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I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?

Find out which supplements can cause decreases in blood pressure, including melatonin, arginine, magnesium, and calcium.

Woman Checking Blood Pressure

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Can beetroot juice or supplements help lower my blood pressure?

Learn more about beetroot juice and beetroot supplements and if beetroot can really help lower blood pressure.

Beetroot Juice for Lowering Blood Pressure? -- Glass of beetroot juice and blood pressure monitor

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Do "lite" salts and salt substitutes containing potassium help lower blood pressure and reduce heart risks? Are they safe?

Find out if replacing regular salt with "lite" salt or salt substitutes, such as Morton Lite Salt, Morton Salt Substitute, NoSalt Original Sodium Free Salt Alternative, and MySalt, helps to reduce blood pressure, or decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus, learn about the safety and side effects associated with salt substitutes, drug interactions, and more.

Lite Salt and Salt Substitutes with Potassium -- Salt Shaker

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Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?

Supplements to lower blood pressure, including CoQ10, vitamin C, fish oil, and olive oil, are all explored to find out what works.

Supplements that can lower, or raise blood pressure -- blood pressure cuff and bottle of pills

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What is GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)? Is it beneficial for stress, anxiety, insomnia or other conditions, and is it safe?

Find out about GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), including if it's beneficial for insomnia, epilepsy, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure and building muscle, and learn if taking GABA supplements is safe.

Older women sitting calmly on a couch with her hands behind her head and her eyes closed

CL Answer

A tea called Throat Coat made me lethargic and I was found to have low potassium. Is this a known problem? I was drinking 5 cups a day.

Throat Coat tea information, including licorice root content, potassium loss, and symptoms such as lethargy, increased blood pressure and fluid retention. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Throat Coat Tea and Potassium Loss -- box of Throat Coat tea

CL Answer

I take lisinopril (Zestril), an ACE inhibitor drug to lower blood pressure. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

When taking ACE inhibitors, find out which supplements should be avoided. Interaction info on Lisinopril or another ACE inhibitors.

Lisinopril, ACE Inhibitors and Supplement Interactions -- prescription bottle of lisinopril on desk with blood pressure cuff

Clinical Update

12/13/2016

Cocoa for High Blood Pressure?

A new study in which people with mild hypertension were given a cocoa beverage and dark chocolate daily for eight weeks found that it only helped lower blood pressure when people were taking certain blood pressure-lowering medications. For more details about this and other studies with cocoa and dark chocolate, as well as our tests and comparisons of products, see the "What It Does" section of the Cocoa Powders, Dark Chocolate, Extracts, Nibs & Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

8/02/2022

Hawthorn for High Blood Pressure?

Can taking hawthorn lower blood pressure in people with hypertension? Find out what research shows in our updated answer to the question: Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?

Clinical Update

10/09/2018

Can a B Vitamin Lower High Blood Pressure?

A common mutation of the MTHFR gene is associated with an increased risk of hypertension. A recent study tested whether supplementing with a specific B vitamin could reduce blood pressure in affected individuals. Get the results in the MTHFR section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among B vitamins.)

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Can CBD cause a drop in blood pressure?

Find out if CBD (cannabidiol) can lower blood pressure or affect heart rate, plus information about other CBD side effects, drug interactions and safety concerns. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Blood Pressure

Product Review

Taurine Supplements Review for People, Dogs, and Cats

Find the Best Taurine Supplements. Learn When to Use Taurine and Which Supplement is Best.

Taurine Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

8/18/2013

Vitamin D for Hypertension?

Some studies have suggested a modest reduction in high blood pressure with vitamin D supplementation. However, a recent study did not find such a benefit - although a closer look reveals why these results may not tell the full story. Get the details, plus more information about vitamin D and cardiovascular health, and test results for 55 vitamin D supplements, in the updated Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

CL Answer

What are the benefits of grape seed extract?

Learn about the health benefits of grape seed extract, and find out it improves venous insufficiency, leg swelling, swelling after surgery, or can help to lower blood pressure.

Benefits of Grape Seed Extract -- grapes and seeds

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What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims?

Learn more about Marine-D3, a supplement from Marine Essentials, including evidence from clinical studies on aging.

Clinical Update

7/29/2022

Cocoa Flavanols & Blood Pressure

Do the flavanols in cocoa and dark chocolate lower blood pressure? See what a recent study found in people with normal blood pressure, as well as results for people with hypertension.

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Is it true that taking glucosamine might make my glaucoma worse?

Learn if taking glucosamine may make glaucoma worse, including overall impact on eye health.

Review of Supplements for Joint Pain

Product Review

Toprol XL vs. Generic Metoprolol Succinate Extended-release (ER) Tablets Review Article

Choose the Best Blood Pressure Medication. Find Out Why Some Generic Blood Pressure Medications Are Not the Same as the Original & May Increase Blood Pressure or Have Other Disturbing Side Effects.

Toprol vs Generic Metoprolol

Clinical Update

3/10/2021

Coconut Oil for Lowering Blood Pressure?

Can coconut oil lower blood pressure in people with mild hypertension? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Coconut Oil and MCT Oil Review. Also see our Top Picks among coconut and MCT oils.

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Can prenatal vitamins have too much folic acid? Mine has 800 mcg, but isn't that more than what's recommended? Is this dangerous to me or my baby?

Is it possible for prenatal vitamins to have too much folic acid? Find out the correct dosage so that it is not dangerous to babies.

Too Much Folic Acid in Prenatal Vitamins? -- Pregnant woman taking supplements

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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

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What is Noopept? Can it really improve memory and cognition, and is it safe?

Learn more about Noopept, including results from clinical studies on cognition, safety, and dosage.

Product Review

Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements Review: Sources of ALA and GLA (Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids)

Choose the Best Seed Oil Supplements. Find Out Which Flaxseed and Other Seed Oil Supplements Passed Our Tests.

Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Hemp Oil and Black Currant Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Nattokinase Supplements Review

Choose the Best Nattokinase Supplement. CL Tests Reveal Which Nattokinase Suppplements Provide the Best Quality & Value.

Nattokinase Supplements Tested by Consumerlab.com

Product Review

Pomegranate Juice and Supplements Review Article

What Are the Benefits of Pomegranate Juice and Supplements? Find Out What Pomegranate Can and Cannot Do For Your Health.

Pomegranate Juice Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab

CL Answer

Which supplements reduce the risk of stroke? Which increase the risk of stroke?

Find out which supplements (may help reduce the risk of stroke/might increase the risk of stroke.)

Stroke Spelled on Wooden Blocks Against Blue Background

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Can fisetin, also called Cognisetin and Novusetin, really improve memory?

Fisetin (Cognisetin and Novusetin) information, including evidence from clinical studies on memory improvement, brain health, dosage, and pricing.

Fisetin Supplements on Wooden Plate with Strawberries

Product Review

Potassium Supplements Review

Be Careful with Potassium Supplements! Problems Found. Tests and Reviews of Potassium Supplements & CL's Top Picks.

Potassium Supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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What is hesperidin, what is it used for and is it safe?

Learn about hesperidin, including whether its beneficial for heart health, problems with circulation, stroke, cognitive function, depression, cancer and other conditions, and find out if it is safe.

A glass of orange juice sitting on a table and surrounded by sliced and whole oranges

Product Review

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements Review

Choose the Best Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplement. Don't Overpay! CL Identifies Quality Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements at the Best Value.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Does coconut water help re-hydrate as well as sports drinks?

Find out how coconut water compares to sports drinks, including rehydration and possible side effects.

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Are there negative interactions between the following supplements and 60 mg of beta-sitosterol with dinner: Vitamin C (500 mg), CoQ10, grape seed extract, fish oil, vitamin D3/calcium/magnesium/zinc?

Learn about drug interactions & proper dosages for supplements such as CoQ10, vitamin D & C, fish oil, magnesium, zinc and grape seed extract.

Doctor Holding Handful of Fish Oil

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How do I find the best quality olive oil and what are the health benefits?

Health Benefits of olive oil, including heart benefits, anti-inflammatory effects. Plus, how to choose a quality olive oil and cook with olive oil

Health Benefits of Olive Oil -- Pouring Olive Oil Into a Bowl

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Are There Supplements That Help Treat POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)?

Find out which supplements and lifestyle changes may be helpful for people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).

POTS

Product Review

Garlic Supplements Review

Find the Best Garlic Supplements. CL Tests Reveal Big Differences in Garlic Strength -- Some Have Little to No Garlic!.

Garlic Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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How to Reduce Lightheadedness and Dizziness When Standing Up (Orthostatic Hypotension)

Learn about movements that can reduce lightheadedness and dizziness that can occur from a drop in blood pressure upon standing (initial orthostatic hypotension). Plus find out if supplements such as vitamin D and CoQ10 may help.

Orthostatic Hypotension

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Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking acetaminophen (Tylenol)?

Find out if there are any supplements that should be avoided when taking acetaminophen (Tylenol).

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Interactions With Supplements -- box of Tylenol

Clinical Update

6/02/2013

Glucosamine May Increase Eye Pressure

New research suggests that people with glaucoma or intraocular hypertension could have worsening eye pressure if they take a glucosamine supplement. Get the details (along with our tests of glucosamine and other joint health supplements) in the updated Glucosamine/Joint Health Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

5/28/2019

Glucosamine & Eye Pressure

Glucosamine may increase eye pressure in people with glaucoma or intraocular hypertension. But does it have this effect in people who don't have these conditions? See what a new study found in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for glucosamine and chondroitin.

CL Answer

How much magnesium do I need and how much magnesium from supplements is too much?

Find out how much magnesium you should be getting on a daily basis, signs of magnesium deficiency, and how much magnesium is too much, particularly from magnesium supplements and laxatives containing magnesium. Find out the side effects and potential adverse effects of too much magnesium.

CL Answer

Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?

Find out which fats and oils, such as coconut oil and fish oil, lower cholesterol and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Oils and Heart Health

Clinical Update

11/06/2018

Flaxseed Oil for High Blood Pressure?

Does flaxseed oil (which is rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA) help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure? Learn what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Flaxseed Oil Review. (Also see our Top Picks for flaxseed and other seed oils.)

CL Answer

Does Carditone work to lower blood pressure?

Carditone information, including safety and side effects, whether Carditone has been shown to work for blood pressure and angina, and more.

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Is it better to use a powdered product that you mix with liquid than to take a pill? I was told that the vitamins will be more completely absorbed. Is that true?

Learn more about taking supplements & multivitamins in powder or tablet form, including tips on how to get the most from your supplement.

Orange Powder Dissolving in Glass of Water

CL Answer

What is lunasin and does it really reduce cholesterol?

Lunasin supplement information, whether lunasin can lower cholesterol, safety and side effects, foods that contain lunasin, like soy.

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What are the health benefits of stevia? Is it safe?

Learn more about the health benefits of stevia and whether it is safe. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Stevia Health Benefits & Safety -- stevia leaf spoonful of stevia

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Which supplements or foods can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?

Information about heart health supplements & vitamins that help with cholesterol, including sterol esters, CoQ10, and vitamin D, and which may be bad for the heart, like calcium.

Clinical Update

6/24/2014

Vitamin D May Help Lower Blood Pressure

A recent study in people with mild to moderate high blood pressure showed that taking a vitamin D supplement helped lower blood pressure. Subjects in the study were already taking a calcium channel blocker (nifedipine), but taking vitamin D reduced blood pressure by several additional points. For details, including the dose of vitamin D used, as well as our tests of vitamin D supplements which can provide this dose, see the updated Vitamin D Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Vitamin K, and Magnesium) >>    

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

Clinical Update

3/21/2015

Vitamin D for Blood Pressure?

Low levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with high blood pressure. However, a recent review of many studies concludes that giving vitamin D doesn't help lower blood pressure. For more details about this and other potential uses of vitamin D, as well as our test-based reviews of products, see the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

3/28/2014

Fish Oil Lowers Blood Pressure

Fatty acids from fish and fish oil may reduce blood pressure, particularly in those with high blood pressure, according to a recently published review. For details, information about other uses of fish oil, and our tests of fish oil supplements, see the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >> 

Clinical Update

5/20/2012

B Vitamin May Lower Blood Pressure

According to a new study, approximately 10% of the population is genetically prone to high blood pressure which may respond dramatically to a low dose of riboflavin (vitamin B-2). Read the update to the B Vitamin Supplements Review for details, including the dose used and amount of blood pressure reduction achieved. More >>

Clinical Update

11/24/2018

Yogurt & High Blood Pressure

Higher consumption of yogurt was associated with a lower risk of developing high blood pressure in a recent analysis. Risk was further reduced when yogurt consumption was part of a particular, healthful diet. For details, see the Fermented Dairy Foods section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

5/15/2020

High Blood Pressure Risk With Too Much Folic Acid During Pregnancy

While it is important to take folate during pregnancy, a new study suggests that too much folic acid from supplements increases the risk of high blood pressure in mothers. See the details in the Folic Acid section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.

Also see our Top Pick among prenatal vitamins, which provides adequate (but not too much) folic acid, in our Multivitamin and Multiminerals Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

8/21/2020

Beetroot for High Blood Pressure?

Beetroot juice can lower blood pressure – but by how much? Learn what a recent study showed in our updated answer to the question: Can beetroot juice or supplements help lower my blood pressure?

CL Answer

I'm worried that I'm not getting enough potassium, but potassium supplements only provide a small dose -- much less than the daily requirement. Why is this, and how can increase my daily intake?

Find out why many potassium supplements contain small doses of potassium and how to get adequate potassium from food and supplements.

White Potassium Chloride Pill

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What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?

See the evidence for tart cherry juice health benefits from clinical studies. Find out if tart cherry has anti-inflammatory effects, if it can improve sleep, lower high blood pressure, or help for muscle pain and osteoarthritis.

Tart Cherry Benefits -- glass of cherry juice and two tart cherries

CL Answer

Is it true that eating Brazil nuts can help with weight loss? Are there other health benefits or risks of Brazil nuts

Learn more about vitamin E intake from nuts, including Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and almonds.

Clinical Update

1/10/2021

Magnesium, Niacin and Blood Pressure

Two studies this week showed the risk of high blood pressure to be lowest among people with adequate, but not excessive, dietary intakes of magnesium and niacin.

Also, see which foods are good sources of magnesium and, separately, good sources of niacin.

Clinical Update

1/23/2019

Garlic and Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, a particular garlic supplement may provide some benefit, according to a recent study. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Garlic Supplements Review. Also see our top choices for garlic supplements.

Clinical Update

3/30/2019

Green Tea for Lowering Blood Pressure

Drinking green tea can help lower high blood pressure — and even reverse ventricular hypertrophy, according to a new study. For details, including the amount and brand of tea used, see the What It Does section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks for green tea.

Clinical Update

7/26/2014

Probiotics Lower Blood Pressure

Probiotics may help lower high blood pressure, especially when multiple strains are taken for a certain period of time, according to a new analysis. Get the details, as well as information about other uses for probiotics, in the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

2/16/2016

Fish Oil and Blood Pressure

As explained in our Fish Oil Review, fish oil supplements may not provide overall cardiovascular benefits — eating fish is better. However, a recent analysis found that a certain kind of fish oil may help people with high systolic blood pressure. For details, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

6/09/2018

Magnesium & Metabolic Syndrome

A study shows that magnesium can significantly help some people suffering from metabolic syndrome (i.e., high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and related symptoms). Get the details in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.

CL Answer

I was told I have a MTHFR gene mutation. Do I need to take methylated forms of B vitamins, such as methylfolate and methylcobalamin?

MTHFR gene mutation can impact B vitamin bioavailability. Learn more about this and which deficiencies are more likely to occur.

Testing for B Vitamins

CL Answer

Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?

Fish oil and flaxseed oil -- how they are different, what they are used for, if and how they can help with arthritis, depression, lowering cholesterol & more.

Flaxseed Oil vs Fish Oil -- Omega-3 Supplements

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 ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Hoodia (Hoodia gordonii) Supplements Review Article

Hoodia Supplements for Weight Loss. Will Hoodia help you lose weight? Make sure you know the facts.

Product Review

Magnesium Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Boron, and Vitamins D & K)

Find Out What Magnesium Does, Who Needs It, and Our Top Picks Among Supplements

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

Vitamin C Supplements Review

Find the Best Vitamin C Supplement. Tests and Reviews of Popular Vitamin C Supplements & CL's Top Picks.

Vitamin C Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

What is graviola? Can it really help fight cancer?

Learn more about graviola, if it can really help fight cancer, and its safety.

Graviola on white background

CL Answer

Which supplements and foods can help lower or control blood sugar?

Find out which supplements can help lower or control blood sugar. Supplements including turmeric/curcumin, fiber, cinnamon, and ginseng are believed to help lower blood sugar.

Blood Sugar Control -- blood test and blood sugar chart

Clinical Update

4/01/2012

Vitamin D and the Risk of Death

In a six-year study of over 10,000 people in Kansas, the risk of death was found to be 164% higher among those with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. These people were also more likely to suffer from hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and diabetes than those with higher levels. Only 29% of the people in the study had the higher level of vitamin D. For details, including the level of vitamin D associated with lower risk of death, ways to boost vitamin D, tests of vitamin D supplements, and more, see the Vitamin D Review >>

CL Answer

Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.

Find out if canola oil is bad for you or good for you, and whether it helps heart health. Clinical evidence and how it compares to other oils.

Is canola oil good or bad? -- bottle of canola oil

Product Review

Vitamin D Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Magnesium, Boron, and Vitamin K)

Find the Best Vitamin D Supplement with the Right Dose

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

Clinical Update

6/30/2013

Vitamin D & Depression

Women with depression and type 2 diabetes were given high-dose vitamin D for several weeks in a small, pilot study. By the end of the study, vitamin D levels in the blood had risen considerably and mood was significantly improved, as was blood pressure. Although just a pilot study, this is not the first study to suggest that vitamin D may help with depression. For more details, as well as test results and comparisons for 55 vitamin D supplements, see the updated Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

CL Answer

Can beetroot juice improve my workout performance?

Find out if beetroot juice can help improve exercise endurance or performance, how it works, the clinical evidence, and cautions.. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Beetroot juice and exercise performance - glass of beetroot juice

CL Answer

How does Athletic Greens’ AG1 compare to multivitamins and Greens powders? Is AG1 worth it?

ConsumerLab reviews the ingredients in AG1, its safety and possible side effects, and how AG1 compares to other products.

A pouch of AG1 on white background

CL Answer

Do any supplements or foods help with migraine? Do any trigger migraine?

Find out if supplements such as magnesium, CoQ10, riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew and others help with migraine. Also learn about foods that may trigger migraine, including chocolate and watermelon.

Migraine

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?

Find out if black seed oil has health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure or cholesterol, asthma, weight loss, and others. Dosage, forms, including black seed oil and black seed powder, safety information, using black seed oil in foods and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Black seed oil benefits -- bowl of black cumin seeds and bottle of oil

CL Answer

I've heard that grapefruit juice can interact with medications because it inhibits an enzyme that breaks down drugs in the body. Do any supplements interact the same way with drugs?

CYP3A4 inhibitors, such as grapefruit, can interact with certain medications by inhibiting the liver enzyme that metabolizes many drugs. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Grapefruit Juice, CYP3A4 and Supplement Interactions -- glass of grapefruit juice and grapefruit halves

CL Answer

Can taking NAC (N-acetylcysteine) interfere with blood tests?

Find out if NAC (N-acetylcysteine) can interfere with laboratory and blood tests, such as blood tests for cholesterol. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Sexual Enhancer Supplements Review (with Yohimbe, Horny Goat Weed, Arginine)

Choose the Best Sexual Enhancer Supplement. Only 30% of Selected Sexual Enhancement Supplements Pass Quality Tests.

Product Review

Lycopene Supplements Review

Find the Best Lycopene Supplements. CL Tests Reveal That Not All Lycopene Supplements Contain What They Claim.

Lycopene Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

7/26/2022

Vitamin D and Heart Failure

Does high-dose vitamin D improve heart function in people with chronic heart failure? Find out what a recent study showed in the Cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, and cholesterol section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

9/18/2020

Vitamin D for Failing Hearts?

Does high-dose vitamin D help or hurt people with chronic heart failure? Find out what a new study showed in the Cardiovascular Disease section of Vitamin D Supplements Review, which also discusses cholesterol, blood pressure and heart attack risk. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Product Review

Quercetin Supplements Review

Find the Best Quercetin Supplements. ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Not All Quercetin Supplements Contain What They Claim.

Quercetin Supplement Reviewed By ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

I have been having dizziness for the past few months and am wondering if it could be a side effect of supplements I take. Which supplements cause dizziness?

Find out which supplements that may cause dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance, including garlic, melatonin, saw palmetto, and red yeast rice.

Young Woman Helping Elderly Woman Remain Upright

CL Answer

My HDL (good) cholesterol level is low. Should I take niacin to raise my HDLs?

Learn more about niacin and find out if it can raise HDL ("good") cholesterol levels.

Vitamin B3 Blister Packs

CL Answer

Rhodiola and ashwagandha are both promoted to help with stress and anxiety. Is it safe to take them at the same time?

Find out if it is safe to take ashwagandha and rhodiola together. Both herbs are promoted to help with stress and anxiety, but may also lower blood pressure and have other side effects. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Man in Light Blue Comparing Supplement Bottles

Product Review

Dark Chocolates, Cocoa & Cacao Powders, Nibs, and Supplements Review -- Sources of Flavanols

Find the Best Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Powder and Cocoa Supplements. Is Your Chocolate or Cocoa Healthful or Toxic? Find Out Now!

Flavanols in Cocoa, Cacoa, and Chocolate Products Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Cinnamon Supplements and Spices Review

CAUTION: Some Cinnamon Products High in Toxin. See Which Passed or Failed and our Top Picks! .

Cinnamon Supplements and Spices Tested by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

I take melatonin to help me fall asleep. Are there any drugs that interact with melatonin that I should be aware of ?

Melatonin interactions with drugs, including blood pressure medications, Xanax, Ambien, antidepressants, caffeine and more.

Product Review

Olive Leaf Extract Supplements Review

Learn What Olive Leaf Does and the Best Brands

CL Answer

Can taking CoQ10 affect my thyroid levels or interact with my thyroid medication?

Learn more about CoQ10 and thyroid medications along with natural thyroid function. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Elderly Woman Checking Thyroid Gland

CL Answer

Do any supplements help with COVID-19? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?

Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19)? -- mask and pills

CL Answer

Which is the best pulse oximeter for home use?

Best pulse oximeter for home use (COVID-19, asthma and COPD). Differences between home use and FDA-approved medical pulse oximeters.

Best Pulse Oximeter for Home Use -- Pulse Oximeter

CL Answer

Which vitamins and supplements should be stopped before getting blood work and laboratory tests?

Find out which vitamins and supplements can interfere with blood, urine or stool tests, and imaginging tests. Learn how B vitamins such as biotin, niacin and riboflavin, as well as calcium supplements, St. John’s wort, vitamin C, and others supplements can affect test results, as well as common foods that may interfere with tests.

Vitamin & Supplements to Stop Before Blood Tests

CL Answer

What are the side effects of magnesium supplements?

Info on magnesium supplement side effects, such as stomach upset, nausea and diarrhea. Learn about magnesium dosage, safety and drug interactions. ConsumerLab.com answer explains.

Magnesium Side Effects -- Magnesium supplements

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

Product Review

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review

Find the Best CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements and Learn What They Do

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?

Info on which supplements to avoid before surgery due to increased risk of bleeding or interference with anesthesia.

Supplements to stop before surgery - operating room

CL Answer

When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?

Learn about the interactions between certain supplements and atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and other cholesterol-lowering statins.

Statin Interactions With Supplements -- close-up of statin medication box and tablets

CL Answer

Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?

Find out if too much fish oil can be dangerous, and if taking too much fish oil can cause effects such as suppressing the immune system, thinning the blood (increasing the risk of bleeding), increasing levels of LDL cholesterol and liver enzymes or increasing the frequency in episodes atrial fibrillation. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Taking Too Much Fish Oil -- bottle of fish oil and fish oil capsules

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of serrapeptase?

Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme. Learn more about its health effects, including whether evidence supports its use for pain, inflammation, and heart health.

Serrapeptase for Inflammation and Pain

CL Answer

Do any supplements help with fatty liver disease? Are some diets more beneficial than others?

Find out if supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, milk thistle, curcumin, choline, probiotics, vitamin D, reishi mushroom, or extra virgin olive oil are beneficial for fatty liver disease and learn which diet (Mediterranean, ketogenic, DASH, or fasting diets) seems to have greatest benefit.

Overweight man holding his right side near his liver

Product Review

Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements Review

Choose the Best Berberine & Goldenseal Supplements. CL Tests Reveal Problems With 25% of Berberine and 67% of Goldenseal Supplements.

Berberine and goldenseal supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Resveratrol Supplements Review (From Red Wine, Knotweed, and Other Sources)

See Which Resveratrol Supplements Were Best In Our Tests and Comparisons. Learn What Resveratrol Can and Can't Do.

Review of resveratrol supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com, including ratings and comparisons of product quality, price, and ingredients.

Clinical Update

7/22/2022

Fisetin & Blood Pressure

A CL member taking anti-hypertensive medication reported that a dose of fisetin reduced her blood pressure for several hours. Find out if this is a known effect in our updated Fisetin article.

Also see our CL Answer about supplements that may affect blood pressure.

Clinical Update

8/28/2020

Acetyl-L-carnitine + Alpha-Lipoic Acid for Lowering Blood Pressure?

We were recently asked if taking a combination of acetyl-L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid can help lower blood pressure. Find out what research shows in the What It Does section of the Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements Review. Also see our answer to the question: Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?

Clinical Update

4/30/2012

Vitamin C and Blood Pressure

Vitamin C supplements may modestly reduce blood pressure, particularly among people with elevated blood pressure, according to a review of the latest clinical studies. Get the details, as well as our tests of vitamin C supplements, in the updated Vitamin C Supplements ReviewMore >>

CL Answer

Is it safe to consume fish oil as a long-term food supplement?

Learn more about fish oil supplement safety including long-term use, side effects, and more.

Fish Oil

CL Answer

Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?

Learn more about the effects of certain vitamins and supplements on cancer, including beta-carotene, vitamins E and B9, and multivitamins.

Elderly Man Reading Supplement Bottle

Clinical Update

2/01/2022

Vaccines, Blood Pressure, and Thyroid Symptoms

Find out if COVID-19 vaccines increase blood pressure or worsen symptoms of thyroid conditions.

CL Answer

Are L-carnosine supplements helpful and safe?

Learn about the potential health benefits of L-carnosine, as well as possible safety concerns, drug interactions and cost.

Capsules with white powder and spoon holding white powder on white background

CL Answer

Which supplements can help treat anemia? Do any supplements cause a low red blood cell count?

Find out which vitamin and nutrient supplements can help prevent and treat anemia in people who are nutrient deficient and learn which supplements may cause low bleed cell counts, especially when used in excess.

Woman holding various vitamins and supplements in her hands

CL Answer

I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

Find out which supplements should be avoided when taking blood thinners (anticoagulants) like warfarin (Coumadin), including vitamin K, St. John's wort, and curcumin.

Warfarin Supplement Interactions -- bottle of pink warfarin tablets

Product Review

Iron Supplements Review (Iron Pills, Liquids and Chews)

See Which Iron Supplements Are CL's Top Picks for Different Needs

CL Answer

Is there a danger in taking lecithin or phosphatidylcholine? I heard that they may increase the risk of heart attacks.

Lecithin, phosphatidylcholine and choline - Learn more about the potential link between them and cardiovascular disease.

Increased Heart Risk

CL Answer

Does glucosamine raise "bad" LDL cholesterol?

Learn more about the link between glucosamine and cholesterol, including evidence from clinical studies.

Supplements and Water in Hand

CL Answer

Is quercetin helpful for a specific condition? I see it as an ingredient in several different types of supplements.

Learn more about quercetin, including the benefits of quercetin and other evidence from clinical studies on prostatitis and memory.

Quercetin Benefits -- quercetin powder and capsules

CL Answer

I've read that magnesium deficiency is rare but also that most people don't get enough magnesium. How can these both be true?

Learn how common magnesium deficiency is, and why, even if you are not deficient, you may still benefit from getting more magnesium. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Magnesium Deficiency -- check list on paper 'Are you getting enough magnesium?'

CL Answer

Does Gynostemma pentaphyllum really work as an AMPK activator and help for diabetes, high cholesterol, or weight loss?

Find out if Gynostemma pentaphyllum ( jiaogulan) works as an AMPK activator and helps to lower blood sugar and treat diabetes. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) -- Gynostemma herb and capsules

CL Answer

Is it safe to take arginine, or other supplements for sexual enhancement, while taking Viagra or Cialis?

When taking Cialis or Viagra, is it safe to take arginine or other sexual enhancement supplements?

Man Holding Blister Packs of Supplements

CL Answer

What are the side effects of glucosamine and chondroitin?

Learn the side effects of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for joint health and joint pain, including stomach upset, headache, and many others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Review of Supplements for Joint Pain

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

How do I choose the best magnesium supplement?

Choosing the best form of magnesium supplements can be tricky due to the many different types (magnesium aspartate, bicarbonate, carbonate, chloride, citrate and others).

Choosing the Best Magnesium Supplement -- Magnesium capsules, powders and liquids

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of manuka honey, and is it safe?

Manuka honey health benefits, how it differs from common, store-bought honey, safety, evidence for using manuka honey for wounds, sore throat and cough, constipation and more.

Health Benefits of Manuka Honey -- jar of manuka honey

CL Answer

Do magnesium supplements, like Magtein, help memory or protect against Alzheimer's disease?

Magtein, and other magnesium supplements, may help memory and protect against Alzheimer's disease.

Clinical Update

9/13/2020

Low Vitamin D and Low Blood Pressure?

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with a form of low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension) in older men. Get the details in the What It Does section of Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

9/22/2020

Magnesium for Lowering Blood Pressure?

Can magnesium supplementation lower elevated blood pressure? Find out what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for magnesium supplements.

Clinical Update

5/04/2021

Grape Seed Extract for Blood Pressure?

Can grape seed extract lower blood pressure? See what a new study found in our article about the Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract.

Clinical Update

1/14/2022

Magnesium for Lowering Blood Pressure?

The FDA recently allowed supplements and foods that provide magnesium to make a claim regarding blood pressure reduction. But there is more to the story. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.

Clinical Update

7/13/2016

Magnesium Lowers Blood Pressure

Magnesium supplementation may help to lower blood pressure, but only in those who are deficient in the mineral, according to a new analysis. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

8/22/2014

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Consuming milled flaxseed significantly lowered blood pressure in people with peripheral arterial disease, according to a recent clinical trial. Additional analysis of those results suggests the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid -- in flaxseed may be responsible for the effect. Get the details, including the amount of flaxseed used, plus our tests of flaxseed, evening primrose, borage, and other seed oils containing ALA and GLA, in the updated Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil Supplements Review >>   

Clinical Update

10/31/2017

CoQ10 for Orthostatic Hypotension

CoQ10 may help reduce the fall in blood pressure that occurs in orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure upon standing) according to a recent report. See the details in the "What It Does" section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review >> [Also see our Top Picks for CoQ10 supplements in the Review.]

Clinical Update

5/10/2022

Whey Protein & Blood Pressure

Older people may experience a dip in blood pressure after consuming whey protein, according to a recent study. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Protein Powders, Shakes, and Drinks Review.

Clinical Update

7/06/2022

Whey Protein & Blood Pressure

Whey protein may temporarily lower blood pressure. Find out if adding carbohydrates and fats reduces this effect in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Protein Supplements Review.

CL Answer

Do any supplements or foods help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

Find out which supplements help improve memory, brain function and cognition, including fish oil, some B vitamins, cocoa, and curcumin. ConsumerLab's answer explains the evidence for supplements promoted to help with brain function and cognition.

Supplements for Memory -- doctor holding a model of a brain and fish oil capsule

CL Answer

Is it true that vitamin D can increase the risk of prostate cancer in men?

Information on the potential link between vitamin D and prostate cancer, based on a clinical study.

Vitamin D & Prostate Cancer Risk -- bottle of vitamin D capsules

CL Answer

What are sugar alcohols and why are they in my nutrition bar?

Learn more about sugar alcohols, including maltitol and lactitol, why some products contain them, and possible side effects.

Granola Bars Stacked On Top of One Another

CL Answer

I'm considering taking vitamin K for my bones, but I take blood thinner (anticoagulant) medication. Is there a problem taking both?

Learn more about vitamin K, including info on interactions with blood thinners such as Coumadin and Jantoven, its effects on bones & impact on clotting.

CL Answer

Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?

Find out the daily value of vitamin C, along with possible side effects of excessive vitamin C intake. ConsumerLab explores the topic of proper vitamin C supplement usage, and why taking too much can be harmful.

Bottles of vitamin C pills

CL Answer

What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?

Melatonin side effects - are there any? Read about drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, mood & behavior, the risk of fractures and others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Melatonin Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Does Alpha Brain really improve memory, focus and cognition?

Find out if Alpha Brain really improves memory, focus and cognition. See the clinical evidence and get details about Alpha Brain ingredients, as well as potential side effects and drug interactions. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Does-Alpha-Brain-Work?

CL Answer

What is Brain Bright and can it really improve memory or cognition?

Learn more about BrainBright, including clinical studies on memory and cognition, safety, and cost.

CL Answer

Do any supplements help for restless legs syndrome?

Find out whether supplements or vitamins like iron, magnesium, vitamin E and others can help for restless leg syndrome (RLS). ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Supplements for Restless Legs Syndrome

CL Answer

Which supplements and foods help with gout and which may worsen it?

Find out about the effects on uric acid levels and gout of fish and fish oil, coffee, beer, animal meat, milk proteins, vegetable proteins, fructose, lemon juice, tart cherry juice, vitamin A, vitamin C, and niacin

Woman with gout pain rubbing her foot near the big toe

CL Answer

Can CLA slimming supplements cause liver damage?

Find out more about CLA slimming supplements and their safety, including if they can cause liver damage.

Sign Saying CLA with Omega 6 Pills on White Background

CL Answer

A blood test showed my vitamin D level is low. How do I know how much vitamin D to take?

Find out how to increase vitamin D blood levels, including a good target range.

Vitamin D

CL Answer

Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?

Find out which supplements may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, including folate, fiber, selenium, and vitamin D.

Supplements and Colorectal Cancer Risk -- colon cancer diagnosis form and supplements

CL Answer

Can supplements with antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamins A and E cause you to die sooner?

Learn more about antioxidants like beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin E, and their effect on mortality, or premature death.

Can Antioxidants Cause You to Die Sooner? -- antioxidant supplements and carrots

CL Answer

Is it possible to get too much vitamin D?

Too much vitamin D can lead to adverse effects, including hypercalcemia (excess calcium in the blood).

Too Much Vitamin D? -- bottle of vitamin D and vitamin D tablets in the shape of the letter D

CL Answer

Which dietary supplements and health foods contain high levels of lead?

Information about lead and heavy metals in vitamins, supplements and foods. Information on the adverse effects of lead.

Lead in Supplements & Foods -- concerned woman looking at pill

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

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of green tea, and is it safe?

ConsumerLab explains green tea's potential health benefits for everything from fighting cancer to helping your heart.

Cup of green tea with dried tea leaves

CL Answer

Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?

Find out whether fish oil supplements, or plant-based oil supplements, such as flaxseed oil and echium oil are best for lowering triglyceride levels. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Supplements to Lower Triglyceride Levels -- fish oil capsules and stethoscope

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Information on the health benefits of dark chocolate, including how dark chocolate may improve heart health, decrease blood sugar levels and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate -- Dark chocolate, cocoa powder and stethoscope

CL Answer

Can psyllium help control hunger and appetite?

Learn more about psyllium (found in Metamucil), including effects on appetite and hunger control, results from clinical studies and safety.

Psyllium

CL Answer

Is it true that there is no point in taking fish oil supplements for heart health?

Taking fish oil for heart health may be a benefit. Learn more about omega fatty acids from fish oil and it's impacts.ains.

Fish Oil for Heart Health? -- fish oil capsules and stethoscope

Clinical Update

3/15/2015

Folic Acid Reduces Risk of Stroke

A large study in people taking blood pressure-lowering medication found that the addition of a daily folic acid (vitamin B-9 or folate) supplement significantly reduced the chance of having a stroke. This benefit is most likely to occur among people whose blood levels of folate are low. More details, including dosage and ConsumerLab.com's test-based quality ratings of folic acid supplements, are found in the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

10/20/2016

Vitamin D Sweet Spot

Having the right blood levels of vitamin D has many proven benefits, but too little and too much vitamin D can be problematic. A new study shows this also to be true in people with diabetes with regard to a type of nerve damage that can affect blood pressure and heart rate. For details see the "What It Does" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

12/10/2021

Magnesium for Metabolic Syndrome?

Can magnesium supplementation lower blood sugar and blood pressure in people with metabolic syndrome? Learn what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.

Clinical Update

7/12/2022

Citrulline for Heart Health?

Does supplementing with citrulline reduce blood pressure and improve heart function in people with heart failure? Find out in the Citrulline section of our L-Arginine Supplements Review (citrulline is converted to L-arginine in the body).

Clinical Update

5/10/2022

Choosing a Tart Cherry Product

Which tart cherry products are best for reducing muscle pain, improving sleep, or lowering blood pressure or cholesterol? Although the evidence is not strong, we identified products with the most evidence behind them in our Tart Cherry article.

Clinical Update

2/18/2022

Help for Dizziness When Standing

Many people experience lightheadedness when standing up due to a temporary drop in blood pressure but certain techniques may help, according to a new study. Get the details in our new article How to Reduce Lightheadedness and Dizziness When Standing Up (Orthostatic Hypotension).

Clinical Update

9/25/2020

Vitamin D for Dizziness When Rising?

Can vitamin D reduce symptoms of orthostatic intolerance (low blood pressure when standing up)? Find out what a new study in adolescents showed in the What It Does section of Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

12/03/2021

Peanuts for Obesity?

Can eating peanuts help manage weight, or reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels? Find out what a recent study found in our updated answer about Supplements and Weight Management.

Clinical Update

2/10/2021

Energy Drinks and Blood Pressure

Which people are more likely to have cardiovascular side effects from energy drinks? Find out what a new study showed in the Energy Drinks & Shots section of our B Vitamins Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

6/01/2021

Vitamin D for Orthostatic Hypotension?

Can supplementing with vitamin D reduce the risk of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when standing)? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

1/11/2015

More Cocoa Benefits

A recently published study showed that hot cocoa made with a flavanol-enriched powder resulted in improvements in cognitive performance as well as reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol, and improved glucose metabolism. The study was conducted in people ages 65 to 80 who drank the cocoa each morning. More details, as well as our tests of cocoa powders, are found in the Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Review >> 

Clinical Update

1/18/2014

Green Tea "Blocks" Beta-Blocker

A new study shows that drinking green tea can drastically reduce the amount of a beta-blocker (nadolol, Corgard) absorbed into the bloodstream. Beta-blockers are typically taken to lower blood pressure, raising concern for people using green tea along with this beta-blocker and, possibly, related medications. Get the details, along with our tests of green tea drinks and supplements, in the update to the Green Tea Review >>   

If you take a beta-blocker (which includes the popular drugs metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol) and propranolol (Inderal)), be aware that chromium and CoQ10 may offer benefits.

Clinical Update

12/14/2019

B12 & the Vegetarian

Vegetarians and vegans are susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency, which can be manifest by a range of health issues, including low blood pressure, as recently reported in an otherwise healthy young man. Learn more in the B12 section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for vitamin B12.

Clinical Update

8/26/2020

Vitamin K & Heart Health

Can taking vitamin K supplements improve vascular stiffness or lower blood pressure in people with kidney disease? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Vitamin K Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin K.

Clinical Update

1/06/2018

Vitamin D's Cardiovascular Effect

Taking vitamin D can improve aspects of cardiovascular function in certain situations, as shown in a recently published study. Get the details in the "Cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, and cholesterol" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)

Clinical Update

8/25/2013

Antioxidants: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A new, long-term study of Americans found the risk of dying over the course of the study (about 14 years) was lowest when antioxidant levels in the blood were above the lowest levels (the bottom 20% of the population). However, for people in the top 20% of blood levels for vitamins A and E, the risk of death increased compared to people with moderate levels. For selenium and beta-carotene, there was no significant difference in the death rate between moderate and high levels, although for vitamin C some additional benefit was seen at high, but not the highest, levels.
 
The results suggest that antioxidant supplements may be useful for those who are nutritionally deficient, but, as noted by the researchers, "beyond a certain threshold, higher levels do not lead to additional benefit, and may potentially be toxic." More details (including specific serum levels) are found in the linked updates to the following reviews, which include our test results and quality ratings of products:
 
 
  
  

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

7/17/2018

Lower Cancer Risk With High Vitamin D?

A recent analysis suggests that breast cancer risk is lowest with vitamin D blood levels at or above 60 ng/mL -- an unusually high level. Before you try this at home, be sure to read our commentary in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)

Clinical Update

2/29/2020

Biotin May Skew Many Blood Tests

If you take a high-dose biotin supplement, be aware of the growing list of blood tests with which it may interfere. See the latest information in the Biotin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

10/15/2019

Vitamin D & Blood Sugar Control

Maintaining moderate levels of vitamin D may aid blood sugar control, but, according to a recently published study, high-dose vitamin D supplementation may not help. For details, see the Diabetes, insulin resistance and glucose control section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

8/19/2015

Cocoa Increases Blood Flow to Brain

A small study found that drinking a cocoa drink high in flavanols significantly increased blood flow to the brain, which, the researchers propose, might have potential cognitive benefits. Get the details, including dosage, plus more about cocoa and memory, and our tests of popular products, in the Cocoa Supplements and Dark Chocolate Review >>

Clinical Update

2/12/2019

Vitamin C for Blood Sugar Control

High-dose vitamin C was found to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes in a recent study. For details, see the What It Does section of the Vitamin C Supplements Review. Also see our latest Top Picks for vitamin C.

Clinical Update

10/06/2020

CBD Interaction With Warfarin

High doses of CBD may affect blood clotting and require a dosage adjustment in people taking the blood thinner warfarin, as recently reported. Get the details and learn about other interactions with CBD in the Concerns and Cautions section of our CBD and Hemp Extract Review.

Clinical Update

5/18/2021

Fish Oil Interaction With Medication

High-dose fish oil can significantly increase blood levels of certain immunosuppressants, according to new research. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes information about other drug interactions with fish oil.

Clinical Update

5/19/2013

Optimum Level of Vitamin D

New research shows that blood levels which are too low or too high for vitamin D are associated with increased risk of heart attack and earlier death. Find the "sweet spot" for vitamin D levels as well as test results for 55 vitamin D supplements in the updated Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

5/09/2011

Did you hear that DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil) might raise the risk of prostate cancer?

This was recently in the news. Higher levels of DHA in the blood were associated with increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. However, the findings do not mean that you should stop taking fish oil or eating fish. We talked with the researcher of this study and learned more. Get the facts in our Fish Oil Supplements ReviewMore >>

Clinical Update

4/15/2015

Vitamin D and Statin-Related Muscle Pain

Taking high doses of vitamin D may reduce statin-related muscle pain in people with low blood levels of vitamin D, according to a new study. Get more information and our test reports on vitamin D supplements in the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

5/02/2015

Too Much Vitamin D

A U.S. study showed a recent 26-fold increase in the percentage of people with excessive blood levels of vitamin D, driven by increased supplement use. Although acute toxic effects were rare, potential long-term risks exist with these high levels. See the details in Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

5/27/2015

Adding Vitamin D to Statin Treatment

A recent study among people taking statin medication for high cholesterol showed significant improvements in cholesterol levels when daily vitamin D was added as treatment. Improvements were greatest among those who began with lower blood levels of vitamin D. More details, along with our reviews of products similar to the one used in this study, are found in the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

12/08/2016

Vitamin D Keeping You Up?

A study of women given daily doses of vitamin D found that those who achieved the highest blood levels of vitamin D experienced a deterioration in the quality of their sleep. This is consistent with an earlier study showing decreased production of melatonin with high-dose vitamin D. For details, see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

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

1/10/2017

Potential Risk with High B-12

Among people who are malnourished, those with elevated vitamin B-12 levels in their blood were twice as likely to die when hospitalized as those with lower B-12 levels, according to a new study. The study authors suggest caution with inappropriate supplementation. For more details about the study, and vitamin B-12, see the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

4/28/2017

Vitamin D for Muscle and Balance?

Why did a recent study show that both high and low-dose vitamin D didn't improve muscle strength or balance in women despite the fact that other studies have shown vitamin D to help? The likely answer has to do with the vitamin D status (i.e., blood levels) of the people chosen to participate in these studies. To find out what you should do to improve your balance and reduce your chance of falling, see the "Muscle, Balance and Falls" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

8/02/2016

Fish Oil Helps After Heart Attack

High-dose fish oil supplementation improved the heart's ability to pump blood in people recovering from a heart attack, a recent study found. Get the details in the "What It Does" section in our Fish Oil Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

9/01/2020

Folate & Memory

Older people with high blood levels of folate are more likely to perform worse on tests of memory and cognition unless they have sufficient levels of another B vitamin, according to a recent study. Get the details in the What It Does section of our B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among B vitamin supplements.

Clinical Update

8/13/2019

Vitamin D for Breast Cancer?

Some evidence suggests that having higher blood levels of vitamin D lowers the risk of breast cancer. Can very high-dose vitamin D slow tumor growth in women with breast cancer? See what a new study found in the Cancer section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.

Clinical Update

2/04/2022

Risk of Too Much B-12

It’s easy to get way more vitamin B-12 than one needs from supplements. Unfortunately, high blood levels of B-12 are being linked to higher risks of death and disease, as shown in a recent U.S. study. Get the details in the Upper Limit for B-12 section of our B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also, see our Top Pick among B-12 supplements.

Clinical Update

2/04/2022

Vitamin D & Death From COVID

Some research suggests that low blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of death from COVID, but a new study suggests that high levels also increase risk. Get the details in the COVID section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Do any supplements help with the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

News Release

9/01/2022

Big Differences in Strength of Olive Leaf Supplements in ConsumerLab Tests

  White Plains, New York, September 1, 2022 — Unlike olive fruit and olive oil, olive leaf contains significant concentrations of oleuropein, a potentially beneficial compound. Olive leaf extract supplements are often promoted for lowering blood pressure and blood sugar.

Recalls & Warnings

10/06/2020

FDA Warns Seller of Red Yeast Rice, Vitamin D, Blood Pressure Supplements, and More

On August 28, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Dr. Sam Robbins, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

8/17/2022

Seller of Moringa Tea and Other Herbal Products Warned for Drug Claims, Manufacturing Violations

On July 29, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Deggeh Foods, Inc.

News Release

7/20/2022

Best Electrolyte Drinks for Hydration? Note: Some Contain 20 Times More Sodium Than Others

  White Plains, New York, July 20, 2022 — It's important to stay well hydrated, and electrolyte products can help.

News Release

5/18/2021

Caution With Potassium Supplements: You Could Get More Than Expected

White Plains, New York, May 18, 2021 — Recent tests by ConsumerLab.com of popular potassium supplements on the market revealed that consumers to get much more or much less potassium than expected from certain products.

Recalls & Warnings

4/30/2021

FDA Warns Seller of Fish Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Collagen, and Elderberry Supplements

On April 13, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Orphic Nutrition following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about the products Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules, Ashwagandha Capsules, Garcinia Cambogia Capsules, Premium Collagen Peptides Capsules, Elderberry ...

News Release

6/06/2020

Best Vitamin C Supplements Revealed by ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, June 6, 2020 — Due to its role in maintaining immune system health, vitamin C has been promoted to help prevent and treat COVID-19, as well as other viral infections such as colds.

Recalls & Warnings

12/13/2016

Case of Hemorrhagic Stroke Linked to Redline Energy Drink

A case of hemorrhagic stroke has been linked to the consumption of a single energy drink, according to a report published on October 11, 2016, in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Recalls & Warnings

7/06/2022

FDA Warns Kratom Companies for Arthritis, Pain Relief Claims & More

On January 30, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to four sellers of kratom products because they were promoted to treat pain relief, opioid withdrawal, blood sugar control, anxiety, and to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

News Release

5/17/2017

Best Vitamin D? ConsumerLab.com Tests Popular Vitamin D Supplements and Reveals Its Top Picks

White Plains, New York, May 17, 2017 — Vitamin D is currently the most popular dietary supplement among people who regularly use supplements according to a recent survey by ConsumerLab.com.

News Release

8/05/2014

ConsumerLab.com Finds Popular Cocoa Powders Contaminated; High Concentrations of Cadmium Raise Concern

White Plains, New York, August 5, 2014 — Following up on its discovery in May of high levels of the toxic metal cadmium in several cocoa-based products, ConsumerLab.com recently tested additional, popular cocoa products sold in the U.S. to assess the extent of the problem.

News Release

3/05/2013

CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Should Be Chosen Carefully, Cautions ConsumerLab.com -- Less Than 4% of Listed Ingredient Found in Widely-Sold Product

White Plains, New York — March 5, 2013 — A new report from ConsumerLab.com highlights the difficulty consumers have in selecting a supplement containing the anti-oxidant CoQ10 or its activated form, ubiquinol. ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

1/12/2021

Seller of Cholesterol, Weight Loss Products, and More Warned for Claims

On November 17, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bonagens following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Anti-Aging Supports, Cholesterol & Diabetes Control, Gout Control, Hypertension Control, Liver Supports, Lungs ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/02/2021

FDA Warns Seller of Reishi Mushroom Supplements

On January 6, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Entia Biosciences, Inc following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Lion's Mane - All Natural Supplement, Antrodia Mushroom Powder, Maitake Mushroom Powder, Reishi ...

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.

Recalls & Warnings

3/02/2022

Seller of Holistic Tea Warned by FDA

On February 17, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Vital Health & Wellness following an inspection of the company’s website, which found statements made about the company’s product, Dr. Miller’s Holistic Premium Holy Tea, to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

3/09/2022

Court Bars Salud Natural From Selling Aloe, Joint Supplements & More

On March 8, 2022, a federal court ordered Salud Natural Entrepreneur, Inc. to stop distributing nutritional supplements that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).

News Release

3/08/2011

ConsumerLab.com reviews CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements -- Tests show quality to be high, but large differences found in dosage, formulation, and cost

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — MARCH 8, 2011 — A new report by ConsumerLab.com highlights the difficulty consumers may have in selecting a supplement containing the anti-oxidant CoQ10 or its activated form, ubiquinol. CoQ10 is among the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S.

News Release

1/25/2011

ConsumerLab.com evaluates quality of potassium supplements and identifies those offering best value

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JANUARY 25, 2011 — A new report on the quality of potassium supplements was released by ConsumerLab.com today. In contrast to its last report on potassium supplements, ConsumerLab.

News Release

1/13/2009

ConsumerLab.com reports largest test of CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements -- Most supplements provide claimed ingredient, but large variation in dosage and forms may confuse consumers. ConsumerLab.com provides guidance.

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JANUARY 13, 2009 — A report by ConsumerLab.com on supplements containing the anti-oxidant CoQ10 shows the difficulty for consumers in determining an appropriate dosage.

Recalls & Warnings

9/12/2018

FDA Urges Consumers to Avoid Kratom

On September 11, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., urged consumers not to use products containing the kratom, an herb that is often promoted for pain relief and for relieving symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

News Release

3/17/2008

As problems surface, Consumerlab.com and the people's pharmacy ask FDA to disclose differences between generic and original drugs

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK AND DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — MARCH 17, 2008 — An investigation by ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

11/27/2018

High Levels of Lead Found in Kratom Products

Some kratom products contain levels of lead and nickel that are not considered safe for human consumption, according to tests conducted by the FDA.

Recalls & Warnings

12/21/2019

Supplement Company Continues to Make False Claims About Its Products, Says FTC

The FTC has filed a motion of contempt against two supplement companies that, according to the motion, have continued to promote their products with false claims despite being barred from doing so by a previous court order.

Recalls & Warnings

12/15/2020

FDA Warns Seller of Evening Primrose Oil and Beta Glucan

On December 2, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Smoky Mountain Naturals, LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Evening Primrose Oil and Beta Glucan to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

11/24/2020

Recalled Vitamin D Contains Potentially Dangerous Ingredient

On November 22, 2020, Fusion Health and Vitality LLC recalled all 2020 lots of CORE Essential Nutrients and Immune Boost Sublingual Vitamin D3 because they are adulterated. CORE Essential Nutrients contains the unapproved food additive hordenine HCl.

Recalls & Warnings

12/17/2020

FTC Crackdown on Six Deceptive CBD Products

On December 17, 2020, the FTC announced that it is taking action against six companies for selling CBD products with unsupported and deceptive health claims that they can treat a variety of conditions, including cancer, heart disease, hypertension, Alzheimer's disease, and others.

News Release

1/08/2008

ConsumerLab.com finds most potassium supplements meet quality standards, but one with only 18% of ingredient — Results for 12 potassium supplements in new review

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JANUARY 8, 2008 — A new report on the quality of potassium supplements was released by ConsumerLab.com today. Tests showed one product to contain only 18% of the claimed amount of this essential mineral.

Recalls & Warnings

12/22/2021

FDA Warns Seller of Liquid Magnesium, B-12, Berberine & More

On December 9, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Wholly Liquid Nutritional Supplements LLC because it found statements on the company's website and social media about its products, including SpiroLaze, BioLaze, LiquiLaurin, VIT-B12, DeStress, and Omega Plus, to be ...

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

10/04/2017

Police Officer Dies From Kratom Overdose, Herb Currently Legal in Most States

A police officer who worked in narcotics in Tupper Lake, New York, died this summer of an overdose of the herb kratom, according to a report from ABC News.

Recalls & Warnings

4/21/2020

Life Force Warned for Colloidal Silver, Nitric Oxide Claims

On March 27, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Doctor's Signature Sales and Marketing International Corp.

News Release

10/20/2006

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

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

News Release

6/22/2006

What's in a garlic supplement? Consumerlab finds few brands have it right and many mislead

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK — JUNE 22, 2006 A new study of garlic supplements by ConsumerLab.com found that only 6 of the 14 products it selected contained the amount of garlic expected from the labels and met quality standards.

Recalls & Warnings

8/11/2022

Problems With Supplements on Amazon

More than 50% of 30 top-listed immune support supplements purchased on Amazon.com in May of last year were found to list ingredients that could not be found in them with testing, according to a recent report (Crawford, JAMA Network Open, 2022).

News Release

8/16/2005

ConsumerLab.com tests potassium supplements — Report now online for sixteen products

WHITE PLAINS, NY — August 16, 2005 — ConsumerLab.com has released a new report on the quality of potassium supplements. Potassium is used to treat or prevent potassium deficiency caused by diuretic drugs ("water pills"), prolonged vomiting, diarrhea or laxative abuse.

Recalls & Warnings

1/17/2018

Joint and Pain Relief Product Contains Undeclared Drug

On January 17, 2018 Health Canada warned consumers that Linsen Double Caulis Plus, a supplement for joint pain, was found to contain the undeclared drug dexamethasone.

Recalls & Warnings

5/04/2019

High Levels of Lead Found in Chinese Herbal Supplements

On May 2, 2019, Life Rising Corporation issued a recall Life Rising Holder-W Holder Warmer capsules, Life Rising NECK-ND Neck Clear capsules, and HoliCare Metabolism Cleansing (MET-CLS) tablets after FDA testing found high levels of lead in samples of the products.

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

6/16/2020

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

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/27/2022

Prescription Drugs Found in Arthritis, Muscle Pain, and Osteoporosis Supplements

On April 20th, 2022, the FDA warned consumers not to use the following ”Artri“ or ”Ortiga” products promoted to treat arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis and bone cancer because they have been found to contain undeclared drugs that can have serious adverse ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/07/2016

Seller of Herbal Formulas for Cholesterol, Prostate & More Warned For Drug Claims

On July 29, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Healing-Scents following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about its products, Heart Herbs, Cholesterol Regulation Herbs, Diabetes Regulation Herbs, Prostate Healer Herbs, High Blood Pressure Herbs, ...

Recalls & Warnings

11/06/2014

Seller of Prostate, Heart Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On October 9, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Health Research Laboratories, LLC/New World Health, following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about AtheChel Advanced, Betarol, BioTherapex, Omega-3 Cardio Plus, RejuvaLifeRx, and Ultimate Health Formula to be ...

Recalls & Warnings

8/06/2016

Some Supplements May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure (Includes vitamin E and many herbs)

Taking certain supplements may be dangerous for people with heart failure, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) which was published in the journal Circulation (August 2, 2016). 

Recalls & Warnings

8/01/2017

"Man of Steel" Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On July 27, 2017, Man of Steel recalled its Man of Steel 1 and Man of Steel 2 sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil. 

Recalls & Warnings

11/24/2018

Dangerous Drug In Supplements for Pain and Anxiety

On November 20, 2018, the FDA announced it has issued warning letters to two companies for the illegal marketing of products labeled as dietary supplements that contain the opioid-like drug tianeptine.

Recalls & Warnings

10/01/2019

Lead and Arsenic Found in Multi Mineral & Vitamin Supplement

On September 30, 2019, Cellect Products Inc. and Oglethorpe Ltd. issued a recall of one lot of Cellect®, Essentials Factor® Multi Mineral & Vitamin Supplement Unflavored Powder Mix because it was found to contain unsafe levels of lead and arsenic.

Recalls & Warnings

7/06/2021

CBD Products Were Promoted to Treat Cancer and Alzheimer's Without Proof, Says FTC

On July 6, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has approved a final administrative consent orders against Kushly Industries LLC and the company's owner, Cody Alt, for allegedly making unsupported health claims about its CBD products.

Recalls & Warnings

5/24/2021

U.S. Marshals Seize $1.3 Million Worth of Kratom

U.S. Marshals have seized approximately $1.3 million worth of bulk kratom and kratom supplements manufactured by Atofil, LLC, a subsidiary of Premier Manufacturing Products, according to the FDA.

Recalls & Warnings

5/08/2021

Seller of Immune Bio Green Cell Warned by FDA

On March 30, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Immune & Genetics Protocols, LLC following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about the company's product Immune Bio Green Cell to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

3/09/2021

CBD Seller Warned for Drug and COVID-19 Claims

On March 1, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Cannafyl following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Balance CBD Drops, Relief CBD Drops, Relax CBD Drops and Relief CBD Salve to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

3/05/2021

FTC Takes Further Action Against Deceptive CBD Claims

On March 5, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has approved final administrative consent orders against six companies for selling CBD products with unsupported and deceptive health claims that they can treat a variety of conditions, including cancer, heart disease, ...

Recalls & Warnings

10/10/2003

Government Stops Sale of Supplements Claiming to Treat Obesity and Impotence

On October 8, 2003, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that on September 22, 2003, U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Vining, Jr.

Recalls & Warnings

6/23/2003

FDA Warns Consumers Against Taking 6 Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On June 20, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to purchase or consume the following products: SIGRA, STAMINA Rx and STAMINA Rx for Women, Y-Y, Spontane ES and Uroprin, manufactured by NVE, Inc., in Newton, N.J. and distributed by Hi-Tech in Norcross, Ga.

Recalls & Warnings

7/10/2020

Sundial Herbal Recalls More Than Sixty Products Including Turmeric, Cinnamon & Tea

On July 9, 2020, Sundial Herbal Products issued a recall of more than 60 herbal products because they were misbranded and/ or promoted with drug claims. Their labels contain drug claims stating the products can diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease.

Recalls & Warnings

6/30/2020

FDA Warns Seller of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Berberine, and More

On June 18, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Only Natural, Inc. dba Bio Nutrition, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

10/18/2017

FDA Warns Seller of Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes Supplements For Making Drug Claims

On August 15, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Years to Your Health, Inc., following an inspection of the company's website which found a number of their products to be misbranded, as they contained drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

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, ...

Recalls & Warnings

3/30/2019

FDA Warns Seller of Reishi, Joint Supplements, Ginseng & More for Pesticides, Other Violations

On March 12, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Yanqing "Michael" Li and Chang Su, owners of the website http://www.woohoonatural.

Recalls & Warnings

8/30/2012

Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More

On July 12, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Alfa Vitamins Laboratories, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

10/31/2017

Black Licorice Can Cause Abnormal Heart Rhythms, FDA Warns

On October 30, 2017, the FDA warned consumers that eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia in adults age 40 or older. 

Recalls & Warnings

9/09/2018

Higenamine -- A Potentially Dangerous Stimulant -- Found in Some Supplements

A recent study found concerningly high doses of the stimulant higenamine in some weight loss, energy and sports supplements sold in the U.S. Higenamine is a naturally-occurring stimulant which is permitted to be sold as a dietary supplement ingredient in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

3/06/2019

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On January 28, 2019, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements were found to contain undeclared sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

1/22/2019

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use "The Silver Bullet"

On January 10, 2019, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement The Silver Bullet because it contains undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

1/13/2019

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On January 8, 2019, Happy Together, Inc. issued a recall of the sexual enhancement supplement Rhino 5k because FDA analysis found it to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

12/11/2018

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found to Contain Prescription Drug

On December 10, 2018, the FDA warned consumers that the sexual enhancement supplement On Demand contains undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

12/01/2018

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Prescription Drugs

The FDA recently warned consumers that the following sexual enhancement supplements were found to contain undeclared sildenafil and/or tadalafil. Use the links below to read the complete warning letter for each:

  • Willy Go Wild

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

7/31/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Joint Health and Cholesterol Supplements

On July 13, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to GC Natural, following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Red Pyrola Plus + Advanced Joint Formula Capsules, CSDP GOLD Capsules, Rejeune Optimal Kidney & Liver Support Extract balls, C.

Recalls & Warnings

2/02/2018

Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims

On January 24, 2018 the FDA issued a warning letter to Young Health Products, LLC following a review of the company's website which found promotional statements and testimonials made about the certain products, including Lugol's Solution 2%, Liquid Vitamin D3, Probimune, Flax Seed & Omega ...

Recalls & Warnings

4/12/2019

CDC: Kratom Linked to 91 Deaths

Kratom may have played a role in twice as many deaths as has been previously estimated, according to a report issued today by the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

Recalls & Warnings

8/30/2012

FDA Warns of Medical Claims Made For Numerous Chinese Herbal Products

On August 15, 2012, the FDA warned Dragon Herbs that promotional statements made on the company's website constitute drug claims for twenty herbal products, including CardioPro 2000, Cordyceps, Duanwood Reishi, Gynostemma, Ginseng and Astragalus Combination, Dang Gui and Gelatin, Sweet Relief, ...

Recalls & Warnings

7/29/2017

Increase in Calls to Poison Control Centers About Supplements

The number of calls to poison control centers in the U.S. about dietary supplement exposures increased by almost 50% between 2005 and 2012, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Medical Toxicology.

Recalls & Warnings

8/05/2017

Children's Ayurvedic Medicine Formula Contains High Levels of Lead

On August 4, 2017, the FDA warned parents and caregivers not to use Balguti Kesaria Ayurvedic Medicine due to the risk of lead poisoning. 

Recalls & Warnings

11/08/2016

Chinese Herbal Supplement With Lead Contamination Recalled

On November 7, 2016, Ton Shen Health issued a recall its Life Rising brand of Side Head Regulator TT tablets because they were found to contain elevated levels of lead for children under the age of 18.

Recalls & Warnings

10/04/2016

Turmeric Spice Recalled Due to Elevated Lead Levels

On September 26, 2016, Spices USA Inc. issued a recall of 772 bags of TASTY SAWA GROUND TURMERIC because it contains elevated levels of lead.

Recalls & Warnings

11/29/2016

Bentonite Clay Promoted for "Detoxification" Contaminated With Lead

On June 17, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Best Bentonite, following a facility inspection and laboratory analysis of product sample which found the company's Best Bentonite to be contaminated with lead.

Recalls & Warnings

4/04/2017

Seller of B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Potassium & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On March 24, 2017 the FDA issued a warning letter to The Sanapac Company, Inc.

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

4/17/2018

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On April 16, 2018, Epic Products, LLC, recalled its sexual enhancement supplement Euphoric because it was found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/14/2018

Men's Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On April 12, 2018, AMA Wholesale Inc. recalled its sexual enhancement supplement Rhino 69 Extreme 50000 because it was found to contain undeclared tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

10/18/2017

Total Body Nutrition Warned for Banned Stimulant in Supplements

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

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

6/22/2011

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

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

Recalls & Warnings

10/21/2014

Seller of Weight Loss, Saw Palmetto Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On October 9, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc., following a review of the company's website which found statements made about 15 Day Detox Diet, Alpha Lipoic Acid. 300 mg.

Recalls & Warnings

5/30/2014

Seller of Brain, Diabetes, Echinacea Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On April 22, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Mundo Natural Inc., following a review of the company's website which found statements made about supplements Neuro AD, Stop Diabetes, Stop High Blood Pressure, Morninga 7 and Purpurea Echinacea to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

5/17/2012

FDA Warns of Drug Ingredients in Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On May 16, 2012, the U.S. FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use the following three sexual enhancement products: Boost - Ultra Sexual Enhancement Formula (sold on www.boostultra.biz), Firminite (sold on www.firminite.com), and VMaxx Rx (sold on www.vmaxxrx.com).

Recalls & Warnings

4/21/2012

FDA Finds Prescription Drug Analog in 3 Enhancement Supplements

On April 20, 2012, the U.S. FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use the following supplements from Enhance Nutraceutical: "Instant Hard Rod," "RigiRx Plus," and "Zen Maxx." FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that each contains aminotadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/03/2012

"France T253" Enhancement Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

April 3, 2012: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “France T253,” a product for sexual enhancement. This product is promoted and sold on various Web sites, such as ebay.com.

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2013

Food for Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims on Supplements

On October 5, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Food for Health International, LLC following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Activz brand Vitamin D, Potassium Iodine, Organic Vitamin C, Whole 9 (a fruit and vegetable meal replacement shake) Control and VMA ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/13/2010

Supplement for "Increasing Desire" Recalled for Containing Drug

The U.S. FDA posted a notice regarding the recall of Masxtreme Capsules by the distributor, Natural Wellness, Inc. FDA analysis has determined the product contains undeclared amounts of Aminotadalafil, an analog of tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

7/20/2010

Recall of ED Supplement Containing Drug

On July 20, 2010, the U.S. FDA posted a news announcement from Good Health, Inc. regarding the recall of Vialipro, a sexual enhancement supplement sold nationally.

Recalls & Warnings

4/08/2010

Capsule for Men Spiked with Erectile Drug

On April 7, 2010, the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2009

Six Male Enhancement Supplements Found Adulterated

On July 15, 2009, the U.S. FDA announced that Obteron 1 Inc. dba Nature & Health Co. is recalling the following supplements: LibieXtreme, Y-4ever, Libimax X Liquid, Powermania Capsule, Powermania Liquid, and Herbal Disiac.

Recalls & Warnings

1/11/2012

Herbal Extract Company Warned by FDA of Making Drug Claims

On January 3, 2012, the U.S. FDA sent a Warning Letter to Herbal Extract Plus, LLC regarding legal violations for claiming its herbal products can cure or prevent diseases.

Recalls & Warnings

11/28/2015

Herbal Supplements Linked to Heavy Metal Poisoning

On November 17, 2015,  Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) warned that a consumer in Canada who purchased and used herbal supplements from a U.S.-based website was treated for heavy metal poisoning.

Recalls & Warnings

2/06/2018

FDA Links 44 Deaths to Kratom

On February 6, 2018, FDA announced it is now aware of 44 deaths associated with the use of kratom, an herb often promoted for pain relief, energy and for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms. This is an increase from the 36 deaths associated with kratom that the agency reported in November 2017.

Recalls & Warnings

11/14/2017

36 Deaths Associated With the Use of Kratom Products

On November 14, 2017, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. issued a statement on the dangers of using products containing kratom, an herb often promoted for pain relief, energy and for treating opioid withdrawal symptoms.

Recalls & Warnings

9/19/2018

Seller of Curcumin, Garcinia, Glucosamine and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On September 7, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Best Nutrition Products, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2018

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

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/29/2003

Recall and Warning for Another Sexual Enhancement Supplement Illegally Containing Viagra Ingredient

On May 23, Best Life International, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, warned consumers not to purchase or consume the product known as Viga.

Recalls & Warnings

4/09/2003

Recall of Dangerous Sexual Enhancement Supplement Illegally Containing Viagra Ingredient

On April 4, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch program announced that Ultra Health Laboratories, Inc. and Bionate International, Inc. are warning consumers not to purchase or consume a product known as Vinarol tablets.

Recalls & Warnings

2/07/2012

Drug-Laced Supplements and Drink Mixes Recalled

According to the U.S. FDA, on February 3, 2012 Healthy People Co. announced a voluntary nationwide recall of several dietary supplements sold as capusules, drinks, and shake mixes. The supplements were found to contain drug substances and pose risks.

Recalls & Warnings

3/08/2012

Rx Drugs Found in Weight Loss and Enhancement Supplements

On February 6, 2012, FDA issued a letter to Globe All Wellness, LLC warning that two of their products contain undeclared prescription drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

2/24/2011

Recall of Counterfeit Extenze Tablets Containing Drugs

On February 23, 2011, the FDA announced that Biotab Nutraceuticals, Inc. was notified that two lots of counterfeit product purporting to be Extenze contain undeclared drug ingredients. Specifically, lot 0709241 contains tadalafil and sildenafil, and lot 0509075 contains tadalafil and sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

7/13/2012

Alistrol Health Inc. Warned Over Health Claims on Products

On June 26, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Alistrol Health Inc. for making product statements on the company's websites that constitute drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

4/16/2014

Seller of Aloe, Thyroid and Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On March 21, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Aloe Man International Corp.

Recalls & Warnings

11/06/2014

Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On October 17, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Vitamins Direct (USA) and Golden Pride, Inc., which distribute Flexezy and Physician's Signature brands of dietary supplements, following a facility inspection which found statements made about certain supplements to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

4/01/2004

Aloe Producer Recalls Product Due to Toxic Levels of Vitamin D

On March 26.2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Aloe Commodities International, Inc., Carrollton, Texas, is recalling 1600 bottles of Solutions IE Ageless Formula II, Lot numbers P2207 and P2221 because they contain a significantly higher-than-labeled level of vitamin D3.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2015

Eight Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

On October 23, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following three sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain an undeclared sildenafil or similar drugs (some were identified during an examination of international mail shipments): 

Recalls & Warnings

8/08/2016

Turmeric Spice Recall Expanded to Include More Brands

On August 5, 2016, Gel Spice, Inc. expanded its recall of one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder to include other turmeric spices sold under different brand names due to elevated levels of lead.

Recalls & Warnings

7/29/2016

Ground Turmeric Spice Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

On July 28, 2016, Gel Spice, Inc. issued a voluntary recall one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because it was found to contain elevated levels of lead.

Recalls & Warnings

11/11/2015

Consuming a Single Energy Drink May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

A recently published study found that consumption of a single caffeinated energy drink significantly increased blood pressure and noradrenaline levels in healthy young adults. The researchers noted these changes could potentially increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

Recalls & Warnings

8/15/2017

Protein Supplements Can Be Dangerous in People with Rare Genetic Disorder

It was recently reported by Yahoo Australian News (August 14, 2017) that a 25-year-old woman died after taking protein supplements and eating protein-rich foods such as lean meats and egg whites in preparation for a fitness competition.

Recalls & Warnings

7/18/2017

Hidden Drugs Found in Sexual Enhancement Products

On July 17, 2017, the FDA posted public notifications after finding multiple sexual enhancement products contained hidden drug ingredients.

Recalls & Warnings

8/03/2017

AMPT "Sexual Enhancement" Coffee Recalled

On August 1, 2017, AMPT Life, LLC, recalled all lots of AMPT Coffee after FDA testing found sildenafil and tadalafil. 

Recalls & Warnings

9/23/2017

Enhancement Supplement "Vegetable Vigra" Recalled

On September 20, 2017, Gadget Island, Inc. Dba Gear Isle recalled VEGETABLE VIGRA [sic] after FDA testing found undeclared presence of sildenafil. 

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

3/25/2008

FDA Warns of Sexual Supplements with Drug-like Ingredients

On March 25, 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers not to purchase or use "Blue Steel" or "Hero" products marketed as dietary supplements throughout the United States because they are considered unapproved drugs and have not been proven to be safe or effective.

Recalls & Warnings

5/10/2007

FDA Warns of Two Supplements Containing Pharmaceutical-like Compounds

On May 10, 2007, the FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use "True Man" or "Energy Max" products promoted and sold as dietary supplements throughout the United States.

Recalls & Warnings

11/26/2007

Encore Tabs Recalled -- Contain Prescription Drug

On November 21, 2007, Bodee LLC announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all the company's supplement product sold under the name Encore Tabs.

Recalls & Warnings

3/04/2008

Two Supplements Recalled for Containing Viagra-like Compounds

On March 4, 2008, the FDA posted a release from Palo Alto Labs (dated February 28) announcing a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's supplement products sold under the name Aspire36 and Aspire Lite.

Recalls & Warnings

5/29/2008

Recall of Virility Supplement

On May 29, 2008, the FDA posted a recall by International Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. of all of the company's supplement sold under the name of Viril-Ity-Power (VIP) Tabs, 560mg/serving.

Recalls & Warnings

11/03/2004

FDA Warns of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Prescription Drug

On November 2, 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)warned consumers not to purchase or to consume Actra-Rx or Yilishen, two products promoted and offered for sale on Web sites as "dietary supplements" for treating erectile dysfunction and enhancing sexual performance for men.

Recalls & Warnings

3/20/2007

Recall of Adulterated Sexual Enhancement Supplement

As posted on the FDA website, on March 15, 2007, the company Barodon SF of Los Angeles, CA announced that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's supplement product sold under the name V.MAX.

Recalls & Warnings

7/30/2008

Recall of Viapro Capsules Due to Potentially Harmful Ingredient

The U.S. FDA has posted a release noting that EG Labs, LLC announced a nationwide voluntary recall on July 23, 2008 of all lots of its supplement product sold under the brand name, Viapro, in 375mg capsules.

Recalls & Warnings

4/07/2010

Nationwide Recall of Masxtreme Capsules Containing Drugs with Cardiovascular Side Effects

On March 30, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a notice from Natural Wellness warning consumers not to purchase or consume the product known as MasXtreme, Lot# 911035.

Recalls & Warnings

12/14/2009

Nationwide Recall of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Drug-like Compound

On December 14, 2009, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) posted a notice on its website regarding the recall of many sexual enhancement supplements sold by Atlas Operations, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

9/12/2010

Mr. Magic Male Enhancer Recalled

The U.S. FDA posted a recall announcement daated August 18, 2010 from Glow Industries regarding "Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands.

Recalls & Warnings

8/13/2010

Recall of Male Enhancement Supplement Sold in National Stores

On August 9, 2010 the U.S. FDA announced that the company Prolatis' of Salt Lake City, Utah is conducting a voluntary recall of the company's product sold as Prolatis'.

Recalls & Warnings

4/29/2014

Seller of B Vitamins, CoQ10, Amino Acids and Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On April 1, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bio-Recovery, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

1/01/2011

Recall of Two Supplements Spiked with Erectile Dysfunction Drug

On December 22, 2010 the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

2/16/2012

Recall of Enhancement Supplement for Women -- Contains Drug

On Feb, 10, 2012, Regeneca, Inc. announced a voluntary nationwide recall of RegenArouse Natural Female Intimacy Enhancement. The product was distributed throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico to Internet consumers. The product is distributed as a pink capsule sold individually in foil packets.

Recalls & Warnings

3/02/2012

Recall of Enhancement Supplement for Men -- Contains Drug

On Feb, 24, 2012, Regeneca, Inc. announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of RegenErect. The product was distributed throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico to Internet consumers. The product is distributed as a blue capsule sold individually in foil packets with a UPC code of 816860010055.

Recalls & Warnings

7/19/2011

Recall of Enhancement Supplement for Men - Contains Drug Compounds

On July 13, 2011, Global Wellness, LLC announced an expanded voluntary nationwide recall of Via Extreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement for Men. The product was distributed throughout the U.S. Puerto Rico, Barbados, and Canada to internet and retail consumers.

Recalls & Warnings

5/06/2015

Joint Pain Supplements Found to Contain Diuretics, Antihistamines and Other Undeclared Drugs

On May 4, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following supplements promoted for joint or back pain because they were found to contain undeclared drugs. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.  

Recalls & Warnings

9/18/2012

Maker of Noni, Nopal, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding, and Manufacturing Violations

On August 27, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Naturavit, Inc. for making statements about dietary supplements Noni Imperial Hawaiian, Garlic and Parsley, Cholestol, Nopal and Diatrin that constitute drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2012

Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims

On October 16, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to dietary supplement manufacturer Advanced Nutritional Technology Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

1/18/2003

Non-Prescription Anti-Hypertension Pills Recalled

On January 17, the U.S. FDA's MedWatch Program reported that Herbsland Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

9/13/2010

ExtenZe Enhancement Supplements Seized in Canada

On August 19, 2010, Health Canada (Canada's health ministry) seized the sexual enhancement supplements "Male Enhancement ExtenZe" and "Women ExtenZe" which were imported from the U.S. Although legal and widely sold in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

3/28/2011

Dangerously High Levels of Vitamins A and D in Product Prompt FDA Warning

On March 28, the U.S. FDA warned consumers to stop using Soladek, a vitamin-solution product marketed by Indo Pharma, S.A., of the Dominican Republic, because the product may contain dangerously high levels of vitamins A and D.

Recalls & Warnings

3/09/2016

Four Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On March 7, 2016,  Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the FDA) announced that Vivo Brand Management is recalling four sexual enhancement products sold in Canada which may contain the undeclared drug sildenafil. Some of these products also appear to be available for purchase in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

12/12/2015

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On December 11, 2015, Reesna Inc. issued a recall of its sexual enhancement supplements Fuel Up Plus and Fuel Up High Octane which were distributed in August 2015 and were found to contain undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

8/05/2016

More Turmeric Spice Recalled

On August 5, 2016, JM Exotic Foods, Inc. issued a recall of ground turmeric because it was found to contain elevated levels of lead.

Recalls & Warnings

8/31/2016

Recall of Dangerous Chinese Herbal Supplement Expanded

On August 30, 2016, Ton Shen Health expanded its initial recall of DHZC-2 tablets to include all lots purchased before August 24, 2016, due to potential contamination with elevated levels of lead.

Recalls & Warnings

8/16/2016

Chinese Herbal Supplement Recalled Due to Lead Contamination

On August 11, 2016, Ton Shen Health issued a recall its DHZC-2 tablets due to potential contamination with elevated levels of lead.

Recalls & Warnings

6/06/2017

Seller of Vision, Cholesterol, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On May 25, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbal Doctor Remedies following a facility inspection and review of the company's websites, www.herb-doc.com, www.ChinaSecretMed.com and www.theraherb.

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

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

7/20/2017

Jail Time for Seller of Spiked Supplements

On July 18, 2017, Derek Vest, the former president of Gentech Pharmaceutical located in Fort Meyers, Florida, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for introducing misbranded food into interstate commerce.

Recalls & Warnings

7/18/2017

Seller of "Super Strength Prostate Formula," Acai Berry Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims

On June 30, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Nature's Health Company, LLC, following a facility inspection and review of the company's website, www.natureshealthcompany.

Recalls & Warnings

11/02/2012

Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration

On September 10, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Global Source Management & Consulting for making drug claims about the following dietary supplements: Scientific Joint Program capsules, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Healthy Blood Sugar Diabetic Support, Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

12/08/2009

Warning on Acai Berry Supplements Spiked with Drug

On December 8, 2009, Health Canada (the Canadian health agency) advised consumers not to use certain Acai Berry products after a large number of shipments of adulterated products were stopped at the border.

Recalls & Warnings

7/29/2008

Recall of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Drug

On July 28, 2008 the U.S. FDA announced that Jack Distribution, LLC and G & N works, Inc. are conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lot numbers of the company's supplement products sold under the brand names Rize 2 The Occasion and Rose 4 Her.

Recalls & Warnings

6/15/2009

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled -- Second Time Found with Drug-like Compound

On June 15, 2009, the U.S. FDA announced that, per its order, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of the company's product sold under the name Stamina-Rx.

Recalls & Warnings

7/13/2006

FDA Warns About Sexual Enhancement Supplements with Dangerous Ingredients

On July 12, 2006, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to purchase or consume Zimaxx, Libidus, Neophase, Nasutra, Vigor-25, Actra-Rx, or 4EVERON.

Recalls & Warnings

5/28/2008

FDA Requests Recall of Xiadafil VIP Supplements

On May 27, 2008, the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had requested that SEI Pharmaceuticals, of Miami, Fla.

Recalls & Warnings

12/30/2007

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Several "Shangai" Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On December 28, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to buy or use Super Shangai, Strong Testis, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady Shangai, and Shangai Regular, also marketed as Shangai Chaojimengnan, products.

Recalls & Warnings

4/19/2007

Recall of Another Sex Enhancement Supplement

On April 17, 2007 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website posted an announcement that Jen-On Herbal Science International, Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's supplement product sold under the name H S Joy of Love. Jen-On Herbal Science International, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

8/30/2006

FDA Warns that Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids are Illegal and Pose Risk to Users

On August 21, 2006 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on the Tenth Circuit’s ruling to uphold the FDA decision banning dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids.

Recalls & Warnings

4/07/2011

Prostate Drug Found in Prostate Supplement -- Recall Underway

On March 24, 2011 the U.S. FDA posted a voluntary recall notice for U-Prosta from USA Far Ocean Group, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2012

Maker of Blood Pressure, Probiotic, Resveratrol and Hormonal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On November 2, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Atrium, Inc. following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's dietary supplements to be adulterated or promoted as 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

12/21/2012

Dangerous Supplement Being Sold Under New Name

On December 21, 2012, the FDA warned consumers that Reumofan Plus, a dietary supplement promoted for arthritis and muscle pain that has been linked to serious and sometimes fatal side effects, is now being sold under the name WOW.

Recalls & Warnings

6/04/2012

FDA Warning on Supplement for Pain Relief

On June 1, 2012, the U.S. FDA warned consumers that Reumofan Plus, marketed as a “natural” dietary supplement for pain relief and other serious conditions, contains several active pharmaceutical ingredients not listed on the label that could be harmful.

Recalls & Warnings

10/30/2008

Possible Risk Rather than Benefit Found in Trial of Vitamin E and Selenium for Prostate Cancer

On October 27, 2008 the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced that men in the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) are being told to stop taking their supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

11/26/2012

Court Injunction Halts Sale of Cholesterol, CoQ10, Progesterone, Prostate Supplements and More

On November 20, 2012, Pharmacist's Ultimate Health agreed to cease sales and distribution of its dietary supplements by entering into a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota.

Recalls & Warnings

9/30/2015

Weight and Energy Supplement Contains Synthetic "Amphetamine"

On September 21, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to TruVision Health LLC. because the company's supplement tru Weight & Energy lists a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound, AMP (also called 1,3-dimethylbutylamine or DMBA) on product labels. 

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

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

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

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

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

3/19/2007

Canada Warns of Weight Loss Supplement with Rx Drug

On March 14, 2007, Health Canada advised consumers not to use MIAOZI Slimming Capsules because they have been found to contain sibutramine, a prescription medication that should only be taken under medical supervision.

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2015

Herbal Laxative and "Detox" Kit Containing High Levels of Lead and/or Arsenic Recalled in Canada

On April 15, 2015, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. FDA) announced that St. Francis Herb Farm Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

11/14/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Muscle Enhancement Supplement

On November 13, 2014, the FDA advised consumers not to buy or use the muscle enhancement supplement Mayhem (Chaotic-Labz) because it was found to contain the undeclared drugs cyproheptadine and dexamethasone. These drugs can cause serious side effects and can interact with other medications.

Recalls & Warnings

7/24/2014

Seller of Noni Juice Products Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On July 14, 2014, the FDA issued a warning to Noni Connection dba Puna Noni, following a facility inspection which found the company's Puna Noni 100% Pure Hawaiian Noni Fruit Capsules to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/20/2013

Recall: Arthritis and Muscle Pain Supplement Contains Prescription Drugs

On February 15, 2013, Reumofan Plus USA, LLC and Reumofan USA, LLC announced a recall of Reumofan Plus, a dietary supplement promoted for arthritis and muscle pain, because it was found to contain the active pharmaceutical ingredients methocarbamol, dexamethasone, and diclofenac.

Recalls & Warnings

10/15/2007

US Marshalls Seize Charantea Supplements Promoted for Diabetes, Anemia and Hypertension

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on October 9, 2007, U.S. Marshals seized approximately $71,000 of goods from FulLife Natural Options, Inc., of Boca Raton, Fla., which marketed and distributed Charantea Ampalaya Capsules and Charantea Ampalaya Tea.

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2013

Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims

On January 29, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to M.D.R. Fitness Corp. following a facility inspection which found violations of good manufacturing practices which cause the company's products to be adulterated. 

Recalls & Warnings

12/14/2010

FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Man Up Now Capsules

On December 14, 2010, the U.S. FDA warned consumers not to use Man Up Now capsules, marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, because they contain a variation of an active drug ingredient found in Viagra that can dangerously lower blood pressure.

Recalls & Warnings

10/08/2010

FDA Warns of Stimulant in Slimming Capsules

On October 8, 2010, the U.S. FDA advised consumers who have Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules not to use the product. FDA warns that Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules contain the active pharmaceutical ingredient sibutramine, a prescription-only drug which is a stimulant.

Recalls & Warnings

3/29/2013

Prescription Drugs Found In Prostate and Sexual Enhancement Supplements

October 24, 2012 the FDA issued a warning letter to USA Far Ocean Group Inc./ Health & Beauty Group Inc. because a number of the company's dietary supplements were found to contain pharmaceutical drugs, or were promoted with statements that constitute drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

5/17/2016

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Contains Undeclared Drugs

On May 6, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Economax, LLC because the company's sexual enhancement supplement, Super Power Khan was found to contain sildenafil and hydroxyhomosildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

9/27/2016

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

On September 15, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Positive Power Nutrition, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including High Energy C-Complex, Positive Vitality, Positive Performance, Positive CardioGuard, B-Complex 100, Positive Essentials, Positive ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/02/2016

Kratom To Be Classified a Schedule I Controlled Substance

On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced its intent to classify the active compounds (mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) in kratom as Schedule I controlled substances.  

Recalls & Warnings

8/08/2014

FDA Warns Puerto Rico Supplement Seller

On June 30, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Mr. Ramon Rosa, following a review of his website, www.aceitedeguanabana.

Recalls & Warnings

2/07/2013

Growth Factor Supplement For "Size, Strength and Stamina" Recalled Due To Potential Contamination

On January 2, 2013, EonNutra, LLC issued a voluntary recall of specific batches of Soto Supplements Growth Factor Complex 200 GFC 200 (2 fl oz.) liquid dietary supplement due to potential bacterial contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

1/30/2013

Seller of Omega-3 and Emu Oil Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding

On November 19, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Emu Products & Management, Inc. after a review of the company's website found statements that promoted the dietary supplements Multi-Omega Gel Caps, Recovery Gel Caps, ARP Gel Caps and the topical skin products Extreme Cryo Gel, F.A.C.E.

Recalls & Warnings

8/28/2008

FDA Finds Fault with Generic Toprol XL -- Problems Reported Earlier by ConsumerLab.com

On August 12, 2008, the U.S. FDA sent a letter to Sandoz Inc. warning of violations in its manufacture of Metoprolol Succinate ER tablets and other drug products. Sandoz's Metoprolol Succinate ER tablets are generic versions of Toprol XL.

Recalls & Warnings

7/28/2008

Seizure of Xiadafil VIP Tablets After Company Refuses Recall

On July 24, 2008, the FDA announced that U.S. Marshals seized nearly $74,000 worth of Xiadafil VIP tablets, Lots 6K029 and 6K209-SEI, distributed by SEI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Miami, Fla.

Recalls & Warnings

10/17/2012

Herbal Supplement Company Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On October 2, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Amazing Herbs Nutraceuticals following a facility inspection which found violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

8/22/2012

FDA Warns of Life-Threatening Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms from Two Arthritis, Muscle Pain Supplements

On August 21, 2012, the FDA issued a warning to consumers about the dangers of taking Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium, two dietary supplements marketed for arthritis, osteoporosis and muscle pain.

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

9/13/2013

Metagenics Warned For Misbranding of Medical Foods and Drug Claims

On August 13, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Metagenics, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

8/01/2013

Maker of Algae Products Warned For Drug Claims, Manufacturing Violations

On March 8, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Algaen Corporation following a facility inspection and website review which found statements made about the company's AlgaBerry products to be drug claims. 

Recalls & Warnings

11/06/2009

FDA Warns that "Stiff Nights" Enhancement Supplement Contains Undeclared Drug

On November 5, 2009 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers that Stiff Nights, a product marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, contains an ingredient that can dangerously lower blood pressure and is illegal.

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

11/07/2013

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

5/24/2013

Seller of Liquid Minerals, Joint Care and Herbal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On April 8, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Body Systems, Inc.

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

2/22/2012

"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

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

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

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

11/25/2007

Recall of Men's "Sexual Energy" Supplement Expanded to Include "Energy Max" Product

On November 16, 2007, American True Man Health Incorporated announced that it is expanding it's voluntary recall of the Company's dietary supplement product sold under the name and identified as True Man's Sexual Energy Nutriment Men's Formula with the expiration date up to and including December ...

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2015

Three Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

The FDA recently warned consumers not to buy or use the following weight loss supplements because they were found to contain undeclared drugs. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.

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

4/04/2013

Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs

On April 3, 2013, the FDA warned consumers that the sexual enhancement supplements AFFIRM XL, Love Rider and Ninja Mojo were found to contain undeclared erectile dysfunction drugs. Consumers are urged to stop using these supplements immediately.

Recalls & Warnings

2/24/2015

Seller of Antioxidant Water, Energy Drops Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On February 18, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Better Health Lab, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

6/25/2014

More Generic Versions of Heart Medication Recalled

As reported in the New York Times on June 24, 2014, certain lots of the blood pressure medication metoprolol succinate extended-release have recently been recalled. The recalling manufacturers are the Indian companies Dr. Reddy's Laboratories and Wockhardt.

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

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

11/08/2012

FDA Warns Consumers of "Slimming Coffee"

On November 8, 2012, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use Best Share Green Coffee: Brazilian Slimming Coffee after FDA testing revealed the coffee, which was promoted for weight loss, contains the drug sibutramine.

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

4/23/2009

Recall of "Slimming" Supplements Spiked with Drug

On April 20, 2009 the U.S. FDA reported a nationwide recall of dietary supplements distributed by Universal ABC Beauty Supply International.

Recalls & Warnings

9/13/2010

Recall of Herbal Slimming Supplement Spiked with Drug

The U.S. FDA posted a notice dated August 18, 2010 indicating that Slim-30 Herbal Supplement (Lot 6032101) has been recalled by its distributor, J & H Besta Corp.

Recalls & Warnings

8/11/2008

Stroke Attributed to Xenadrine Ephedra-Free Supplement

A case report in the journal Military Medicine (July 2008) attributes the occurance of vasospasm and stroke in a 36 year-old women to use of Xenadrine-EFX, a supplement used for weight loss.

Recalls & Warnings

10/27/2004

Some Supplements Can Damage Eyes At High Doses and with Topical Use

As reported by Reuters Health on October 21, 2004, an article in the current issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology suggests that some herbal remedies and nutritional supplements can damage the eyes.

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2013

Glutathione Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On April 5, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to The Glutathione Corporation following a facility inspection which found the company's supplements, including Ultrathione 500 Glutathione, Ultrathione 1000 Sports Pack, Ultrathione Performance, Ultrathione Extreme Performance, Ultrathione Health ...

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

9/15/2013

Creatine Powder Containing DMAA Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/24/2013

USPLabs Destroys $8 Million Worth of Supplements Containing DMAA

On July 16, 2013, the FDA announced that USPLabs voluntarily destroyed its inventory of OxyElite Pro and Jack3d, workout supplements that contain DMAA. DMAA has been linked to a number of adverse effects and is not allowed to be sold as a dietary supplement ingredient.

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

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

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

8/08/2014

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

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

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

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

10/03/2014

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

On July 25, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to AMS Health Sciences, LLC following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including saba ACE, UROPOWER, UROSure, Digest-Eze, Shark Cartilage, Colloidal Silver, and Mobilite to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, ...