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What is CELLFOOD and is it a healthy supplement?

Learn more about CELLFOOD (NuScience Corporation), including if the claims to improve athletic performance, fibromyalgia, weight loss, and cancer are true.


Product Review

SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) Supplements Review

Choose the Best SAMe Supplement. CL Tests Reveal Big Differences in Quality and Cost.

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Can any supplements improve or worsen symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Find out if any supplements may help improve fibromyalgia symptoms, learn which supplements do not seem beneficial, and find out if any supplements worsen symptoms.

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Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?

Find out the best way to take vitamins and minerals and which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately for proper absorption. ConsumerLab answer explains the best way to take vitamins and minerals.

Vitamins & Minerals That Should Be Taken Together or Separately -- various vitamins in spoons

Recalls & Warnings


Seller of CELLFOOD Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On August 1, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to supplement retailer Lumina Health Products, Inc.

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Does silica have health benefits? What is BioSil, and can it really increase collagen production and strengthen hair, skin, nails and bones?

Information about the health effects of silica (silicon dioxide) and orthosilicic acid (an ingredient in BioSil), including whether these forms of silicon can really increase collagen production, thicken hair, strengthen nails & bones.

Does BioSil Strengthen Hair, Skin and Nails? -- Bottle of BioSil

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What is Pycnogenol, does it work, and is it the same as other pine bark extracts?

Learn more about Pycnogenol, including evidence from clinical studies on blood clots, osteoarthritis, cognition, vision, tinnitus, and the skin and safety.

Pycnogenol Health Benefits -- woman with leg pain

Recalls & Warnings


CELLFOOD Recalled in Canada

On June 23, 2014, Health Canada recalled CELLFOOD (Nu Science), a supplement promoted for improved energy, endurance and natural health, because it was found to be an unauthorized health product.

News Release


SAM-e Supplements Providing Best Quality and Value Identified by

White Plains, New York, January 19, 2016 — SAM-e (S-adenosyl-methionine) is involved in the functioning of every cell in the body and, as a supplement, it has been found to be helpful in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis as well as improving mood in major depression.

Recalls & Warnings


Health Canada Suspends Sales of Male Fern Products

On April 2, 2015, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. FDA) announced it has suspended the licenses of the natural health products containing the ingredient male fern (Dryopteris filix-max), due to concern over the safety of the ingredient when taken at higher doses.

Recalls & Warnings


Children and Adult Gummy Vitamins Recalled in Canada Due to Excessive Vitamin D

On August 6, 2015, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. FDA) announced Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is recalling the following supplements because they contain more vitamin D than claimed on the label (identified in Canada by their assigned natural product number (NPN):

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Abnormal Heart Rhythms Linked with Unauthorized Natural Product, Health Canada Warns

On July 27, 2015, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. FDA) announced that it has received a serious adverse reaction report of abnormal heart rhythms associated with the use of an unauthorized natural product in Canada called Remogen, which contains the drug ibogaine.

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Herbal Laxative and "Detox" Kit Containing High Levels of Lead and/or Arsenic Recalled in Canada

On April 15, 2015, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. FDA) announced that St. Francis Herb Farm Inc.