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Product Review

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

Is Your Chocolate or Cocoa Healthful or Toxic? Find the Best Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Powder and Cocoa Supplements Based On Our Tests.

Product Review

D-Mannose Supplements

Find out if D-mannose helps prevent urinary tract infections and how products compare.

D-Mannose Review 2023

Product Review

Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review

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

Product Review

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

See Our Omega-3 Top Picks and Avoid Rancid Fish Oils.

Fish Oil and Other Marine Oil Supplements Reviewed by

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What is Pycnogenol, does it work, and is it the same as other pine bark extracts?

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

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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

Product Review

Magnesium Supplements Review

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

Magnesium Review 2024

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Which is the best mask to prevent COVID-19 and how do cloth, disposable, N95, and KN95 masks compare? How can I stop glasses from fogging?

See our Top Picks for masks. Learn how to make COVID-19 masks from materials at home that can be almost as effective as surgical mask and N-95 masks.

Four masks shown for comparison

Product Review

Protein Powders, Shakes, and Meal Replacements Review

Find Out Which Protein Products Passed or Failed Our Tests

Recalls & Warnings

May 22, 2023

Hu Vanilla Crunch Dark Chocolate Bars Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On May 18, 2023, Hu Products issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its Vanilla Crunch Dark Chocolate Bar because they may contain undeclared tree nuts (hazelnut, cashew, and/or almond).

CL Answer

Which ingredients should toothpastes and other dental products contain, and which should be avoided?

Learn about ingredients you want in your toothpaste, mouthwash and other dental products and which ingredients you may want to avoid.

Toothpaste in the shape of question mark coming out from toothpaste tube

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Which supplements help with arthritis?

Learn more about supplements for joint health, including products such as Wobenzym and Zyflamend and ingredients such as collagen, curcumin, glucosamine and chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), SAMe, and others.

Supplements for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Women With Arthritic Hands

News Release

December 16, 2022

Is Your Chocolate or Cocoa Healthful or Toxic? ConsumerLab Finds Major Differences Among Products.

White Plains, New York, December 16, 2022 — Although dark chocolate and cocoa can be good sources of potentially heart-healthy, antioxidant flavanols, they can also be contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as cadmium and lead – and consumers can’t judge products from their labels.

Recalls & Warnings

October 12, 2020

Griffo Botanicals Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On October 7, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Griffo Botanicals for selling various herbal products, including BaseCamp, Gan Mao, Febris, Fortifend, Xiao Chai Hu, HuBei #1, Qing Fei Pai Du, Solis, and WuHan #2, with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus ...

Recalls & Warnings

July 03, 2018

FDA Warns Seller of Adulterated Chinese Herbal Supplements

On June 20, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to KPC Products, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

April 17, 2024

FDA Warns Lipari Foods for Mislabeled Walnuts, Other Violations

On April 9, 2024, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Lipari Foods Operating Company, LLC following multiple complaints and subsequent product recalls in August and September of 2023, which found the company did not follow the requirements of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP), Hazard ...

Recalls & Warnings

April 29, 2024

Longreen Reishi and Xlim Express Coffee Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

On April 18, 2024, BF Suma Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

May 09, 2024

Walnuts, Other Nuts, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

On May 8, 2024, Texas Pecan recalled various lots of the company’s 1 lb. and 8 oz.

Recalls & Warnings

December 04, 2023

Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

On December 1, 2023, Manischewitz issued a recall of one lot of Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins because they contain undeclared milk. The recalled lot of coins are labeled as “dark chocolate,” but contain milk chocolate coins.

Recalls & Warnings

December 13, 2023

Bobo’s Peach Oat Bars Recalled Due to Undeclared Coconut

On December 9, 2023, Bobo’s issued a nationwide recall of multiple lots of Bobo’s Peach Oat Bars because they may contain undeclared coconut.

Recalls & Warnings

January 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

March 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

February 07, 2017

Seller of Chinese Herbal Products for Prostate, Menopause and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On January 23, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbal Sciences International, Inc.