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CL Answer

I am female and purchased a saw palmetto supplement for hair loss, but the bottle says it is only for men. Is it unsafe for women?

Learn more about the safety of saw palmetto in women with hair loss.

Saw Palmetto for Hair Loss

CL Answer

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

Learn about the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, such as soft or weak bones, bone, joint and muscle pain, depression, insomnia, hair loss and others, and find out how much vitamin D you need. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

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.

Clinical Update

3/01/2022

COVID-19 and Hair Loss?

Can COVID-19 cause hair loss? Find out in How to You Take Care of Yourself After You’ve Had COVID-19.

Clinical Update

4/22/2022

Rosemary for Hair Loss?

Does applying rosemary oil to the scalp reverse male pattern baldness? Find out what research shows in our updated answer about hair loss supplements.

CL Answer

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

CL Answer

How Should You Take Care of Yourself After You’ve Had COVID-19?

Find out the best way to care for yourself when recovering from COVID-19, including how long you should quarantine, whether you should get vaccinated, when it is safe to undergo a surgery, and how to spot and, possibly, improve lingering symptoms.

Man in wheelchair talking with doctor after recovering from COVID

Product Review

Vitamin A Supplements Review, Including Beta-Carotene and Cod Liver Oil

Find the Best Vitamin A Supplement. Best Quality Vitamin A Supplements Identified, Including Cod Liver Oil.

Vitamin A Supplements (Including Cod Liver Oil) Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Review

Find the Best Zinc Supplements and Lozenges. Have a Cold? See CL's Top Picks Among Zinc Supplements and Lozenges.

Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Selenium Supplements Review

Choose the Best Selenium Supplement. Find Out If You Need Selenium and Which Supplement Is Our Top Pick.

Selenium Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

3/29/2017

Vitamin E/Selenium & Alzheimer's

A long-term study among men in the U.S. found that giving high doses of vitamin E and/or selenium did not significantly affect their risk of developing dementia. The study was part of a larger study which found that these supplements increased the risk of prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, hair loss, and dermatitis. For details, see the "Alzheimer's disease/dementia" section of the Selenium Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

1/11/2022

Supplement for Thinning Hair?

A reader asked if taking Hair La Vie Clinical Formula can help with thinning hair. Find out in our updated article about Supplements for Hair Loss.

CL Answer

Do Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins make hair shine, nails stronger, and help both to grow? They taste good but are super expensive.

Info on Sugar Bear Hair vitamins. Do they make hair shine, nails stronger and help hair and nails grow? ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Do Sugar Bear Vitamins Work? -- bottle of Sugar Bear vitamins

Product Review

B Vitamin Supplements Review (B Complexes, B6, B12, Biotin, Folate, Niacin, Riboflavin & More)

See Which B Vitamins Are ConsumerLab's Top Picks!

Review of B Vitamin Supplements

CL Answer

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

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

Woman holding various vitamins and supplements in one hand and glass of water in the other

CL Answer

Can biotin supplements really strengthen nails or improve hair? Can other supplements help?

Learn more about strengthening brittle nails with vitamin B-7 (biotin), based on clinical evidence.

Supplements for Brittle Nails -- healthy nails

Product Review

Muscle & Workout Supplements Review (Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acids)

Find the Best Muscle Enhancement Supplements. See Which BCAA and Creatine Supplements Passed CL's Tests & the Top Picks.

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

CL Answer

Which supplements reduce hearing loss?

Can supplements such as alpha-lipoic acid, magnesium, N-acetyl-cysteine, folate or vitamins B-12, C and/or E help prevent or improve symptoms among people with hearing loss due to excessive noise or aging? Find out what the clinical evidence shows, and learn whether Advanced Hearing Formula, a supplement marketed for ear health, is likely to help.

Older man holding his hand up to his ear due to hearing loss

CL Answer

What is the difference between cysteine and cystine?

Find out the difference between cysteine and cystine amino acids, including where each is found and their functions.

Young Woman Taking Supplement

CL Answer

Which supplements help with erectile dysfunction?

Supplements for erectile dysfunction. Find out which supplements can help with ED, including ginseng, L-arginine, and maca.

Man in Grey Tee Holding Water and White Supplement

CL Answer

Which supplements may help with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)?

Many supplements are promoted to help treat symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), but do they really work? See the clinical evidence for inositol (myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol), alpha lipoic acid, vitamin B-12, folic acid, vitamin D and more.

Supplements for PCOS

Clinical Update

10/05/2021

Silica for Dental Implant Inflammation?

Can a form of silica typically promoted for hair, skin, nail and bone health also help reduce inflammation and bone loss around dental implants? See what a recent study found in our updated article about Silica Supplements.

CL Answer

What are trace minerals and do I need them?

Trace minerals include boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, zinc, and others. Find out what they do, how much of each trace mineral you should be getting, and who's most likely to be deficient in these minerals.

Trace Minerals - What are they and do you need them?

Product Review

DHEA Supplements Review

Choose the Best DHEA Supplement. Beware of Big Differences in Dose and Price.

DHEA Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

6/01/2022

Help for Hair Growth?

Is there evidence that applying onion juice, castor oil, rice water, or aloe vera to the scalp aids in hair growth? We’ve added information about these approaches to our article about Supplements for Hair.

Clinical Update

6/03/2022

Nutrafol for Hair?

Is Nutrafol beneficial for hair growth? Get the details in our article about Supplements for Hair.

Clinical Update

7/01/2022

Shampoo for Hair Growth?

Is there evidence that shampoos like d'or Hair Thinning Therapy Shampoo or Nioxin really work? Find out in our updated CL Answer about supplements and topical treatments for hair.

Clinical Update

8/23/2022

Oral Minoxidil for Hair?

Use of minoxidil as an oral treatment for hair growth is gaining in popularity - although it's not an FDA approved use of this drug. Learn if it works, dosage, and side effects in our CL Answer about supplements and topical treatments for hair.

Clinical Update

8/30/2022

Getting Minoxidil for Hair

A CL Member asked how to get low-dose minoxidil (for hair growth), since it usually comes in higher-dose tablets. Find out in our article about supplements and treatments for hair.

Clinical Update

9/20/2022

Medications & Losing Hair

We’ve updated our article about supplements for hair to include a list of medications that may cause hair to fall out. Also find out which vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also cause this problem.

Clinical Update

9/30/2022

Does MSM Help Hair and Nails?

Find out if research supports MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) for improving nails or hair in the MSM section of our Joint Health Supplements Review.

Also see our article about biotin and other supplements for hair and nails.

Recalls & Warnings

1/12/2021

FDA Warns Seller of Joint and Hair Loss Products

On December 22, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Speedwinds Nutrition, Inc. following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Synotrex and Sephren to be drug claims.

CL Answer

5 Tips for Finding a Soap or Body Wash That Won't Irritate Skin

Get 5 tips for finding soap or body wash that won't cause skin irritation. See which soaps we rate best, ingredients to avoid, and phrases on labels that can mislead.

Different bars of soap on a marble countertop

Clinical Update

5/22/2018

Hair & Nail Supplements Can Skew Lab Tests

There are reports of high-dose biotin (common in "hair and nail" supplements) causing false readings on blood tests. Be sure to tell your doctor if you're taking high-dose biotin. Get the details in the Biotin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

1/07/2020

Eggshell Membrane for Hair, Skin, Nails?

Does supplementing with eggshell membrane (which contains collagen and elastin) improve hair, skin, or nails? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Collagen Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among collagen supplements.

CL Answer

Does collagen taken as a supplement help with arthritis? I'm seeing it in products for joint health.

Learn more about collagen supplements, including evidence from clinical studies on arthritis and muscle strength and safety.

Collagen Supplements for Joint Pain

CL Answer

Do hair loss supplements, such as Viviscal, Hair La Vie, and Nutrafol, or topical essential oils work?

Vitamins and supplements that may help with hair loss and thinning, including saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, protein, iron, and vitamin D.

Supplements for Hair Loss -- woman looking at hairbrush

Clinical Update

11/04/2020

Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency

Zinc deficiency can cause a wide range of problems involving the skin, hair, mouth, and immune system. A recent report showed that it can also cause an eczema-like rash. Get the details and learn about the symptoms of zinc deficiency in the What It Is section of our Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Review. Also see our Top Picks for zinc supplements and lozenges.

Clinical Update

12/05/2017

Biotin Interference With Vitamin D Test

Last week we reported that high doses of biotin (found in B complexes and hair and nail supplements) can interfere with certain blood tests. A study recently showed that biotin can also artificially inflate a test for vitamin D. Get the details in the "Biotin" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

11/28/2017

Growing Concern with Biotin Causing False Lab Results

Biotin (a B vitamin found in B-complex and hair and nail supplements) can interfere with laboratory results resulting in the missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cardiovascular and hormonal conditions, such as Graves' disease (a form of hyperthyroidism). Physicians and lab personnel may be unaware of this interference. For details, see the "Biotin" section of the B Vitamins Review >>

Clinical Update

3/21/2017

Problem With Aloe Gel

We received a report from a consumer who used a popular aloe gel on her hair, with disastrous results. The product had failed our tests for aloe and listed as "Not Approved" in our Review. For details, see the Updates near the top of the Aloe Liquids, Gels and Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

9/16/2022

A Caution with Low-dose Minoxidil

Although rare, be aware that serious side effects due to pharmacy errors have been reported with low-dose oral minoxidil preparations. Get the details in the How to get low-dose oral minoxidil section of our CL Answer about supplements for hair.

Clinical Update

8/26/2022

Hair Growth Compared

We received and answered the following questions this week:

CL Answer

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

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

Levothyroxine (Synthroid) Supplement Interactions

CL Answer

Do collagen or hyaluronic acid supplements really help aging or wrinkled skin?

Find out if collagen & hyaluronic acid supplements really help for aging or wrinkled skin and for skin care.

Collagen Supplements for Wrinkles? -- woman looking closely at her face in a mirror

CL Answer

Does forskolin help for weight loss? Is it safe?

Learn more about forskolin including weight loss, diet, preventing asthma attacks and its proposed effects on the body.

CL Answer

Can raspberry ketone help me lose weight?

Information on raspberry ketone and whether there is evidence it can help with weight loss.

Raspberry Ketone for Weight Loss -- a raspberry and raspberry ketone capsules

CL Answer

What is Perque Bone Guard Forté? It is safe and effective for bone health?

Find out about the ingredients in Perque Bone Guard Forté, including which ingredients may be beneficial for osteoporosis and bone health and which may be a safety concern.

Bottle of Perque Bone Guard Forte

CL Answer

Will 7-keto DHEA help me lose weight?

Learn more about 7-keto DHEA supplements for weight loss, including clinical results.

7-Keto DHEA for Weight Loss? -- supplement and pills on scale

CL Answer

Does yacon syrup decrease appetite or help with weight loss? How do I find a quality brand?

Can yacon syrup can help with weight loss? Learn more, including clinical evidence, side effects, and dosage.

Yacon syrup for weight loss?

CL Answer

Can supplements help me lose weight?

Learn more about weight loss supplements, including our lab test results and product comparisons.

Supplements to Lose Weight

CL Answer

Can white kidney bean extract really help me lose weight?

Does white kidney bean extract help promote weight loss? Find out more including evidence from clinical studies and dosage.

White Kidney Bean Extract and Weight Loss -- White kidney beans

CL Answer

What is Skinny Fiber and does it really work? I see that glucomannan is a key ingredient. What is that?

Learn more about Skinny Fiber, including its key ingredient glucomannan, evidence from clinical studies, dosage info, and safety.

Skinny Fiber

CL Answer

Can vitamins or other supplements cause a change in the ability to taste, or even a loss of taste?

Find out if supplements or vitamin deficiencies can cause changes in taste, loss of taste or smell. Information about vitamin D, zinc, vitamins A, B6, B12 and others. Plus medications and medical conditions that can alter taste and smell. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Vitamin Deficiency, Supplements and Loss of Taste? -- man with salad looking disinterested, unhappy

Product Review

Weight Loss Supplements Review (7-Keto DHEA, Forskolin and Stimulant Blend Supplements)

Choose the Best Weight Loss Supplement. Be Careful With Weight Loss Supplements — Few Pass Quality Testing and Safety Review.

Weight Loss Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Do any supplements naturally suppress appetite and help with weight loss?

Learn which natural ingredients can suppress appetite and find if these natural appetite suppressants help with weight loss.

Container of natural appetite suppressant supplement with measuring tape and scale in background

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of amla and is it safe?

Learn about amla (Indian gooseberry), including its potential health benefits and possible safety concerns.

Amla supplement capsules being poured onto a wooden table with amla fruit in the background

CL Answer

Does Provitalize work for weight loss and is it safe?

Find out if taking Provitalize, a probiotic supplement that also contains turmeric extract, moringa leaf extract, curry leaf extract and piperine (BioPerine), is safe and beneficial for weight management.

A bottle of Provitalize

CL Answer

Do electrolyte supplements, like Pedialyte, help with hangovers?

Find out if electrolyte supplements and drinks, like Pedialyte, help with hangovers. See the clinical evidence about the effects of drinking alcohol on the balance of electrolytes such as sodium and potassium, plus, other tips for staying hydrated.

Hangover Pic

CL Answer

Are there supplements I should take, or take differently, when intermittent fasting?

Supplements that may help when intermittent fasting. Information about whey protein, CoQ10, magnesium and others, plus coffee, fiber and more.

CL Answer

Are there side effects from collagen supplements?

Find out if there are collagen side effects from supplements (collagen hydrolysate, collagen peptides, etc.) such as nausea, constipation, skin rash and others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Collagen Supplement Side Effects -- woman with stomach pain

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.

Clinical Update

10/23/2011

Hoodia Fails for Weight Loss

For several years, hoodia has been a popular ingredient in weight loss supplements -- despite a lack of evidence. The first significant study of hoodia was just published. It showed no weight loss benefit compared to placebo. Worse, those who got hoodia experienced more side effects. See our Hoodia Review Article for details and information about hoodia. More >>

Clinical Update

9/15/2020

Preventing Muscle Loss with Leucine?

Do supplements with leucine (a branched-chain amino acid or BCAA) prevent muscle loss when muscles are immobilized (such as in a leg brace)? See what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

12/02/2020

Vitamin D and Hearing Loss

A recent analysis showed low levels of vitamin D to be associated with hearing loss. Learn more in the What It Does section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

9/25/2011

Green Tea Extract and Weight Loss

A new study using a high dose of green tea extract showed it to help sedentary overweight men lose weight, while those taking placebo gained weight. This is not the first study to show this potential benefit of green tea extract. The effect may be due to the compound EGCG. Get the facts, including how much EGCG was in the product, in the Weight Loss Supplements Review.  More >>

Clinical Update

10/06/2013

Vitamin D for Post-Menopausal Women

A study compared the effects of low-dose and high-dose vitamin D on bone mineral density in post-menopausal women who were also supplemented with calcium. Both dosages helped prevent loss of bone mineral density, but the higher dose was less efficient in reducing bone turnover, i.e., bone loss, contrary to what the researchers expected.  For details, including dosage, see the updated Vitamin D Supplements Review>>

Clinical Update

9/02/2017

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Aids Fat Loss

A study among overweight women found that substituting extra virgin olive oil for another plant oil led to greater losses of body fat during dieting. See the details in the "What It Does" section of the Extra Virgin Olive Oils Review -- which includes our Top Picks among extra virgin olive oils.

Clinical Update

8/27/2019

Whey Protein for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss?

Did drinking whey protein after resistance exercise help prevent muscle loss and reduce body fat in obese women? See what a recent study found in the Building and maintaining muscle section of the Protein Powders, Shakes and Drinks Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein powders and shakes.

Clinical Update

3/06/2018

Do Probiotics Affect Weight?

Studies have shown some probiotics to help somewhat with weight loss and/or slimming, while others have shown no effect. However, a recent study with a popular probiotic found that it increased weight. Get the details in the Weight and fat loss section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

2/23/2022

Leucine for Muscle Loss?

Did leucine supplementation improve physical function in people ages 70 and older with age-related muscle loss in a recent study? Find out in the Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Which vitamins and minerals should someone over 70 take?

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2020

Seller of Vitamin D, MSM, Selenium & More Warned for Drug Claims

On March 31, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to KetoKerri LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about some of the company's products, including Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

7/12/2017

More Bodybuilding Supplements Recalled

On July 11, 2017, Andropharm recalled two bodybuilding supplements, Sten Z and M1 Alpha, because these products contain derivatives of anabolic steroids.

Recalls & Warnings

6/20/2017

Beware of Bodybuilding Supplements, FDA Warns

On June 20, 2017, the FDA warned consumers to beware of bodybuilding products because a number of these products have been found to contain steroids or steroid-like substances. Such products could cause serious and even life-threatening health risks, including: 

Recalls & Warnings

10/13/2018

Pharmaceutical Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements Pose Danger to Consumers

Almost 800 dietary supplements sold between 2007 and 2016 contained unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Recalls & Warnings

3/28/2008

FDA Warns of Adverse Reactions with Two Liquid Supplements -- Selenium Toxicity Possible

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or consume Total Body Formula in the flavors of Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar, or Total Body Mega Formula in the Orange/Tangerine flavor.

News Release

6/25/2019

ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best B Vitamin Supplements -- 19% of B Vitamin Supplements Fail CL's Tests of Quality

White Plains, New York, June 25, 2019 — B vitamins and complexes are among the most popular supplements sold in the U.S. because B vitamins are essential for a wide range of functions in the body.

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2021

Pantene, Herbal Essences, & Other Brands of Dry Shampoo and Conditioner Recalled Due to Benzene

On December 17, 2021, Procter & Gamble issued a recall of 26 aerosol spray dry shampoos and conditioners from six brands, including Aussie, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, Old Spice, Pantene, and Waterless Hair Care, because some of the products were found to contain benzene.

News Release

3/07/2019

Best Coconut and MCT Oils Identified by ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, March 7, 2019 — Coconut oil is often promoted as a "healthy fat" and an alternative source of energy to help with weight loss and in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease because it contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).

Recalls & Warnings

6/03/2008

Selenium Toxicity from a Supplement

The June 2008 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine provides a recent case report describing the symptoms of a woman and her husband after taking a liquid supplement found to contain excessive selenium.

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2008

Update: Hazardous Levels of Selenium Confirmed by FDA in Two Supplements

On April 11, 2008, the FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that it has found hazardous levels of selenium in samples of certain flavors of the dietary supplement products "Total Body Formula" and "Total Body Mega Formula.

Recalls & Warnings

5/10/2021

Collagen & Biotin Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On May 6, 2021, Bloommy, Inc. issued a recall of Bloommy Biotin Collagen Keratin Capsules for Skin, Joint, and Hair due to the presence of a fish allergen for the collagen-based ingredient.

Recalls & Warnings

12/01/2017

Health Research Labs Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of False Claims, Deceptive Marketing of BioTherapex and NeuroPlus

On November 30, 2017, the FTC announced Health Research Laboratories LLC and owner, Kramer Duhon, agreed to settle charges that they made false claims about the company's products, BioTherapex and NeuroPlus.

Recalls & Warnings

4/28/2017

Marketers of Weight Loss System Agree to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims

On April 21, 2017, the FTC announced the marketers of the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System (NutriMost, LLC and NutriMost Doctors, LLC) agreed to settle charges they made false claims about the product.

Recalls & Warnings

3/16/2018

FTC Sends Refund Checks to Consumers of Unproven Weight-Loss Products

On March 15, 2018, the FTC announced it is mailing 18,301 checks totaling more than $437,000 to consumers who purchased weight-loss products from Colby Fox, Christopher Reinhold, and their companies, Tachht, Inc. and Teqqi, LLC.

Recalls & Warnings

10/11/2016

Seller of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Settles FTC Charges of False Advertising

On October 5, 2016, the FTC announced the sellers of the liquid glucosamine and chondroitin supplement Supple (Supple LLC) agreed to settle charges they made false claims about the product.

Recalls & Warnings

10/01/2016

No Evidence Supplement Can Reverse or Prevent Gray Hair, Says FTC

On September 23, 2016, the FTC announced a U.S. district court has issued a judgement prohibiting the makers of Grey Defence dietary supplements from making claims the products can reverse or prevent grey hair, unless they are not misleading and are supported by reliable scientific evidence.

Recalls & Warnings

1/16/2018

Marketers of CellAssure and Cognify Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Cancer Claims

On January 11, 2018, the FTC announced that CellMark Biopharma, LLC and its CEO, Derek E.

Recalls & Warnings

7/01/2015

Undeclared Drugs Found In Male Enhancement Supplements

On June 10, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter American Lifestyle, following tests which found the company's sexual enhancement supplements Vicerex and Sudibil-Xr to contain the undeclared drugs propoxyphenyl thioaildenafil and tadalafil.

News Release

2/28/2015

Use of Magnesium and Probiotics Rise, Multivitamins and Weight Loss Supplements Fall, According to ConsumerLab.com Survey

White Plains, New York, February 28, 2015 — A recent survey of over 10,000 people who use dietary supplements shows the most popular dietary supplement to be fish oil, followed by multivitamins, CoQ10, vitamin D, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, probiotics, and vitamin C.

News Release

7/07/2014

Which Weight Loss Supplements Are Best? ConsumerLab.com Reviews the Evidence and Tests the Quality of Popular Products

White Plains, New York, July 7, 2014 — Dozens of supplement ingredients have been touted for weight loss, but which have the strongest evidence showing they work and, among those, which products are highest in quality? To answer these questions, ConsumerLab.

News Release

11/06/2012

50% of Green Coffee Bean Supplements Don't Contain Expected Amounts of Ingredient for Weight Loss, According to ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York, November 6, 2012 — Clinical studies suggest green coffee bean extract (GCBE) supplements can aid weight loss, but recent tests by ConsumerLab.com indicate that many popular brands dont contain the amounts of extract listed on their labels.

News Release

1/17/2012

Do African mango supplements help with weight loss? ConsumerLab.com investigates the evidence

White Plains, New York — January 17, 2012 — African mango supplements are touted to help shed pounds, but do they really work? "Long-term weight loss with African mango has not been proven," said says Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

12/09/2021

Florida Man Convicted for Distributing Steroids Labeled as Dietary Supplements

On December 9, 2021, 37-year-old Florida resident James Boccuzzi was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

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.

Recalls & Warnings

6/16/2020

FDA Warns Four Companies for Unsafe "Homeopathic" Injectables

On June 16, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to four manufacturers of unapproved injectable drugs labeled as homeopathic.

Recalls & Warnings

11/09/2019

Biotin Supplements Can Cause False Lab Test Results

On November 5, 2019, the FDA reminded consumers and health care providers that high amounts of biotin (vitamin B-7), found in many supplements, can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect results that may go undetected.

Recalls & Warnings

8/17/2021

Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Sibutramine Recalled

Two companies (including one Ebay seller) recently recalled weight loss supplements that were found to contain sibutramine.

News Release

3/02/2010

ConsumerLab.com finds carcinogenic form of chromium in supplements, including those for weight loss -- Reviews published of supplements containing chromium, green tea, 7-keto DHEA and stimulant formulas

White Plains, New York — March 2, 2010 — A carcinogenic form of chromium, hexavalent chromium, is present is some dietary supplements, according to new tests by ConsumerLab.com.

News Release

11/15/2005

Testing by ConsumerLab.com identifies many problems with popular supplements for weight loss, slimming, and blood sugar control

Westchester, NY — November 15, 2005 — In a series of reports released today, ConsumerLab.com revealed test results for supplements used for weight loss, slimming, and blood sugar control. Among the twenty-three products that ConsumerLab.

News Release

4/03/2002

More than one in five weight loss, slimming and/or diabetes supplements fail ConsumerLab.com evaluation — Problems found in chromium and pyruvate products; CLA products fine

WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 3, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that more than one in five products failed its recent Product Review of Weight Loss, Slimming and Diabetes-Management Supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

5/11/2022

FDA Warns 10 Companies for Selling Workout Supplements With Dangerous Ingredients

On May 4, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to 10 companies for selling products promoted for muscle building, fat burning and other uses that contain potentially dangerous ingredients not permitted in dietary supplements, including hordenine, higenamine, 5-alpha-hydroxy-laxogenin, and CBD.

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2020

FDA Finds Unapproved Drugs in Many Weight Loss and Sexual Enhancement Products Sold Online

On December 18, 2020, the FDA warned consumers that certain products promoted for weight loss, body building, sexual enhancement, pain relief, sleep, and other uses because may contain harmful ingredients.

Recalls & Warnings

3/26/2021

Nine Banned Stimulants Found in Workout, Weight Loss Supplements

Recent analysis of 17 brands of sports/energy and weight loss supplements sold in the U.S. found nine prohibited stimulants formulated into eight different combinations, and none of these combinations have been studied in people.

Recalls & Warnings

5/20/2015

Supplements to Eliminate Gray Hair Not Supported by Science, Says FTC

On May 13, 2015, the FTC announced marketers of GetAwayGrey and Rise-N-Shine, dietary supplements promoted to reverse or prevent gray hair, have agreed to settle charges that claims made about the products are not supported by science.

Recalls & Warnings

6/21/2016

"Doctor Trusted" Seal and Certification Program for Dietary Supplements Misleading and Meaningless, Says FTC

SmartClick Media LLC, also doing business as Doctor Trusted, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that its "Doctor Trusted" seal and certificates, which appeared on some 800 websites promoting health products and dietary supplements, ...

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7/27/2021

"Miss Slim" Capsules Recalled

On July 20, 2021, HIS issued a recall of all lots and presentations of Miss Slim capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sibutramine.

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3/09/2004

FTC Stops False Advertising by Makers of Weight Loss and Arthritis “Cures”

On March 9, 2004, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that several direct mail marketers have agreed to pay $2.

Recalls & Warnings

1/28/2020

Weight Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On January 13, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Wave Miami, LLC because the company's weight loss supplement, Lipro Dietary Capsule was found to contain the prescription medication tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

5/19/2020

FTC Sends Refund Checks to Consumers of Unproven Weight Loss and Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On May 19, 2020, the FTC announced it is mailing 143,636 checks totaling more than $8,500,000 to consumers who purchased deceptively marketed supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

10/16/2018

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Hidden Drug Recalled

On October 15, 2018, Fat Burners Zone issued a recall of one lot of its Zero Xtreme weight loss supplement because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

4/14/2020

Teami Tea Settles Charges of Unproven Claims and Deceptive Celebrity Endorsements

On March 6, 2020, the FTC announced that Teami, LLC, a marketer of tea and skin care products, agreed to settle charges that it was selling products with unproven claims and misleading celebrity endorsements.

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1/29/2019

Prescription Drugs Found in Four Weight Loss Supplements

On January 28, 2019, the FDA the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein:

  • Slim Bio Capsules were found to contain sibutramine, N-desmethylsibutramine, ...

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1/22/2019

Weight Loss Supplement Tainted With Drug

On January 10, 2019, the FDA warned consumers not to use the weight loss supplement Slimina, because it was found to contain sibutramine.

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6/21/2005

Marketers of “Himalayan Diet Breakthrough” Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising

On June 20, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that AVS Marketing, Inc., and its president, William R. Heid, have agreed to pay $400,000 in consumer redress to settle FTC charges that they deceptively marketed a purported weight-loss pill called “Himalayan Diet Breakthrough.

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6/20/2019

Weight Loss, Muscle & Energy Supplements Linked to Adverse Events in Children and Young Adults

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy are associated with an increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to the consumption of vitamins, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the Adolescent ...

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3/06/2019

GoLean Detox Recalled

On February 25, 2019, GoLean Detox USA issued a recall of all lots of GoLean DETOX capsules within expiry because they were found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

6/19/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Weight Control Patches

On June 6, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Health Management Group, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

2/27/2018

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On February 27, 2018, Bella All Natural recalled their "Diet Capsules" because they contain sibutramine. 

Recalls & Warnings

6/08/2018

NutriMost Weight-Loss System Consumers Can Submit Claim for Refund

On May 17, 2018, the FTC announced consumers who purchased the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area between October 1, 2012, and August 9, 2016 can now submit a claim for a refund as part of settle agreement. The refund claim form can be found here.

Recalls & Warnings

7/01/2003

Direct Marketers of Weight Loss, Impotence, and Arthritis Supplements Charged with Deceptive Claims

On July 1, 2003, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced three enforcement actions against direct marketers of weight-loss products containing ephedra. The two settlements and one complaint, filed in U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

8/31/2007

FTC Stops Spammers Selling Bogus Hoodia and Human Growth Hormone

On August 23, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced that spammers must stop sending unwanted and illegal e-mail messages about hoodia weight-loss products and human growth hormone anti-aging products the FTC alleges don't work.

Recalls & Warnings

7/10/2017

Bodybuilding Supplements Containing Steroid-Like Substances Recalled

On June 29, 2017, Hardcore Formulations recalled all lots and expiration dates of their products Ultra-Sten and D-Zine, bodybuilding supplements found to contain methylstenbolone and dymethazine, which are derivatives of anabolic steroids.

Recalls & Warnings

2/04/2017

Five Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

The FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2017

Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

The FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain undeclared drugs:

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12/23/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Antidepressant

On December 22, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Queen Slimming Soft Gel because it was found to contain undeclared fluoxetine and sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/08/2016

Weight Loss Supplements Contain Hidden Drugs, FDA Warns

The FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

11/01/2016

Eleven Weight Loss Supplements Contain Undeclared Drugs, FDA Warns

The FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared drugs:

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11/11/2016

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Weight Loss Supplement

On November 9, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Supreme Slim 5.7 because it was found to contain sildenafil and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

4/01/2017

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On March 28, 2017, Envy Me issued a recall of weight loss supplement LaBri's Body Health Atomic because it was found to contain undeclared sibutramine. Sibutramine, the active ingredient in the obesity drug Meridia, was removed from the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

7/26/2017

Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On July 25, 2017, EZ Weight Loss TX recalled their supplements La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules after FDA analysis found the products to be tainted with sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

10/13/2017

Hi-Tech To Pay Over 40 Million to Settle FTC Charges of False Claims

On October 11, 2017, a U.S. District Judge ruled that Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

10/07/2017

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On October 5, 2017, Kiriko, LLC recalled recalled all lots of A1 Slim 30 capsules after FDA analysis found the products to contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

7/28/2013

B Vitamin Supplement Found To Contain Anabolic Steroids

On July 26, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50, a vitamin B dietary supplement which was found to contain anabolic steroids, methasterone and dimethazine.

Recalls & Warnings

2/25/2017

Radio "Infomercials" for Cognitive and Joint Health Supplements Deceived Consumers, Says FTC

On February 22, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General announced a complaint the marketers of CogniPrin and FlexiPrin, charging that they made misleading claims about the supplements in radio infomercials deceptively formatted as talk shows.

Recalls & Warnings

2/09/2017

Federal Court Orders Dietary Supplement Distributor to Stop Selling Its Products

On February 9, 2017, the FDA announced that VivaCeuticals Inc, doing business as Regeneca Worldwide, has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were found to contain unsafe ingredients including DMAA.

Recalls & Warnings

1/31/2016

Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach Weight Supplements Recalled

On January 28, 2015, Lucy's Weight Loss System issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss supplements Pink Bikini (white capsules, blue capsules and gold capsules) and Shorts on the Beach (blue capsules and gold capsules) because they contain undeclared sibutramine, ...

Recalls & Warnings

11/25/2016

DMAA Product Recalled

On November 23, 2016, NutriVitaShop (a dba of Naturecom Inc.) issued a recall of its DMAA net weight 500g because it may contain DMAA.

Recalls & Warnings

8/02/2013

Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Multimineral Supplements Recalled Due To Anabolic Steroid Risk

On July 31, 2013, Purity First Health Products, Inc.

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7/30/2004

FTC Sues Florida Man for Illegal Spam and False "Human Growth Hormone" Product Claims

On July 29, 2004, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that a federal court in Chicago has issued a court order halting illegal spamming and deceptive product claims, and has also frozen the assets of Creaghan A. Harry, a resident of Boca Raton, Florida.

Recalls & Warnings

12/12/2015

Pink Bikini Weight Supplement Recalled

On December 9, 2015, Lucy's Weight Loss System issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss supplement Pink Bikini white powder capsules because they were found to contain undeclared diclofenac. 

Recalls & Warnings

12/05/2015

Lipo Escultura Weight Loss Capsules Recalled

On December 3, 2015 Lipo Escultura Corp. (doing business as JAT Productos Naturales Corp.) issued a voluntary recall of weight loss supplement Lipo Escultura capsules because they were found to contain sibutramine and diclofenac.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2015

Four Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Drugs

On October 23, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein and/or sildenfil. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments:

Recalls & Warnings

4/13/2016

"Super Herbs" Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On April 11, 2016 Super Herbs issued a recall of all lots of weight loss supplement SUPER HERBS because it was found to contain sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/or phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

3/29/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Envy BP Contains Undeclared Drug

On March 28, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement ENVY BP because it was found to contain undeclared sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/20/2016

FDA Warns of Weight Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs

On March 17, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2015

Ultimate Herbal Slimcaps Recalled

On November 19, 2015 Fit Firm and Fabulous issued a voluntary recall certain lots of weight loss supplement Ultimate Herbal Slimcap capsules because they were found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/10/2015

"Natureal" Weight Supplement Recalled

On November 9, 2015 Inaffit, LLC issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss supplement Natureal because it was found to contain undeclared sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

12/23/2015

"Bee Extremely Amazed" Recalls Weight Supplements

On December 22, 2015, Bee Extremely Amazed LLC issued a voluntary recall of all lots of the following weight loss supplements, which were found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein: 

Recalls & Warnings

2/06/2016

Marketers of Weight Supplements AF Plus and Final Trim Violated Consumer Protection Laws, Says FTC

On January 19, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and State of Maine's Office of the Attorney General charged marketers of weight loss supplements AF Plus and Final Trim with violating consumer protection laws.

Recalls & Warnings

7/03/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On June 1, 2016, Dream Body Weight Loss issued a recall of all lots of the following weight loss supplements listed because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine:

  • Dream Body Extreme Gold 800 mg 30 gold capsules

Recalls & Warnings

12/01/2015

Weight Supplements Found to Contain Antidepressant and Other Prescription Drugs

On November 19, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain prescription drugs. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments:

Recalls & Warnings

2/05/2016

Garcinia, Green Coffee Marketers Pay $43 Million to Settle Charges of False Weight Loss Claims

Sale Slash, LLC, has agreed to pay more than $43 million to settle FTC charges it used unsubstantiated claims and fake celebrity endorsements to promote its Premium Green Coffee, Pure Garcinia Cambogia, Premium White Kidney Bean Extract, Pure Forskolin Extract, and Pure Caralluma Fimbriata Extract ...

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2015

Don't Get Stung by Bee Pollen

On December 18, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following supplments promoted for weight loss because they were found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein:

Recalls & Warnings

8/20/2016

Smart Lipo Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

On June 16, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Centro Naturista because the company's weight loss supplement, Smart Lipo, was found to contain undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

5/02/2016

Weight Loss Supplements Containing Hidden Drugs Recalled

On April 29, 2016 Making It A Lifestyle, L.L.C. issued a recall of all lots of weight loss supplements 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced and Black Label X because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine and sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/07/2016

Step 2 Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On June 7, 2016, The Body Shot Bar issued a recall of all lots of weight loss supplement Step 2 60 gold capsule (350 mg per) capsules which were distributed between March 1 through May 6 2016 because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

5/07/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug, FDA Warns

On May 6, 2016 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Step 2 because it was found to contain undeclared sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2015

"Thirty Plus" Contains Hidden Drug

On December 18, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Thirty Plus because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2015

Drugs Found in Jenesis Weight Supplement

On December 18, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Jenesis because it was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

4/02/2016

Propell Platinum Contains Undeclared Drugs

On March 29, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Propell Platinum because it was found to contain undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

4/16/2016

Workout Supplement Containing Acacia Rigidula Recalled

On March 18, 2016, Nubreed Nutrition, Inc. issued a recall of all lots of its "pre-workout" supplement Undisputed which is labeled as containing Acacia rigidula, an ingredient which is not permitted in dietary supplements. 

Recalls & Warnings

4/08/2016

Large Doses of Stimulant Methylsynephrine Found In Weight Loss Supplements

Amounts of methylsynephrine found in some supplements exceed prescription dosages, according to new study published in Drug Testing and Analysis.

Recalls & Warnings

4/06/2016

FDA Warns of Stimulant Methylsynephrine In Supplements

On March 31, 2016, the FDA issued warning letters to seven companies selling products containing methylsynephrine (also called p-hydroxyephedrine or Oxilofrine), a stimulant drug which is not permitted in dietary supplements in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

3/15/2016

FDA Warns Sellers of Weight and Workout Supplements Containing Acacia Rigidula

On March 7, 2016, the FDA issued warning letters to five sellers of supplements which were labeled as containing Acacia rigidula, an ingredient which is not permitted in dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

2/16/2016

Work Out and Weight Supplements Contain Synthetic Amphetamine-Like Compound

On February 3, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to ATS Labs, LLC because labels for the company's work out and weight loss supplements CFI, Weapon-X Pre-Workout Extreme, and Lady Lean list a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound, 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate (also called ...

Recalls & Warnings

1/06/2015

FDA Warns of Weight Loss Supplement Dangers

On January 5, 2015, the FDA warned consumers that many weight loss products, including supplements, coffees and teas, may promise results they cannot deliver, or contain dangerous hidden drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2014

Company Recalls Second Weight Loss Supplement

On December 19, 2014, Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. issued a recall of one lot of weight loss supplement B-Lipo Capsules because they were found to contain Lorcaserin.

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On December 19, 2014, Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. issued a recall of one lot of weight loss supplement SLIM-K Capsules because they were found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/19/2015

Don't Rely on Homeopathic Asthma Products, FDA Warns

On March 19, 2015, the FDA warned consumers who have asthma, or who have a child with asthma, not to rely on homeopathic products that promise to treat asthma or asthma-related symptoms.

Recalls & Warnings

10/10/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Multiple Drugs

On October 10, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use the dietary supplement Japan Hokkaido Slimming Weight Loss Pills because it was found to multiple contain undeclared drugs, including sibutramine, phenolphthalein, benzocaine and diclofenac.

Recalls & Warnings

5/16/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Found To Contain Drug

On May 16, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Asset Bold because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

10/02/2015

Drug Found in Two Weight Loss Supplements

On October 1, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain sibutramine:

Recalls & Warnings

3/19/2015

Three Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

On March 18, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain undeclared drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

5/02/2015

Drug Found in Two Weight Loss Supplements

The FDA recently warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

8/07/2015

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On August 6, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Achieving Zero because it was found to contain sibutramine. 

Recalls & Warnings

7/25/2015

Weight Supplement Found to Contain Three Drugs

On July 23, 2015 Life & More, L.L.C. issued a voluntary recall of 783 bottles from one lot of Akttive High Performance Fat Burner Gold weight loss capsules because they were found to contain the undeclared drugs sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

7/02/2015

Undeclared Drugs Found in Two Weight Loss Supplements

On July 2, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared drugs. Click on the name of each product to read the full warning.

Recalls & Warnings

11/24/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On November 24, 2014 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Super Extreme Accelerator because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/05/2014

Slimming Coffee Found to Contain Drug

On November 4, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use the dietary supplement V26 Slimming Coffee because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/03/2015

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement Containing Drug

On February 28, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic (USPLabs) because it was found to contain fluoxetine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/02/2015

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On February 28, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Nine Slim because it was found to contain phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

2/26/2015

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Multiple Drugs

On February 25, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Lean Body Extreme because it was found to contain sibutramine, desmethyl sibutramine, phenolphthalein, and sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/21/2015

FTC Mails Refund Checks to Consumers Who Purchased Weight Loss Pills

As part of a $500,000 settlement over "outrageous" weight-loss claims made by a supplement company called the "Freedom Center Against Obesity," the FTC is mailing 11,585 refund checks this week to consumers who purchased the company's Double Shot diet pills.

Recalls & Warnings

2/10/2015

Five Weight Loss Supplements Recalled

On January 9, 2015, Detox Transforms Health and Nutrition issued a voluntary recall of five weight loss supplements because they were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

2/03/2015

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On February 3, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Yanhee Slim because it was found to contain lorcaserin.

Recalls & Warnings

5/13/2015

Amberen Weight Loss Claims Not Supported by Evidence, Says FTC

On May 12, 2015, the FTC announced it filed a complaint to stop Lunada Biomedical Inc. from advertising that its product Amberen is clinically proven to cause substantial weight loss in women over 40.

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2015

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Prescription Anti-Depressant, Other Drugs

On March 3, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Natural Max Slimming because it was found to contain fluoxetine, sildenafil and sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2015

Weight Supplement Containing Drugs Recalled

On March 10, 2015, UltraZx, Labs, L.L.C, issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss supplement UltraZx because it was found to contain undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

3/06/2015

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement Containing Hidden Drug

On March 5, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement L-Carnitine Sob Strengthening Version Slimming Miracle Capsule because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/27/2014

Three Weight Loss Supplements Containing Drugs Recalled

On March 25, 2014, New Life Nutritional Center issued a voluntary recall of all lots of Super Fat Burner capsules, Maxi Gold capsules and Esmeralda softgels because they were found to contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein or a combination of both drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

10/10/2014

FDA Warns Consumers of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drugs

On October 10, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use the dietary supplement Sit and Slim II because it was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

9/13/2014

Three Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

On September 12, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

3/26/2015

Green Algae Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On March 26, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Green Algae Combination (Crane Beauty) because it was found to contain lorcaserin.

Recalls & Warnings

6/11/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement

On June 10, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement La Jiao Shou Shen because it was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

6/05/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy Use Weight Loss Supplement Containing Hidden Drugs

On June 5, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement B-Perfect because it was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

5/01/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On April 29, 2014, dietary supplement distributor Bacai Inc. issued a voluntary recall of one lot of weight loss supplement LiteFit USA because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

4/18/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On April 9, 2014, Nature's Universe issued a voluntary recall of all lots of Thinogenics weight loss capsules sold prior to February 6, 2014 because they were found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/07/2005

FTC Stops Bogus Ads for "Bio Trim" and Other Weight-loss Products

On November 7, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that under the terms of a consent agreement that it has approved, Tustin, California based Natural Products, LLC, All Natural 4 U, LLC and their owner, Ana M.

Recalls & Warnings

6/16/2009

FDA Warns of Loss of Sense of Smell with Zicam Nasal Gel/Nasal Swab

On June 16, 2009, the U.S. FDA warned consumers and healthcare professionals to discontinue use of three Zicam Nasal Gel/Nasal Swab products sold over-the-counter as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell that may be long-lasting or permanent.

Recalls & Warnings

8/08/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On August 3, 2013, CTV Best Group issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss supplement BEST SLIM because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

8/06/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recall Expanded

On August 5, 2013, Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc., issued a voluntary recall of herbal weight loss supplements Quick Thin and Bethel Advance because they were found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

10/10/2013

Six Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

On October 10, 2013, the FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use the six weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain one or both of the undeclared drugs sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

6/19/2013

Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs, FDA Warns

On June 17, 2013, the FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use the weight loss supplements listed because they were found to contain one or both of the undeclared drugs sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

9/09/2015

Weight Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On September 3, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplement Meizi Super Power Fruits Herbal Slimming Formula because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

12/10/2002

Company Ordered to Cease Deceptive Marketing of Weight Loss Product

A U.S. District Court in Texas has ordered Mark Nutritionals, maker of Body Solutions Evening Weight Loss Formula, to stop making certain claims with regard to the product. The order is in response to a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing the company of false advertising.

Recalls & Warnings

6/30/2013

Weight Loss Supplements Recalled Due To Undeclared Drug

On May 21, 2013, the Dolphin Intertrade Corp. issued a voluntary recall of one lot of weight loss supplement JaDera and all lots of weight loss supplement Xiyouji Qingzhi, which were found to contain the undeclared drug sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/30/2013

"Diuretic" Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On November 29, 2013, IQ Formulations issued a recall of all lots of diuretic weight loss supplement HYDRAVAX because one lot of the supplement was found to contain an undeclared prescription diuretic drug.

Recalls & Warnings

8/20/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Formulas For Men and Women Recalled Due To Undeclared Drugs

On August 16, 2013, Herbal Give Care LLC issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss dietary supplements Esbelder man, Esbelder fem and Esbelder siloutte because they were found to contain the undeclared drugs sibutramine, N-desmethylsibutramine, and N-di-desmethylsibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

4/16/2014

Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Prescription Antidepressant and Other Drugs

On March 7, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Deseo Rebajar Inc. because the company's following weight loss products were found to contain drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2014

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drug

On April 10, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

4/03/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Drugs Recalled

On April 2, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement New You because it was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

6/18/2014

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

On June 17, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

9/13/2014

Marketer Banned From Selling Weight Loss Products

In order to settle FTC charges of deceptive weight loss claims, John Matthew Dwyer III, the co-founder of HealthyLife Sciences, LLC, has agreed to no longer manufacture or market weight loss supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

3/19/2014

Weight Loss "Coffee" Found to Contain Drug

On March 19, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use Vitaccino Coffee because it contains sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

2/28/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Undeclared Drug

On February 18, 2014, Health Canada warned consumers not to use weight loss supplement LV Shou Reduces Fat because it contains sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

5/06/2014

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Drug

On May 5, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/27/2014

Bee Pollen and Weight Loss Supplements Recalled

On March 26, 2014, Pure Edge Nutrition, LLC issued a voluntary recall of Bella Vi Insane Bee Pollen Capsules, Bella Vi BTrim Ultimate Boost, Bella Vi BTrim Max, Bella Vi Extreme Accelerator, Bella Vi Insane Amp'd, and two lots of Bella Vi Amp'd Up because they were found to contain sibutramine, ...

Recalls & Warnings

1/09/2014

Four Companies Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss Claims

On January 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that marketers for four weight loss products have agreed to settlements over charges of deceptive weight loss claims.

Recalls & Warnings

3/03/2015

Weight Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On March 2, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Elimulating Weight & Toxin Keeping Beauty because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

6/06/2015

Weight Supplement Recalled

On June 3, 2015 SmartLipo365 issued a voluntary recall of 122 lots of Smart Lipo because they were found to contain the undeclared drugs sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

11/26/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Hidden Drug

On November 25, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Slim Vie because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/25/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement

On November 24, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Bee Slim because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

12/12/2014

Marketers of HCG Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss Claims

Marketers of HCG Platinum drops have agreed to pay $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that claims the drops could cause rapid and substantial weight loss were deceptive and not supported by scientific evidence.

Recalls & Warnings

10/22/2014

Supplements Recalled Years Ago Remain on the Market, Still Contain Hidden Drugs

On October 21, 2014, a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that almost 10% of the supplements that have been recalled over the past few years are still on the market - and many still contain the hidden drugs which prompted their initial recall.

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2013

Five Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drug

On December 19, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

10/09/2014

New Synthetic Stimulant Found in Supplements

A synthetic stimulant never before studied in humans, 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), was found in a dozen supplements sold by U.S. distributors in dosages from 13 to 20 mg per serving (Cohen, Drug Test Analys 2014).

Recalls & Warnings

9/15/2005

Weight Loss Pill Marketer in Settlement with New Jersey Attorney General

On August 16, 2005, New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey and Consumer Affairs Director, Kimberly Ricketts, announced that Goen Technologies Corp.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On November 14, 2013, Deseo Rebajar Inc. issued a recall of one lot of weight loss supplement Adipotrim XT because it was found to contain undeclared fluoxetine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/07/2013

FDA Warns Consumers of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Multiple Drugs

On November 7, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss Capsules because they were found to contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein, and sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2013

Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs Recalled

On July 19, 2013, Herbal Give Care LLC issued a voluntary recall of all lots of weight loss supplements Esbelin siloutte te and Esbelin siloutte Herbal Blend with L-Carnitine because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine, N-desmethylsibutramine, and N-di-desmethylsibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

4/03/2012

“Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Green” Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

April 3, 2012: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use "Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Green," a product for weight loss sold on various websites, such as www.amazon.com, and distributed by Xiushentang.

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2003

FTC Challenges Weight-loss Claims for Slim Down Solution

The Federal Trade Commission today charged Slim Down Solution, LLC, Maderia Management, Inc., and several related companies and individuals with using false and unsubstantiated claims in the marketing and advertising of "Slim Down Solution" - a purported weight-loss product.

Recalls & Warnings

6/16/2004

Ads for Various Diet Pills and Topical Gels Don’t Cut the Fat, Says the FTC

On June 16, 2004, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)charged a Utah-based company, five related corporations, and three individuals operating as a common enterprise with making numerous false and unsubstantiated claims for weight-loss and fat-loss gels and supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

5/11/2006

Weight-Loss Marketers Pay $3 Million for Deceptive Advertising

On May 11, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that sellers making questionable weight-loss and fat-loss claims to peddle skin gels and diet supplements will pay $3 million to settle charges that their deceptive claims violated federal law.

Recalls & Warnings

7/10/2014

Five Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

On July 8, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

12/24/2013

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement

On December 19, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Dr. Ming's Chinese Capsule because it was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

5/15/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Buy Or Use Weight Loss Supplement

On May 12, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Asset Bee Pollen because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

2/17/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recall Expanded to Include Additional Products

On February 4, 2014, MyNicKnaxs, LLC, which first issued a recall of Reduce Weight Fruta Planta, issued a recall of nine additional weight loss supplements: Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming, ...

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2014

Weight Loss Supplements Recalled

On November 19, 2014, REFA Enterprises, LLC issued a voluntary recall of one lot each of Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen and Forever Beautiful Infinity because they were found to contain sibutramine or a combination of sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

5/09/2015

Marketers Charged with Using Stolen Email Accounts to Promote Weight Loss Supplements Temporarily Shut Down

On May 4, 2015, the FTC announced it has obtained a court order to temporarily halt the operations of weight loss marketers Sale Slash, charging that the company used affiliate marketers to send illegal spam emails and post banner ads online that led consumers to fake news sites.

Recalls & Warnings

4/09/2006

Sellers of Children’s Weight-Loss Product Settle FTC Charges

On April 6, 2006, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the marketers of Pedia Loss, a purported children’s weight-loss product, and Fabulously Feminine, a supposed female libido enhancement product, had agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false and ...

Recalls & Warnings

6/27/2013

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs

On June 27, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to use or buy two dietary supplements for weight loss which were found to contain the undeclared sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

11/06/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drugs

On November 5, 2013, the FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use the weight loss supplement Goodliness Fat-Reducing capsules, which were sold on various websites, because they were found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

11/20/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drugs

On November 19, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplement Slim Max because it was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

11/12/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found To Contain Drugs

On November 8, 2013, Health Canada warned consumers of a number of weight loss products that have been found to contain sibutramine or phenolphthalein, including Paiyouji Natural Slimming Capsules, which may be available for purchase to U.S. consumers through online retailers.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2013

FDA Warns of Five More Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs

On November 21, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain one or both of the undeclared drugs sibutramine and phenolphthalein:

Recalls & Warnings

8/31/2012

Energy, Fat Loss Supplement Recalled For Ephedrine Alkaloids

On August 28, 2012, dietary supplement re-sale distributor Brand New Energy (BNE) issued a recall of EphBurn 25 after FDA testing found the product to contain ephedrine alkaloids.

Recalls & Warnings

1/09/2009

FDA Expands Warning to Consumers About Tainted Weight Loss Pills

On January 8, 2009, the U.S. FDA expanded its nationwide alert to consumers about tainted weight loss pills that contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients. On December 22, 2008, FDA warned consumers not to purchase or consume 28 different products marketed for weight loss.

Recalls & Warnings

12/12/2014

FTC Mails Refund Checks to Consumers Who Purchased Sensa

As part of a $26,023,329 settlement over false weight-loss claims made by marketers of Sensa, the FTC is mailing 477,083 refund checks this week to consumers who purchased Sensa "sprinkles."

Recalls & Warnings

10/21/2014

Seller of Weight Loss Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On October 7, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to YoungYou International, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

1/27/2015

Green Coffee Bean Supplement Marketer Settles FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims

On January 26, 2015, the FTC announced that Pure Health LLC, Genesis Today, and owner of both companies, Lindsey Duncan, will pay $9 million to settle charges of deceptive weight loss claims made about the companies' green coffee bean extract products.

Recalls & Warnings

2/14/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Drug Recalled

On February 4, 2014, MyNicKnaxs, LLC. issued a recall of weight loss supplement Reduce Weight Fruta Planta because it was found to contain phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

1/30/2014

Four Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Drugs

On January 28, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the four weight loss supplements listed below because they were found to contain sibutramine or phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

1/23/2014

"Slimming" Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

On January 21, 2014, the FDA advised consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplements Dream Body Slimming Capsule and Magic Slim because they were found to contain sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

9/09/2014

Maker of Popular Green Coffee Bean Extract Settles FTC Charges of Unsupported Weight Loss Claims

Applied Food Sciences, Inc., maker of green coffee bean extract GCA, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle FTC charges that weight loss claims made about the extract were not supported by scientific evidence.

Recalls & Warnings

8/31/2004

Two Makers of Weight Loss and Sex Enhancement Supplements Stopped From Making Unsubstantiated Claims

On August 27, 2004, the Federal Trade Commmission (FTC) reported that two Maine-based dietary supplement marketers and their principals have agreed to settle FTC charges that they made deceptive advertising claims about their dietary supplement products, in violation of federal law.

Recalls & Warnings

6/14/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found To Contain Undeclared Drug

On June 6, 2013, the FDA warned consumers that weight loss dietary supplement XIYOUJI QINGZHI CAPSULE was found to contain undeclared simbutrimine.

Recalls & Warnings

6/12/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drugs

On June 11, 2013, Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Bethel 30 herbal weight loss supplement because it was found to contain undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

2/22/2012

"Japan Weight Loss Blue" Pills Dangerous According to FDA

On February 18, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to purchase or use “Japan Weight Loss Blue,” a product for weight loss sold on various websites, including www.vitaminbestbuy.com.

Recalls & Warnings

7/30/2003

Maker of Weight-Loss and Cellulite Treatment Ordered to Stop False Claims and Pay Consumer Redress

On July 30, 2003 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that a Canadian-based company operating in the United States under the name “Bio Lab,” and its president, Jean-Francois Brochu, have agreed to settle FTC charges that they deceived consumers through false and unsubstantiated advertising ...

Recalls & Warnings

6/16/2004

FTC Challenges Ads for Kids’ Weight Loss Pill and Female Sexuality Supplement

On June 16, 2004 The Federal Trade Commission announced that it had charged three Florida-based companies and their principals with making false and unsubstantiated claims in connection with the advertising for “Pedia Loss,” a purported children’s weight loss product.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2003

Court Closes the Doors on Company That Sold Weight Loss Supplement

On October 24, 2003, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)announced that Mark Nutritionals, Inc. and Edward D’Alessandro, Jr. have agreed to settle federal charges that they used false and unsubstantiated claims to sell their weight-loss product.

Recalls & Warnings

2/01/2012

FDA Warns Seller of Almased Weight Loss Product of Marketing Violations

On January 18, 2011, the U.S. FDA sent a Warning Letter to Almased USA regarding legal violations in its marketing of its Almased product (Almased Synergy Diet).

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.

Recalls & Warnings

12/05/2012

Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit To Be Settled

Iovate Health Sciences Inc. has agreed to a settlement of $25.3 million, pending final court approval, in a class action lawsuit that alleged the company deceived consumers about the safety of its Hydroxycut weight loss supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

12/06/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Claims Challenged

On November 27, 2013, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended HealthyLife Sciences, LLC, modify or discontinue the use of certain claims made about the company's weight loss supplement Healthe Trim.

Recalls & Warnings

4/26/2015

FDA Identifies More Products Listing Synthetic Amphetamine

On April 22, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to sellers of weight loss and workout supplements that list a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound called beta- methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA) on product labels.

Recalls & Warnings

12/26/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On December 23, 2013, Deseo Rebajar Inc. issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Burn 7 Capsules because they were found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

9/02/2014

Recall of Weight Loss Supplement Expanded

On August 27, 2014, Regeneca Worldwide expanded its previous recall of two lots of appetite control supplement RegenESlim to include two more lots because FDA tests found them to contain DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine).

Recalls & Warnings

5/20/2014

FTC Charges Seller of Green Coffee Bean with False Weight Loss Claims, Fake Websites

On May 15, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against the sellers of Pure Green Coffee for making unsubstantiated weight loss claims and deceiving consumers with fake "news" websites.

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2009

Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Prescription Drug

On July 15, 2009, the U.S. FDA announced that Young You Corporation was recalling four weight loss supplements that contain an undeclared drug ingredient.

Recalls & Warnings

4/04/2013

FDA Warns Consumers Of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug

On April 4, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use the dietary supplement MAXILOSS Weight Advanced Blue because it was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

2/25/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drug

On February 21, 2013, Olaax Corp. issued a voluntary, nationwide recall of the company's weight loss supplement MAXILOSS Weight Advanced softgels because they were found to contain undeclared Sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/29/2012

Sensa Settles Second False Advertising Lawsuit

On November 27, 2012, Sensa Products LLC, maker of the Sensa Weight Loss System, announced it agreed to settle a false advertising lawsuit filed by the Nutritional Supplemental Task Force in California, without an admission of guilt.

Recalls & Warnings

11/02/2009

FTC Charges Marketers with Baseless Weight-Loss Claims

On November 2, 2009 the U.S. Justice Department, at the Federal Trade Commission’s request, filed suit today in federal court in a case affecting consumers nationwide.

Recalls & Warnings

1/18/2005

Sellers of “Fat Trapper Plus” and “Exercise in a Bottle” Banned from Advertising Weight-Loss Products

On January 18, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)announced that Enforma Natural Products, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

6/21/2005

FTC Settles Claims with Marketers of FiberThin and Propolene

On June 20, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the marketers of the dietary supplements FiberThin and Propolene have settled FTC charges that their misleading weight-loss claims violated federal laws.

Recalls & Warnings

6/17/2004

FTC Challenges Deceptive Weight Loss Claims for Supplement Targeted at Hispanics

On June 17, 2004, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new law enforcement action challenging false advertising for the 1-2-3 Diet Kit, a purported weight loss product.

Recalls & Warnings

9/16/2005

FTC Stops Weight-loss Claims about Seaweed-based Patches

On September 15, 2005, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the alleged masterminds behind a fraudulent scheme to market two seaweed-based patches as weight-loss products to U.S. consumers have settled FTC charges.

Recalls & Warnings

2/29/2008

FTC Sues Sellers of Weight-Loss Pills for False Advertising

On February 8, 2008 the The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged a business operation with violating federal law by falsely claiming that its weight-loss pills cause users to lose weight without dieting or exercise.

Recalls & Warnings

11/09/2012

FDA Warns Consumers of Two Weight Loss Supplements Containing a Drug

On November 8, 2012, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use weight loss supplements Beautiful Body Slim and Japan Hokkaido Slimming Weight Loss Pills after FDA testing found these products contain the drug sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

3/19/2009

QVC Settles Charges of False Claims for Supplements

On March 19, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that QVC, Inc., a TV home shopping channel and one of the world’s largest multimedia retailers, has agreed to pay $7.

Recalls & Warnings

2/15/2013

FDA Seizes Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drug

On Feb. 14, 2013, U.S. Marshals acting on behalf of the FDA seized weight loss supplements from Globe All Wellness, LLC which were found to contain the undeclared drug sibutramine hydrochloride.

Recalls & Warnings

11/03/2011

Hoodia Marketers Fined and Banned from Business

On November 3, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it settled charges brought against three people and two companies for deceptively advertising a supposed weight-loss supplement ingredient -- hoodia.

Recalls & Warnings

11/20/2013

$2 Million In Weight Loss and "Fat-Burning" Supplements Seized

On November 12, 2013, U.S. Marshals seized more than $2 million worth of supplements from Georgia-based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

8/29/2013

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.

Recalls & Warnings

8/08/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain DMAA Recalled

On August 6, 2014, Regeneca Worldwide issued a recall of two lots of appetite control supplement RegenESlim because FDA tests found them to contain DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine).

Recalls & Warnings

6/20/2014

FDA Warns Some Bee Pollen Products for Weight Loss Are Dangerous

On June 19, 2014, the FDA warned consumers that some weight loss products containing bee pollen have been found to contain hidden drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

12/16/2013

Weight Loss Capsules Recalled Due Allergen Risk

On December 13, 2013, Stone Independent Research, Inc. issued recall of one lot of Zanocap Scientific Weight Loss 500 mg capsules because they contain undeclared whey protein, which is derived from milk.

Recalls & Warnings

9/16/2015

Weight And Enhancement Supplement Recall Expanded

On September 11, 2015, One Minute Miracle Inc. issued a recall of all lots the following supplements which were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2015

Acai Berry Marketers Who Tricked Consumers with Fake News Sites Ordered to Pay $16 Million

On April 6, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a recent U.S. district court ruling will require marketing affiliates for LeanSpa's acai berry and "colon cleanse" weight loss products to pay $16 million in consumer redress.

Recalls & Warnings

4/08/2015

Does Your Weight Loss or Sports Supplement Contain Synthetic Amphetamine?

A study published on April 7, 2015, reported that among 21 weight loss, sports and cognitive enhancement supplements labeled as containing the plant extract Acacia rigidula, more than half were found to contain a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound called beta- methylphenylethylamine ...

Recalls & Warnings

8/07/2015

Male Enhancement and Weight Loss Supplement Containing Drugs Recalled

On August 6, 2015 Blue Square Market Inc. issued a recall of the following supplements which were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

1/11/2013

Consumers May Be Eligible For Cold, Allergy and Weight Loss Supplement Refunds

On January 7, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that consumers who purchased the Iovate Health dietary supplements Accelis, nanoSLIM, Cold MD, Germ MD, or Allergy MD between January 2006 and July 2010 may qualify for a refund.

Recalls & Warnings

11/28/2008

Fat Loss Supplement Recalled for Containing Prescription Drug

On November 26, 2008, the FDA reported that Zhen De Shou Fat Loss Capsules are being recalled by the distributor, Fashion Sanctuary. FDA analysis found the product to contain undeclared sibutramine, an FDA approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.

Recalls & Warnings

10/18/2011

FDA Warns Consumers Against Eighteen Weight Loss Products Containing Drugs

On October 18, 2011, the U.S. FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use eighteen different weight loss products found to contain undeclared drug ingredients. The products are listed below with links to more detailed information and photographs.

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.

Recalls & Warnings

4/21/2011

FTC Targets Fake News Sites Making Deceptive Acai Claims

On April 19, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested federal courts to temporarily halt the allegedly deceptive tactics of 10 operations using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products.

Recalls & Warnings

1/04/2007

Sellers of Popular Weight Loss Supplements Pay $25 Million Over FTC Allegations of Deceptive Advertising

On January 4, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had filed complaints in four separate cases alleging that weight-loss and weight-control claims were not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence.

Recalls & Warnings

8/30/2015

Weight and Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On August 27, 2015, One Minute Miracle Inc. issued a recall of one lot each the following supplements which were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

9/18/2015

High Levels of Mercury and Lead Found in Ayurvedic Herbal Supplements

On September 17, 2015, the FDA announced that Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan Ayurvedic dietary supplements were found to contain high levels of lead and/or mercury, which can cause serious health problems.

Recalls & Warnings

3/02/2005

Marketer of Weight-Loss System Settles FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising

On March 1, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that California infomercial producer Modern Interactive Technology, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

7/15/2004

Company Stopped by FTC from Claiming to Prevent or Reverse Memory Loss without Evidence

On July 13, 2004, the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) announced that a dietary supplement manufacturer has settled FTC charges that it violated federal law by making unsubstantiated claims that its product, “Senior Moment,” could prevent memory loss and restore memory function in adults.

Recalls & Warnings

12/22/2008

FDA Warns Consumers About Tainted Weight Loss Pills

On December 22, 2008 the U.S. FDA alerted consumers not to purchase or consume any of more than 25 different products marketed for weight loss because they contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may put consumers’ health at risk.

Recalls & Warnings

9/12/2012

Distribution of Weight Loss Product Containing DMAA Should Be Stopped Immediately, Warns FDA

On August 28, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Regeneca stating that the company's RegeneSlim, which was promoted as a dietary supplement for weight loss, is adulterated with dimethylamylamine (DMAA) and that failure to immediately cease distribution of this product could result in FDA ...

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

6/23/2013

Weight Loss Supplements Containing DMAA Recalled

On June 15, 2013, dietary supplement retailor Beta Labs, LTD issued a recall of certain lots of "fat burner" and weight loss supplements Oxyphen XR, Phentalene, Phen FX and Red Vipers because they contain 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA).

Recalls & Warnings

8/22/2013

UK Warns Against a Weight Loss Supplement Still Available to Americans

The British government has identified the "fat-burner" supplement "I Force Dexaprine XR" as an unlicensed medical product and is instructing its retailer to remove it from the market, according to a report published in NutraIngredients.com.

Recalls & Warnings

9/27/2013

Company Warned For Distributing Weight Loss Supplement Containing DMAA, Drug Claims

On September 6, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Pure Energy Products, Inc., following a facility inspection which found that the company distributes a weight loss supplement, called obestrim, which contains dimethylamylamine, or DMAA.

Recalls & Warnings

1/31/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Containing DMAA Recalled

On January 30, 2014, YoungYou International ("YoungYou") issued a voluntary recall of Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management capsules because they were found to contain DMAA.

Recalls & Warnings

4/14/2015

Muscle Supplement Linked to Serious Liver Injury

On April 13, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to use the muscle growth supplement Tri-Methyl Xtreme (distributed by Extreme Products Group) because it has been linked to serious liver injury.

Recalls & Warnings

4/29/2015

FDA Targets Weight Loss and Workout Supplements Listing Synthetic Stimulant DMBA

On April 24, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to sellers of weight loss and workout supplements that list a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound called 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) on product labels. 

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.

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.

Recalls & Warnings

7/15/2010

Supplement Company Pays $5.5 Million to Settle False Advertising Claims

On July 14, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as part of its ongoing efforts to stop bogus health claims, announced that it is requiring a major marketer of dietary supplements to pay $5.