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Muscle & Workout Supplements (Creatine and BCAAs)

Muscle Enhancement Supplements (Creatine and Branched Chain Amino Acids) Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Find the best muscle and workout supplements with creatine and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), tests for contamination with dicyandiamide, evidence for increasing muscle strength and endurance, improving your workout, dosage, safety, side effects and more. Find out which ones passed our tests and why.

Muscle & Workout Supplements (Creatine and BCAAs) Review

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CL Answer

Does taking creatine affect tests for creatinine in urine samples or creatine kinase in blood samples?

Find out if creatine can affect creatinine levels and kidney function and whether creatine affects creatine kinase activity, a measure of muscle injury.

scoop of creatine with creatine powder on table

CL Answer

I have heard that caffeine can interfere with the benefits of creatine supplementation. Is that true?

Find out if creatine supplements are impacted by caffeine intake.

CL Answer

Can heat and humidity destroy whey protein and other sports nutrition supplements (e.g., creatine, BCAAs, digestive enzymes) during shipping or while storing at home?

Find out if heat and humidity can degrade creatine, BCAAs, digestive enzymes, and other muscle enhancing supplements.

How Heat Effects Whey Protein and Creatine -- Scoop of Protein Powder

CL Answer

My doctor told me to stop taking supplements because my kidney function was low. After stopping, my kidney function returned to normal. Can taking a lot of supplements really damage the kidneys?

Find out which supplements may damage your kidneys. ConsumerLab explores possible kidney side effects of supplements including chromium, creatine, and vitamin C.

Can Supplements Really Damage Your Kidneys? -- Woman with kidney pain

Clinical Update

2/17/2015

Creatine Tested for Parkinson Disease

Taking creatine daily for at least five years did not slow the progression of Parkinson disease according to a recently reported study involving nearly 1,000 patients. For more details about the study, other studies with creatine (for strength, fibromyalgia, etc.), and our tests of creatine supplements, see the Product Review of Muscle Enhancers (Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acids) >> 

Clinical Update

11/29/2019

A Better Form of Creatine?

A relatively new form of creatine may raise creatine levels in the blood and muscle more effectively than the most common form (creatine monohydrate), but it has drawbacks. Learn more in the ConsumerTips section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for creatine.

Clinical Update

12/06/2020

Do Creatine or BCAAs Boost Strength?

When coupled with resistance exercise, does supplementation with creatine or branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) further boost muscle strength? Find out what separate recent studies showed for creatine and BCAAS in the "What It Does" section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also, see our Top Pick for creatine and BCAA supplements.

Clinical Update

12/09/2017

Creatine Pumps Up Muscles

Giving creatine during a resistance-training program significantly boosted muscle size more than placebo in a recent study — and certain muscles increased in size more than others. Learn more in the "What It Does" section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review (Creatine & BCAAs). (Also see our Top Picks and Cautions and Concerns for creatine).

Clinical Update

4/16/2019

Creatine for Older People

Creatine may boost the benefits of resistance exercise for older people, according to recent studies. For details, including dosage, see the What It Does section of the Creatine Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for creatine.

Clinical Update

5/19/2013

Creatine for Fibromyalgia

A new study shows that creatine might have a role in boosting muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia. Get the details, plus quality ratings for creatine supplements in our updated Muscle Enhancers (Creatine and Branched Chain Amino Acids) Review >>

CL Answer

Are liquid or gummy vitamins better than tablets, capsules or softgels?

Find out if liquid or gummy vitamins and supplements are better than tablets, capsules or softgels, are better absorbed, or better for people who have had gastric bypass or who have other conditions.

Are Liquid Vitamins Better? -- liquid vitamin bottle and dropper

CL Answer

I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?

Info on what supplements are best for work out & exercise regimens, including electrolytes, protein, creatine, and BCAAs.

Supplements for Moderate Exercise

Clinical Update

12/18/2018

Creatine for Older People

Does taking creatine improve muscles in older people? See the results of a recent study in the What It Does section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Pick for creatine).

Clinical Update

5/25/2021

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Find out if creatine supplements cause hair loss. See the Concerns and Cautions section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also, see our Top Picks for creatine supplements.

News Release

1/15/2014

Problems Found with the Quality and Labeling of Some "Muscle Enhancement" Supplements -- Review of Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acid Supplements Published by ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York, January 15, 2014 — Athletes often turn to supplements such as creatine and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to enhance muscle strength and recovery. These supplements may also benefit people with muscular diseases and those recovering from knee surgery.

News Release

7/21/2010

Tests of "muscle enhancement" supplements show quality problems with some creatine and branched-chain amino acid products -- Review of Muscle Enhancement Supplements published by ConsumerLab.com

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — July 21, 2010 — Athletes often turn to supplements to enhance muscle strength and recovery. New tests of such supplements by ConsumerLab.

News Release

11/17/2006

ConsumerLab.com responds to vitamin industry claim to be "vindicated" in defamation case

WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK — November 17, 2006 — ConsumerLab.com (www.consumerlab.com), an independent evaluator of health and nutrition products, responded to a press release issued today by the vitamin lobbyist/trade group called the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

CL Answer

Do supplements help with Parkinson’s disease treatment or prevention?

Learn what has been shown with vitamins D and E, niacin, CoQ10, melatonin, creatine, SAMe, NAC, valerian, CoQ10, and CBD, as well as with coffee and the Mediterranean and MIND diets for treating and/or preventing Parkinson's disease.

Elderly man with parkinsons holding trembling hand while eating

Clinical Update

6/24/2022

Placebo Effect With Creatine?

Creatine seems to improve strength and endurance during high-intensity exercise, but the benefit may be due to a psychological effect, according to a recent study. Learn more in the What It Does section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

News Release

11/13/2006

Tests of "muscle" supplements finds some "weak" products but most contain expected creatine, HMB, or amino acids — Review of muscular enhancement supplements published by ConsumerLab.com

WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK — MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006 — Bodybuilders and athletes often turn to supplements to enhance muscle size and strength.

News Release

10/20/2006

ConsumerLab.com report on CoQ10 supplements finds quality high but large range in suggested dosage

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — OCTOBER 20, 2006 — New test results from ConsumerLab.com for CoQ10 supplements show that all of the products selected contained amounts of ingredient consistent with their labels.

CL Answer

What do alkaline booster drops do? Do they provide the same benefits as Kre-Alkalyn?

Learn more about alkaline drop supplements and what booster drops and KreAlkalyn are marketed to do.

Oil Drops On White Table Against Blue Background

Recalls & Warnings

2/22/2021

Canadian Creatine Recalled for Dangerous Levels of Vitamin D

On February 21, 2021, the Canadian company Genex Nutraceuticals recalled one lot of Perfect Sports Core Series Pure Creatine (also known as Creatine Powder) because it "contains vitamin D that is not listed on the label, at dangerous levels.

CL Answer

Do vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures and is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer?

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

Clinical Update

4/15/2015

Muscle Supplements and Testicular Cancer

A study of men who have used muscle-building supplements shows a disturbing increase in the risk of testicular cancer. More information is in the Muscle Enhancers (Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acids) Review >>

CL Answer

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.

Woman holding her neck and lower back due to fibromyalgia pain

CL Answer

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

CL Answer

I take omeprazole (Prilosec), a proton pump inhibitor, to reduce stomach acid. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

Supplement interactions with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec) and Nexium.

Product Review

Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review

Find the Best Reishi Mushroom Supplement. See How Reishi Supplements Differ.

Reishi Mushrooms tested by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Electrolytes & Sports Drinks Review

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

CL Answer

Do any supplements improve balance or reduce the risk of falls?

Find out which vitamins & supplements may improve your balance to help reduce the risk of falling, including vitamin D and protein.

Supplements to Improve Balance & Reduce the Risk of Falls -- older woman walking up stairs

Product Review

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review

Find the Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices. Big Differences Discovered Among Brands -- Little Curcumin In Some.

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Recalls & Warnings

9/26/2017

FDA Warns Seller of DHEA, Creatine, Chromium & More for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On August 25, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Mega-Pro Nutrition, Inc., following inspections of the facility and website www.mega-pro.

News Release

10/10/2006

Care advised with natural cold remedies: ConsumerLab.com finds few products with proper quality and directions — ConsumerLab.com offers advice from tests of echinacea, garlic, ginseng, vitamin C, and zinc supplements

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006 — Autumn is the beginning of "cold season" — the period through early spring when people are most likely to develop a cold. But based on ConsumerLab.

News Release

9/19/2006

DHEA supplements, touted for anti-aging and strength, reviewed by ConsumerLab.com — Testing finds one brand with 215% of the labeled amount

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 — New tests of supplements containing the hormone DHEA found most to contain their claimed amounts of the controversial ingredient, but one provided 215% of its stated amount, the testing company ConsumerLab.com reported today.

News Release

8/15/2006

Over 70% of herbal sleep supplements fail tests for quality by ConsumerLab.com — Results for 16 valerian products released today

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — AUGUST 15, 2006 — Most of the valerian dietary supplements recently tested by ConsumerLab.com were low in potency and/or contaminated, the testing company reported today. Valerian, an herbal sleep aid, accounts for approximately $50 million in sales in the U.S.

News Release

8/01/2006

ConsumerLab.com evaluates cholesterol-lowering supplements — Test results available for over 90 products; Review of nine popular ingredients

WHITE PLAINS, NY — AUGUST 1, 2006 — ConsumerLab.com has released a major new review of dietary supplements used to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

News Release

9/24/2003

Consumerlab.com finds new forms of creatine prone to problems — Test results of muscular enhancement supplements published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — September 24, 2003 — Testing by ConsumerLab.com of creatine supplements found problems with the majority of products sold in liquid, effervescent and chewable forms. Problems were not found among standard creatine "powder" products.

News Release

8/28/2003

Some problems persist with ginseng supplements but overall quality improves according to ConsumerLab.com — Test results published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — August 28, 2003 — In contrast to its testing three years ago in which nearly 60% of Asian and American Ginseng supplements were found to have significant problems, testing of recently purchased products by ConsumerLab.

News Release

7/31/2003

ConsumerLab.com finds many cholesterol-lowering supplements poorly made — Test results published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — July 31, 2003 — ConsumerLab.com reported today that more than half of the cholesterol-lowering supplements that it recently purchased failed to contain their listed ingredients and/or could not adequately break apart to release their contents.

News Release

6/10/2003

ConsumerLab.com finds lead in coral calcium product; Product also charged with false advertising by FTC — Calcium supplement product review published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — June 10, 2003 — (Updated August 8) — ConsumerLab.com today reported finding problems among the calcium products recently tested in its Product Review of Calcium Supplements.

News Release

5/20/2003

Consumers advised to read labels carefully when selecting herbal supplements for prostate — Saw palmetto product review published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — May 20, 2003 — ConsumerLab.com reported today that only two-thirds of the saw palmetto supplements it recently evaluated contained ingredients similar to those known to work in clinical studies.

News Release

4/21/2003

Low quality ingredient appears widespread among Ginkgo supplements according to ConsumerLab.com; points to challenge for FDA's proposed regulations — Review of memory enhancement supplements released today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 21, 2003 — In contrast to its findings three years ago, ConsumerLab.com announced today that only 22% of the Ginkgo biloba supplements it recently tested met its quality standards. In late 1999, 75% of the products it tested met these standards.

News Release

2/08/2002

Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by ConsumerLab.com — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics

WHITE PLAINS, NY — February 8, 2002 — ConsumerLab.

News Release

1/08/2002

ConsumerLab.com finds most B vitamin supplements contain what they claim, but often exceed safe levels — Consumers cautioned to be aware of side effects with high dose products

WHITE PLAINS, NY — January 8, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that all but one of the twenty-one products analyzed in its B Vitamin Product Review contained the claimed amounts of B vitamins.

News Release

11/20/2001

ConsumerLab.com finds fish oil supplements free of mercury, but 30% lacking in key ingredient — Test results of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) products released today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — November 20, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, released results today of its Product Review of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA & DHA) from Fish/Marine Oils.

News Release

10/30/2001

Sixty percent of nutrition bars fail to meet claims in ConsumerLab.com tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found

WHITE PLAINS, NY — October 30, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, released results today of its Nutrition Bar Product Review.

News Release

10/03/2001

Most iron supplements pass ConsumerLab.com testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some

WHITE PLAINS, NY — October 3, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, released results today of its Product Review of Iron Supplements. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia in the U.S. and worldwide.

News Release

8/15/2001

Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by ConsumerLab.com — Results of soy and red clover isoflavone product testing released online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — August 15, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, today released results of its Phytoestrogen Product Review. The review focused on dietary supplements made from soy and red clover isoflavones.

News Release

7/09/2001

Many herbal sleep products lack key claimed ingredient — Results of ConsumerLab.com's testing of valerian products released on web today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — July 9, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, today released results of its Product Review of valerian supplements — used primarily as sleep aids and minor tranquilizers.

News Release

6/04/2001

ConsumerLab.com reports test results of arthritis supplement — MSM; Quality found higher than for most supplements, but room for improvement remains

WHITE PLAINS, NY — June 4, 2001 — ConsumerLab.

News Release

5/07/2001

Over forty percent of Echinacea products fail ConsumerLab.com review; Inadequate labeling and missing ingredients found common for popular herbal cold remedy

WHITE PLAINS, NY — May 7, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, today released results of its Product Review of echinacea supplements.

News Release

4/10/2001

Quality of popular herbal anti-depressant found to vary; certain types of St. John's Wort supplements more likely to pass testing

White Plains, NY — April 11, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, today released results of its Product Review of St. John's wort supplements.

News Release

3/27/2001

ConsumerLab.com expands testing of health products; success of dietary supplement evaluations leads company into broader nutrition field, beginning with popular nutrition bars

WHITE PLAINS, NY — March 27, 2001 — Having established its presence as the leading independent evaluator of the quality of dietary supplements sold in the U.S, ConsumerLab.com announced today the expansion of its work to include foods and food ingredients.

News Release

3/13/2001

ConsumerLab.com review of vitamin E supplements finds some insufficiencies and need for clearer labeling; test results released online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — March 13, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com today released results of its Product Review of vitamin E products. Vitamin E is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S.

News Release

2/14/2001

Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by ConsumerLab.com

WHITE PLAINS, NY — February 14, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that only 14 of 27 products evaluated in its Multivitamin and Multimineral Product Review achieved full "CL Approved Quality" status.

News Release

1/29/2001

Some supplements for arthritis may exceed newly released safe intake levels for manganese

WHITE PLAINS, NY — January 29, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com issued an alert today to its online readers that that some glucosamine and chondroitin products (popularly used for osteoarthritis), exceed newly established upper intake levels for manganese.

News Release

11/21/2000

ConsumerLab.com tests popular supplement for heart failure; CoQ10 test results released online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — November 21, 2000 — ConsumerLab.com today released results of its 10th Product Review, focusing on dietary supplements containing coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).

News Release

9/06/2000

ConsumerLab.com finds new calcium products of higher quality than many traditional supplements; Test results released online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 6, 2000 — ConsumerLab.com today released results of its 9th Product Review, focusing on dietary supplements and products providing calcium. One of the most commonly purchased supplements in the U.S.

News Release

8/07/2000

ConsumerLab.com finds that not all creatine supplements meet label claims; Popular sports supplement test results released online

WHITE PLAINS, NY, August 7, 2000 — ConsumerLab.com today released results of its 8th Product Review, focusing on creatine monohydrate dietary supplements.

News Release

7/11/2000

Pesticide contamination found in many Ginseng supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com

WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 11, 2000 — Out of 22 brands of ginseng dietary supplements evaluated by ConsumerLab.com eight were found to contain high levels of specific pesticides, some of which also contained significant levels of lead.

News Release

4/24/2000

ConsumerLab.com announces first test-based buyer's guide to dietary supplements; Manufacturers encouraged to have products tested for potential inclusion.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 24, 2000 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that it is developing the first consumer guide to dietary supplements to be based on comprehensive independent laboratory testing of popular supplements sold in the U.S. The ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

9/17/2013

Seller of Omega-3 and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On August 29, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Y.S. Health Corp.

Recalls & Warnings

9/15/2013

Creatine Powder Containing DMAA Recalled

On September 12, 2013, Ge Pharma, LLC issued a recall of grape and fruit punch flavors of Creafuse Powder because they contain 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA).

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Milk Thistle, Chromium, Joint Supplements & More for Manufacturing Violations

On March 9, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Carol Bond Health Foods following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Dolomite, Lipo Fat Fighter, ThistleX, Injuv, and Vinpocentine, to be ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/10/2018

Warning to D-Limonene, Vitamin C Seller

On January 31, 2018 the FDA issued a warning letter to Long Life Unlimited, LLC following a review of the company's website which found promotional statements and testimonials made about products including Balance 600, D-Limonene, Rapha Remedy, Rapha Remedy w/ p73 Wild Oregano, Vitamin C, ...

Recalls & Warnings

1/29/2018

Seller of Male Enhancement, Prostate Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims

On January 10, 2018, the FDA issues a warning letter to USA Labs AKA Power Source Distributors, Inc following a review of the company's website which found statements made about its products, including Maximum Male, Beta 300 (Beta Prosturol), Chromium Max 1000, DHEA, Healthy Cold-X and ...

Recalls & Warnings

12/26/2017

Seller of BrainAlert Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On December 14, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to BrainAlert, LLC.

Recalls & Warnings

12/26/2017

Seller of Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Whey Protein and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On December 19, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Maine Natural Health, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

12/23/2017

Seller of Meal Replacement, Protein Drinks, Cranberry and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On July 6, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Professional Botanicals, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2017

Seller of Supplements for Pain and Allergies Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On December 13, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to GnuPharma Corporation, following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Relief capsules, Foundation capsules, Aller-geez capsules, Fit capsules, Aller-Geez Tea, Foundation herbal tea and ...

Recalls & Warnings

11/12/2017

Weight Loss and Cleanse Supplements Contain Adulterated and Improperly Labeled Ingredients, FDA Warns

On November 2, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Create-A-Pack Foods, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

5/23/2016

Amino Acid Supplements Recalled

On May 18, 2016, Ultimate Nutrition Inc. issued a recall of its Amino Gold amino acid tablets and capsules because they contain undeclared milk in the form of hydrolyzed whey protein.

Recalls & Warnings

5/14/2014

Maker of Mood, Smoking Cessation Supplements and More Warned for Violations, Drug Claims

On April 17, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to CDJ Holding, Incorporated, d.b.a.

Recalls & Warnings

4/29/2015

Teen Use of Weight Loss and Workout Supplements Labeled "For Adult Use Only" Concerning

Three new studies have raised concerns that teenagers are able to purchase "body-shaping" supplements, such as creatine, testosterone boosters, and "fat-burning" products from health food stores despite the fact that many of these supplements are labeled "for adult use only.

Recalls & Warnings

11/11/2014

Seller of Sexual, Muscle Enhancement Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On August 26, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to GE Pharma LLC following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Fire Burn, Fire Storm, Creatine, Amino Fire, Nitric Fire, Jet Fire, Oxy Fire, HGH, Cissus, Hydro shield, Performa-Test, Raspberry Ketones, Fire Drol, ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/20/2013

FDA Warns USPLabs For Adulteration and Drug Claims

On December 4, 2012 the FDA issued a warning letter to USPLabs, LLC following facility inspections which found the company's products, including dietary supplements Jacked3d, OxyElite Pro, Prime, and Super Cissus, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2013

FDA Warns Maker of Weight Loss and Whey Protein Supplements For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding

January 25, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to dietary supplement manufacturer SciLabs Nutraceuticals, following a facility inspection which found the company's dietary supplements and supplement ingredients, including N-Large 2, Flo-Gard AB, Nitrogen Glutamine capsules, Nutritech nutritional ...

Recalls & Warnings

1/23/2013

USPLabs Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Controversial DMAA Ingredient

On December 18, 2012, a settlement was approved in the class action lawsuit against USPLabs, which alleged the company's use of the ingredient DMAA (1,3-dimethylamine) in the supplements OxyELITEPRO and Jacked3d was not safe or legal.

Recalls & Warnings

4/16/2012

Protein Supplement Maker Fails FDA Audit -- Many Products Affected

The FDA sent a Warning Letter (dated April 2, 2012) to Theta Brothers Sports Nutrition, Inc. regarding numerous violations of good manufacturing practices at its Lakewood, New Jersey facility.

Recalls & Warnings

6/22/2011

Recall of Calcium & Magnesium Softgels Containing Excessive and Potentially Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D

On or about June 7, 2011, NOW Foods announced the following recall to retailers. ConsumerLab.com was subsequently made aware of the recall by a ConsumerLab.com member.

Recalls & Warnings

8/01/2013

Fat Loss and Muscle Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain DMAA

On June 17, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Formulife, Inc., dba Purus Labs, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the dietary supplements Fat Smack XR Thermolipolytic, Muscle Marinade Fresh Fruit and Muscle Marinade Cherry Limeade to contain DMAA.