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Green Tea Review: Tea Bags, Matcha Powders, and Supplements

Some green teas provide barely any green tea polyphenols, while some others are high strength. See the Test Results and Our Top Picks for Green Tea.

Green Tea Review 2024

Product Review

Apple Cider Vinegar Review — Bottled Liquids and Supplements

Find the Best Apple Cider Vinegar. See Which Apple Cider Vinegar Liquids and Supplements Passed Our Tests of Quality.

Apple Cider Vinegar Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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Does coffee have brain benefits?

People commonly drink coffee to increase alertness, counteract fatigue, and boost cognition, but does it really improve memory and cognitive function? Find out, and learn about risks linked with drinking too much coffee.

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Recalls & Warnings

May 10, 2021

Whole Food's 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Recalled

On May 7, 2021, Arizona Nutritional Supplements issued a recall of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder Natural Vanilla Flavor because it contains undeclared soy. Containers of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder Natural Vanilla Flavor were mistakenly packaged with Soy Protein Powder.

News Release

February 15, 2024

Unveiling the Truth About Green Tea’s EGCG Content

White Plains, NY, February 15, 2024 —  ConsumerLab.com, a trusted name in health and wellness, sheds light on the EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) content in green tea.

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

March 13, 2020

FDA Finds Problems at 52% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and 42% Abroad

ConsumerLab.com has obtained results of the FDA's inspections in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019) of 598 dietary supplement manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

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.

News Release

December 21, 2012

ConsumerLab.com Tests Reveal What's Really In Green Tea Supplements and Bottled Drinks

White Plains, New York — December 21, 2012 — How do levels of EGCG and caffeine in green tea supplements and bottled teas compare with levels provided in a typical brewed green tea? It very much depends on the brand, according to new tests by ConsumerLab.com.

News Release

January 23, 2008

ConsumerLab.com announces brands and merchants rated highest by dietary supplement consumers

WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK — JANUARY 23, 2008 — ConsumerLab.com announced today the names of brands and merchants which received the highest overall consumer satisfaction ratings in the ConsumerLab.com 2008 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users.

Recalls & Warnings

July 29, 2020

Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled

On July 27, 2020, Broncolin S.A. de C.V. recalled Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol because it may contain methanol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

Recalls & Warnings

March 18, 2021

Don't Drink Real Water Alkaline Water, FDA Warns After Reports of Liver Illness

On March 16, 2021, the FDA warned consumers not to drink or use Real Water bottled alkaline water while it investigates reports of hepatitis associated with the product.

Recalls & Warnings

January 21, 2015

Smoothie Blends Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

On January 18, 2015, Inventure Foods, Inc. issued a recall of RADER FARMS Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Recalls & Warnings

June 04, 2020

FTC Warns 35 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On June 4, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 35 companies for selling products such as herbal products, immune system boosters, and vitamin C with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

November 19, 2018

Jay Robb Egg White Protein Recalled

On November 16, 2018, Jay Robb Enterprises issued a recall of its Unflavored Egg White Protein Product because it may contain undeclared milk.

Recalls & Warnings

September 22, 2018

MyoWhey Protein Powder Recalled

On September 20, 2018, Purus Labs, Inc. issued a recall of one lot of MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch protein powder because it may contain undeclared milk and soy.

Recalls & Warnings

July 10, 2018

Blissful Remedies Kratom Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 30, 2018, Blissful Remedies issued a recall of three kratom products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  

Recalls & Warnings

April 21, 2018

NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom Recalled

On April 18, 2018, NGB Corp. of West Jordan, Utah issued a recall of NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom labeled bottles of encapsulated product because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, one illness has been reported to the FDA.

Recalls & Warnings

January 30, 2018

Limbrel for Osteoarthritis Recalled Due to Risk of Adverse Effects

On January 26, 2018, Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Limbrel products.

Recalls & Warnings

October 17, 2017

Organic Tarragon Spice Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On October 16, 2017, Organic Spices, Inc. dba Spicely Organics issued a recall of its Organic Tarragon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

April 27, 2016

Multivitamin Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

On April 19, 2016, Nuvi Global Corporation issued a recall of StemVitae 30oz liquid multivitamin because they contain the undeclared milk and soy lecithin. 

Recalls & Warnings

April 19, 2013

Recall: Protein Powder May Have Been Contaminated During Packaging

On March 14, 2013, F.H.G Corporation, dba Integrity Nutraceuticals, issued a voluntary recall of MusclePharm Cookies 'N" Cream Combat Powder and Banana Cream Combat Powder protein powders because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials due to problems on the packaging line.

Recalls & Warnings

April 15, 2003

FTC Requires Scientific Evidence for "Snore Formula" Claims

On April 15 2003, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that an Arizona-based company, Snore Formula, Inc., its officers, and a distributor have agreed to settle FTC charges that they failed to have scientific substantiation for the claims made for "Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

September 07, 2007

"Greatest Vitamin in the World" Promoter Investigated

On August 21, 2007, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported that postal inspectors have seized documents at the home and busines of Don Lapre, seller of "The Greatest Vitamin in the World.

Recalls & Warnings

June 23, 2018

Gaia Kratom Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 21, 2018, Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC issued a recall of 27 kratom products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

February 20, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom Powders, Pills and Teas

On February 20, 2018, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) warned consumers not to use kratom in any form because it could be contaminated with Salmonella. The CDC is currently investigating an outbreak of illness caused by Salmonella infection associated with the use of kratom.

Recalls & Warnings

March 13, 2006

FDA Warns About Steroid Products Sold as Dietary Supplements

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Recalls & Warnings

April 09, 2003

Recall of Dangerous Sexual Enhancement Supplement Illegally Containing Viagra Ingredient

On April 4, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch program announced that Ultra Health Laboratories, Inc. and Bionate International, Inc. are warning consumers not to purchase or consume a product known as Vinarol tablets.

Recalls & Warnings

May 23, 2015

Colostrum Supplement Recalled

On May 14, 2015, the Natural Creations issued a recall of a small quantity of Natural Creations New Zealand Colostrum because the label does not state that the product is milk-based.

Recalls & Warnings

June 05, 2014

More Chia Powders Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 4, 2014, Health Matters America Inc. issued a voluntary recall its Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

January 21, 2014

"Stem Cell" Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On January 19, 2014, Stemvida recalled StemAlive 90 Capsules because they were found to contain undeclared milk (labeled as bovine colostrum).

Recalls & Warnings

October 25, 2013

Whey Protein Recalled Due To Allergen Risk

On October 23, 2013, NatureMost Laboratories issued a voluntary recall of its Vanilla Almond Whey Power because it may contain undeclared milk, almond and soy allergens and Strawberry Banana Whey Power because it may contain undeclared milk and soy allergens.

Recalls & Warnings

February 09, 2017

Herbal Supplement Found to Contain Ephedra Alkaloids Recalled

On February 7, 2017, Kingsway Trading Inc. issued a recall of Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement because it contains ephedra alkaloids.

Recalls & Warnings

May 20, 2005

Seller of "Ocular Nutrition" Supplement Settles FTC Charges

On March 16, 2005, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Hi-Health Supermart Corporation (Hi-Health) and its owner, Simon Chalpin, settled FTC charges that they made unsubstantiated advertising claims that their product – Premier Formula for Ocular Nutrition-Optim3 (Ocular Nutrition) – ...

Recalls & Warnings

February 19, 2005

Seller of Eye Supplement Purporting to Restore Vision and Eliminate "Floaters" Settles FTC Charges

On February 15, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Hi-Health Supermart Corporation (Hi-Health) and its owner, Simon Chalpin, have settled FTC charges that they made unsubstantiated advertising claims that their product – Premier Formula for Ocular Nutrition-Optim3 (Ocular ...

Recalls & Warnings

January 18, 2005

Supplement Maker to Pay over $3.5 Million to Settle Deceptive Advertising Charges for Immune Dietary Supplement

On January 18, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Orange County (California) District Attorney, and the California State Attorney General announced that they had reached settlements with Body Wise International, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

March 14, 2011

22 Brands of Whey Protein Recalled Due to Salmonella Concern

The FDA posted a recall notice involving 22 brands of whey protein powder due to potential contamination with salmonella. The recall was voluntarily initiated on March 10, 2011 by the manufacturer of the products, Vitalabs, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

July 01, 2003

Direct Marketers of Weight Loss, Impotence, and Arthritis Supplements Charged with Deceptive Claims

On July 1, 2003, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced three enforcement actions against direct marketers of weight-loss products containing ephedra. The two settlements and one complaint, filed in U.S.