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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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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

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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

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

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.)

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.

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 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.

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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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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 >>

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

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) >>    

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

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

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

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.)

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?

CL Answer

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

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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

Coconut Oil and Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) Oil Review – Semi-Solid and Liquid Oils & Supplements

Find the Best Coconut Oil and MCT Oil. See How These Oils Compare on Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), Quality, and Value.

Coconut and MCT Oils Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Electrolytes & Sports Drinks Review

See Which Sports Drinks, Powders, and Pills Deliver the Right Electrolytes

Product Review

Probiotic Supplements Review (Including Pet Probiotics)

Find the Best Probiotic Supplement. CL Tests Reveal the Best Probiotic Supplements for You (and your pet)!

Probiotic Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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7 Supplements That May Help Reduce Nighttime Urination (And 3 That Might Not Help)

Waking up more than once during the night to use the bathroom? Learn more about the 7 supplements that may help and 3 others that don't.

A toilet in an empty bathroom at night

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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

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

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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

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.

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I'm interested in using Himalayan salt. What are the health benefits with it and other specialty salts? Are there contaminants in these salts?

Himalayan salt health benefits, along with other gourmet salts like Hawaiian and Mediterranean. Info including what's in them and their safety.

Himalayan Salt -- spoonful of pink Himalayan salt

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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.

CL Answer

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

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

Find the Best Vitamin D Supplement with the Right Dose

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

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

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

Do any supplements, foods, or oils help reduce muscle pain, muscle cramps, or nighttime leg cramps?

Find out which supplements, and topical products such as magnesium creams, can help reduce muscle pain, leg cramps, and nighttime leg cramps, and which may worsen muscle cramps. Also, learn about vitamin and mineral deficiencies and common medications that can cause muscle cramps and nocturnal leg cramps.

Magnesium & Other Supplements for Muscle Pain & Cramps -- woman with leg cramp

Product Review

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review

Most Failed to Be Approved. Find the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Avoid Problems.

Extra virgin olive oils reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

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

See Which Bone Health Supplements Are Top Picks and Which Fail

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

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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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.

CL Answer

I'm taking Lumiday, a supplement to improve mood. It seems to help me but is it safe?

Lumiday info including side effects, drug interactions and reviews. Lumiday is a supplement marketed to improve mood.

Product Review

Green Tea Review: Tea Bags, Loose Tea, Matcha Powders, and Supplements

Disturbing Findings for Some Major Brands of Green Tea. See the Test Results and Our Top Picks for Green Tea.

Green Tea Review By ConsumerLab.com

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

CL Answer

Is it safe to drink coffee regularly? Does drinking coffee increase or decrease the risk of cancer?

Learn more about coffee, its safety, if it's good for you, and if it impacts your risk of cancer.

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

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What is hydrogen water? Is it beneficial for alertness, athletic performance, arthritis or other conditions, and is it safe?

Find out if hydrogen water has benefits with regard to alertness, side effects of radiotherapy in cancer patients, metabolic syndrome, athletic performance, rheumatoid arthritis, liver disease, and other conditions, and learn if it is safe to use.

Portable hydrogen water generator

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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

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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

Product Review

Noni Juice and Supplements Review Article

What Are the Benefits of Noni Juice? Get the Facts About Noni Juice and Supplements.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Product Review

Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review

Find the Best Multivitamin Supplement for Adults, Seniors, Men, Women, Children and Pets. Tests and Reviews of Multivitamin Supplements and CL's Top Picks.

Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements Reviewed 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

Product Review

Fish Oil, Krill Oil, and Algal Oil Omega-3 (DHA & EPA) Supplements Review

Find the Best Fish Oil & Compare to Prescription Omega-3 Drugs. See Our Top Picks Among Fish Oil & Other Omega-3 Supplements for Adults, Children and Pets.

Fish Oil and Other Marine Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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 >>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Older woman getting an injection

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Is kratom too dangerous to use?

Find out if kratom is safe/legal to use, including potential adverse effects, such as agitation, rapid heartbeat, nausea, drowsiness, seizures. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Is kratom safe? Is it legal? -- Kratom leaf and pills

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 take omeprazole (Prilosec), a proton pump inhibitor, to reduce stomach acid. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?

Supplement interactions with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec) and Nexium.

Product Review

PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone) Supplements Review

Learn What PQQ Does and Which PQQ Supplements are Best

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

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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Which supplements make acid reflux worse? I take many and think some are causing heartburn. Are there any supplements that help treat acid reflux?

Find out which supplements can cause or worsen acid reflux, nausea and GERD, including vitamin B6, arginine, and CoQ10.

Supplements Making Acid Reflux Worse -- Man with acid reflux pain

CL Answer

Is drinking coffee good or bad for heart health?

Learn more about coffee and caffeine, its safety, if it's good for you, how much coffee is too much and its impact on your heart.

CL Answer

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

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

Man in wheelchair talking with doctor after recovering from COVID

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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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can supplements help me lose weight?

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

Supplements to Lose Weight

CL Answer

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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 >>

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?

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

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

Product Review

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review

Find the Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices. Big Differences Discovered Among Brands -- Little Curcumin In Some.

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Product Review

L-Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) Supplements Review

Choose the Best L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP Supplements. CL Tests Identify High Quality L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-Tryptophan) at the Best Value.

L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan) Supplements Reviewed By Consumerlab.com

Product Review

CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements, Lotions, and Balms Review

Find the Best CBD at the Lowest Price! Learn How Much CBD (and THC) Is Really in Products and Which Are Our Top Picks.

CBD and Hemp Oils Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Melatonin Supplements Review

Find the Best Melatonin Supplements. Trouble Sleeping? See CL's Tests of Melatonin Supplements and Top Picks.

Melatonin Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

St. John's Wort Supplements Review

Find the Best St. John's Wort Supplement. Only 40% of St. John's Wort Supplements Pass Tests & Strength Varies Widely.

St John's Wort Supplements Reviewed By Consumerlab.com

Product Review

L-Theanine Supplements Review

Find the Best L-Theanine Supplement. Find Out If L-Theanine Helps for Stress and Which Products Are Best.

L-Theanine Supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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

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 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

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

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

Product Review

Olive Leaf Extract Supplements Review

Learn What Olive Leaf Does and the Best Brands

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

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

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

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

Levothyroxine (Synthroid) Supplement Interactions

CL Answer

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

CL Answer

What are the best supplements or lifestyle modifications for insomnia, and which can make insomnia worse?

Find out which vitamins may help you sleep and learn if any vitamins or supplements can cause insomnia.

CL Answer

I've been using a lutein supplement with 40 mg of lutein and am concerned that this dose may be too high. Are there known harmful side-effects?

Learn more about lutein side effects, proper dosage and safety in vision supplements.

Lutein

CL Answer

How much cocoa or chocolate do I need to consume in order to get a benefit?

Learn more eating chocolate and cocoa including the benefits, amounts and info on studies.

How Much Cocoa or Chocolate is Good For You -- cocoa powder in bowl, dark chocolate bar and stethoscope

CL Answer

Which supplements help with Raynaud's phenomenon?

Raynaud's phenomenon may be helped by some supplements. Learn more about fish oil, Gingko biloba, and ginseng.

Supplements for Raynaud's Phenomenon -- woman standing outside in snow, with cold, red hands

CL Answer

I've heard that soaking dried beans for 24 hours reduces the phytate level, allowing for greater access to nutrients. Is this true?

Does soaking dried beans in water help reduce phytate levels to help gain greater access to nutrients?

Soaking Beans to Remove Phytates -- white beans soaking in a bowl of water

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

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

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 >>

CL Answer

Which supplements help with erectile dysfunction?

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

Man in Grey Tee Holding Water and White Supplement

CL Answer

I thought the B vitamins were all water soluble and did not build up in the body, so you would not build up toxic levels. Am I wrong?

Learn more about water-soluble B vitamins including niacin, B6, B12 and folic acid, and why taking too much of these vitamins can be toxic. See the symptoms of overdose and toxicity from B vitamins. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

B Vitamins

Product Review

Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review

Big Differences in Strength Found Among Digestive Enzyme Supplements. CL Tests Reveal Which Are Best.

Digestive Enzyme Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Which supplements and foods help relieve constipation and which can cause constipation?

Find out which supplements can cause constipation, including iron, calcium, protein powders and drinks and others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Which supplements can cause constipation? -- Woman with gastrointestinal pain

CL Answer

How are you staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic?

Tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tips from ConsumerLab members for maintaining physical health, mental health and social well-being during COVID-19.

Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic -- Couple at Home, Looking Out the Window

CL Answer

What are the side effects of ashwagandha supplements?

Learn about the safety and side effects of ashwagandha supplements, including headache, sleepiness, upset stomach, blood pressure and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

ashwagandha side effects

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

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

Should You Take Vitamin K? Beware of Products That Don't Deliver.

CL Answer

Does taking a laxative interfere with the absorption of vitamins or minerals?

Information on laxative interactions with other medications and supplements such as Maalox, antibiotics, and statins and diabetes medications.

Laxatives and vitamin and mineral absorption

CL Answer

Are there any serious side effects with Lovaza or Epanova (prescription fish oil)? If so, would these also apply to generic versions of these drugs and to fish oil supplements?

Understand the side effects of prescription fish oil like Lovaza and Epanova, and find out if the generic fish oils are effective and safe.

Fish Oil and Other Marine Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

If I already take red yeast rice, would adding high-dose niacin help further reduce my cholesterol levels, and would this be safe?

Learn more about the effect of combining red yeast, statins and high-dose niacin on cholesterol and safety.

CL Answer

I'm over 50 and looking to take a vitamin B-12 supplement. Many contain a form of vitamin B-12 called cyanocobalamin, yet I read on the Internet that this form is toxic. Should I be concerned?

Looking to see if the cyanocobalamin form of vitamin B-12 is safe? Read research and safety information on ConsumerLab's report.

Vitamin B-12

CL Answer

Do any supplements help for varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency?

Find out which supplements help for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, including citrus bioflavonoids and grape seed extract.

Varicose Veins

CL Answer

Supplements for multiple sclerosis (MS): Do any supplements reduce symptoms or relapse?

Find out if vitamins or supplements such as ginkgo, fish oil, biotin, vitamins A, C, E, D, and B12, or selenium reduce symptoms or relapse in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Older woman with multiple sclerosis who is experiencing back pain while sitting on her bed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:
 
 
  
  

CL Answer

Is sublingual vitamin B-12, which is placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve, really better than the pill form?

Learn the difference between sublingual vitamin B-12, vitamin B-12 pills and more through information including clinical evidence.

Sublingual B-12 vs. Vitamin B-12 Pills -- B-12 supplements

Product Review

NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) Supplements Review

Choose the Best N-Acetyl Cysteine Supplement. See Our Tests of Popular NAC Supplements and Top Picks for Quality and Value.

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

Product Review

Iron Supplements Review (Iron Pills, Liquids and Chews)

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

CL Answer

What are trace minerals and do I need them?

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

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

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

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

Yacon syrup for weight loss?

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.)

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Can magnesium supplements reduce heart palpitations or PVCs?

Having low blood levels of magnesium has been associated with abnormal heart rhythms known as PVCs (premature ventricular complexes). Find out if taking magnesium supplements can help.

Magnesium and Palpitations (PVCs) -- Woman With Heart Palpitations

Product Review

Astaxanthin Supplements Review

See Which Astaxanthin Products Passed or Failed CL's Tests

Astaxanthin supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous?

Find out if multivitamins contain excessive amounts of B-6, how much B-6 is too much, and symptoms of toxicity and overdose.

Vitamin tablets placed on a table to spell B6

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

2/29/2020

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

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.

CL Answer

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

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

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

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Is Hershey's Special Dark better than other dark chocolate bars or cocoa powders?

Find out if Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate bar is better than other dark chocolate bars or cocoa powders, including flavanol content, contamination with lead or cadmium and other tests of quality. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Chocolate Bar

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What is acrylamide? Is it true that coffee and cocoa contain this toxin?

Find out what acrylamide is, how much is found in coffee and cocoa, and how you can minimize your intake of acrylamide.

Acrylamide in Coffee, French Fries & Cookies

Product Review

Chromium Supplements Review

Chromium Supplements Review. Best Chromium Supplements Identified -- By Strength.

Chromium Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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). 

CL Answer

Is there a risk of liver toxicity with certain supplements?

Find out if there is risk of liver damage from supplements such as green tea, niacin, red yeast rice and vitamin A.

Liver Shape Made From Paper with Pills and Bottle Against Blue Background

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

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

Supplements for Hair Loss -- woman looking at hairbrush

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Do supplements help with Parkinson’s disease treatment or prevention?

Learn what has been shown with vitamins D and E, niacin, CoQ10, melatonin, creatine, SAMe, NAC, valerian, CoQ10, and CBD, as well as with coffee and the Mediterranean and MIND diets for treating and/or preventing Parkinson's disease.

Elderly man with parkinsons holding trembling hand while eating

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Do any supplements, like Nervive, help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy?

Find out which supplements for nerve pain are effective. Sciatica & diabetic neuropathy may be helped, including fish oil and alpha-lipoic acid.

CL Answer

Is it true that taking turmeric/curcumin with food can reduce iron absorption from food?

Learn more about how to take turmeric/curcumin and if they limit iron absorption from food.

Turmeric and Iron Absorption

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I have type 2 diabetes. Should I be concerned about ingredients like maltodextrin and maltitol that are found in some protein bars and drinks?

Learn more about maltitol and maltodextrin and their effects on blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes.

Protein Bars and Powder

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Does Z-Stack multivitamin work to boost the immune system, and is it safe?

Find out about Z-Stack, including if it can help boost the immune system and if it is safe to use at the suggested dose.

A bottle of Z-Stack capsules

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Does AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) have anticancer or antiviral benefits, and is it safe?

Learn about AHCC (active hexose correlated compound), including whether it is beneficial for liver, pancreatic, or prostate cancer, chemotherapy-related side effects, or the flu, and if it is safe.

Capsules of AHCC in wooden spoon in front of green leaf

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Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?

Find out the best way to take vitamins and minerals and which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately for proper absorption. ConsumerLab answer explains the best way to take vitamins and minerals.

Vitamins & Minerals That Should Be Taken Together or Separately -- various vitamins in spoons

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Do any supplements or lifestyle changes reduce the symptoms of tinnitus? Is it true that some supplements can cause tinnitus?

Learn which supplements can ease tinnitus, including melatonin and pine bark extract. Understand which may actually cause tinnitus.

Supplements for Tinnitus -- Woman Holding Her Ears

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Do gluten-free diets increase your exposure to toxins like arsenic and mercury?

Find out if your gluten-free diet is increasing your exposure to toxic heavy metals like arsenic and mercury.

Woman with Freshly Baked Cookies

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Do glutathione supplements work to prevent aging or for other conditions?

Do glutathione supplements help with aging or other conditions such as cancer and diabetes?

Spoon filled with glutathione supplement capsules and held over a white plate

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

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

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

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

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)?

CL Answer

Does Longevinex resveratrol really help for age-related macular degeneration?

Longevinex resveratrol information including how it helps age-related macular degeneration & clinical evidence.

CL Answer

Do vitamin C supplements help prevent cataracts?

Learn more about the link between vitamin C and cataracts, based on clinical evidence.

Does Vitamin C Prevent Cataracts? -- bottle of vitamin C

CL Answer

What is Pycnogenol and does it work?

Learn more about Pycnogenol, including evidence from clinical studies on blood clots, osteoarthritis, cognition, vision, tinnitus, and the skin and safety.

Pycnogenol Health Benefits -- woman with leg pain

CL Answer

I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?

Info on what supplements are best for work out & exercise regimens, including electrolytes, protein, creatine, and BCAAs.

Supplements for Moderate Exercise

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Do supplements help treat peptic ulcer disease? Should any be avoided?

Vitamins and supplements that may help with peptic ulcer disease, including probiotics, cranberry, melatonin, lactoferrin, berberine, and licorice.

Supplements for peptic ulcer disease - young man with stomachache

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).

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.

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 >>

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

News Release

4/17/2021

ConsumerLab Identifies Best and Worst Avocado Oils Based on Testing

White Plains, New York, April 17, 2021 — Avocado oil has become increasing popular, but concern about the quality of products was raised in 2020 by a study from researchers at the University of California, Davis that found that as much as 82% of avocado oil samples bought locally or online in ...

News Release

12/11/2020

Caution With Cinnamon: ConsumerLab Tests Reveal High Amounts of Toxin in Some Supplements and Spices

White Plains, New York, December 11, 2020 — Cinnamon is a favorite spice that may modestly help lower blood sugar levels, likely due beneficial proanthocyanidins (PACs).

News Release

10/21/2020

Best Apple Cider Vinegar? Quality of Bottled Apple Cider Vinegars and Supplements Varies, According to ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, October 21, 2020 — Apple cider vinegar is often promoted for lowering blood sugar levels, weight loss, "balancing" pH, and improving digestion.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

6/26/2020

No Garlic in Some Garlic Supplements? -- Best and Worst Garlic Supplements Revealed in Tests by ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, June 26, 2020 — Garlic can modestly reduce total cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and it may help prevent colds. However, recent ConsumerLab tests revealed that the strength of garlic supplements on the market varies widely, and some may not contain any garlic.

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

8/17/2021

Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Sibutramine Recalled

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

News Release

1/21/2018

Best Apple Cider Vinegar? Beware of Poison! -- ConsumerLab.com Tests Reveal the Best and Worst Apple Cider Vinegars and Pills and Why Some Could Be Dangerous

White Plains, New York, January 21, 2018 — Apple cider vinegar is promoted as a safe and natural remedy for everything from lowering blood sugar and losing weight to improving digestion and treating infections.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

News Release

9/11/2017

ConsumerLab.com Tests L-Arginine "Blood Flow" Supplements, Identifying Its Top Picks

White Plains, New York, September 11, 2017 — L-arginine supplements are often promoted to increase exercise endurance, reduce symptoms of congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions, and improve sexual function.

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.

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.

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).

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

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

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

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.

News Release

12/06/2016

Which Brands of Alpha Lipoic Acid are Best? -- ConsumerLab.com Tests Lipoic Acid Supplements for Quality, Identifying Top Picks

White Plains, New York, December 6, 2016 — Alpha-lipoic acid supplements may improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, reduce symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and enhance weight loss when dieting.

News Release

12/09/2014

Round-up of Recent Product Tests by ConsumerLab.com -- Results for B Vitamin Supplements & Energy Drinks, Garlic, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), Iron and Omega-7 Fatty Acids

White Plains, New York, December 9, 2014 — In recent months, ConsumerLab.com has published test results for a variety of popular supplements, including B vitamins supplements and energy drinks, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), iron and garlic. In addition, ConsumerLab.

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.

Recalls & Warnings

2/25/2022

Similac, Other Infant Formulas Recalled, Linked to Illness and One Death

Update: (3/7/22) This recall has been expanded to include one lot of Similac PM 60/40 following the death of an infant who tested positive for Cronobacter sakazaki and consumed Similac PM ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/01/2011

Recall of Two Supplements Spiked with Erectile Dysfunction Drug

On December 22, 2010 the U.S.

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

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

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

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

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

2/07/2013

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

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

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

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

7/19/2011

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

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

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

3/20/2007

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.

News Release

5/21/2014

Your Cocoa May Be Contaminated! ConsumerLab.com Reveals What’s Really in Cocoa and Chocolate Products

White Plains, New York, May 21, 2014 [See related new release on 8/5/14] — Cocoa powders, dark chocolates, and other products made from cacao beans can be rich in flavanols -- which may help with blood flow, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

News Release

10/23/2013

Valerian “Sleep” Supplements Vary Widely in Key Compounds and Two Fail Tests for Lead Contamination

White Plains, New York — October 23, 2013 — Valerian root powders and extracts are popular herbal sleep aids and may have anti-anxiety effects, but few products on the market provide the amounts of compounds typically used in clinical trials, and some are contaminated with lead, ...

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

11/05/2021

Herb Recalled Due to Risk of Lead, Cadmium Contamination

On November 2, 2021, Murray Int'l Trading issued a recall of Herbal Doctor brand Angelicae Sinensis due to potential risk it may contain elevated levels of lead and cadmium.

Recalls & Warnings

8/03/2022

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled Due to Sildenafil

On August 1, 2022, DISTRIBUTOR RFR, LLC recalled one lot of SANGTER Energy Supplement 3000 mg to the consumer level after FDA analysis found the product to contain undeclared sildenafil, a prescription medication.

Recalls & Warnings

7/15/2022

Honey-Based Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On July 13, 2022, Shopaax.com issued a recall of all lots of its honey-based sexual enhancement product, Kingdom Honey Royal Honey VIP, after FDA analysis found the presence of undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

7/01/2022

Male Enhancement Supplements Sold on Amazon Recalled

On January 27, 2022, Loud Muscle Science LLC issued a voluntary recall of various lots of Launch Sequence supplements because they were found to contain the prescription drug Tadalfil.

Recalls & Warnings

7/26/2022

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Sold on Amazon Recalled

On July 21, 2022, Ultra Supplements LLC issued a recall of one lot of Sustango capsules after Amazon laboratory analysis found the presence of the prescription drug Tadalafil. The company has received no reports of adverse effects related to this recall to date.

Recalls & Warnings

4/05/2022

Sexual Enhancement Capsules for Men Recalled

On April 1, 2022, F&S Medical Supply, dba Pink Toyz, recalled one lot of Pink Pussycat 3000 mg capsules to the consumer level because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

7/13/2022

FDA Warns Sellers of Tainted Honey-Based Sexual Enhancement Products

On July 12, 2022, the FDA issued warning letters to four companies selling honey-based products promoted for sexual enhancement after tests conducted by the FDA found the products to contain the prescription drugs Tadalafil and Sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/10/2022

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Sold on Amazon Recalled

On February 8, 2022, specific lots of three male sexual enhancement supplements, Red Mammoth capsules, MAC DADDY RED capsules, MAC DADDY PURPLE capsules, and The Red Pill capsules, were recalled because Amazon laboratory analyses found them to contain undeclared ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/06/2022

Sand Ginger Powder Recalled in Canada Due to Aconite

On September 1, 2022, Ka Wing Hong issued a recall of Mr. Right brand Keampferia Galanga Powder (sand ginger powder), a common spice used in Asian cuisine, due to aconitine contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

9/29/2022

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Sold on Amazon and Walmart Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On September 27, 2022, Proper Trade LLC/My Stellar Lifestyle recalled two lots of Wonder Pill after Amazon laboratory analysis found the product to contain undeclared tadalafil, a prescription medication.

News Release

5/30/2012

ConsumerLab.com Identifies Best and Worst Magnesium Supplements Based on Tests and Comparisons

White Plains, New York — MAY 30, 2012 — Magnesium supplements are among the most popular supplements in the U.S. But which magnesium supplements are best? ConsumerLab.

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

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

12/15/2020

FDA Warns JC Ayur Life LLC for Drug Claims

On October 29, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to JC Ayur Life LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's product Heritage of Ayurveda Dia-Tonic Incudil Herbal Dietary Supplement to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

8/01/2022

53 Protein, Meal Replacement and Nutritional Beverages Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

On July 29, 2022, Lyons Magnus LLC issued a recall of 53 protein, meal replacement, and nutritional beverages, including those sold under the brand names of Glucerna, Premier Protein, Oatly, and others, due to the potential for microbial contamination, including from Cronobacter sakazakii.

News Release

5/08/2012

Lead Contamination and Mislabeling in Joint Health Supplements with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM According to ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York, May 8, 2012 — Glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM are popular dietary supplements for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis — worn joint cartilage.

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

4/16/2008

FDA's investigation of generic antidepresssant called inadequate by ConsumerLab.com and The People's Pharmacy

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK AND DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — APRIL 16, 2008 — After waiting more than six months for results of the FDA's investigation of a generic version of Wellbutrin XL 300 (Budeprion XL 300), ConsumerLab.

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

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

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

8/30/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/27/2021

"Miss Slim" Capsules Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/20/2021

Alpha Male Plus Recalled

On July 16, 2021, Alpha Male Plus issued a recall of Alpha Male Plus Male Enhancer fruit chews because FDA analysis found them to be contaminated with tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/26/2021

Family Indicted for Selling Dangerous "Bleach" Miracle Mineral Solution As "COVID" Cure

Four Florida men have been indicted by a Miami federal grand jury on charges of fraudulently marketing and selling the toxic bleach solution Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) as a cure for COVID-19 and other serious medical conditions, such as cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, autism, malaria, ...

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2021

NS NY Distributor Inc Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On April 8, 2021, NS NY Distributor Inc issued a recall of all lots of Premium Orgazen 7000 and Ginseng Power 5000 male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/10/2021

Three More Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

Between March 30 and April 5, 2021, three companies issued recalls of their male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/02/2021

Three Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

Between March 24 and 26, 2021, three companies issued recalls of their male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/17/2021

Adam’s Secret Male Enhancement Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On February 15, 2021, adamssecret.co issued a recall of all lots of Adam's Secret Extra Strength 1500 and Adam's Secret Extra Strength 3000 male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

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.

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.

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.

News Release

3/29/2006

ConsumerLab.com reports on 29 popular melatonin sleep supplements

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK — MARCH 29, 2006 (UPDATED APRIL 7, 2006) — ConsumerLab.com announced test results today from its new Product Review of Melatonin Supplements covering 29 products.

News Release

1/25/2006

Sexual enhancement supplements analyzed by Consumerlab.com

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK — JANUARY 25, 2006 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that it found only six out of eleven supplements used for sexual enhancement to contain key ingredients listed on their labels and meet other quality criteria.

News Release

5/15/2002

ConsumerLab.com lists magnesium products that passed testing — Some products fail due to excess magnesium and lead contamination

WHITE PLAINS, NY — May 14, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com today released results of its Product Review of Magnesium Supplements. Seventeen of the nineteen products tested by ConsumerLab.com passed the review. Among the products that failed, one contained nearly 50% more magnesium than claimed.

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

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

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

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

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

12/21/2019

Men's Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On December 17, 2019, Motto International Corp all lots of Bull Platinum 30000, Stallion Platinum 30000, Rhino 7 Platinum 30000, and Panther Platinum 30000, to the consumer leve because FDA analysis has found they contain tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

3/17/2020

"Active Male" Supplement Recalled

On March 16, 2020, Natural Remedy Store recalled all lots of Active Male, 500mg, to the consumer level because FDA analysis has found the product contains tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

9/03/2020

Red-E Male Enhancement Capsule Recalled

On September 1, 2020, The Protein Shoppe, LLC issued a recall of Red-E male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found it to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

7/14/2020

Sellers of Miracle Mineral Solution Criminally Charged With Making Coronavirus Claims

On July 8, 2020, federal prosecutors charged the sellers of Miracle Mineral Solution, a toxic bleach solution marketed as a cure for coronavirus (COVID-19), with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and criminal contempt.

Recalls & Warnings

11/16/2019

Silver Bullet Supplement for Men Recalled

On November 13, 2019, Nature's Rx issued a recall of one lot of Silver Bullet male enhancement capsules because FDA analysis found it to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/12/2019

Libido Supplement for Men and Women Recalled

Update: (2/25/20) This recall has been expanded to include lots of an additional Med Man product, Bow and Arrow libido enhancer for men, highlighted below.

Recalls & Warnings

10/26/2019

Green Lumber Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On October 22, 2019, GL Holdings issued a recall of Green Lumber, a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found it to contain tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

3/26/2021

Nine Banned Stimulants Found in Workout, Weight Loss Supplements

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/28/2008

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

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

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

1/11/2002

Canada Requests Recall of Certain Ephedra/Ephedrine Products

OTTAWA - January 10, 2002 - Health Canada is requesting a recall from the market of certain products containing Ephedra/ephedrine after a risk assessment concluded that these products pose a serious risk to health.

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

11/08/2016

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

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

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

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

11/28/2015

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

2/27/2018

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

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

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

3/06/2019

GoLean Detox Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/22/2019

Weight Loss Supplement Tainted With Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/12/2019

Sexual Enhancement Supplement for Men Recalled

On April 9, 2019, SD Import, LLC issued a recall of Aphrodisiac, a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found it to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/08/2019

Herbal "Coffee" for Sexual Enhancement Recalled

On March 22, 2019, Brian Richardson DBA "In Tha Pink" issued a recall of  ground Kopi Jantan Tradisional [sic] Natural Herbs Coffee, a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found it to contain sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

3/26/2019

LEOPARD Miracle Honey Recalled

On March 22, 2019, USA LESS issued a recall of all lots of LEOPARD Miracle Honey, a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found it to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

3/23/2019

BLUEFUSION Capsules for Sexual Enhancement Recalled

On March 21, 2019, Ata Int. Inc. issued a recall of its BLUEFUSION capsules, which are promoted for sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found them to contain sildenafil, tadalafil, desmethyl carbodenafil, dithiodesmethyl carbodenafil, scutellarin and daidzein.

Recalls & Warnings

9/21/2019

Liquid Vitamin C for Men Recalled

On September 16, 2019, Fitoterapia USA Inc. issued a recall of Macho Artificial Passion Fruit Flavored Vitamin C Liquid Supplement, a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found it to contain tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

8/12/2019

Miracle Mineral Solution Is Dangerous, Warns FDA

On August 12, 2019, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use Miracle Mineral Solution or other "Miracle" or "Master" solution products containing sodium chlorite because they can dangerous and even life-threatening reactions.

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2019

FDA Warns Seller of CBD Lotions, Patches, Tinctures and Pet Products

On July 22, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Curaleaf, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

5/15/2019

Titanium 4000 Capsules for Men Recalled

On May 7, 2019, D.B.P. Distribution issued a recall of Titanium 4000, a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found it to contain sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

5/07/2019

"The Beast" Supplement for Men Recalled

On May 7, 2019, STIFF BOY LLC issued a recall of The Beast, a supplement promoted for male sexual enhancement, because FDA analysis found it to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

12/08/2011

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

On December 6, 2011, the U.S. FDA warned consumers to avoid homeopathic HCG weight-loss diet products because they don't work, often make unsupported claims, and are illegal for sale. In addition, some of these products direct user to follow a potentially dangerous diet.

Recalls & Warnings

6/20/2003

FTC Charges Marketers of Seasilver with False and Deceptive Claims

On June 19, 2003, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced coordinated actions against two companies - both charged with promoting the dietary supplement "Seasilver" with unsubstantiated medical claims. The agencies' actions against Seasilver USA, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/26/2018

Seller of Coenzyme-A Warned For Making Drug Claims

On January 5, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Coenzyme A, Inc. following a facility inspection and review of the company's website that found the company made drug claims about its product Coenzyme-A.

Recalls & Warnings

2/10/2018

Warning to D-Limonene, Vitamin C Seller

On January 31, 2018 the FDA issued a warning letter to Long Life Unlimited, LLC following a review of the company's website which found promotional statements and testimonials made about products including Balance 600, D-Limonene, Rapha Remedy, Rapha Remedy w/ p73 Wild Oregano, Vitamin C, ...

Recalls & Warnings

10/13/2018

Pharmaceutical Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements Pose Danger to Consumers

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/28/2011

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

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

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

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

8/16/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

5/19/2018

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs Recalled

On May 17, 2018, Shoreside Enterprises, Inc., recalled certain lots of its sexual enhancement supplements 7K and Poseidon 4500 (Extreme 1000 mg) because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

9/19/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Shilajit

On September 6, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Adaptive Energy LLC, following an inspection of the company's website, which found statements made about its shilajit product, Purblack were found to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

9/04/2018

Federal Court Shuts Down Maker of Sexual Enhancement Products

On August 30, 2018, the FDA announced that U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

10/07/2017

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2017

Blue Pearl All Natural Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On December 13, 2017, Marmex Corp. recalled all lots of its sexual enhancement supplements Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement, 500mg because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

12/01/2017

Nutra Labs Recalls Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs

On November 30, 2017, Nutra Labs Inc. recalled certain lots of its sexual enhancement supplements Bull 1800 mg Capsules and Chao Jimengnan 150 mg Tablets because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil.

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

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

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

8/08/2017

Study Shows Severe Risk in Drinking Hydrogen Peroxide

An analysis of records from the National Poison Data System from a 10-year period ending in 2011 identified 294 reported incidents of people developing adverse symptoms after ingesting 35% (high-concentration) hydrogen peroxide (H202). Among these, 41 (13.

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

5/15/2018

Seller of Apple Cider Vinegar, Joint Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims

On April 25, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Baker's Best Health Products, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/22/2017

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Prescription Drugs Recalled

On July 21, 2017, Ultra Shop Supplement recalled Super Panther 7K capsules after FDA testing found them to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil. 

Recalls & Warnings

9/21/2017

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Prescription Drugs Recalled

On September 20, 2017, Gadget Island, Inc. Dba Gear Isle recalled the following supplements because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil:

  • Rhino 7 Platinum 5000 capsules, Lot# R7-D5K1011H

Recalls & Warnings

5/26/2017

"Allergy" Supplement Containing Ephedra Recalled

On February 7, 2017, MusclMasster, LLC (DBA The Green Herb) of Wheat Ridge, CO issued a recall of all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules , a product promoted to help allergies, because they contain ephedra.

Recalls & Warnings

5/26/2017

Herbal "Sexual Enhancement Coffee" Recalled, One Death Reported

On May 25, 2017, Caverflo.com issued a recall of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, an "herbal" instant coffee promoted for sexual enhancement, because it was found to contain the drugs sildenafil and tadalafil. 

Recalls & Warnings

4/19/2017

Sexual Enhancement Supplements for Men and Women Recalled

On April 18, 2017, Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. issued a recall of all lots of the following sexual enhancement supplements for men because they were found to contain the undeclared drug tadalafil:

Recalls & Warnings

7/18/2017

Herbal "Sexual Enhancement Coffee" Recalled

On July 13, 2017, Bestherbs Coffee LLC recalled their product New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after FDA testing found desmethyl cabodenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/04/2017

FDA Warns Four Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Prescription Drug

The FDA recently warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/04/2017

Five Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2017

Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/29/2016

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Contains Prescription Drug

On December 22, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Power Male Sexual Stimulant because it was found to contain sildenafil. This supplement was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.

Recalls & Warnings

12/23/2016

Twelve Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Prescription Drug

On December 22, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following twelve sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments. 

Recalls & Warnings

12/23/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Antidepressant

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/01/2017

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/21/2017

Twenty-one Sexual Enhancement Products Recalled

On March 7, 2017, A&H Focal Inc. issued a recall of the following sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain drugs such as sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil:

Recalls & Warnings

3/11/2017

Two Hospitalized After Drinking Herbal Tea With Aconite

On March 11, 2017 the San Francisco Department of Public Health announced that two people became ill and required intensive hospital care after consuming tea made from tea leaves purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Company in San Francisco.

Recalls & Warnings

3/04/2017

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

On March 3, 2017, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

2/21/2017

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On February 16, 2017, Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. issued a recall of its sexual enhancement supplement XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement because it was found to contain tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/09/2017

Herbal Supplement Found to Contain Ephedra Alkaloids Recalled

On February 7, 2017, Kingsway Trading Inc. issued a recall of Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement because it contains ephedra alkaloids.

Recalls & Warnings

11/11/2016

Male Enhancement Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On November 9, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Ready Man! because it was found to contain sildenafil and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

11/11/2016

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Weight Loss Supplement

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/22/2017

FDA Finds Hidden Drug Ingredients in Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On June 22, 2017, the FDA warned consumers that the following sexual enhancement supplements were found to contain undeclared sildenafil, tadalafil and/or dapoxetine. Use the links below to read the complete warning letter for each:

  • Triple Premium Zen Gold 1300 mg

Recalls & Warnings

12/03/2016

Male Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On November 29, 2016, MS Bionic, Inc. issued a recall of all lots of Megajex Natural Male Sex Enhancer capsules because they were found to contain tadalafil and sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/08/2016

Weight Loss Supplements Contain Hidden Drugs, FDA Warns

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

Recalls & Warnings

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

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

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

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

11/04/2016

Energy Drink Linked to Case of Acute Hepatitis

A case of acute hepatitis has been linked to daily consumption of energy drinks, according to a report published on November 1, 2016, in BMJ Case Reports.

Recalls & Warnings

9/26/2017

FDA Warns Seller of DHEA, Creatine, Chromium & More for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On August 25, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Mega-Pro Nutrition, Inc., following inspections of the facility and website www.mega-pro.

Recalls & Warnings

11/01/2016

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Twelve Energy and Sexual Enhancement Supplements

The FDA recently warned consumers not to buy or use the following "energy" and sexual enhancement supplements, which are sold on various websites and in some retail stores, because they were found to contain undeclared drugs: 

Recalls & Warnings

11/01/2016

Eleven Weight Loss Supplements Contain Undeclared Drugs, FDA Warns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/20/2016

Smart Lipo Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/03/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

  • Dream Body Extreme Gold 800 mg 30 gold capsules

Recalls & Warnings

6/09/2016

Nature Made Multis and B Complex Recalled Due to Salmonella, Staph Risk

On June 8, 2016 Pharmavite LLC issued a recall of the following Nature Made® multivitamin and B complex supplements because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus:

Recalls & Warnings

6/07/2016

Step 2 Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/15/2016

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On May 10, 2016, SOS Telecom, Inc. issued a recall of the following sexual enhancement supplements, which were found to contain undeclared sildenafil:

Recalls & Warnings

5/07/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug, FDA Warns

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/16/2016

Workout Supplement Containing Acacia Rigidula Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/13/2016

"Super Herbs" Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/20/2016

Salute Capsules Contain Hidden Drugs

On March 17, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Salute Capsules because it was found to contain sildenafil, thiosildenafil, and sulfoaildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

3/15/2016

FDA Warns Sellers of Weight and Workout Supplements Containing Acacia Rigidula

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/02/2016

Propell Platinum Contains Undeclared Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/29/2016

Weight Loss Supplement Envy BP Contains Undeclared Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/10/2015

"Natureal" Weight Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/07/2015

Power Khan Herbal Enhancement Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On November 5, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Power Khan because it was found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/28/2015

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use "Sex Drive Capsules"

On November 19, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Sex Drive Capsules because they were found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2015

Ultimate Herbal Slimcaps Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2015

Drug Found in Male Enhancement Supplement

On October 23, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement S.W.A.G.G.E.R Extreme because it was found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

10/17/2015

"Herbal Viagra" Taken by Lamar Odom Was a Known Problem

It was reported this week that former NBA star, Lamar Odom, entered a coma after taking as many as 10 pills of the "herbal Viagra" formula Reload, along with cocaine.

Recalls & Warnings

10/14/2015

Recall of Male Enhancement Supplement Expanded

On October 9, 2015, TF Supplements expanded its previous recall of two lots of RHINO 7 sexual enhancement supplements, which were found to contain the undeclared drugs desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine, to include all lots.

Recalls & Warnings

3/04/2016

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Use Sexual Enhancement Supplement

On March 3, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Sextra because it was found to contain sildenafil. 

Recalls & Warnings

2/27/2016

Enhancement Supplement Contains Undeclared Drug

The FDA recently warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Neophase Natural Sex Enhancer because it was found to contain hydroxyacetildenafil. 

Recalls & Warnings

1/31/2016

Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach Weight Supplements Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/22/2016

Male Enhancement Gum and Pills Contain Hidden Drug

On January 21, 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements, because they were found to contain undeclared vardenafil (click on the name of each supplement to read the FDA's complete warning): 

Recalls & Warnings

1/12/2016

Twenty-four Male Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On January 9, 2016, R Thomas Marketing LLC. in conjuction with Just Enhance LLC, issued a recall of the following sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain sildenafil:

Recalls & Warnings

12/05/2015

Lipo Escultura Weight Loss Capsules Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/01/2015

Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Prescription Drug

On November 19, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements, which were identified during an examination of international mail shipments, because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil (click on the name of each supplement to read the ...

Recalls & Warnings

12/23/2015

"Bee Extremely Amazed" Recalls Weight Supplements

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2015

"Tiger X" and "X Again Platinum" Contain Hidden Drugs

On December 17 and 18, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements, which were found to contain undeclared drugs:

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2015

Don't Get Stung by Bee Pollen

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2015

"Thirty Plus" Contains Hidden Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2015

Drugs Found in Jenesis Weight Supplement

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

Recalls & Warnings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/27/2013

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

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/31/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Containing DMAA Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

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

12/01/2015

Weight Supplements Found to Contain Antidepressant and Other Prescription Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/02/2016

Fourteen Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

On December 28, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following fourteen sexual enhancement supplements, which are sold on various websites and in some retail stores, because they were found to contain undeclared drugs :

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2016

FDA Warns Nine Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Undeclared Drugs

The FDA recently warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements, which are sold on various websites and in some retail stores, because they were found to contain undeclared drugs: 

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, ...

Recalls & Warnings

8/02/2014

Judge Orders BioAnue To Stop Illegal Cancer and Disease Claims

On July 23, 2014, Gloria D.

Recalls & Warnings

5/23/2013

Seller of Sexual Enhancement, Cholesterol, Resveratrol Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims

On May 2, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Alternative Health Supplements, following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about several dietary supplements, including Regenerect, Alligin, Astaxanthin Advantage, HDL Cholesterol Management, Resveratrol, Coral Calcium ...

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

7/01/2005

FDA Issues Nationwide Alert for "Liqiang 4" Due to Potential Health Risk

On July 1, 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to take Liqiang 4 Dietary Supplement Capsules because they contain glyburide – a drug that could have serious, life-threatening consequences in some people.

Recalls & Warnings

4/29/2012

FDA Says DMAA Can't Be Sold as a Supplement -- Warns Sellers

On April 27, 2012, the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

2/01/2013

DMAA Supplement Linked to Runner's Death

The cause of death of London marathon runner Claire Squires has been ruled by the investigating coroner as cardiac failure due to extreme exertion, complicated by DMAA toxicity.

Recalls & Warnings

8/07/2015

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

8/15/2015

FDA Warns Seller of Tainted Enhancement Supplements

On July 31, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to R Thomas Marketing following a review of the company's website, which found it sold the male enhancement supplements Black Ant, Herb Viagra, Real Skill and Stree Overlord . These supplements contain the undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

9/16/2015

Weight And Enhancement Supplement Recall Expanded

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

Recalls & Warnings

9/09/2015

Weight Supplement Found to Contain Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

10/02/2015

Drug Found in Two Weight Loss Supplements

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

Recalls & Warnings

9/26/2015

Male Enhancement Supplement Containing Antidepressant Recalled

On September 25, 2015, TF Supplements issued a recall of two lots of the sexual enhancement supplement RHINO 7, which were found to contain the undeclared drugs desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxetine.

Recalls & Warnings

5/08/2013

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled for Undeclared Drug Risk

On May 7, 2013, BeaMonstar Products issued a voluntary recall of sexual enhancement supplements SexVoltz and Velextra because they were found to contain an undeclared drug.

Recalls & Warnings

5/03/2013

Recall: Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs

On May 1, 2013, American Lifestyle issued a voluntary recall of all lots of sexual enhancement supplements Vicerex and Black Ant because they were found to contain undeclared prescription drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

4/25/2013

FDA Warns Consumers of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Drugs

On April 25, 2012, the FDA issued a warning to consumers, urging them not to purchase or use two sexual enhancement products which were found to contain undeclared drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

4/12/2013

FDA Warns Consumers About The Dangers Of DMAA

On April 11, 2013, the FDA warned consumers about the dangers of dietary supplements containing the ingredient 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA).

Recalls & Warnings

4/10/2013

Recall: Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug

On April 1, 2013, Consumer Concepts, Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of ROCK-It MAN Male Enhancement Capsules, a dietary supplement promoted for sexual enhancement which was found to contain undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil, an analogue of the prescription drug sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/04/2013

FDA Warns Consumers Of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2013

Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/22/2013

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs Recalled

On July 18, 2013, Volcano Company issued a voluntary recall all lots of Volcano Male Enhancement Liquid and Volcano Male Enhancement Capsules because they were found to contain undeclared desmethyl carbodenafil, dimethylsildenafil, and dapoxetine.

Recalls & Warnings

7/15/2013

Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On July 5, 2013, Hardmenstore.com issued a voluntary recall of 430 lots of sexual enhancement supplements Silver Sword and Clalis because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/30/2013

Weight Loss Supplements Recalled Due To Undeclared Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/28/2013

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found Contain Undeclared Drugs

On June 27, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use MVP Mega, Exten 1300 and MaxTreme Zen, dietary supplements for sexual enhancement which were found to contain undeclared tadalafil or a combination of tadalafil and sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/27/2013

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/27/2013

Another Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found Contain Undeclared Drug

On June 27, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use Silver sword, a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement which was found to contain undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/19/2013

Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs, FDA Warns

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/19/2013

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found To Contain Undeclared Drug

On June 17, 2013, the FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use sexual enhancement supplement Royal Dragon Herbal Tonic Balls because it was found to contain undeclared vardenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/14/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found To Contain Undeclared Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/13/2013

FDA Warns Consumers of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Prescription Drugs

On June 10, 2013, the FDA warned consumers that a number of sexual enhancement supplements have been found to contain undeclared drugs such as sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/12/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/21/2013

FDA Warns Consumers: Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Drugs

On March 21, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use three sexual enhancement dietary supplements, Rock-It Man, Libido Sexual Enhancer, and Stiff Days, because they were found to contain sildenafil or sildenafil analogues.

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2013

Recall: Male Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Drugs

On March 12, 2013, Green Planet, Inc. issued a recall of one lot of the male sexual performance enhancer supplement Night Bullet because it was found to contain trace amounts of sulfohydroxyhomosildenafil and aminotadalafil, analogues of the prescription drug sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/25/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/28/2013

Recall: Male Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found to Contain Prescription Drug

On January 24, 2013, D&S Herbals, LLC, dba Freedom Trading, announced a voluntary recall of one lot of the male sexual enhancement dietary supplement Super Power because it was found to contain undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2013

Excessive Lead and Mercury Found In Chinese Herbal Supplements

On January 23, 2013, Health Canada warned consumers that certain batches of the Chinese dietary supplements [W.S.

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2013

"Thermo Stimulating" Supplement Recalled -- Contained DMAA

On January 23, 2013, Health Canada advised consumers not to use certain batches of Muscletech Hydroxystim capsules which were found to contain DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) and have been recalled by their distributor.

Recalls & Warnings

1/23/2013

USPLabs Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Controversial DMAA Ingredient

On December 18, 2012, a settlement was approved in the class action lawsuit against USPLabs, which alleged the company's use of the ingredient DMAA (1,3-dimethylamine) in the supplements OxyELITEPRO and Jacked3d was not safe or legal.

Recalls & Warnings

1/18/2013

Recall: Iron Supplement Containing Motion Sickness Drug

On January 18, 2012, Advance Pharmaceutical Inc. announced the recall of one lot of Rugby NATURAL IRON SUPPLEMENT Ferrous Sulfate Tablets 325 mg, because the bottles were found to contain meclizine HCl 25 mg tablets instead.

Recalls & Warnings

12/21/2012

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On December 19, 2012, P&J Trading issued a voluntary recall of SLIMDIA REVOLUTION after FDA testing found the dietary supplement contains undeclared sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

1/30/2014

Four Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2014

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found to Contain Hidden Drug

On July 22, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use sexual enhancement supplement O.M.G. because it was found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/18/2014

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Contains Undeclared Drug

On April 16, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement S.W.A.G because it was found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

4/18/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/23/2014

"Slimming" Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/14/2014

Seven Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs Recalled

On January 9, 2014, Midwest Wholesale issued a voluntary recall of seven sexual enhancement supplements: Boost Ultra, XZone Gold, Sexy Monkey, Triple MiracleZen Platinum, Magic for Men, "New" Extenze, and New XZen Platinum.

Recalls & Warnings

12/26/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/24/2013

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2013

Five Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2013

Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

On December 19, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil or drugs chemically similar to sildenafil:

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2013

Seller of Sexual Enhancement Supplement and Tea Drink Warned for Drug Ingredients and Drug Claims

On December 5, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Green Planet, Inc. following a facility inspection which found the company's sexual enhancement supplement Night Bullet to contain the drugs sulfohydroxyhomosildenafil, thioaildenafil and aminotadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2013

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found To Contain Multiple Drugs

On November 21, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use sexual enhancement supplement Alpha Male because it was found to contain multiple undeclared drugs, including aminotadalafil, sulfosildenafil, sulfoaildenafil, hydroxythiohomosildenafil, dimethylsildenafil, and sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2013

FDA Warns of Five More Weight Loss Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/20/2013

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On November 16, 2013, Jobbers Wholesale issued a voluntary recall of sexual enhancement supplements Rhino 5 Plus, Maxtremezen, and Extenzone because they were found to contain the undeclared drugs desmethylcarbondenafil and dapoxetine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/20/2013

Another Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drugs

On November 18, 2013, Fossil Fuel Products, LLC issued a voluntary recall of sexual enhancement supplement RezzRX because it was found to contain the undeclared drugs hydroxylthiohomosildenafil and aminotadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

9/27/2013

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On September 24, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use sexual enhancement supplement Wood-E because it was found to contain sildenafil. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription drug Viagra, is typically prescribed for erectile dysfunction.

Recalls & Warnings

8/08/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

8/06/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recall Expanded

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

Recalls & Warnings

9/05/2013

Seller of Herbal Supplements and "Tonics" Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On May 24, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Sundial Herbal Products following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Woman Back Tonic, Koromantee, Wood and Root Tonic, Arthritis, Asthma, Diabetics, Sundial Ashanti Weight Loss Energy Lifter, Appetite Suppresser, ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/03/2013

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On August 27, 2013, Hardmenstore.com issued a voluntary recall of sexual enhancement supplements 72HP, Evil Root and Pro Power Max because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

8/23/2013

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Undeclared Drugs Recalled

On August 12, 2013, Jack Rabbit Inc. issued a voluntary recall of one lot of sexual enhancement supplement Jack Rabbit because it was found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/20/2013

Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs

On November 19, 2013, Tendex issued a voluntary recall of one lot each of sexual enhancement supplements P-Boost and NatuRECT because they were found to contain tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/20/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/12/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found To Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/08/2013

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found To Contain Prescription Drugs

On November 8, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use sexual enhancement supplement Vitalikor Fast Acting because it was found to contain sildenafil and vardenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/06/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

10/30/2013

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Prescription Drugs

On September 24, 2013, the FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use sexual enhancement supplements Xzen 1200, Xzen Gold and Xzen Xpress because they have been found to contain undeclared prescription drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

10/10/2013

Six Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

10/01/2013

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On September 24, 2013, Haute Health, LLC issued a voluntary recall of all lots of sexual enhancement supplements Virilis Pro, PHUK and Prolifta, because they were found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

8/20/2014

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On August 11, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Arize because it was found to contain sulfoaildenafil. Sulfoaildenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, which is prescribed for erectile dysfunction.

Recalls & Warnings

8/16/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Use Herbal Sexual Enhancement Supplement

On August 11, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Herbal Vigor Quick Fix because it was found to contain tadalafil. Tadalafil is the active ingredient in the prescription drug Cialis, which is prescribed for erectile dysfunction.

Recalls & Warnings

6/20/2014

FDA Warns Some Bee Pollen Products for Weight Loss Are Dangerous

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/18/2014

Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Drug

On June 17, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplements listed below because they were found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/18/2014

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/11/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/06/2014

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On June 5, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use sexual enhancement supplement Zhen Gong Fu because it was found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

6/05/2014

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

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2014

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/03/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Drugs Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/31/2014

Seven Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled Due to Undeclared Drugs

On March 27, 2014, Nova Products, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of sexual enhancement supplements African Black Ant, Black Ant, XZen Gold, ZXen Platinum, XZen 1200, XZone Gold and XZone 1200.

Recalls & Warnings

3/27/2014

Bee Pollen and Weight Loss Supplements Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/27/2014

Three Weight Loss Supplements Containing Drugs Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/19/2014

Weight Loss "Coffee" Found to Contain Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/14/2014

Arthritis and Muscle Pain Supplement Recalled

On March 12, 2014, Pain Free By Nature issued a recall of Reumofan Plus tablets sold on the company's website, www.painfreebynature.com, because it was found to contain the active pharmaceutical ingredients methocarbamol and diclofenac.

Recalls & Warnings

3/07/2014

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Drug

On March 7, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Weekend Warrior because it was found to contain undeclared thiosildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

2/28/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Undeclared Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

2/17/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recall Expanded to Include Additional Products

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/29/2014

Recall of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Expanded

On May 28, 2014, Eugene Oregon, Inc. expanded its previous recall of certain lots of sexual enhancement supplements African Black Ant, Black Ant, and Mojo Risen. All lots of these supplements are now recalled.

Recalls & Warnings

5/16/2014

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

On May 16, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use sexual enhancement supplement MV5 Days because it was found to contain sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

5/16/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Found To Contain Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/15/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Buy Or Use Weight Loss Supplement

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/07/2014

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled

On May 5, 2014 , Eugene Oregon, Inc. issued a precautionary, voluntary recall of sexual enhancement supplements African Black Ant, Black Ant and Mojo Risen.

Recalls & Warnings

5/06/2014

Two Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/01/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

10/10/2014

FDA Warns Consumers of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/05/2014

Slimming Coffee Found to Contain Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/06/2015

Weight Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/08/2015

Does Your Weight Loss or Sports Supplement Contain Synthetic Amphetamine?

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

Recalls & Warnings

2/10/2015

Five Weight Loss Supplements Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/31/2015

Protein Powder Recalled Due to Food Poisoning Risk

On January 30, 2015, Aloha, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of all packages of Premium Protein powder blends in chocolate and vanilla because they have the potential to be contaminated with Staphylococcus enterotoxin .

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2015

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Use Sexual Enhancement Supplement

On January 21, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Happy Passengers, because it was found to contain undeclared sildenafil. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, which is prescribed for erectile dysfunction.

Recalls & Warnings

1/06/2015

FDA Warns of Weight Loss Supplement Dangers

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

Recalls & Warnings

1/04/2015

Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On December 30, 2014, Vivo Brand Management (Canada) issued a recall of one lot of the sexual enhancement supplement Forta for Men, because it was found to contain undeclared homosildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

12/26/2014

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Hidden Drugs

On December 23, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain an undeclared drug.

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/26/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Hidden Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/25/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Buy or Use Weight Loss Supplement

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/24/2014

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2014

Weight Loss Supplements Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/13/2015

Weight Supplement Containing Drugs Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/11/2015

Three Male Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Drug

On March 3, 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 (each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments):

Recalls & Warnings

3/06/2015

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

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/06/2015

Four Male Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Drug

On March 5, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following four sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain an undeclared sildenafil. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.

Recalls & Warnings

3/06/2015

Nine Male Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Drugs

On March 2 and March 3, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following nine male sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain an undeclared sildenafil or vardenafil. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.

Recalls & Warnings

3/03/2015

Weight Supplement Contains Hidden Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

3/02/2015

Four More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Hidden Drug

On March 2, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain an undeclared sildenafil. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.

Recalls & Warnings

3/02/2015

Hidden Drug Found in Six Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On February 27 and February 28, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the following six sexual enhancement supplements because they were found to contain an undeclared sildenafil. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.

Recalls & Warnings

2/28/2015

Drugs Found in Male Enhancement Supplements

On December 11, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Biogenix USA, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's sexual enhancement products, HAM, CE6 and SARMZ to contain undeclared drugs, as well as drugs which were listed on the label but are not permitted ...

Recalls & Warnings

7/02/2015

Undeclared Drugs Found in Two Weight Loss Supplements

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/01/2015

Undeclared Drugs Found In Male Enhancement Supplements

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/02/2015

Drug Found in Two Weight Loss Supplements

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

Recalls & Warnings

5/02/2015

Three Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Prescription Drug

On April 30, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplements listed below because they were found to contain sildenafil. Each was identified during an examination of international mail shipments:

Recalls & Warnings

4/22/2015

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Male Enhancement Supplement

On April 21, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the sexual enhancement supplement Extreme Diamond 3000 because it was found to contain desmethyl carbodenafil and dapoxetine.

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2012

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled Due To Undeclared Drugs

On December 17, 2012, Performance Plus Marketing, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

11/06/2012

Recall of "Bee Pollen" Supplement Found to Contain Drug

On October 24, 2012, Zi Xiu Tang Success, LLC issued a voluntary recall of Classic Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules and Ultimate Formula Capsules because the supplements contain the undeclared drug sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/09/2012

FDA Warns Consumers of Two Weight Loss Supplements Containing a Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

8/09/2012

Makers of Mineral Water Containing Lithium Warned

On July 20, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Lithia Mineral Water, Inc. declaring Lithia mineral water product to be an approved drug following a 2011 facility inspection.

Recalls & Warnings

9/21/2012

Sexual Enhancement Supplements For Men and Women Recalled Due to Prescription Drug Risk

On August 23, 2012, Evol Nutrition Associates Inc./Red Dawn issued a voluntary recall of Mojo Nights after FDA testing revealed the male sexual enhancement supplement contains undeclared prescription drugs tadalafil and sildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

9/18/2012

Men’s Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Prescription Drug Recalled

On September 12, 2012, Body Basics Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of ACTRA-Sx 500 Dietary Supplement Capsules after independent laboratory testing confirmed the supplement contains the prescription drug sildenafil citrate.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2012

FDA Warns Consumers of Weight Loss and Body Reshaping Supplements Containing Controlled Substance

On October 24, 2012, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use weight loss and body reshaping dietary supplement Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules (also referred to as Zi Xiu Tang Beauty, Face & Figure Capsules) because this product was found to contain sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

7/26/2012

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Prescription Drug Recalled

On July 20, 2012, CRM Laboratories issued a voluntary recall of all X-Rock 3 Day Pill For Men and Z-Rock All Natural Male Supplements after FDA testing found these products contain the drugs sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

Recalls & Warnings

11/27/2011

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

On November 23, 2011, the U.S. FDA took legal action against a dietary supplement maker and owner for substituting ingredients and products without noting the changes on the final product labels. The permanent injunction, filed on behalf of the FDA by the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

7/19/2011

FDA Warns of Unsafe Drug in Slimming Supplements

On July 8, 2011, the U.S. FDA advised consumers not to purchase or use Slim Forte Slimming Capsule and Slim Forte Double Power Slimming Capsules. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that these products contain sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2009

Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Prescription Drug

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

Recalls & Warnings

7/19/2010

FDA Warns of Drug in Herbal Slimming Supplement

On July 19, 2010, the U.S. FDA issued a safety warning to consumers regarding Slim-30 Herb Supplement. FDA analysis of the product found it to contain undeclared N-Desmethyl Sibutramine and traces of Sibutramine. Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.

Recalls & Warnings

11/15/2009

Nationwide Recall of a Weight Loss Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Drug Ingredients

On November 12, 2009, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it informed GMP Herbal Products, Inc. that its product "Pai You Guo," a weight loss dietary supplement, contains undeclared drug ingredients.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2010

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Vigor-25

On November 19, 2010, the U.S.

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2/25/2011

Weight Supplement Found by FDA to Contain Prescription Drug

The U.S. FDA posted an announcement (dated February 9, 2011) by Svelte 30 Nutritional Consultants indicating that a sample of Svelte 30 orange & gray capsule was collected and tested by FDA in January 2011.

Recalls & Warnings

1/04/2011

Weight Loss Supplement Containing a Drug Can Cause Serious Adverse Events, Warns FDA

On December 31, 2010 the U.S. FDA warned consumers not to use Fruta Planta weight loss products because they contain sibutramine, a drug withdrawn from the market in December 2010 for safety reasons.

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

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

9/27/2010

FTC Charges Deceptive Advertising by POM Wonderful

On September 27, 2010, the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

5/03/2010

FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Breath Supplement Contaminated with Lead

On May 3, 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to purchase nor consume Vita Breath, a dietary supplement manufactured by American Herbal Lab Inc. of Rosemead, Calif.

Recalls & Warnings

8/30/2015

Weight and Enhancement Supplements Recalled

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/26/2015

Seller of CoQ10, Anxiety Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On June 6, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Country Doctor Herbals, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including  Herbal Flu Be-Gone, Herbal Multi-Bac, Herbal Nervine, Herbal Pain-A-Way, Herbal Pancreas, Herbal Parasite Cleanse, Herbal Perfect ...

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6/04/2014

Six Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Hidden Drugs

On June 2, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the six sexual enhancement supplements listed below because they were found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, or other drugs which are chemically similar.

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8/20/2013

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

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

Recalls & Warnings

4/16/2014

Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Prescription Antidepressant and Other Drugs

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

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7/10/2014

Five Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

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

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1/30/2014

Five Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found to Contain Prescription Drugs

On January 28, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use the five sexual enhancement supplements listed below because they were found to contain sildenafil and/or tadalafil.

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7/27/2012

Prescription and Street Drug Alternatives Found in Male Enhancement, Mood, and Sleep Supplements

On July 10, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Evol Nutrition Associates, Inc. subsequent to a 2011 inspection which found a number of the company's products contained prescription and investigational drugs and were misbranded.

Recalls & Warnings

5/28/2003

Warning and Recall for "Herbal" Sexual Enhancement Supplement in Canada Illegally Containing Pharmaceutical Compound

On May 27, 2003 - Health Canada warned consumers not to use Hua Fo VIGOR-MAX tablets, a Chinese herbal product that contains tadalafil.

Recalls & Warnings

1/03/2004

FDA to Prohibit Sales of Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra

On December 30, 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer alert of its forthcoming determination that dietary supplements containing ephedra present an unreasonable risk of illness or injury, and should not be consumed.

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3/03/2006

FDA Requests Seizure of More Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids

On February 24, 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

10/18/2005

FTC Stops False Claims about HGH Oral Spray

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