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CL Answers (14)
Which "whole food" multivitamins don't include synthetic vitamins? How about Complete Foods, Sunwarrior, Garden of Life, Nature's Brands, and Doctors' Research?
Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?
I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Rhodiola and ashwagandha are both promoted to help with stress and anxiety. Is it safe to take them at the same time?
The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true?
I'm considering taking vitamin K for my bones, but I take blood thinner (anticoagulant) medication. Is there a problem taking both?
What is shilajit? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is heavy metal contamination a concern?
Recalls & Warnings (44)
Court Orders Marketers of Supreme Greens and Coral Calcium to Pay Nearly $70 Million for Consumer Refunds
Maker of Greens and Whole Foods Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Manufacturing Violations
Maker of Cardio, Arthritis, Cleanse Supplements and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Seller of Omega-3, Probiotics & SuperFoods Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
False Claims Made by Marketer of Cortisol-related Weight-Loss Supplements According to FTC
Clinical Updates (6)
Chlorella Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides
A daily dose of chlorella (an ingredient included in some "greens" and whole foods supplements) significantly reduced total cholesterol, "bad" VLDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in men and women with mildly elevated cholesterol. Get the details, including the dosage used, plus our tests and comparisons of supplements containing chlorella and other "greens" in the updated Greens and Whole Foods Powders and Pills >>
Gastrointestinal Side-Effects of Chlorella
In response to a CL Answer about Spirulina, CL members have reported vomiting after using another algae-based supplement, Chlorella — a common ingredient in "greens" powders and drinks. We then reviewed clinical studies of Chlorella and found high rates of other gastrointestinal side-effects. For details see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Greens and Whole Foods Powders and Pills Review >>
Spirulina Lowers Cholesterol
Spirulina, a common ingredient in greens and whole foods supplements, was found to lower total and "bad" LDL cholesterol, but only in certain people. Get the details, plus our tests of products containing spirulina, in the Greens and Whole Foods Powders, Drinks and Pills Review >>
Toxin in Algae Supplements
A recently published study found that supplements containing a certain type of algae were all contaminated with a toxin that is a potential carcinogen and can cause liver damage. Get more details in the recent update to the Greens and Whole Foods Powders Review >>
Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Juice Plus+?
Chronic systemic inflammation is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. A recent clinical trial assessed the product Juice Plus+ for its ability to reduce this inflammation in obese men and women. The abstract of the published study indicates that it works, but the results tell a different story. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Greens and Whole Foods Powders, Pills, and Drinks Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
Toxin in Algae Supplements
Some Spirulina supplements and many A. flos-aquae supplements were found to be contaminated with microcystin toxin — a liver toxin, according to a recently published study. For details, see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Greens and Whole Food Supplements Review >>