HOW PRODUCTS WERE EVALUATED:
How Products were Selected:
Products tested represent those commonly sold and/or available nationally in the U.S. and Canada. ConsumerLab.com purchased products on the open market through retail stores, on-line retailers, and direct sales or multi-level marketing companies. Products were not accepted directly from manufacturers.
SAMe products were tested in one or more independent laboratories for the following:
Any product not passing any initial testing criterion was sent to a second independent laboratory for repeat analysis using a similar methodology. Identities of products were not disclosed to laboratories performing the tests.
To achieve a "Pass" in the testing, a product had to:
* Passing scores allow for specific margins of technical error associated with each analysis. ConsumerLab.com reserves the right to disqualify a product at any time from passing its testing if it considers such product to present a safety risk or to provide misleading or inaccurate information in its labeling.
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