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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

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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

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Are supplements such as Thyroid Care Plus helpful for hypothyroidism? Can supplements worsen thyroid function? And what is nascent iodine?

Learn about supplement ingredients such as iodine, selenium, zinc, acetyl-l-carnitine, ashwagandha and guggul used for thyroid conditions and find out if they are beneficial. Also learn why ingredients such as alpha-lipoic acid, soy, resveratrol, quercetin may impair thyroid function.

Woman holding various vitamins and supplements in one hand and glass of water in the other

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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Is P-5-P really better than "regular" vitamin B6?

Learn more about pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P) and vitamin B6.

Man in Plaid Shirt Reading Supplement Bottle

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

Vitamin E Supplements Review

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

Vitamin E Supplements, Cream, and Oil Tested by ConsumerLab.com

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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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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Does ergothioneine help prevent age-related problems such as impaired cognition, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or cataract, and is it safe?

Learn about ergothioneine and its potential use for cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cataract, or kidney disease, as well as its safety and cost of supplements containing this ingredient.

Various types of mushrooms that contain ergothioneine in a wooden bowl on a wooden countertop

CL Answer

Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?

Energy supplements and vitamins - Some can help increase energy and reduce fatigue, including CoQ10, curcumin/turmeric, cocoa, and B vitamins.

Supplements to Improve Energy and Decrease Fatigue -- tired woman yawning at desk

News Release

10/08/2013

ConsumerLab.com Reports Problems and “Top Picks” Among Bars for Energy, Fiber, Protein, Meal-Replacement, and Whole Food

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — October 8, 2013 — Which nutrition bars provide the best combination of nutrition and taste, and are accurately labeled? ConsumerLab.com recently set out to answer this question by purchasing popular bars in the U.S.

News Release

6/11/2013

31% of Protein Powders and Drinks Fail Tests by ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York — June 11, 2013 — What's really in a scoop of "protein powder"? sIn some products, a lot less protein or a lot more carbohydrates than you would expect, and perhaps even a serving of something you don't want -- lead. That's according to recent tests by ConsumerLab.

News Release

3/13/2001

ConsumerLab.com review of vitamin E supplements finds some insufficiencies and need for clearer labeling; test results released online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — March 13, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com today released results of its Product Review of vitamin E products. Vitamin E is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

3/23/2019

DG Health NATURALS Baby Cough Syrup Recalled

On March 20, 2019, Kingston Pharma, LLC issued a recall of all lots of DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans.

Recalls & Warnings

7/24/2018

Contaminated Homeopathic Products Recalled

On July 20, 2018, King Bio issued a recall of four lots of its homeopathic products Aquaflora Candida HP9, Lymph Detox, and Baby Teething liquids because they were found to contain microbial contaminants including Pseudomonas Brenneri, Pseudomonas Fluroescens and ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/15/2013

Energy Drink Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination

On December 21, 2012, NBTY issued a voluntary recall of the energy supplement MET-Rx Extreme Thermo Rage Watermelon 8 fl. oz. (Manufactured by MET-Rx Nutrition, Inc.) due to bacterial contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

2/14/2013

Protein Drink Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination

On December 21, 2012, NBTY issued a voluntary recall of PURE PROTEIN PROTEIN SHOT 25g PROTEIN, GRAPE Flavor PROTEIN DRINK 2.9 fl. Oz. (Manufactured by Worldwide Sport Nutritional Supplements, Inc.) due to potential bacterial contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

6/21/2010

FDA Warns Parents to Be Careful Giving Vitamin D Drops to Infants

On June 15, 2010, the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) alerted parents and caregivers that some liquid Vitamin D supplement products are sold with droppers that could allow excessive dosing of Vitamin D to infants.

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

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

8/04/2015

Whey, Casein and Colostrum Products Recalled

On August 3, 2015, Nutrition Resource Services, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of certain Just Be Natural (JBN) and Gifted Nutrition powders containing whey concentrate, whey isolate, casein, and colostrum because they contain undeclared milk.

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

6/12/2013

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

4/29/2013

Recall: Multivitamin Containing Undeclared Milk

On April 26, 2013, Saratoga Therapeutics, LLC issued a recall of ebA Multivitamin Supplement because it may contain undeclared milk. The label describes the supplement as free of milk components.

Recalls & Warnings

3/21/2013

Probiotic Recalled Due To Undeclared Soy

On March 20, 2013, New Chapter, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its Probiotic Elderberry dietary supplement because it may contain undeclared soy.

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

3/06/2013

Protein Bar Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On March 4, 2013, Pro-Amino International Inc. issued a recall of Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar due potential Salmonella contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

6/21/2002

Canadian Warning on Use of Seven Herbal Supplements from BotanicLab

On June 19, 2002, Health Canada issued a warning that Canadians not use seven herbal products manufactured in the United States by BotanicLab because they contain undeclared prescription drugs that could cause serious health effects if not taken under medical supervision.