California experienced arsenic poisoning after taking Ayurvedic supplements prescribed to her by a holistic energy healer, according to a report published in July in Clinical Case Reports.

Recalls & Warnings

September 14, 2023

Toxic Herb Found In Weight Supplements

On September 8, 2023, the FDA warned consumers that Nut Diet Max and Todorganic Natural Products brand supplements and seed products labeled as containing "Nuez de la India" (Aleurites moluccana) seeds actually contain yellow oleander (Thevetia ...

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February 22, 2024

Herbalife Shake & Protein Drink Mix, Aloe, Linked With Case of Liver Injury

A 13-year-old boy in Texas developed liver failure and hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia after consuming two Herbalife products and an aloe vera beverage over a period of months, according to a report published on February 12, 2024 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and ...

Recalls & Warnings

February 24, 2022

Seller of Essential Oils Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On February 22, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to My Natural Treatment following a review of the company’s website and Facebook page, which found statements about the company’s thyme, black seed, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint oil products to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

May 10, 2021

Collagen & Biotin Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On May 6, 2021, Bloommy, Inc. issued a recall of Bloommy Biotin Collagen Keratin Capsules for Skin, Joint, and Hair due to the presence of a fish allergen for the collagen-based ingredient.

Recalls & Warnings

April 17, 2021

NS NY Distributor Inc Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On April 8, 2021, NS NY Distributor Inc issued a recall of all lots of Premium Orgazen 7000 and Ginseng Power 5000 male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

March 30, 2021

Real Water Alkaline Water Recalled for Possible Link to Liver Illness

On March 24, 2021, Real Water, Inc. recalled all sizes of Real Water bottled alkaline water because it may be linked to multiple cases of non-viral hepatitis that occurred in Las Vegas, NV in November of 2020.

Recalls & Warnings

December 01, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Saffron Supplements

On November 18th, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Saffron Health Sciences following a review of the company's website, social media, and Amazon product listings, which found statements made about the company's products Crocin Rich, Crocin Rich II, and Crocin Rich ...

Recalls & Warnings

November 02, 2021

Probiotic Recalled Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination

On October 29, 2021, Mary Ruth's issued a recall of two lots of Mary Ruth's Liquid Probiotic for Infants due to potential contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacterium can cause infection in people who are immunocompromised, and rarely, in infants.

Recalls & Warnings

December 06, 2021

Fountain of Youth Formula Collagen Protein Recalled

On December 3, 2021, BUBS Naturals issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of the company's Fountain of Youth Formula Collagen Protein because it may contain milk.

Recalls & Warnings

September 16, 2015

Herbal Extracts Recalled

On September 15, 2015, Iowa Select Herbs, LLC issued a recall of numerous herbal exacts following a permanent injunction which required the company to stop selling supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

April 17, 2020

Fiber Supplement Recalled for Salmonella Risk

On April 13, 2020, Break Ventures/California Basics issued a recall of one lot of Zero for Him fiber supplement because recent testing found it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

December 11, 2020

FDA Warns iThrive.health for Promoting Supplements as COVID-19 Treatments

On December 10, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to iThrive.health for promoting the sale of various vitamins and supplements on Amazon.com with claims that they can mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19.

Recalls & Warnings

August 20, 2020

Goldenseal Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination, One Death Reported

On August 17, 2020, Maison Terre issued a recall of all lots of organic Goldenseal Root Powder because recent testing found it has the potential to be contaminated with various microorganisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Cronobacter sakazakii, Cronobacter dublinensis, and others.

News Release

February 01, 2013

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2013 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,862 responses collected in November, 2012. Respondents gave ratings for 1,438 brands and 851 merchants.

News Release

January 31, 2013

Use of CoQ10, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and B Vitamins on the Rise According to ConsumerLab.com Survey

White Plains, New York — February 1, 2013 — A recent survey of over 10,000 people who take supplements shows that CoQ10, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and B vitamins are the four categories experiencing the most growth over the prior year.

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February 05, 2012

Fish oil and multivitamins most popular supplements in ConsumerLab.com survey -- Internet most popular place to shop

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — FEBRUARY 5, 2012 — A survey of over 10,000 savvy consumers of supplements shows the most popular supplements to be fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10, in that order.

Recalls & Warnings

November 16, 2023

Toxic Levels of Lead Found in Cinnamon Applesauce

WanaBana, Schnucks, and Weis apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches have been recalled after being linked, as of December 5, 2023, to 64 reports of illness, including four children with potential lead toxicity.

Recalls & Warnings

March 16, 2023

Omega-3 Supplements for Dogs and Cats Recalled Due to Potential for Vitamin A Toxicity

On March 9, 2023, Stratford Care USA issued a recall of 62 brands of omega-3 supplements for dogs and cats due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin A.

News Release

February 01, 2012

Top-rated vitamin and supplement brands and merchants on consumer satisfaction for 2012 -- Based on ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,260 responses collected in November, 2011. Most respondents used multiple supplements.

News Release

February 01, 2011

Top-rated vitamin and supplement brands and merchants on consumer satisfaction for 2011 -- Based on ConsumerLab.com survey of vitamin and supplement users

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 6,010 responses collected in November, 2010. Most respondents used multiple supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

May 12, 2018

Seller of Maca Powder Warned for Drug Claims

On April 18, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbs America, Inc. following review of the company's website, and the company's Maca Magic store on www.amazon.

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January 31, 2011

Vitamin D use increased 52% in past two years according to ConsumerLab.com survey of supplement users -- Fish oil continued to surpass multivitamins as most popular supplement and Internet was most common place to buy supplements

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — FEBRUARY 1, 2011 — Among people who use dietary supplements, the most popular products at the end of 2010 were fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10 according to a survey by ConsumerLab.com. Use of vitamin D surged in 2010 to 56.

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August 25, 2009

ConsumerLab.com tests quality of acai berry supplements and beverages -- No contamination found but health benefits remain unproven. Caution urged with laxative formulas and billing schemes.

White Plains, New York — Tuesday, August 25, 2009 — Acai berries have antioxidant properties and are a staple of the traditional Brazilian diet. In recent years, supplements and drinks made from acai have become popular in the U.S.

News Release

April 27, 2004

New ConsumerLab.com report on St. John's wort highlights benefits and risks of herbal product for depression

NEW CONSUMERLAB.COM REPORT ON ST.

Recalls & Warnings

August 23, 2015

Maker of Herbal Supplements Sold on eBay, Amazon and Other Websites Shut Down

On August 17, 2015, a federal court ordered a permanent injunction against dietary supplement company Iowa Select Herbs LLC for unlawfully manufacturing and distributing unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs and adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

March 02, 2016

Cyanide Danger With Certain Supplements, Health Canada Warns

On February 25, 2016,  Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) warned that a number of products which were available for sale in Canada may contain a potentially toxic compound called amygdalin.

Recalls & Warnings

November 29, 2019

FDA Warns Seller of "All Natural" Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal, Migraines & More

On November 18, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to EPH Technologies, Inc., following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about some of the company's products, including Detoxoplex, Sinople, and Migrenz, to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

June 16, 2019

"Immune Support" Throat Sprays Recalled

On June 13 2019, APS BioGroup, Inc. issued a recall of four "immune support" throat sprays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a bacteria that can cause respiratory infection, particularly in individuals with weakened immune systems.

Recalls & Warnings

January 21, 2018

Men's Fiber Supplement Recalled

On January 21, 2018, Break Ventures/California Basics recalled of its fiber supplement for men, Zero for Him (150 count) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

April 26, 2018

Wegmans Recalls Traditional Medicinals Teas Due to Salmonella Risk

On April 17, 2018, Wegmans Food Markets issued a recall of one lot each of  Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea herbal tea and Traditional Medicinals EveryDay Detox Lemon tea because they have the potential to contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

March 31, 2018

Supplement Manufacturer Shut Down for Manufacturing Violations

On March 29, 2018, the FDA announced that U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction with Riddhi USA, Inc. and Mohd M. Alam, president and owner of Riddhi USA, Inc., for selling adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

April 19, 2017

Sexual Enhancement Supplements for Men and Women Recalled

On April 18, 2017, Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. issued a recall of all lots of the following sexual enhancement supplements for men because they were found to contain the undeclared drug tadalafil:

Recalls & Warnings

April 03, 2012

“Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Green” Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

April 3, 2012: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use "Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Green," a product for weight loss sold on various websites, such as www.amazon.com, and distributed by Xiushentang.

Recalls & Warnings

July 08, 2015

Marketer Prohibited From Promoting Mineral "Cure" For Autism

Kerri Rivera, author of "Healing the Symptoms Known As Autism," has signed an agreement with the Illinois Attorney General which prohibits her from promoting Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) as a cure for autism.

Recalls & Warnings

January 20, 2019

RXBAR Protein Bars Recalled

On January 15, 2019, RXBAR issued a recall of certain varieties of protein bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts.

Recalls & Warnings

February 27, 2018

Dog Treats, Food Recalled Due to Salmonella, Listeria Risk

The following dog treats and dog food are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes or Salmonella, which can cause illness in pets who consume these products, as well as in pet owners who handle the contaminated products or touch ...

Recalls & Warnings

February 09, 2016

St. John's Wort Supplements Recalled

On February 8, 2016, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) (the British equivalent of the FDA) announced that certain St. John's wort supplements are being recalled because they contain excessive levels of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA).

Recalls & Warnings

November 11, 2016

Male Enhancement Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On November 9, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Ready Man! because it was found to contain sildenafil and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

October 13, 2016

Nutrisystem Bars Recalled Due to Listeria Risk

On October 11, 2016, Nutrisystem Everyday, LLC issued a recall of one lot of its Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Recalls & Warnings

August 09, 2016

Liquid Multis, Vitamin D & More Recalled Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination

On August 8, 2016, PharmaTech, LLC issued a recall of twenty liquid vitamin supplements, sold under various brand names, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia.

Recalls & Warnings

March 04, 2016

Federal Court Shuts Down Seller of Supplement Promoted for Herpes

On February 26, 2016, a federal court ordered dietary supplement company Viruxo LLC to stop selling its product Virux, which was promoted to treat herpes.

Recalls & Warnings

June 06, 2015

Joint Supplement Contains Drugs, FDA Warns

On June 5, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use joint pain supplement Pyrola Advanced Joint Formula because it was found to contain diclofenac and chlorpheniramine. 

Recalls & Warnings

August 07, 2015

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On August 6, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Achieving Zero because it was found to contain sibutramine. 

Recalls & Warnings

January 10, 2017

FTC Charges Marketers of Prevagen With Making False Claims

On January 9, 2017, the FTC charged the marketers of Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims that the supplement improves memory, provides cognitive benefits, and is "clinically shown" to work.