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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

Recalls & Warnings

February 22, 2024

Herbalife Shake & Protein Drink Mix, Aloe, Linked With Case of Liver Injury

A 13-year-old boy in Texas developed liver failure and hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia after consuming two Herbalife products and an aloe vera beverage over a period of months, according to a report published on February 12, 2024 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and ...

Clinical Update


Herbalife Products and Liver Injury

Use of two Herbalife products were associated with a recent case of liver injury. See the details in the article in our Warnings section.

Recalls & Warnings

July 16, 2016

Herbalife Agrees to Business Restructure and $200 Million Payment to Settle FTC Charges of Deception

Herbalife and its associated companies (Herbalife International America Inc., Herbalife , Ltd.) has agreed to restructure its U.S.

Product Review

Nitric Oxide Supplements (Bodybuilding and Athletic Performance) Review Article

Do Nitric Oxide Supplements Really Work? Find Out If Nitric Oxide Supplements Really Build Muscle or Improve Performance.

Nitric Oxide Supplements Review

Recalls & Warnings

January 14, 2017

FTC Sends Checks to Herbalife Multi-Level Marketing Program Participants

On January 10, 2017, the FTC announced it is mailing checks to approximately 350,000 people who lost money running Herbalife businesses.

Product Review

Protein Powders, Shakes, and Meal Replacements Review

Find Out Which Protein Products Passed or Failed Our Tests

Recalls & Warnings

November 04, 2015

Senator Investigates Herbalife Business Practices, Calls for Reforms

A report accusing multi-level-marketing supplement company Herbalife of using "fraudulent practices" and operating an "illegal pyramid scheme" was issued in October of 2015 by New York's Office of State Senator Jeff Klein and Public Advocate Letitia James.

Product Review

L-Arginine Supplements Review

Choose the Best L-Arginine Supplement. Find Out Which L-Arginine Supplement Passed CL's Tests.

L-Arginine Supplements Reviewed by

News Release

July 26, 2016

36% of Meal Replacement Powders and Shakes Fail's Tests of Quality

White Plains, New York, July 26, 2016 — [Note: This review has been archived and is no longer available online. For ConsumerLab's most recent tests of meal replacement shakes, drinks and mixes, please see our Protein Powders, Shakes, and Meal Replacements Review.

Recalls & Warnings

May 06, 2017

Herbalife Protein Bar Recalled

On May 1, 2017, Herbalife issued a recall of certain lots of its Protein Bar -- Peanut Butter nutrition bars because it may contain a trace amount of fish gelatin which contains a small amount of parvalbumin, a fish allergen.

Recalls & Warnings

March 13, 2020

FDA Finds Problems at 52% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and 42% Abroad has obtained results of the FDA's inspections in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019) of 598 dietary supplement manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

News Release

February 25, 2015

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2015 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,329 responses collected in November, 2014. Respondents gave ratings for 1,709 brands and 891 merchants.

News Release

February 19, 2015

Only 50% of Aloe Products Pass Tests

White Plains, New York, February 19, 2015 — "Choose aloe products carefully," cautions president Tod Cooperman, M.D. after recent tests found only five of 10 aloe pills, gels and drinks selected for review to contain what the company expected based on labels.

News Release

February 12, 2014

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2014 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,326 responses collected in November, 2013. Respondents gave ratings for 1,639 brands and 788 merchants.

News Release

February 01, 2012

Top-rated vitamin and supplement brands and merchants on consumer satisfaction for 2012 -- Based on Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,260 responses collected in November, 2011. Most respondents used multiple supplements.

News Release

September 17, 2008's tests of menopause supplements reveal wide range in strength and quality; mislabeling and contamination discovered -- Soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, and progesterone products tested

WHITE PLAINS, NY — September 17, 2008 — Risks associated with traditional hormone therapy for symptoms of menopause have increased public interest in alternative treatments, particularly dietary supplements. But a report today of recent tests by ConsumerLab.

News Release

February 06, 2006 finds most prostate supplements have correct ingredients, but three fail testing — Results posted for 22 supplements containing saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK — FEBRUARY 6, 2006 — announced test results today from its new Product Review of Prostate Supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

May 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.

News Release

April 27, 2005 finds quality of most nutrition powders and drinks high, but identifies five protein powders with excess sodium or cholesterol — Report Now Available Online

WHITE PLAINS, NY — APRIL 27, 2005 — has released its latest report on the quality of nutrition powders, shakes and drinks. These products are used for general nutrition, dieting, and meal-replacement and are frequently used by athletes and bodybuilders.

Recalls & Warnings

February 25, 2013

Nutrition Shake Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

On February 22, 2013, Herbalife International of America issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix packets which are labeled as dairy-free but may contain trace amounts of milk proteins.

Recalls & Warnings

June 17, 2017

Protein Bars and Bites Recalled Due to Listeria Risk

On June 15, 2017, Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalled five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Recalls & Warnings

February 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.