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Ashwagandha Supplements

Ashwagandha 2024

Trying to find the best ashwagandha supplement? Only 38% of the ashwagandha products ConsumerLab.com selected to review passed testing. Find out which ones passed and which are CL's Top Picks.

Ashwagandha Supplements Review

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What are the side effects of ashwagandha supplements?

Learn about the safety and side effects of ashwagandha supplements, including headache, sleepiness, upset stomach, blood pressure and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

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Rhodiola and ashwagandha are both promoted to help with stress and anxiety. Is it safe to take them at the same time?

Find out if it is safe to take ashwagandha and rhodiola together. Both herbs are promoted to help with stress and anxiety, but may also lower blood pressure and have other side effects. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Man in Light Blue Comparing Supplement Bottles

News Release

February 24, 2023

Probiotics Rise in Popularity as Vitamin C, Melatonin, and Others Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2023 —A recent survey of 8,600 people who regularly use dietary supplements shows that probiotics (+3.04 percentage points), quercetin (+2.3 pts), and vitamin K (+1.

CL Answer

Do any supplements help relieve stress?

Are there actually supplements for stress relief and panic attacks? Learn more about holy basil, fish oil, L-theanine, and ginseng.

CL Answer

What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?

Best natural supplements for depression and anxiety, including the evidence for fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics, and herbal supplements for depression such as curcumin (from turmeric) and saffron.

Best Supplements for Depression and Anxiety -- sad young woman sitting on couch, looking toward the window

Clinical Update

1/16/2024

A Better Ashwagandha Extract?

A recently published study suggested that a particular ashwagandha extract may be better than regular extract at raising levels of ashwagandha compounds in the blood. For details, see the ConsumerTips section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for ashwagandha.

Product Review

Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review

Best Multivitamins In 2023 -- Caution with Gummies

Clinical Update

9/17/2019

Ashwagandha for Stress and Anxiety

Can ashwagandha decrease symptoms of anxiety and lower levels of a stress hormone? See what a new study found in the Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

2/25/2020

Does Ashwagandha Lower Stress?

A widely available ashwagandha extract was recently tested for its ability to reduce stress, at two different doses. Find out if either worked in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

7/17/2018

Ashwagandha for Schizophrenia

Can ashwagandha reduce symptoms of schizophrenia? Find out what a new study suggests in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Review. (Also see our Top Pick among ashwagandha supplements.)

Clinical Update

5/27/2020

Ashwagandha for Better Sleep?

Ashwagandha, which is often used for anxiety and stress, was recently tested in people with insomnia. Did it help them fall asleep? Find out in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

1/12/2020

Concern With Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha can increase thyroid hormone levels, resulting in thyroid toxicity, even in people without a history of thyroid disease. Read about a recent case and learn symptoms to look for in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among ashwagandha supplements.

Clinical Update

10/15/2019

Ashwagandha for Insomnia?

Does ashwagandha help people with insomnia fall asleep and stay asleep? See what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

8/21/2020

Ashwagandha for Sleep

Can ashwagandha help people with insomnia fall asleep and stay asleep longer? Find out what studies are showing in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

12/17/2016

Ashwagandha for Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study in which people with mild knee osteoarthritis were given ashwagandha supplements daily showed significant improvements in pain and inflammation. For more details about this and other studies with ashwagandha, as well as our reviews of products, see the "What It Does" section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

5/03/2017

Ashwagandha Improves Memory

An 8-week study among men and women with mild cognitive impairment found ashwagandha root extract to improve many aspects of cognitive function compared to placebo. Studies have shown a range of benefits with ashwagandha, particularly in reducing stress and anxiety, although studies have been small. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

9/02/2017

Ashwagandha & Thyroid Function

Ashwagandha extract improved thyroid hormone levels in men and women with subclinical hypothyroidism in a new study. See the details in the "What It Does" section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review -- which includes our Top Pick among ashwagandha supplements.

Clinical Update

3/12/2019

Ashwagandha for Vitality?

Did giving ashwagandha to middle-aged, overweight men improve their vitality, vigor, or levels of testosterone? Find out in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

1/03/2021

Caution With Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha may decrease the effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs and, according to a recent case report, may trigger transplant rejection. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. The section includes information about other potential side effects of ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

3/06/2021

Ashwagandha for Exercise Endurance?

Can ashwagandha improve endurance and decrease fatigue during exercise? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among ashwagandha supplements.

Clinical Update

11/02/2021

Ashwagandha for Hot Flashes?

Can ashwagandha supplementation reduce hot flashes and other symptoms of perimenopause? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for ashwagandha.

Clinical Update

6/11/2024

Response to CL's Ashwagandha Results

The seller of an ashwagandha that failed to pass our recent Review claims that our test of its product was deficient and threatens action if we don’t remove the findings. See the Update in the Ashwagandha Review, which includes our Top Picks for ashwagandha, for details.

Clinical Update

6/25/2024

Ashwagandha for Cognition?

Does taking ashwagandha improve cognition or reduce fatigue? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among ashwagandha supplements.

Clinical Update

5/07/2024

Ashwagandha for Stress?

A recent study found that an ashwagandha extract reduced stress, anxiety, and depression, but dose and type of extract appears to matter. See the details in the Stress section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among ashwagandha supplements.

Also see: Do any supplements help relieve stress?

Clinical Update

7/02/2024

Ashwagandha Concern

A CL member reported significant side effects with an ashwagandha extract from a well-known brand. Get the details in the Update to our Ashwagandha Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for ashwagandha.

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10 Supplements That May Boost Testosterone (And 12 That May Not)

Many supplements promise to increase testestorone, boost libido, and increase muscle size, but, as ConsumerLab explains, the actual effectiveness of supplements is limited, and some supplements may actually reduce testosterone levels.

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Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal Support Supplements: Do they work and are they safe?

Find out what's really in supplements for adrenal support and adrenal fatigue, including herbal adrenal support supplements and bovine derived adrenal support supplements. Find out if they really work and if they are safe. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal Support Supplements -- Tired Woman Falling Asleep at Her Desk

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Have any supplements been shown to increase women's libido?

Learn more about supplements that may increase women's libido, including DHEA and maca.

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I take melatonin to help me fall asleep. Are there any drugs that interact with melatonin that I should be aware of ?

Melatonin interactions with drugs, including blood pressure medications, Xanax, Ambien, antidepressants, caffeine and more.

Melatonin Review 2024

Clinical Update

5/21/2024

Ashwagandha Can Impact Thyroid Function

Be aware that ashwagandha supplements may increase thyroid hormone levels and cause side effects, as was recently reported. Get the details, including symptoms, in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks.

Clinical Update

11/10/2023

Ashwagandha & Liver Injury

Eight new cases of liver injury were recently reported among people taking ashwagandha supplements. Get the details, including the doses taken and common symptoms in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Is there a risk of liver toxicity with certain supplements?

Clinical Update

8/30/2022

Ashwagandha for Better Sleep?

Can ashwagandha improve sleep? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review.

Also learn about supplements for insomnia.

Clinical Update

11/30/2021

Ashwagandha for Stress?

Does ashwagandha supplementation reduce stress? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

12/14/2021

Liver Injury from Ashwagandha

Several cases of liver injury have been reported with use of ashwagandha supplements, including a recent report suggesting why this may happen. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

7/10/2021

Liver Injury With Ashwagandha

Although rare, liver injury has been linked to the use of certain ashwagandha supplements. Another case was recently reported. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

4/19/2022

Ashwagandha for Anxious Dogs?

Can ashwagandha supplementation reduce fear and anxiety in anxious dogs? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Ashwagandha Supplements Review.

(Also see our other articles about supplements for dogs.)

Clinical Update

5/22/2019

Liver Injury With Ashwagandha

Although rare, several cases of liver injury associated with the use of ashwagandha supplements were recently reported. See the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. This has affected our selection of a Top Pick.

Product Review

CBD Oils, Softgels, Gummies, Creams & Salves Review

See How Much CBD and THC We Found in Products.

CL Answer

Is there a risk of liver toxicity with certain supplements?

Find out if there is risk of liver damage from supplements such as green tea, niacin, red yeast rice and vitamin A.

Liver Shape Made From Paper with Pills and Bottle Against Blue Background

Product Review

Protein Powders, Shakes, and Meal Replacements Review

Find Out Which Protein Products Passed or Failed Our Tests

Product Review

Sexual Enhancer Supplements Review (with Yohimbe, Horny Goat Weed, Arginine)

Choose the Best Sexual Enhancer Supplement. Only 30% of Selected Sexual Enhancement Supplements Pass Quality Tests.

CL Answer

Are supplements such as Thyroid Care Plus helpful for hypothyroidism? Can supplements worsen thyroid function? And what is nascent iodine?

Learn about supplement ingredients such as iodine, selenium, zinc, acetyl-l-carnitine, ashwagandha and guggul used for thyroid conditions and find out if they are beneficial. Also learn why ingredients such as alpha-lipoic acid, soy, resveratrol, quercetin may impair thyroid function.

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CL Answer

What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?

Info on which supplements to avoid before surgery due to increased risk of bleeding or interference with anesthesia.

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Clinical Update

11/24/2015

Herbal Arousal

We have previously reported that ashwagandha extract may improve fertility in men. A new study suggests that it can improve sexual function in women. Details about the product and dosage, and our tests of products on the market, are found in the Ashwagandha Review >>

CL Answer

Which supplements and lifestyle changes improve sleep, and which cause insomnia?

Find out which vitamins may help you sleep and learn if any vitamins or supplements can cause insomnia.

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Are there supplements, foods, or beverages that I should avoid when taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?

Learn about supplement interactions with clopidogrel (Plavix). Supplements that may interact with this medication include cannabidiol (CBD), grapefruit, St. John's wort, ginkgo and others.

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Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?

Supplements for hip pain and osteoarthritis, such as SAMe, ginger and collagen, may help or reduce pain.

Woman Holding Hip from Pain

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Which supplements can cause diarrhea?

Can supplements like magnesium cause diarrhea? Find out which supplements may cause diarrhea, such as vitamin B12, curcumin, magnesium, vitamin C and fish oil.

Which supplements can cause diarrhea? -- Woman with gastrointestinal pain

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Is it dangerous to use certain herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements when breastfeeding?

Find out which supplements should be avoided when breastfeeding, including medicinal herbs, soy, and flaxseed.

Herbs and Supplements to Avoid When Breastfeeding

CL Answer

With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?

Learn more about the different forms of herbal supplements, including aloe, boswellia, ginkgo, green tea, and milk thistle.

Herbal Supplements

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I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

Find out which supplements should be avoided when taking blood thinners (anticoagulants) like warfarin (Coumadin), including vitamin K, St. John's wort, and curcumin.

Warfarin Supplement Interactions -- bottle of pink warfarin tablets

CL Answer

Which dietary supplements, health foods or spices contain high levels of lead?

Information about lead and heavy metals in vitamins, supplements and foods. Information on the adverse effects of lead.

Lead in Supplements & Foods -- concerned woman looking at pill

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Does Bacopa extract improve memory, mood, or sleep? Is it safe?

Find out if bacopa improves memory and cognition, mood or sleep, and whether it's been shown to be helpful in people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Plus, learn about the safety and common side effects of bacopa.

Bacopa for Memory and Cognition -- Bacopa leaves and powder

CL Answer

Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?

Energy supplements and vitamins - Some can help increase energy and reduce fatigue, including CoQ10, curcumin/turmeric, cocoa, and B vitamins.

Supplements to Improve Energy and Decrease Fatigue -- tired woman yawning at desk

CL Answer

Does a USDA Organic seal guarantee that a supplement or natural product has been tested for toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium or arsenic?

Find out what the USDA Organic seal on dietary supplements means and whether certified organic supplements and natural products are tested for toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and arsenic.

USDA Organic seal

CL Answer

How does Athletic Greens’ AG1 compare to multivitamins and Greens powders? Is AG1 worth it?

ConsumerLab reviews the ingredients in AG1, its safety and possible side effects, and how AG1 compares to other products.

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Recalls & Warnings

January 12, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Glucosamine, and More

On December 18, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Reddy Naturals following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Glycostasis, Glucosamine Curcumin, Turmeric 50, Turmeric Curcumin, Cetyl Curcumin, Ashwagandha, Huruli, ...

CL Answer

Risks of Too Many Vitamins & Supplements

Taking too many vitamin supplements -- or taking too much of a particular supplement -- can have short and long-term adverse effects.

Too Many Vitamins

Product Review

Olive Leaf Extract Supplements Review

Learn What Olive Leaf Does and the Best Brands

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

Product Review

Electrolytes & Sports Drinks Review

See Which Sports Drinks, Powders, and Pills Deliver the Right Electrolytes

Product Review

Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils Review

Oils Tested for Authenticity and Purity

CL Answer

Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?

Supplements to lower blood pressure, including CoQ10, vitamin C, fish oil, and olive oil, are all explored to find out what works.

Supplements that can lower, or raise blood pressure -- blood pressure cuff and bottle of pills

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Which supplements help with arthritis?

Learn more about supplements for joint health, including products such as Wobenzym and Zyflamend and ingredients such as collagen, curcumin, glucosamine and chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), SAMe, and others.

Supplements for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Women With Arthritic Hands

Clinical Update

8/25/2023

Supplements for Memory

Find out if ingredients such as apoaequorin (found in Prevagen), ashwagandha, coffee extract, ginger, green tea, phosphatidylserine, or vitamin E, help improve memory and cognition in our article about supplements and foods for memory.

Recalls & Warnings

August 25, 2022

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Warned by FDA for Manufacturing Violations

On July 8, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Oregon’s Wild Harvest, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

July 17, 2023

Seller of Ashwagandha, Lion’s Mane & Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On March 17, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to Brand Packaging Group, Inc. after FDA inspection of the company’s facility found products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do not meet Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

Product Review

Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Boswellia, Collagen and Turmeric)

One-Third of Joint Health Supplements Failed to Pass Our Tests. See Which Passed or Failed, and our Top Picks.

Review of Supplements for Joint Pain

CL Answer

Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs like Xarelto?

Learn about supplement interactions with apixaban (Eliquis), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and other blood thinner drugs in the direct factor Xa inhibitors class.

Eliquis Supplement Interactions -- box of Eliquis

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I take levothyroxine (Synthroid), a thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Are there supplements or foods I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

Is taking certain supplements and hypothyroidism medications bad? Learn which supplements can interact with thyroid hormone medications like levothyroxine (Synthroid), thyroid hormone levels, and laboratory tests.

Levothyroxine (Synthroid) Supplement Interactions

CL Answer

Do any supplements, foods or lifestyle modifications help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

Find out which supplements help improve memory, brain function and cognition, including fish oil, some B vitamins, cocoa, and curcumin. ConsumerLab's answer explains the evidence for supplements promoted to help with brain function and cognition.

Supplements for Memory -- doctor holding a model of a brain and fish oil capsule

Product Review

Fruits, Veggies, and Other Greens Supplements Review (Including Spirulina and Chlorella)

Avoid Lead in Greens, Problems with Pills, and Don't Give Up Eating Whole Foods.

Greens Review Oct 2023

Recalls & Warnings

April 30, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Fish Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Collagen, and Elderberry Supplements

On April 13, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Orphic Nutrition following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about the products Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules, Ashwagandha Capsules, Garcinia Cambogia Capsules, Premium Collagen Peptides Capsules, Elderberry ...

Recalls & Warnings

January 04, 2024

Lone Star Botanicals Warned by FDA for Manufacturing Violations

On November 26, 2023, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Lone Star Botanicals, Inc.

CL Answer

What is Protandim and does it really work?

What is Protandim and does it really work? Can Protandim reduce oxidative stress? ConsumerLab's answers discusses Protandim's effectiveness, reviews and studies.

Does Protandim Work? -- Bottle of Protandim

CL Answer

What is EpiCor? Does it really "boost" the immune system and prevent colds?

EpiCor supplement info, including evidence from clinical studies on immune function and cold/flu prevention, safety, and price.

Woman with Cold Holding Pill Bottle

CL Answer

Does OsteoMD improve calcium absorption and increase bone density?

ConsumerLab reviews the evidence for OsteoMD by 1MD, a bone health supplement promoted to slow bone loss and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

OsteoMD by 1MD

CL Answer

Supplements for multiple sclerosis (MS): Do any supplements reduce symptoms or relapse?

Find out if vitamins or supplements such as ginkgo, fish oil, biotin, vitamins A, C, E, D, and B12, or selenium reduce symptoms or relapse in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Recalls & Warnings

October 30, 2020

Seller of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Ashwagandha, and More Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On October 23, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Predator Nutrition for selling the products Elixir, Salidroside, Unbreakable, Vitamin C + Bioflavonoids & Rosehip, Vitamin D3, and Ashwagandha with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

CL Answer

What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?

Melatonin side effects - are there any? Read about drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, mood & behavior, the risk of fractures and others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Melatonin Review 2024

Recalls & Warnings

April 27, 2023

Seller of Magtein, Veggie Caps, & More Warned for Drug Claims, Manufacturing Violations

On March 8, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to Spartan Enterprises Inc., dba Watershed Wellness Center, after a review of the company’s website found statements about its Dr. Bob’s Naturals Spirulina, Dr. Bob’s Naturals Magtein, Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

April 03, 2024

FDA Warns Ambaya Gold for Promoting Products for Depression, Cancer, & Arthritis

On December 5, 2023, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Ambaya Gold Health Products, LLC following review of the company’s website and social media, which found statements about the company’s Brain Balance, Immune System Boost, Dentist In A Bottle, Essensiac, Fulvic Green, Silver ...

Recalls & Warnings

November 02, 2020

Silver Cannot Be Promoted to Prevent or Treat COVID-19

On October 30, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Spartan Enterprises Inc. dba Watershed Wellness Center for selling the silver product Dissolve BioActive Silicate with unsupported claims that it can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

December 31, 2020

FDA Warns Seller of Flu Immune

On December 21, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Riverstone LLC for selling the products Flu Immune Drops, L-Lysine, Lysine Extra, and Monolaurin with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

December 31, 2020

FDA Warns Seller of Liposomal Vitamin C, Vitamin D & More

On December 21, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Sparrow Health & Performance LLC for selling the products Organic Liposomal Vitamin C, Nanoemulsified D3K2 (also called Liquid Liposomal Vitamin D3 with K2 or Liposomal Vitamin D3) and Immune Support ...

Recalls & Warnings

December 11, 2020

Colloidal Silver Seller Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On December 2, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Heavenly Natural Products for selling various Carbon 60 and colloidal silver products, including AVOCADO C60 ANTI-VIRAL COMBO — VIRUS PREVENTION (made with C60 WITH AVOCADO and Heavenly Silver) with unsupported ...

Recalls & Warnings

December 11, 2020

Seller of "Dr. Hotze's Immune Pak" Products Warned for COVID-19 Claims

Seller of "Dr. Hotze's Immune Pak" Products Warned for Coronavirus Claims 

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

December 02, 2020

Seller of Vitamin C, Elderberry, Silver, and More Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On November 10, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Sage Woman Herbs, Ltd.

Recalls & Warnings

December 01, 2020

Niagen Cannot Be Promoted to Prevent or Treat COVID-19, Warns FDA

On November 17, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to the sellers of Niagen and Nadovim, supplements that contain different forms of niacin, for selling products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

July 16, 2024

Infla-650 Herbal Dietary Supplement Recalled

On July 16, 2024, Guru Inc. issued a recall of one lot of Infla-650 Herbal Dietary Capsules because they were found to contain acetaminophen, diclofenac, and phenylbutazone.

Recalls & Warnings

June 26, 2024

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Infla-650 Due to Undeclared Drugs

On June 20, 2024, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use Infla-650 after FDA laboratory analysis found them to contain acetaminophen, diclofenac, and phenylbutazone.

News Release

February 24, 2022

Consumers Returned to Pre-Pandemic Supplement Usage in 2021, ConsumerLab Survey Reveals

White Plains, New York, February 24, 2022 —A survey of 8,049 people who use dietary supplements shows many supplements that declined in use in 2020 began bouncing back in 2021, such as magnesium (+2.4 percentage points), and CoQ10 (+2.7 pts).

Recalls & Warnings

July 19, 2023

FDA Warns Seller of Sleepy Time Products and Honey Herbal Syrups for Manufacturing Violations

On June 28, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to Eden’s Answers, Inc. after an inspection of the company’s facility found products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do not meet Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

Recalls & Warnings

August 08, 2022

Woman Pleads Guilty for Selling and Promoting Products to Treat COVID-19

On July 27, 2022, Diana Daffin, owner of Savvy Holistic Health pleaded guilty to selling products with claims they could treat COVID-19 and promised “Immunity for Humans.” The products were sold under the HAMPL brand name.

Recalls & Warnings

December 07, 2012

Antioxidant Protandim Supplement Recalled Due To Risk of Metal Fragments

On December 5, 2012, LifeVantage Corporation issued a voluntary recall of dietary supplement Protandim, the Nrf2 Synergizer, due to the potential for contamination with small metal fragments. The recall includes Protandim products sold in the U.S. and Japan between July and November 2012.

Recalls & Warnings

December 15, 2022

Beware of Supplements, Homeopathic Products Promoted to Treat Flu, Says FDA

On December 13, 2022, the FDA warned consumers to beware of supplements and homeopathic products, as well as nasal sprays, sanitizers and other products that promise to prevent or treat the flu.

News Release

February 26, 2021

COVID Changed Supplement Popularity in 2020, ConsumerLab Survey Reveals

White Plains, New York, February 26, 2021 — A survey of 9,647 people who use dietary supplements shows that the supplements which experienced the greatest growth in popularity in 2020 were those being promoted to prevent or treat infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

News Release

January 06, 2015

Only 25% of Ashwagandha Supplements Pass ConsumerLab.com Review

White Plains, New York, January 6, 2015 —"It's very hard to find a good ashwagandha supplement," notes Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of ConsumerLab.com, the health product testing company which recently completed evaluations of ashwagandha herbal supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

August 29, 2012

Herbal Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims

On August 2, 2012, the FDA issued a warning to HSAC Enterprises, Inc. dba Kare-N-Herbs subsequent to a facility inspection and website review in May 2012 which found statements made about Kold Kare, Energy Kare and Tranquility Kare dietary supplements to constitute drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

November 16, 2018

Two Popular Memory Supplements Missing Some or All of Key Ingredient

Two popular Ginkgo biloba supplements marketed to improve memory do not contain the Ginkgo biloba claimed on their labels, according to tests conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Recalls & Warnings

April 25, 2017

Beware of Products Which Promise to Treat or Cure Cancer, FDA Warns

On April 25, 2017, the FDA warned consumers to be aware of supplements and other products claiming to cure cancer.

Recalls & Warnings

October 16, 2014

Seller of Black Cohosh, Ginkgo and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On April 2, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Pure Herbs, Ltd.

Recalls & Warnings

January 23, 2014

Many Thyroid Supplements Contain Thyroid Hormones -- Risk of Thyrotoxicosis

A recent study found that 9 out of 10 supplements marketed for "thyroid support" and purchased at retail stores or on the Internet contained actual thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and/or triiodothyronine (T3), posing a risk to consumers.

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

February 21, 2013

FDA and FTC Warn: Supplements Cannot Prevent, Treat Or Cure Cold And Flu

On February 11, 2013, the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly issued warning letters to three dietary supplement companies regarding their potential illegal marketing of products to prevent, treat or cure flu virus.

Recalls & Warnings

June 26, 2015

Seller of CoQ10, Anxiety Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On June 6, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Country Doctor Herbals, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including  Herbal Flu Be-Gone, Herbal Multi-Bac, Herbal Nervine, Herbal Pain-A-Way, Herbal Pancreas, Herbal Parasite Cleanse, Herbal Perfect ...

Recalls & Warnings

March 15, 2013

Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On January 31, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Liquid Health, Inc.