WHITE PLAINS, NY — July 18, 2005 — ConsumerLab.com has released a new report on the quality of supplements used to treat symptoms of menopause, notably hot flashes. Tested were supplements containing soy isoflavones, red clover isoflavones and/or black cohosh as well as creams containing progesterone. Recent evidence of potential risks with traditional hormone therapy in healthy women has increased public interest in these alternative products.
Summary of Findings:
The new report is available at www.consumerlab.com/results/phytoestrogens2.asp. The report provides results and comparisons for 38 products — twenty selected by ConsumerLab.com and eighteen that passed ConsumerLab.com's Voluntary Certification Program.
Brands included in the report are Emerita, Gaia, Jarrow Formulas, KAL, Kyolic, Life-Extension, life-flo, Nature's Actives, Nature's Bounty, Nature's Resource, Novogen, Nutrilite, Olympian Labs, Oona, Puritan's Pride, Rainbow Light, Schiff, Spring Valley, Solaray, Sundown, Swanson, TruNature (Costco), Vitamin Power, Vitamin World, Vitanica, Whole Foods, Webber Naturals, Wild Oats, and Woman's Wellbeing (Consumers Choice Systems). The report also compares the ingredients in all 38 products and provides extensive information about the effectiveness, use, and potential side effects of type of supplement.
Reviews of other popular types of supplements are also available at www.consumerlab.com. New Reviews to be released in coming weeks include potassium, calcium and vitamin D, chromium, supplements for memory enhancement (ginkgo biloba, huperzine A, and phosphatidylserine) weight loss supplements (including CLA and bitter orange), and saw palmetto. The paperback ConsumerLab.com's Guide to Buying Vitamins and Supplements: What's Really in the Bottle? is available in bookstores, online, or through 800-431-1579.
ConsumerLab.com is a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition. The company is privately held and based in Westchester, New York. It has no ownership from, or interest in, companies that manufacture, distribute, or sell consumer products. ConsumerLab.com is affiliated with PharmacyChecker.com (www.pharmacychecker.com), an evaluator of online pharmacies. Subscription to ConsumerLab.com is available online. For group subscriptions or product testing contact Lisa Sabin, Vice President for Business Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.