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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

Recalls & Warnings

3/03/2012

FDA Warns Vitaganic of Manufacturing Violations

On February 8, 2012, the U.S. FDA sent a Warning Letter to Vitaganic, Inc. regarding violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practic (CGMP) regulations for dietary supplements found during an inspection of it manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, California in October 2011.

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. Among the violations cited were failure to adequately clean equipment to ensure that ensure that preceding products do not contaminate subsequent products. For example, an FDA investigator found that the company manufactured its Egg White Protein product followed by non-egg containing products (WPC/Dextrose Vanilla).

Recalls & Warnings

2/17/2010

FTC Warns of Deceptive Claims with Children's Omega-3 Supplements

On February 17, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had sent letters to 11 companies that promote various omega-3 fatty acid supplements, telling them they should review their product packaging and labeling to make sure they do not violate federal law by making baseless claims about how the supplements benefit children’s brain and vision function and development.

Product Review

Meal Replacement & Weight Management Powders and Shakes Review

Find the Best Meal Replacement and Weight Management Products. Only 64% of Meal Powders & Shakes Pass ConsumerLab.com's Tests of Quality.

Meal Replacement Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Recalls & Warnings

9/03/2019

Federal Court Shuts Down Two Supplement Companies Selling Weight, Joint Health and Other Supplements

On September 3, 2019, a U.S. District Court entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Basic Reset and Biogenyx, two Tennessee-based companies that sell dietary supplements and other product promoted for health benefits.

Recalls & Warnings

10/30/2014

Supplement Maker Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On October 21, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to DNG Trading & Milling, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

CL Answer

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/28/2014

Seller of Herbal Extracts Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On November 3, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Avena Botanicals, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Black Cohosh Root Liquid Extract, Gotu Kola Liquid Extract, and Echinacea Root Liquid Extract to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2014

Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On October 7, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to dietary supplement distributor Windmill Health Products, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Nutri-Betic caplets, Vita-betic caplets, ProstrinRx tablets, Polyflavanol capsules, and Glucoflex Joint Lube liquid products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

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. Pacific BioLogic, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Grounded, Limbic Balance Morning Formula, Limbic Balance Evening Formula, TobacOff, and JittersAway, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

CL Answer

How do the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines compare in terms of efficacy, safety and side effects? How, when and where do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Find out how the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna compare and learn how when and where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Older woman getting an injection

Recalls & Warnings

4/03/2014

Maker of Green Coffee Bean Extract and Weight Loss Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On March 13, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Libi Labs, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products, Green Coffee Bean Capsules and Weightloss Supplement Capsules, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

8/14/2020

The Green Herb and New Genesis Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On July 31, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Davis Ventures, Inc., dba The Green Herb and New Genesis Health, following a facility inspection which found the company's products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements. 

Recalls & Warnings

9/25/2018

Seller of B Vitamins, Multis, Glucosamine & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On August 31, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Independent Nutrition Inc., following a facility inspection which the company's products, including  B-50 Complete, Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Complex (a.k.a. Multi-Standard), Milk Thistle capsules, MSM Glucosamine Chondroitin, and Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplement powder, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/21/2010

FDA Warns Parents to Be Careful Giving Vitamin D Drops to Infants

On June 15, 2010, the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) alerted parents and caregivers that some liquid Vitamin D supplement products are sold with droppers that could allow excessive dosing of Vitamin D to infants.

Recalls & Warnings

7/15/2014

Vita Springs Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On June 24, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Albert Max Inc., dba Vita Springs Health, following a facility inspection which found the company's products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

2/28/2013

Maker of Liquid Omega-3 Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On February 20, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Capco Custom Packaging Inc. following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Baby's DHA liquid and Pro DHA Infant liquid, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

11/30/2011

Maker of Acai Product Warned by FDA of Manufacturing Violations

The U.S. FDA recently published a Warning Letter to Precision Formulations, LP (Coppell, Texas) dated 10/24/11, indicating that a recent inspection of its facility found violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice reguations for dietary supplements. The company makes Braz a View Acai and other supplements.

CL Answer

Does heat kill coronavirus (COVID-19)? Can it disinfect face masks and packages?

Find out if heat kills the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 infection. Learn what temperature kills the coronavirus and more. ConsumerLab explains.

Does Heat Kill Coronavirus? -- Women Receiving Food Delivery

Recalls & Warnings

1/03/2022

Seller of Wormwood, Aloe Supplement Warned by FDA

On December 7, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter for Western Herb Products, Inc. following an inspection of the company's manufacturing facility in Washington, which found the company's products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held in conditions that do not meet Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

5/08/2021

FDA Warns Seller of Vitamins B12, C, D, and K

On April 7, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Unived Inc following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about the company's products Unived brand Colox, CalDveg, B12+D3, and D3+K2-7 to be drug claims.

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Can I trust ConsumerLab.com? How are its tests paid for?

Learn more about ConsumerLab.com's clinical testing policy and procedures, including information on our independent testing and product reviews. Our answer explains.

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Can I get the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from supplements from China?

Information about catching the coronavirus from supplements from China, plus info on contamination with heavy metals like lead and more.

Coronavirus Risk With Supplements from China? -- 'Coronavirus' written on paper surrounded by supplements capsules and tablets

Recalls & Warnings

7/18/2018

Maker of Vitamin B12 and Multimineral Supplements Warned by FDA

On July 6, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Aegle Nutrition, LLC, following a facility inspection which found some of the company's products, including Tropical Oasis Ionized Trace Minerals, Tropical Oasis Ultra Methyl B12, and Tropical Oasis Premium Vitamin B12 to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

7/03/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Adulterated Chinese Herbal Supplements

On June 20, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to KPC Products, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Tong Qiao Huo Xue Tang, Chai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Tang, and Xiao Feng San to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/05/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Colloidal Silver

On May 17, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Silver Armor, Inc., following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Silver Armor Immune Support and Protection products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

Recalls & Warnings

6/02/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Cough Suppressant & Grape Seed Supplements

On March 29, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Yoder's Good Health Products following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Respiratory & Cough Formula and Life Drops to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Echinacea, Iron, Aloe Supplements & More for Manufacturing Violations

On March 30, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Ozark Country Herbs following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Echinacea-Goldenseal, Natural Iron, and Aloe-Vera Goldenseal Salve, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2018

Seller of Osha and Cayenne Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On March 21, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Secret Garden of Health & Healing, LLC, following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Osha Root and Cayenne, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.  

Recalls & Warnings

3/31/2018

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. The injunction requires company to stop directly or indirectly manufacturing or distributing dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

1/13/2018

Seller of Depression, Prostate Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On August 21, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Irmo-Vita, LLC, following a facility inspection which found that several of the company's products, including Hysta-Min, Man-Affirm, Phung-EX, and Bacto- EX to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

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., following a facility inspection which found the company's product,  BrainAlert, to be adulterated because it was prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

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., following a facility inspection which found some of the company's products, including its Peppermint SO3 + D3 Fish Oil and Vanilla Recovery Whey Protein products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

Recalls & Warnings

10/18/2017

Total Body Nutrition Warned for Banned Stimulant in Supplements

On September 28, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Total Body Nutrition following a facility inspection which found some of the company's products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.  

Recalls & Warnings

9/28/2017

Seller of Prostate, Reishi Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On September 11, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Vicare International (USA), Inc., following facility inspections which found a number of the company's products, including VI — DiabeCare, VI — Prosta Care, VI — Sheep Placenta, VI — Vessel Care II, VI — LiverCare, Nu — DiabeCare, Nu — Sheep Placenta, Nu — Prosta Care, Nu — Angio Care, Nu — LiverCare, Vicare Vi-Reishi, NuLife Nu-Reishi, and Vicare Super Cell to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

8/29/2017

FDA Warns Seller of Supplements for Allergies, Joint Pain, Bone Health, and More

On August 16, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Total Nutrition, Inc., following a facility inspection which found some of the company's products, including Aller Ease, Inflam Ease, Airway Clear, Osteo-Gest, Green Energy, Arth-Support, "Cold & Flu" products Olive Leaf Extract, Astragalus Root, and Elderberry Sambucus, "Asthma Clear" products Aller Ease and Airway Clear, and "Inflammation & Pain Relief" products Tart Cherry, Tumeric Curcumin, and Napro-Zyn With Tumeric, Bromelain, and Boswellia to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/27/2017

Seller of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Cinnamon Supplements and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On May 1, 2017 the FDA issued a warning letter to Nature's Vision, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Cinnamon Extract tablets, Alpha Lipoic Acid tablets, Elderberry Ultimate Immune Response and Party Recovery to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

2/16/2017

U.S. Department of Justice Files Permanent Injunction Against Supplement Manufacturer

On February 16, 2017, the United States Department of Justice filed a complaint against Pick and Pay, Inc./ Cili Minerals LLC to stop the company from distributing its products, including ADD-Ease, Bone Structure, CilZinCo, Calcium, Boron, Potassium, Cilver, Sulfur and Germanium, which were found to be misbranded and adulterated.

Recalls & Warnings

9/27/2016

Seller of B Vitamins, Omega-3s and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On September 15, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Positive Power Nutrition, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including High Energy C-Complex, Positive Vitality, Positive Performance, Positive CardioGuard, B-Complex 100, Positive Essentials, Positive Energy Boosters, Omega-3 Marine Lipid Oil, B-12 Booster Shot, Cell Power and Super Silica to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

9/14/2016

Seller of Aloe, Prostate and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On April 8, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Salud Natural Entrepreneurs, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the noni juice products sold by the company, including Aloe Vera Juice, Urinary System Tea, Nopalina Flax Seed Plus Fiber Powder and Capsules, Urcran Cranberry, Aloe Vera With Nopal Juice, Aloe Vera With Nopal And Grape Juice, Aloe Vera Gel, Cardio Support, Fat Burner, Liver Support, Prostate Support, Triple Potency, Uro-Max Formula, Arthritis Formula, Diabetes Formula, Sinusitis Bronchitis Capsules, Urinary System Tea, Respiratory System Tea, Obesy-Tea, Blood Purifier Tea, Diabetes Kit, and Overweight and Cholesterol Kit to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

3/08/2016

Seller of Echinacea Warned Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On February 25, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbal Energetics/ In Joy Organics, following a facility inspection which found the company's product, X Out-Rays to be adulterated because it was prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

Recalls & Warnings

6/17/2015

Maker of Joint Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On May 29, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Total Health Advanced Nutrition, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products, EDTA Oral Chelation Nuvi-Detox and Nuvi-JointRx to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/03/2015

Maker of B-12 Energy Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On May 15, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to LiquidCapsule Manufacturing, LLC., following a facility inspection which found the company's energy supplement, EnergyXcentric to be adulterated because it was prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

5/02/2015

Maker of Garcinia, Joint Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On March 25, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to JW Nutritional LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including  Vanish V2 Domestic, Mr. Hyde Fruit Punch, and Garcinia Cambogia to be adulterated because they prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/16/2020

Seller of Silver, Arginine, and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On June 1, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Morningstar Minerals LLC, which found the company's products, including Silver Boost, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/05/2020

Seller of CBD, Sleep Aids, and Cold & Flu Products Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On April 28, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to The Dragontree Apothecary LLC, which found the company's Sleep Support, Anxiety Relief, Cold & Flu Relief, and Inflammation Relief to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/02/2020

Sundial Herbal Ordered to Halt Distribution of Products

On June 1, 2020, a New York federal judge filed an order against two individuals doing business as Sundial Herbal Products to stop the company from distributing its products, which were found to be misbranded and promoted as drugs. The FDA previously warned Sundial Herbal Products for selling adulterated products, including Woman Back Tonic, Koromantee, Wood and Root Tonic, Arthritis, Asthma, Diabetics, Sundial Ashanti Weight Loss Energy Lifter, Appetite Suppresser, African ManBack Tonic, Flu-Allergy Hayfever, Hepatitis/Liver, and Worms & Parasites.

Recalls & Warnings

12/27/2019

Federal Court Shuts Down Three Supplement Companies With Serious Manufacturing Violations

Update: (1/23/20) ABH has issued a recall of all its products, which are sold under various brand names by over 800 distributors and retailers. More details are available in CL's post about this recall. 

Product Review

Water Filter Pitchers Review

Find the Best Water Filter Pitcher. They Look Similar But Are Very Different. Learn Which Passed or Failed Our Tests -- and Which Is Our Top Pick!

Water Filters Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Recalls & Warnings

1/17/2015

Maker of Magnesium and Potassium Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On December 23, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Nutri Spec, Inc., following an inspection of facilities located in Pennsylvania and Indiana, which found the company's products, including A Good Thyme, Magnesium Chloride, Di-Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Bicarbonate, Sodium Glycerophosphate, Potassium Citrate Electro Tonic, Oxygenic A-Plus, Oxygenic D-Plus and Phos Drops to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

12/30/2014

Maker of Probiotic Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On December 18, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Wellmill LLC, dba Vitamix, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Butcher's Broom powder and Lactobacillus acidophilus powder (used as ingredients in a finished product which was not named) to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

12/30/2014

Maker of Aloe, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On December 17, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Dandy Day Corporation, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Aloe Pearl, Alfalo, Aloespring, Crave Away, Original Supreme Energy, Ener "G," Can G, Flora G, Flora G Plus, and Garolic, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

6/07/2013

Maker of Colloidal Silver and Mushroom Extract Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On May 2, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Earthborn Products, Inc., following a facility inspection which the dietary supplements Colloidal Silver 100 ppm TDS and Siberian Chaga Extract to be adulterated because they were were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do not meet the Current Good Manufacturing Practices regulations for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

5/10/2013

Seller Of Sexual Enhancement and Hormonal Balance Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On April 26, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Pristine Bay, L.L.C. dba Vianda, following a facility inspection which found the company's Enzyte, Ogoplex, and Avlimil Complete to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

11/11/2014

Maker of Children's Vitamins, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On October 30, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to VitalHealth Tech, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Kids Mighty Vites tablets, Omni Jr. Wafers, and Weight Loss 4 tablets to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

10/16/2014

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. following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including black cohosh, ashwagandha and olive leaf, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

11/27/2011

FDA Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Dietary Supplement Maker -- 400+ Products Affected

On November 23, 2011, the U.S. FDA took legal action against a dietary supplement maker and owner for substituting ingredients and products without noting the changes on the final product labels. The permanent injunction, filed on behalf of the FDA by the U.S. Department of Justice, would stop the defendants from making and distributing more than 400 products for being in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Recalls & Warnings

6/21/2011

FDA Warns Laboratory of Manufacturing Violations

On June 10, 2011, the U.S. FDA posted a Warning Letter (dated 4/15/11) to Nutro Laboratories, a division of NBTY, Inc., concerning serious violations of the current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for Dietary Supplements based on its inspection of Nutro facilities in October 2010. The violations observed at the Nutro facility primarily related to the ingredient crospovidone, an excipient used in supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

3/28/2011

FDA Cracks Down on Violators of Supplement Manufacturing Rules

In February and March 2011, the U.S. FDA posted Warning Letters sent, respectively, to a distributor of dietary supplements and a supplement manufacturer for violations of current Good Manufacturing (GMP) rules.

Recalls & Warnings

8/06/2014

Seller of Mineral and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On July 25, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Mezotrace Corporation following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Calcium/Magnesium Natural Minerals & Trace Elements, Calcium/Magnesium Natural Minerals & Trace Elements with Vitamin D, and Calcium/Magnesium Powdered Minerals Natural Minerals & Trace Elements, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

10/29/2008

Two Vitamin C Supplements Recalled in Canada for Vitamin A Risk

On October 28, 2008, Health Canada warned Canadians, expecially expectant mothers, not to use two vitamin C products sold under the brand names New Roots Herbal Vitamin C8 and Vitazan Professional Vitamin C Advanced Ascorbate. These products were improperly manufactured using vitamin A instead of vitamin C, exposing consumers to potential risks of adverse events.

Recalls & Warnings

6/19/2008

FDA Warns Groups to Stop Selling Fake Cancer 'Cures'

On June 17, 2008, the FDA reported that it had sent Warning Letters to 23 U.S. companies and two foreign individuals marketing a wide range of products fraudulently claiming to prevent and cure cancer. The FDA also warned North American consumers against using or purchasing the products, which include tablets, teas, tonics, black salves, and creams, and are sold under various names on the Internet.

Recalls & Warnings

5/05/2003

FDA Reports False Claims by Maker of HGH Supplement

On April 30, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Nature's Youth, LLC, of Centerville, Mass., has completed its voluntarily destruction of approximately 5700 boxes (each containing a 30-day supply) of its misbranded product, "Nature's Youth hGH." This destruction, which occurred at locations in Massachusetts and Florida, was recently completed and involved approximately $515,000 worth of product. The firm also indicated it would change the labeling for future marketing of the product in order to comply with the law.

Product Review

Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/02/2004

Makers of Fat and Starch "Blockers" Receive FDA Warning Letters

On April 1, 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)announced that it had sent warning letters to 16 dietary supplement distributors making false and misleading claims for weight loss products promoted over the internet.

Recalls & Warnings

6/14/2007

Marketers of Bogus Growth Hormone Sprays Settle with FTC

On May 29, 2007 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)announced that two operations that marketed oral sprays that were supposed to help users lose weight, reverse the aging process, and prevent or treat diseases have settled FTC charges that their claims were bogus. The FTC alleged that these businesses falsely claimed the sprays were a “fountain of youth,” containing or causing the body to produce human growth hormone (HGH). The FTC also accused one company and owner of sending illegal spam messages. One group of defendants will pay $172,500 for consumer injury.

Recalls & Warnings

4/19/2007

Recall of Another Sex Enhancement Supplement

On April 17, 2007 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website posted an announcement that Jen-On Herbal Science International, Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's supplement product sold under the name H S Joy of Love. Jen-On Herbal Science International, Inc. is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the FDA that lab analysis by FDA of H S Joy of Love samples found the product contains Piperadino Vardenafil, an analog of Vardenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Piperadino Vardenafil is close in structure to Vardenafil and is expected to possess a similar pharmacological and adverse event profile. This poses a threat to consumers because the analogue may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance.

Recalls & Warnings

10/18/2005

FTC Stops False Claims about HGH Oral Spray

On October 18, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that, at its request, a federal court issued a temporary restraining order against marketers of oral sprays that supposedly contain human growth hormone (HGH) to stop them from making alleged false and deceptive claims and from sending illegal spam.

Recalls & Warnings

10/12/2005

Supplement Company to Pay $2 Million Penalty For Alleged Violations of FTC Order

On October 12, 2005 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that under the terms of a consent decree approved by the it for submission by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the federal court for approval, NBTY, Inc. (NBTY, formerly Nature’s Bounty, Inc.), a leading manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements in the United States and abroad, will pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle charges that it violated the terms of a 1995 Commission order by making false and misleading health claims about two of its products. The FTC charged that the defendant made unsubstantiated promises that its products would cause consumers to lose weight or cure a variety of health problems.

Recalls & Warnings

7/28/2010

Choking Concern Prompts Eye Supplement Recall

On July 28, 2010, the U.S. FDA posted a recall by Bausch + Lomb of its PreserVision® Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula with Omega 3 soft gels, only available within the United States.

Recalls & Warnings

10/03/2014

Seller of Green Tea, Prostate, Pain Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On July 25, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to AMS Health Sciences, LLC following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including saba ACE, UROPOWER, UROSure, Digest-Eze, Shark Cartilage, Colloidal Silver, and Mobilite to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements. 

News Release

3/28/2000

Only half of SAM-e supplements found to contain proper ingredients and labeling in ConsumerLab.com testing; Product Review of popular anti-depressant published online today.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 28, 2000 — Among 13 brands of SAM-e dietary supplements (used primarily in treating depression and osteoarthritis) only seven were found to contain labeled amounts of SAM-e (S-adenosyl-methionine). These results were reported today by ConsumerLab.com, which conducts the largest independent analysis of dietary supplements sold in the U.S.

News Release

4/25/2017

Caution with Kelp Supplements: May Contain Too Much Iodine

White Plains, New York, April 25, 2017 — Kelp supplements are promoted as a natural source of iodine, an important mineral for healthy thyroid function. But are they a good alternative to regular iodine supplements? To find out, ConsumerLab.com recently selected six popular kelp supplements sold in the U.S. and Canada and tested their quality. ConsumerLab found that half contained approximately twice the amount of iodine listed on their labels, and one of these products was also contaminated with arsenic, a toxic heavy metal.

News Release

3/07/2000

ConsumerLab.com finds many arthritis supplements lacking labeled ingredients; Glucosamine and Chondroitin product review published online today.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 7, 2000 — Among 25 major brands of supplements containing glucosamine and/or chondroitin used for treating osteoarthritis, nearly one-third were found not to contain all labeled ingredients. These results were reported today by ConsumerLab.com, which conducts the largest independent analysis of dietary supplements sold in the U.S. More alarming, almost half (6 out of 13) of the glucosamine-chondroitin combination products tested did not pass — all due to low chondroitin levels. Similarly, the two chondroitin-only products tested did not pass. In contrast, all ten of the glucosamine-only products tested passed.. One possible explanation for the low pass rate for chondroitin-containing products is economic — chondroitin costs manufacturers approximately four times as much as glucosamine.

News Release

1/31/2000

Quality of prostate supplements get mixed review in ConsumerLab.com study; Saw palmetto product review published online today.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 31, 2000 — Out of 27 major brands of dietary supplements purporting to contain saw palmetto for treating symptoms of prostate enlargement, only 17 appeared to have ingredients similar to those found in published clinical studies. This is the second major dietary supplement evaluation reported by ConsumerLab.com. By year-end, ConsumerLab.com will have tested most of the popular dietary supplements sold in the U.S.

News Release

8/24/2018

Few Red Yeast Rice Supplements Provide Enough Cholesterol-Lowering Compounds to Likely Be Effective, ConsumerLab Tests Reveal

White Plains, New York, August 24, 2018 — Research shows that red yeast rice, which contains naturally-occurring lovastatin compounds, can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol. However, because amounts of lovastatins are not typically listed on supplement labels, consumers have no way knowing if they are taking an effective dose. Recent ConsumerLab tests of red yeast rice supplements on the market found most did not contain amounts of lovastatins shown to lower cholesterol in clinical trials. Amounts of lovastatins in certain products were also found to have decreased substantially since the same products were tested by ConsumerLab several years ago.

News Release

12/06/2013

Retesting Confirms Lack of Ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia Supplement

White Plains, New York, December 6, 2013 — Retesting of a dietary supplement reported in October to contain significantly less of a key ingredient than listed on its label corroborates the original findings from ConsumerLab.com. The product, Labrada Nutrition Garcinia Cambogia, was one of six Garcinia supplements found by ConsumerLab.com to contain significantly lower amounts of HCA, a key natural component of Garcinia, than expected from labels. Labrada Nutrition challenged ConsumerLab.com's results based on its own tests suggesting the product contained more HCA than reported by ConsumerLab. However, the retesting last week found just 49% of the listed amount of HCA, even less than the 60% found earlier by ConsumerLab.

News Release

8/25/2004

ConsumerLab.com finds not all vitamin E products meet claims — Results for 33 vitamin E supplements and skin products released today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Wednesday, August 25, 2004   (Updated 10/24/04) — ConsumerLab.com announced today that five vitamin E products failed to pass recent testing for having either too little vitamin E and/or for containing synthetic vitamin E when claiming to be natural. Vitamin E supplements accounted for $706 million in sales in the U.S. in 2003, according to Nutrition Business Journal. Sales had been as high as $870 million in 1999, but fell due to studies failing to show a beneficial effect on heart disease and certain types of cancer. Vitamin E remains popular, however, as there is some evidence that it may be useful in other conditions including menstrual pain, low sperm count, restless leg syndrome, acute anterior uveitis (inflammation of eye tissues), Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Applied to the skin, vitamin E is used for a variety of purposes and may be of some help in preventing and treating sunburn.

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. Creatine is used by athletes to improve performance during short-duration, high-intensity muscular activities, such as weight lifting and sprinting. It has been used, as widely reported, by the baseball player Mark McGwire. Among the 13 creatine products independently tested by ConsumerLab.com, eleven, or 85%, were found to meet ConsumerLab.com's standards for creatine content and purity as well as related claims appearing on their labels.

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. The National Academies' Institute of Medicine released new guidelines on January 9, 2001 stating that the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for manganese in adults is 11 milligrams per day. Neurological side effects, similar to symptoms caused by Parkinson's disease, have been observed in individuals who have consumed high amounts of manganese, and iron absorption by the gut may be inhibited.

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. Its first Product Review in this area will focus on nutrition bars, also known as meal-replacement bars, energy bars, and protein bars. Nutrition bars, originally intended for athletes, have become ubiquitous in health food, grocery, and even convenience stores and now account for more than $500 million in annual sales in the U.S. It has been reported that some of these products, however, may not accurately declare their nutritional content.

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., with one quarter of men and more than one third of women reportedly taking it alone or as part of a multivitamin/multimineral. Vitamin E deficiency is rare in the U.S. However, the popularity of vitamin E supplements is the result of research showing that high doses may be beneficial in the prevention and/or treatment of diseases ranging from cancer to arthritis and infertility.

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). CoQ10 may aid in the treatment of congestive heart failure ­ a disease in which the heart does not adequately maintain circulation. Although the evidence is not as strong, CoQ10 may also be useful in treating other diseases affecting the heart muscle, as well as in the healing of periodontal infections, muscular dystrophy, AIDS, hypertension, and some cancers. It is among the fastest growing supplements in terms of sales and can easily cost several hundred dollars a year. Among the 29 CoQ10 products independently purchased and tested by ConsumerLab.com, one product was found to contain only 17% of its claimed amount of CoQ10. The others met their CoQ10 content claims.

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., calcium is critical to the development of strong bones and teeth and the prevention of osteoporosis. However, many adults and children do not get the recommended daily amount of calcium. Of 22 brands of traditional adult tablets, caplets, and syrups tested by ConsumerLab.com, four, or 18%, did not contain their labeled amounts of calcium. However, among the 13 brands of newer-style calcium supplements, including soft chews, fortified juices, antacids, as well as children's chewable tablets, all passed testing.

News Release

8/20/2007

ConsumerLab tests products in booming nutrition drink market — most deliver what's promised but extra cholesterol found in some — New report covers drinks and powders for endurance/recovery, body building, meal-replacement and dieting

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — AUGUST 20, 2007 — A new report from ConsumerLab.com finds most nutrition powders, shakes and drinks meet their nutrient claims, but three products — two sports drinks and a meal supplement — contained more cholesterol than claimed. The report provides test results for twenty-two products including those for meal-replacement, sports endurance/recovery, body building and dieting. Drinks are the largest and fastest growing segment of the nutrition market. Sales of sports and energy nutrition drinks alone grew 42% to $7.1 billion in 2005, far exceeding sales of nutrition bars and other sports supplements according to Nutrition Business Journal.

News Release

7/17/2007

Concerned by weaknesses in FDA's new rules for dietary supplements, ConsumerLab.com acts to "raise the bar on quality"

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — July 17, 2007 — Disappointed by the lack of quality standards within the FDA's newly released Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements, ConsumerLab.com has announced two initiatives today intended to "raise the bar on quality." The first is the publication of a free online index to ConsumerLab.com's highly regarded testing methods and standards covering the top categories of supplements. The second is a new testing program designed to help companies more economically meet new GMP testing requirements while applying CL's rigorous methods and standards.

News Release

12/12/2006

Probiotic supplements grow in popularity but viable bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com cautions consumers to select probiotics carefully and store them properly

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — DECEMBER 12, 2006 — Sales of supplements containing beneficial organisms (probiotics) have grown rapidly, but a new test report from ConsumerLab.com shows that 44% contained fewer viable organisms than claimed or generally known to be effective.

News Release

5/17/2000

ConsumerLab.com test of vitamin C products identifies quality control issues and misuse of USP claim.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 17, 2000 — Testing of 26 brands of vitamin C dietary supplements indicated that fifteen percent either did not contain all of the claimed ingredient or failed to breakdown as needed for absorption in the body. Unexpectedly, results were no better for products claiming to meet USP (United States Pharmacopeia) standards compared to products not making such a claim. Neither the US FDA nor the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (which develops the USP standards) has programs to routinely test vitamin C products. These results were reported today by ConsumerLab.com, which conducts the largest independent analysis of dietary supplements sold in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2008

Twelve Dietary Herbal Supplements Recalled -- Possible Health Risk Associated with Ephedra, Aristolochic Acid and Human Placenta

On April 10, 2008, the FDA posted a recall notice issued the same day from Herbal Science International, Inc. (AKA Jen-On Herbal Science International, Inc.). According to the company's release, it is recalling twelve dietary supplements that contain ephedra, aristolochic acid or human placenta because they may present a serious health hazard to consumers.

Recalls & Warnings

9/17/2003

FDA Warns of Illness from Star Anise Teas

On September 10, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to consume "teas" brewed from star anise. It has come to FDA’s attention that brewed "teas" containing star anise have been associated with illnesses affecting about 40 individuals, including approximately 15 infants. The illnesses, which occurred over the last two years, ranged from serious neurological effects, such as seizures, to vomiting, jitteriness and rapid eye movement.

Recalls & Warnings

1/11/2002

Canada Requests Recall of Certain Ephedra/Ephedrine Products

OTTAWA - January 10, 2002 - Health Canada is requesting a recall from the market of certain products containing Ephedra/ephedrine after a risk assessment concluded that these products pose a serious risk to health. Adverse events including stroke, heart attacks, heart rate irregularities, seizures, psychoses and deaths have been reported in association with the use of some products containing Ephedra/ephedrine. Ephedra refers to several related species of herbs. Ephedrine is one of many chemical derivatives of this herb.

Recalls & Warnings

6/04/2004

FTC Charges Marketers of Two Supplements with False Claims to Cure Range of Diseases

On June 3, 2004 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged marketers of two dietary supplements with falsely claiming that their products can prevent and cure cancer and other diseases. According to the FTC’s complaint, Boston-area marketers Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc. (DMC), ITV Direct, Inc. (ITV), and Donald Barrett (Barrett), along with their business partners, California corporations Healthy Solutions, LLC and Health Solutions, Inc., and their principals Alejandro Guerrero (a.k.a. Alex Guerrero), Michael Howell, and Greg Geremesz; and Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Triad ML Marketing, Inc., King Media, Inc., and Allen Stern, have sold “Supreme Greens with MSM” and “Coral Calcium Daily” to consumers through two widely-aired infomercials. The FTC alleges that the Supreme Greens infomercial promoted the supplement as a means to treat, cure, and prevent cancer and other diseases, and to cause significant weight loss, as well as being a safe for consumption by all, including pregnant women and persons on medication. The FTC further alleges that the Coral Calcium Daily infomercial touted the supplement as a means to treat and cure cancer and other diseases and as a superior form of calcium based on its purported bioavailability.

Recalls & Warnings

10/05/2007

FTC Charges Progesterone Cream Sellers with Making Unsubstantiated Claims

On October 5, 2007 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced complaints against seven online sellers of alternative hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products, alleging that they made health claims for their natural progesterone creams without supporting scientific evidence. Six of the sellers have signed consent orders barring them from making such unsubstantiated claims in the future. The seventh did not respond to staff’s repeated contacts, and the case will now be heard by an administrative law judge.

Recalls & Warnings

12/08/2011

HCG Diet Products Don't Work and Are Illegal Says FDA

On December 6, 2011, the U.S. FDA warned consumers to avoid homeopathic HCG weight-loss diet products because they don't work, often make unsupported claims, and are illegal for sale. In addition, some of these products direct user to follow a potentially dangerous diet. The FDA published the following article along with an accompanying video and images of illegal HCG weight loss products (to access these resources, use the link further below):

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. Problems found among products included less than the claimed amounts of ingredients, inadequate ability to disintegrate, and ingredient levels exceeding new Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs) above which there can be a risk of toxicity.

CL Answer

Can drinking coffee can prevent gallstones? Can supplements help?

Information about the impact coffee has on gallstone disease. Plus, supplements that have been proposed to help with gallstone pain.

Coffee and Gallstones -- coffee in cup and coffee beans

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. In addition, three of the eight contaminated products did not meet standards for their ginseng content, as did five other products. This is the seventh major dietary supplement Product Review reported by ConsumerLab.com, which independently tests the popular dietary supplements sold in the U.S.

News Release

7/19/2017

New Tests Reveal Whether Dark Chocolates and Cocoas Are Toxic or Healthful

White Plains, New York, July 19, 2017 — Dark chocolates and cocoa may contain dangerously high levels of the heavy metal cadmium, a kidney toxin, according to recent tests conducted by ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of health and nutrition products. Often consumed for their beneficial cocoa flavanols, which ConsumerLab also measured, chocolate and cocoa products ranged from virtually zero flavanols to levels that may provide cardiovascular and cognitive benefits. The challenge is knowing which products provide potential benefits from flavanols with minimal risk from heavy metal contamination. Labels don't provide this information, but CL's findings do.

News Release

5/23/2011

Red yeast rice supplements weaker now than in 2008; Wide variation among brands and contamination discovered by ConsumerLab.com -- Popular cholesterol-lowering supplements tested and compared

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — MAY 23, 2011 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that tests of eleven red yeast rice supplements revealed enormous differences in levels of cholesterol-lowering statin compounds. Statin levels fell dramatically among brands previously tested in 2008. A potentially toxic contaminant, citrinin, was found in four of the products. Results were published online on ConsumerLab.com.

Product Review

Tuna, Salmon, Sardines & Herring Review (Canned and Packaged)

Find the Best Tuna, Salmon, Sardines & Herring. Avoid Mercury and Arsenic and Maximize EPA & DHA Omega-3s!

Canned tuna, salmon and sardines reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Can drinking coffee weaken bones or make arthritis worse?

Learn about the effects of coffee intake on bone mineral density, risk of osteoporosis, and risk of fracture. Also, find out if drinking coffee might increase the risk of arthritis or worsen symptoms.

Recalls & Warnings

2/03/2015

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Adulterated Herbal Supplements

On February 3, 2015, the New York State Attorney General announced that his office sent letters to four major retailers, GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, for allegedly selling store brand herbal supplement products in New York that either could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or which were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels. The letters, sent Monday, call for the retailers to immediately stop the sale of certain popular products, including Echinacea, Ginseng, St. John's Wort, Saw Palmetto, Valerian, and Ginkgo. 

Product Review

Baobab Dried Fruit Pulp Review Article

What Are the Benefits of Baobab Dried Fruit Pulp? Find Out What's In Baobab Super Fruit Products, Safety, Side Effects & More.

Baobab Dried Fruit Pulp Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

How does bone broth protein compare to other types of protein?

Bone broth protein supplement information, including their effectiveness compared to other types of protein, how much collagen they contain, and safety.

Protein Powders in Scoop Against White Background

CL Answer

Can castor oil eye drops improve or dissolve cataracts? Is castor oil or tea tree oil helpful for other eye conditions such as blepharitis or dry eye?

Can castor oil eye drops help cataracts and glaucoma? Find out if caster oil eye drops are safe to use, and if they help for other conditions. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Castor Oil for Cataracts? -- bottle of castor oil and dropper