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Product Review

Muscle & Workout Supplements Review (Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acids)

Find the Best Muscle Enhancement Supplements. See Which BCAA and Creatine Supplements Passed CL's Tests & the Top Picks.

Muscle Enhancement Supplements (Creatine and Branched Chain Amino Acids) Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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

News Release

6/30/2022

Best Protein Shakes & Drinks According to ConsumerLab Tests. Lead, Excess Sodium Found in Some

  White Plains, New York, June 30, 2022 — Consumers may get more sodium, fat, calories, or even lead, than they bargained for from some protein supplements, according to recent ConsumerLab tests of over 20 popular protein powders and shakes.

News Release

7/01/2015

Tests of Maca "Enhancement" Supplements Find Real Maca, But Some Lead Contamination and Seemingly Excessive Amounts of Rice Filler

White Plains, New York, July 1, 2015 — It's touted for increasing stamina and sexual performance and sales have steadily increased for more than a decade, but do maca supplements really contain this root indigenous to Peru? To answer this question, ConsumerLab.

CL Answer

What is BPC-157, what is it used for and is it safe?

Find out about BPC-157, including what it's promoted for and if it is safe.

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News Release

1/15/2014

Problems Found with the Quality and Labeling of Some "Muscle Enhancement" Supplements -- Review of Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acid Supplements Published by ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York, January 15, 2014 — Athletes often turn to supplements such as creatine and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to enhance muscle strength and recovery. These supplements may also benefit people with muscular diseases and those recovering from knee surgery.

Product Review

Breast Enhancement Supplements Review Article

Do Breast Enhancement Supplements Really Work? See the Evidence For and Against Breast Enhancement Supplements.

Do Breast Enhancement Supplements Work?

Recalls & Warnings

6/20/2017

Beware of Bodybuilding Supplements, FDA Warns

On June 20, 2017, the FDA warned consumers to beware of bodybuilding products because a number of these products have been found to contain steroids or steroid-like substances. Such products could cause serious and even life-threatening health risks, including: 

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

Does urolithin A reduce age-related muscle decline?

Find out if urolithin A may improve age-related muscle decline and learn about its safety.

Older couple walking together to exercise

CL Answer

Can taurine help reduce muscle cramps?

Find out if taurine supplements can help reduce muscle cramps in people with liver damage (cirrhosis), reduce muscle soreness after exercise, or have other benefits. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Woman in bed with leg cramp

Product Review

Nitric Oxide Supplements (Bodybuilding and Athletic Performance) Review Article

Do Nitric Oxide Supplements Really Work? Find Out If Nitric Oxide Supplements Really Build Muscle or Improve Performance.

Nitric Oxide Supplements Review

CL Answer

Do essential amino acid (EAA) supplements help build muscle better than dietary protein or protein supplements?

Comparison of essential amino acids vs dietary protein and protein supplements for building muscle.

Hands holding essential amino acid capsules and protein powder

CL Answer

Does taking creatine affect tests for creatinine in urine samples or creatine kinase in blood samples?

Find out if creatine can affect creatinine levels and kidney function and whether creatine affects creatine kinase activity, a measure of muscle injury.

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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

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

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

CL Answer

I take ubiquinol to replenish CoQ10 depleted by my statin. I also take curcumin (from turmeric). Since they both manage free radicals, do I need to take the curcumin?

Learn more about the effects of curcumin (turmeric) and ubiquinol (CoQ10), including their shared antioxidant properties and many differences.

Curcumin

CL Answer

Does D-aspartic acid boost testosterone levels?

Find out if D-aspartic acid (aspartic acid) raises testosterone levels, increases libido or muscle mass.

D-aspartic Acid for Boosting Testosterone? -- Man scooping D-aspartic acid powder from supplement container

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

Does forskolin help for weight loss? Is it safe?

Learn more about forskolin including weight loss, diet, preventing asthma attacks and its proposed effects on the body.

Recalls & Warnings

5/20/2017

Muscle Enhancement Supplement Containing Steroid-Like Substances Recalled

On May 19, 2017, Dynamic Technical Formulations LLC issued a recall of all lots its muscle enhancement supplement Tri-Ton because it was found to contain anabolic steroid-like substances (andarine and ostarine) which are not permitted in dietary supplements.

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.

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

Is Greek yogurt a good source of protein?

Find out if Greek yogurt is a good source of protein, how much protein it contains, and what type of protein it contains..

Greek yogurt as a good source of protein? --  container of Oikos Greek yogurt

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.

News Release

2/05/2012

Fish oil and multivitamins most popular supplements in ConsumerLab.com survey -- Internet most popular place to shop

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — FEBRUARY 5, 2012 — A survey of over 10,000 savvy consumers of supplements shows the most popular supplements to be fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10, in that order.

CL Answer

What's the best protein to keep and gain muscle when you're older?

Find out which type of protein is best for older adults who want to maintain or gain muscle. Info on protein powders and shakes, whey, soy, casein, hemp, pea and more.

Best Protein

CL Answer

Is it true that glutamine powder can help protect the stomach when taking NSAIDs like ibuprofen?

Find out if glutamine powder can help protect from stomach irritation when taking NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and aspirin.

Glutamine Powder in Small Scoop

CL Answer

Are there supplements I should take, or take differently, when intermittent fasting?

Supplements that may help when intermittent fasting. Information about whey protein, CoQ10, magnesium and others, plus coffee, fiber and more.

CL Answer

When choosing a protein powder, which protein source is best -- whey, casein, soy, pea, rice, hemp or egg?

Protein powder information including the various sources of protein, including whey, casein, soy, pea, rice, hemp and egg.

CL Answer

Is it true that protein can strain the kidneys as you get older?

Find out if protein strains the kidneys as you get older, how much protein older adults need and the best way to take protein supplements.

CL Answer

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

Learn about the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, such as soft or weak bones, bone, joint and muscle pain, depression, insomnia, hair loss and others, and find out how much vitamin D you need. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

Recalls & Warnings

7/12/2017

More Bodybuilding Supplements Recalled

On July 11, 2017, Andropharm recalled two bodybuilding supplements, Sten Z and M1 Alpha, because these products contain derivatives of anabolic steroids.

CL Answer

Does citrulline improve exercise performance or recovery?

Information on citrulline supplements helping with exercise endurance, performance, muscle strength, fatigue or soreness after exercise. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Citrulline for Exercise and Muscle Recovery -- bag of citrulline powder

CL Answer

Can CoQ10 help lower high homocysteine levels?

Find out if CoQ10 lowers homocysteine levels, which supplements lower homocysteine levels, and whether lowering homocysteine levels decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

CoQ10 and Homocysteine

CL Answer

Taking 2 grams of L-glutamine in water on an empty stomach (as directed) caused me to be nauseous, dizzy and anxious. Is this a normal side effect of glutamine?

Find out how to prevent nausea, dizziness and anxiety when taking monosodium glutamine in water on an empty stomach.

Glutamine Powder in Scoop for Water

CL Answer

I have heard that caffeine can interfere with the benefits of creatine supplementation. Is that true?

Find out if creatine supplements are impacted by caffeine intake.

CL Answer

Is bromelain a good alternative to NSAIDs, like ibuprofen, for muscle or joint pain?

Do bromelain supplements have benefits? Learn more about its safety, and if it is a good alternative to NSAIDs like ibuprofen.

Bromelain Supplements Top View

Clinical Update

9/15/2020

Preventing Muscle Loss with Leucine?

Do supplements with leucine (a branched-chain amino acid or BCAA) prevent muscle loss when muscles are immobilized (such as in a leg brace)? See what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

1/27/2021

Curcumin for Reducing Muscle Soreness?

Can taking curcumin (from turmeric) reduce muscle soreness related to exercise – and does it enhance muscle strengthening from exercise? See what a new study found in the Muscle Soreness and Recovery section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review. Also see our Top Picks for turmeric/curcumin.

Clinical Update

12/07/2019

Vitamin D & Muscle

If you are looking to increase muscle mass, make sure you're getting adequate vitamin D. Raising deficient levels has been shown to increase muscle in seniors, and more recently, in men and women in their 40s. For details see the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

12/09/2017

Creatine Pumps Up Muscles

Giving creatine during a resistance-training program significantly boosted muscle size more than placebo in a recent study — and certain muscles increased in size more than others. Learn more in the "What It Does" section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review (Creatine & BCAAs). (Also see our Top Picks and Cautions and Concerns for creatine).

Clinical Update

2/23/2022

Leucine for Muscle Loss?

Did leucine supplementation improve physical function in people ages 70 and older with age-related muscle loss in a recent study? Find out in the Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Which vitamins and minerals should someone over 70 take?

Clinical Update

2/25/2022

HMB for Muscle Loss in Older People?

Can HMB supplementation improve muscle mass and strength in older people? Find out what research suggests, including who is most likely to benefit, in the HMB section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

4/07/2022

Pickle Juice for Muscle Cramps?

Can drinking pickle juice help relieve muscle cramps and are there safety concerns? Find out in our updated article about Supplements for Muscle Cramps.

Clinical Update

4/19/2022

Pickle Juice Works for Muscle Cramps

A recent study found that pickle juice reduced the severity of cramps (e.g., in the calves and feet). Get the details, including the dosage, timing, and type of pickle juice used in our article about Supplements for Muscle Cramps.

Also find out if a product called HOTSHOT might be beneficial for muscle cramps.

Clinical Update

4/26/2022

Krill Oil & Muscle Strength

Supplementing with krill appeared to improve muscle strength in older men and women in a recent study. See the Muscle, Strength and Falls section of our Fish Oil Supplements Review for details.

Clinical Update

6/07/2022

Liver Danger With Muscle-Building Supplement

A case of liver toxicity was linked to use of an illegal ingredient found in some muscle-building supplements. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

9/07/2022

Urolithin A for Muscle Strength?

Can supplementing with urolithin A improve strength and endurance in middle-aged women and men? Find out what a recent study showed in our updated CL Answer about urolithin A for age-related muscle decline.

Also see our answer to the question: What's the best protein to keep and gain muscle when you're older?

Clinical Update

4/15/2015

Muscle Supplements and Testicular Cancer

A study of men who have used muscle-building supplements shows a disturbing increase in the risk of testicular cancer. More information is in the Muscle Enhancers (Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acids) Review >>

Clinical Update

12/22/2018

Curcumin for Muscle Soreness

Does curcumin reduce muscle inflammation or soreness from intense exercise? Find out what recent studies have shown in the Muscle Soreness and Recovery After Exercise section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)

Clinical Update

12/25/2018

Vitamin D for Muscle

Vitamin D increased muscle mass in older men and women with low levels of vitamin D in a recent study. Get the details in the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)

Clinical Update

1/12/2019

Maintaining Muscle With Fish Oil?

Can taking fish oil prevent muscle loss when a limb is immobilized, such as in a brace? Find out what a recent study showed in the "Strength and Muscle" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.)

Clinical Update

9/02/2015

Vitamin D Increases Strength

A recently published review of clinical studies found that supplementing with vitamin D can improve muscle strength in young, healthy men and women. This has also been found in older individuals and may relate to the fact that vitamin D receptors occur in skeletal muscle. However, this benefit may be limited to vitamin D deficient individuals. Get the details in the "Muscle, balance and falls" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

1/24/2016

Leucine Protects Muscle In Middle-Aged

A recent study found that active, middle-aged people restricted to bed rest for several days lost significantly less muscle mass and function if given a leucine supplement along with their meals. Fat gain was also reduced. Get the details, including our tests of leucine-containing supplements, in the Muscle Enhancers 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

6/23/2018

Vitamin D for Strength?

Muscles contain vitamin D receptors, but does giving high-dose vitamin D to women deficient in vitamin D improve their muscle strength? Get the answer in the recent update to the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

7/24/2018

Vitamin D and Leg Muscle Strength

Giving a moderate amount of vitamin D to women deficient in vitamin D was shown to improve leg muscle strength. A much higher dose did not. Get the details, including dosage, and learn about vitamin D for strength and balance in the Muscle, Balance, and Falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)

Clinical Update

8/27/2019

Whey Protein for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss?

Did drinking whey protein after resistance exercise help prevent muscle loss and reduce body fat in obese women? See what a recent study found in the Building and maintaining muscle section of the Protein Powders, Shakes and Drinks Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein powders and shakes.

Clinical Update

1/12/2020

Collagen vs. Whey for Muscle

Does taking collagen protein increase muscle as well as whey protein? Find out what a recent study showed in the "Building Muscle" sections of both the Protein Powders Review and the Collagen Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein powders and Top Picks for collagen.

Clinical Update

7/23/2017

Does MSM Help Joints and Muscles?

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is commonly in supplements for joint and muscle pain, although the evidence behind it has been limited. Its effectiveness in reducing pain, muscle damage, and oxidative stress was recently evaluated in people running a half-marathon. See the results in the "What It Does" section of the Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Boswellia), which includes our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

6/19/2021

Glutamine and Exercise

Can glutamine supplementation decrease muscle breakdown from exercise? See what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among muscle and workout products.

CL Answer

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

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.

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CL Answer

Does taking curcumin and boswellia together increase their individual anti-inflammatory effects?

Find out if taking boswellia and curcumin together can increase their individual anti-inflammatory effects. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Curcumin and Boswellia for Knee Pain -- Older woman with osteoarthritis holding knee in pain

Clinical Update

8/21/2021

Omega-7s for Muscle Pain?

Can supplementation with omega-7 fatty acids (from fish oil) reduce muscle pain or inflammation in the body? See what a new study found, and learn if omega-7s have other benefits in the omega-7 section of our Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see how much omega-7 we found in popular fish oil products.

Clinical Update

10/10/2020

Magnesium for Muscle Soreness?

Can magnesium supplementation decrease muscle soreness after exercise? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for magnesium.

Clinical Update

11/04/2020

Muscle Cramps from Lack of Vitamin

Painful muscle cramps in an older person resolved after correcting a deficiency in one of the B vitamins, according to a new report. Get the details, and learn which conditions and medications increase the risk of this deficiency, in the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for B vitamin supplements.

Clinical Update

12/06/2020

Do Creatine or BCAAs Boost Strength?

When coupled with resistance exercise, does supplementation with creatine or branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) further boost muscle strength? Find out what separate recent studies showed for creatine and BCAAS in the "What It Does" section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also, see our Top Pick for creatine and BCAA supplements.

Clinical Update

4/04/2017

Curcumin for Muscle Soreness?

Several studies have evaluated curcumin to reduce muscle soreness, pain, and loss of power after exercise. The most recent study showed little benefit. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the new Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review >>

Clinical Update

8/12/2015

Curcumin May Reduce Muscle Pain After Exercise

A small study has reported that curcumin reduced muscle pain after exercise in young, healthy men. Get the details, including dosage, plus more about curcumin for other types pain and our tests of popular products, in the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

9/25/2018

Extra Protein for Extra Muscle?

Extra protein can boost the increases in muscle strength and size that occur with strength training. But does extra protein help people already consuming adequate protein from their diets? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Protein Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among protein powders and shakes.)

Clinical Update

10/30/2018

CoQ10 & Statin Muscle Symptoms

Can taking CoQ10 reduce muscle symptoms that can occur when taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs? Find out in the recent update to the What It Does section of the CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for CoQ10 and Ubiquinol.)

Clinical Update

3/22/2016

Curcumin for Muscle Soreness?

Some studies show that curcumin (from turmeric) can reduce muscle soreness after exercise. However, a more recent study failed to show this benefit. Get the details, including the dose and brand of curcumin used, in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review >>

Clinical Update

10/27/2015

Whey Protein and Muscle

As noted in our Protein Review, many studies show that extra protein can help build more muscle and increase strength when resistance training. But, as shown in a recent study in postmenopausal women, just eating extra protein without exercise provides no benefit. Get the details in the Protein Powders and Drinks Review >>

Clinical Update

11/28/2017

Curcumin for Muscle Soreness

Another study was published recently suggesting that curcumin can reduce muscle soreness after exercise. However, the efficacy of curcumin for this use is questionable. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >> (Also see our Top Picks for turmeric and curcumin supplements.)

Clinical Update

1/14/2017

Enzymes for Muscle Soreness

A blend of enzymes reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness after exercise in healthy men. For details, see the "What They Do" section of the Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

11/19/2019

When Protein Won't Help

Supplementing with protein can help build and maintain muscle mass, but there are times when it won't help, as demonstrated in a recent study. For details see the Building and maintaining muscle mass section of the Protein Powders Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein supplements.

Clinical Update

11/29/2019

A Better Form of Creatine?

A relatively new form of creatine may raise creatine levels in the blood and muscle more effectively than the most common form (creatine monohydrate), but it has drawbacks. Learn more in the ConsumerTips section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for creatine.

Clinical Update

2/10/2018

Protein Enhances Muscle Gain in Young and Old

Consuming extra protein, up to a point, was found to help both younger and older people increase muscle strength and size as part of resistance exercise training. For details see the What It Does section of the Protein Powders Review. (Also see our Top Picks among protein powders).

Clinical Update

8/18/2018

Extra Protein Can Help Older People

Increasing protein intake can help older people maintain and build muscle — but it's not that simple. Get the details, and read about the latest studies, in the Building and maintaining muscle mass section of the Protein Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among protein shakes and drinks).

Clinical Update

10/05/2018

Amino Acids After Knee Replacement?

Does taking amino acids after knee replacement surgery help maintain muscle volume, mobility, and strength? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks in this category).

Clinical Update

12/18/2018

Creatine for Older People

Does taking creatine improve muscles in older people? See the results of a recent study in the What It Does section of the Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Pick for creatine).

Clinical Update

5/19/2013

Creatine for Fibromyalgia

A new study shows that creatine might have a role in boosting muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia. Get the details, plus quality ratings for creatine supplements in our updated Muscle Enhancers (Creatine and Branched Chain Amino Acids) Review >>

Clinical Update

12/09/2012

Extra Protein Improves Strength

Whether you are trying to add muscle or just maintain it, a new report suggests that additional protein leads to further gains from resistance-type training. The analysis of 22 clinical studies shows that both young and old individuals who received additional protein from supplements or high-protein foods experienced significantly greater increases in muscle mass and strength than those not getting additional protein. Get the details, as well as our tests and reviews of protein powders and drinks, in the updated Protein Powders and Drinks Review (Including Sports, Nutrition, and Diet Products). More >>

Clinical Update

3/09/2011

Fish Oil Helps in Chemotherapy

A recent study in lung cancer patients showed that those using fish oil supplementation during initial chemotherapy tended to maintain their muscle and total weight while those who did not lost 5 lbs of weight on average (2.2 lbs of which was muscle). See the Fish Oil (Omega-3) Product Review for more details, including the dosage used. More >>

Clinical Update

11/10/2013

Amino Acids Speed Recovery From Knee Surgery

A study of men and women receiving knee replacement surgery showed that taking essential amino acids (including branched-chain amino acids) twice daily before and after surgery reduced muscle loss and speeded recovery. For details, including dosage, plus our reviews of amino acid supplements, see the updated Muscle Enhancers 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

5/24/2015

Fish Oil Increases Muscle/Strength

Last week we reported that vitamin D could help increase strength -- this week it's fish oil. A recent study found that taking a high dose of fish oil led to increases in muscle and strength in older individuals -- without additional exercise. As reported earlier, a lower of dose of fish oil may improve results of exercise. For the details, including specifics about the fish oil used, see the Fish Oil Supplements Review >> 

Clinical Update

11/26/2014

CoQ10 Reduces Statin-Related Muscle Pain

Taking a moderate dose of CoQ10 reduced statin-related muscle symptoms in 75% of patients in a recent study. More details, as well as our tests of CoQ10 and ubiquinol products, are found in the CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Review >> 

Clinical Update

1/28/2015

Pea Protein for Muscle

Like whey protein, pea protein is now being used in protein powders. A recent placebo-controlled study compared the two and suggests that pea protein is a viable option for increasing muscle mass. See the details in the Protein Supplements Review >> 

Clinical Update

6/21/2022

Muscle Weakness from Mushrooms?

Be aware that, although rare, mushrooms and mushroom supplements may trigger a rare autoimmune reaction resulting in muscle pain or weakness. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Reishi Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

3/31/2022

Spinach for Muscle Strength?

Can supplementing with spinach extract improve muscle strength in older adults? Find out what a recent study showed in the What They Do section of our Greens and Whole Food Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among greens and whole foods products.

Clinical Update

4/26/2022

B-12 for Nighttime Leg Cramps

Raising lower blood levels of vitamin B-12 may help with nighttime leg cramps according to some reports. Get the details in the B-12 section of our B Vitamin Supplements Review.

For information about other supplements that may help, see our answer to the question: Do any supplements, foods, or oils help reduce muscle pain, muscle cramps, or nighttime leg cramps?

Clinical Update

9/02/2022

CoQ10 for Statin-Related Muscle Pain?

Can CoQ10 supplementation reduce muscle pain in people taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review.

Also see: When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?

Clinical Update

2/18/2022

Do Vitamin D & Whey Protein Help After a Stroke?

Can taking vitamin D and whey protein after a stroke help improve muscle strength and physical function? Find out what a recent study suggests in the Muscle, balance and falls section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review.

Also see our article about supplements and stroke risk.

Clinical Update

1/25/2022

Urolithin-A – A New Supplement for the Elderly?

Urolithin-A can improve the function of mitochondria (the “powerhouses” inside our cells). Mitochondrial dysfunction has been linked with various age-related diseases. Find out if taking urolithin-A improved muscle function in recent study of elderly people in our new article: Does urolithin A reduce age-related muscle decline?

CL Answer

What is the best protein supplement for vegetarians and vegans?

Find out which protein supplements for vegetarians and vegans are best, including those made from whey, casein, soy, rice, pea, and hemp. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Protein Powder Scoop

Recalls & Warnings

5/08/2017

Muscle Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On May 5, 2017, Genetic Edge Compounds issued a recall of all lots its muscle enhancement supplement GEC Laxoplex because FDA analysis found it to contain anabolic steroids and steroid like substances, which are not permitted in dietary supplements.

Clinical Update

10/08/2019

Fish Oil to Improve Cognition?

See the results of the most recent study of fish oil to improve memory and cognition in the Memory Enhancement section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.

Clinical Update

9/17/2019

Omega-3s for Cognition?

Several studies have attempted to boost cognition and memory in healthy people using omega-3 supplements from fish or krill oil. Find out if they succeeded, including a recent study among adolescents, in the Memory Enhancement in Healthy Individuals section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

9/30/2015

Inaccurate Yohimbe Labels

Yohimbe supplements contain an active compound, yohimbine, which is an old drug for erectile dysfunction. A recent study found that most yohimbe supplements don't list the amount of yohimbine they contain, and those that do are typically inaccurate — similar to what ConsumerLab.com has found. For more about the study as well as our own tests of products, see the Sexual Enhancement Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

2/04/2020

Problems With Huperzine A

A recent analysis of supplements claiming to contain huperzine A (promoted for memory enhancement) found problems with most products. For details see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Huperzine A Supplements Review. Also learn what clinical studies have shown with huperzine A in the What It Does section and see which huperzine A supplements have been Approved by CL.

Clinical Update

8/28/2020

Concern Over Memory Supplement Quality

Many supplements with phosphatidylserine – promoted for memory enhancement -- do not contain their listed amounts of this ingredient, according to a new report. Get details and learn what clinical studies show with phosphatidylserine in our updated answer to the question: Do either phosphatidylserine or phosphatidylcholine help with memory and cognition?

Clinical Update

3/22/2022

Fish Oil: Cognitive Benefit in Healthy People?

Does fish oil supplementation improve cognition in healthy people? See what a recent study showed in the Memory Enhancement in Healthy Individuals section of our Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Do any supplements or foods help with brain function, like memory and cognition?

Clinical Update

3/10/2020

Does CoQ10 Help With Statins?

Many studies have looked at whether or not CoQ10 helps people with statin-associated muscle pain. Read the latest in the What It Does section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements.

Clinical Update

4/21/2020

Does Protein Powder Affect Blood Flow?

Does supplementing with whey protein isolate affect blood flow through the aorta and to the brain? Find out what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Protein Powders & Drinks Review. Also learn what effects protein powder has on building and maintaining muscle and see our Top Picks for protein powders.

Clinical Update

2/26/2019

Does CBD Cream Help?

Does CBD cream decrease muscle soreness following exercise? Does CBD gel help with knee pain from osteoarthritis? Learn what recent studies have found in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Review. Also see our Top Picks for CBD oils and topical products.

Clinical Update

5/15/2018

Casein at Night?

It has been suggested that casein protein be taken at bedtime because it is absorbed relatively slowly, providing a more continuous supply of amino acids throughout the night to maintain muscle. A study recently put this theory to the test. See the results in the Casein section of the Protein Powders Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

6/15/2018

Better Bone Broth

How a bone broth is prepared can significantly affect its content of amino acids - building blocks for muscle and collagen, according to a recent study. Learn how to find or make better bone broth in the ConsumerTips section of the Bone Broth Review. (Also see our Top Picks among bone broths.)

Clinical Update

1/15/2019

Pea vs. Whey Protein

Which is better for increasing strength and muscle thickness, pea protein or whey protein? See what a recent study showed in the Protein Powders Review. Also see our Top Pick for each type of protein.

Clinical Update

2/02/2019

Whey Protein When Bedridden?

Does substituting whey protein for other sources of protein help bedridden people retain muscle mass and strength? Find out what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Protein Powders & Drinks Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein powders.

Clinical Update

10/22/2019

Does Magnesium Reduce Exercise Soreness?

Can taking magnesium reduce muscle soreness after exercise? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for magnesium supplements.

Clinical Update

12/09/2018

When to Take Protein

Supplementing with protein can increase muscle mass and strength more than resistance exercise alone, but the timing of protein consumption can make a difference if you are also trying to improve metabolism and reduce body fat. Get the details and find out what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Protein Powders, Shakes & Drinks Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products).

Clinical Update

11/09/2019

CoQ10 for Statin-Intolerance

Many people experience muscle pain from taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. CoQ10 can help reduce this pain, according to a new study. Get the details in the What It Does section of the CoQ10 Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among CoQ10 supplements.

Clinical Update

12/09/2020

Too Much Vitamin D

A 2-year study suggests risks with vitamin D at daily doses of 1,000 IU and higher. Get the details in the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

3/14/2021

Fibromyalgia Supplement?

Pycnogenol (French pine bark extract) was recently reported to reduce muscle pain and fatigue in people with fibromyalgia, but how strong is the evidence?

Clinical Update

4/09/2021

Vitamin D & Muscle

Can taking high-dose vitamin D improve strength gains from exercise? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.

Clinical Update

9/14/2021

Citrulline for Strength?

Find out if citrulline supplementation improved muscle strength or endurance in older people in recent study. (This information is in the Citrulline section of our L-Arginine Supplements Review, as citrulline is converted to arginine in the body and it is often sold in combination with arginine).

Clinical Update

10/19/2021

Alpha Lipoic Acid for Pain?

Can taking alpha-lipoic acid decrease nerve, muscle or joint pain? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of our Alpha Lipoic Acid Review. Also see our Top Picks for alpha-lipoic acid.

Clinical Update

1/11/2022

Soy Versus Whey Protein

Can soy protein help increase muscle mass and strength as well as the same amount of whey protein? See what a recent study showed in the Soy section of our Protein Powders and Drinks Review, which includes comparisons of whey, casein, soy, rice, pea and other forms of protein. Also see our Top Picks among protein supplements.

Clinical Update

7/13/2021

Magnesium for Leg Cramps?

Can magnesium supplementation reduce leg cramps? See what a recent analysis of the data showed for leg cramps in pregnant women. Also see the evidence for use by older men and women in our Magnesium Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils help with muscle pain and cramps? How about supplements?

Clinical Update

8/10/2021

Vitamin D & Risk of Falls

A recent study showed that high-dose vitamin D may increase the risk of falls for certain people. Get the details in the Muscle, Balance, and Falls section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

5/25/2021

Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss?

Find out if creatine supplements cause hair loss. See the Concerns and Cautions section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review. Also, see our Top Picks for creatine supplements.

Clinical Update

6/15/2021

Vitamin D May Increase the Risk of Fractures from Falls

Taking doses of vitamin D above the RDA when not necessary may increase the risk of first-time falls with fractures, according to a recent analysis. Get the details in the Muscle, Balance and Falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for low, moderate and high-dose vitamin D supplements.

Clinical Update

2/17/2015

Creatine Tested for Parkinson Disease

Taking creatine daily for at least five years did not slow the progression of Parkinson disease according to a recently reported study involving nearly 1,000 patients. For more details about the study, other studies with creatine (for strength, fibromyalgia, etc.), and our tests of creatine supplements, see the Product Review of Muscle Enhancers (Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acids) >> 

Clinical Update

3/17/2015

Zinc Lozenges for Colds

A recent review of placebo-controlled studies of zinc lozenges given at the start of a cold shows that they not only shorten the duration of symptoms in the throat, but in the nose and muscles as well. It is critical, however, that the right type of zinc, dose, and dosing schedule be used. Get the details, as well as our reviews of zinc lozenges and supplements, in the Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Review >>

Clinical Update

1/18/2014

Vitamin D Helps Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an inflammation of the muscle and soft tissue which causes pain and fatigue. A recent study found that giving vitamin D reduced the pain associated with fibromyalgia. For details about the dose and target vitamin D blood level in the study, as well as our tests of vitamin D supplements, see the updated  Vitamin D Supplements Review >>   

Clinical Update

7/05/2014

Curcumin Reduces Soreness After Exercise

Taking curcumin before and after intense exercise significantly reduced muscle soreness in young, healthy men, according to a new study. Get the details, including the brand and dose of curcumin used, plus our tests of curcumin supplements, in the updated Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review >> 

Clinical Update

10/08/2014

Energy Drinks: Athletic Performance & Side Effects

A recent study found that a caffeinated energy drink improved athletes' self-perceived muscle power, but also increased insomnia and nervousness. Get the details in the update to the B Vitamin Supplements and Energy Drinks Review >> 

Clinical Update

3/11/2012

Strength Improves with Vitamin D

A review of 13 studies found that vitamin D supplements may improve balance and muscle strength, but not gait, among older individuals. See the update to the Vitamin D Supplements Review for details, including dosage. More >>

Clinical Update

7/29/2017

Fish Oil for Endurance

High-dose fish oil may help to increase exercise endurance, according to a new study, adding to evidence of other beneficial effects of fish oil on muscle mass and strength. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

2/10/2016

Extra Protein Helps During Exercise & Dieting

A study among obese young men found that giving extra protein during a period of dieting and intense exercise caused them to lose more fat and gain more muscle than men to whom additional protein was not provided. Several other recent studies in both young and old individuals have shown significant benefits from additional protein – but only when combined with exercise. Get the details in the Protein Powders and Drinks Review >>

Clinical Update

3/17/2018

L-Arginine for Workouts?

A recent study assessed whether taking L-Arginine before a high-intensity workout decreased muscle soreness after the workout. Get the results and more details in the Exercise Endurance and Recovery section of the L-Arginine Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products).

Clinical Update

4/29/2018

When to Take Protein

When is the best time of day to take a protein supplement if you want to gain muscle but lose fat? An analysis of over 30 clinical studies involving protein supplementation and resistance exercise recently addressed this question. Get the answer and details in the ConsumerTips section of the Protein Powders, Shakes and Drinks Review. (Also see our Top Picks among protein products).

Clinical Update

4/12/2016

Too Much Vitamin D Weakens Legs

In recent months we have reported that giving too much vitamin D to people who don't need it increases the risk of falls. A major study now shows that it also weakens leg muscles — apparently to the surprise of the researchers. Keep in mind that giving vitamin D to people who are deficient in it can decrease the risk of falls. Get the details in the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

1/17/2017

Red Yeast Rice Concerns

A review of adverse events associated with the use of red yeast rice products in Italy led researchers to suggest monitoring for signs of muscle and liver injury when using red yeast rice. For more details, see the "Cautions and Concerns" section of the Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>

Clinical Update

3/11/2017

Can High-Dose Vitamin D Backfire?

A recent study found that taking very high doses of vitamin D increases the production of an enzyme which inactivates vitamin D in the body -- which may help to explain why taking very high-dose vitamin D has been linked with adverse effects such as muscle weakness and increased risk of fractures and falls in previous studies. For details, see the "How Much Do You Need?" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>

Clinical Update

9/04/2018

Glutamine for IBS?

Glutamine, an amino acid, plays a role in maintaining the digestive tract. Can taking it as a supplement help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Find out what a recent study showed in the Glutamine section of the Muscle Enhancers Review.

Clinical Update

5/09/2017

Curcumin and Muscle Soreness

A recent study found a particular curcumin formula helped reduce soreness after exercise – although this has not been the case in other studies with different formulas. Find out what might help you in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

5/20/2015

Vitamin D Strengthens Muscle

In a recent study, a modest daily dose of vitamin D led to impressive gains in leg strength in women who were deficient in the vitamin. Details about this study (including dosage) and other studies of vitamin D, along with our reviews of products, are found in the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

3/26/2019

Vitamin C Blunts Exercise Benefits

If you are trying to build muscle with resistance exercise, go easy on vitamins C and E, according to a recent study. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Vitamin C Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

6/15/2019

Tart Cherry for Soreness After Exercise?

Can tart cherry juice improve muscle recovery and reduce soreness after exercise? See what a new study found in our update to the question: What are the benefits of tart cherry juice?

Clinical Update

7/26/2019

MCT Oil for Strength?

Does adding MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) to the diets of elderly people enhance the benefit they get from exercise? See what a recently published study found in the What It Does: Muscle Strength and Function section of the Coconut Oil and MCT Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for coconut and MCT oils.

Clinical Update

11/12/2019

Help for Jaw Pain?

Can CBD ointment relax and reduce pain in the jaw muscles of people who grind their teeth? See what a recent clinical study found in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extract Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.

Clinical Update

3/21/2020

When to Eat Protein

Some evidence indicates that it is best to distribute protein across meals throughout the day to maximize protein production in muscle. A recent study suggests that there is one meal when protein intake could be higher for nearly everyone, and there is another meal when older people particularly fall short. For details see the When to Take section of the Protein Powder and Drinks Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein powders and drinks.

Clinical Update

5/05/2020

Does Too Much Vitamin D Hurt Muscle?

A study among women given moderately high doses of vitamin D found that they lost strength. Further analysis of the data suggests why. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.

Clinical Update

7/02/2017

Extra Protein Enhances Training

Even among untrained, middle-aged men, adding protein supplementation to resistance training leads to greater improvements in lean body mass (i.e., more muscle) than the training alone, according to a new study. Find out how much protein helped in the "What It Does" section of the Protein Supplements Review. The Review includes our test-based, quality ratings and comparisons of popular protein powders and drinks.

Clinical Update

3/31/2022

Quinine for Leg Cramps?

Is quinine (a compound in tonic water) helpful and safe for nighttime leg cramps? Find out in our updated answer about supplements for leg cramps and muscle pain.

Clinical Update

4/22/2022

Does mustard help with cramps?

Several CL members have reported that taking mustard has relieved muscle cramps. Find out why this may help in our answer about foods and supplements for cramps.

Clinical Update

2/11/2022

Omega-3s for Fall Prevention?

Can omega-3 supplementation help reduce falls in older men and women? See what a study found in the Muscle, Strength and Falls section of our Fish Oil/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review. Also, see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.

Clinical Update

3/01/2022

Does Boosting Protein Intake Help?

Can getting extra protein boost physical function or improve body composition in older people? See what a recent study showed in the Building and maintaining muscle mass section of our Protein Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among protein supplements.

Clinical Update

3/22/2022

CoQ10 for Statin Side Effects?

Does CoQ10 reduce muscle side effects of statin drugs (used to lower cholesterol)? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our CoQ10 Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

7/22/2022

Does Arginine Improve Blood Flow?

L-arginine is often promoted to improve blood flow to muscle tissue, and so is L-citrulline (which is converted to L-arginine in the body). But a recent study adds more evidence that this is often not the case. See the details in the What It Does section our L-Arginine Product Review.

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

6/24/2022

Placebo Effect With Creatine?

Creatine seems to improve strength and endurance during high-intensity exercise, but the benefit may be due to a psychological effect, according to a recent study. Learn more in the What It Does section of our Muscle & Workout Supplements Review.

Recalls & Warnings

4/05/2016

Muscle Enhancement Supplement Recalled

On April 5, 2016, Invisiblu International LLC issued a recall of one lot of the muscle enhancement supplement Continuum Labs LGD-Xtreme because it contains LGD-4033 Ligandrol. The risks of this ingredient are not known.

Recalls & Warnings

11/22/2017

FDA Warns Distributor of "Testosterone Wellness for Men"

On November 8, 2017, the FDA sent a warning letter to Vita-Pure, Inc.

News Release

11/14/2011

ConsumerLab.com examines whether nitric oxide supplements make muscles bigger and increase endurance

White Plains, New York — November 14, 2011 — Nitric oxide supplements are widely used for bodybuilding and athletic performance, but do they really work? "They won't pump up your muscles — their main claim, but ‘nitric oxide' supplements may help you exercise intensely a little ...

News Release

8/31/2011

ConsumerLab.com analyzes supplements for sexual dysfunction -- Only three out of ten products selected for testing pass

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — August 31, 2011 — Only three out of ten supplements selected for testing that are for sexual enhancement passed ConsumerLab.com's latest investigation.

News Release

7/21/2010

Tests of "muscle enhancement" supplements show quality problems with some creatine and branched-chain amino acid products -- Review of Muscle Enhancement Supplements published by ConsumerLab.com

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — July 21, 2010 — Athletes often turn to supplements to enhance muscle strength and recovery. New tests of such supplements by ConsumerLab.

News Release

11/18/2008

Adulteration Suspected with Some "Memory" Supplements -- Few Ginkgo and Huperzine Supplements Pass ConsumerLab.com Tests; Quality High for Acetyl-L-Carnitine

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — NOVEMBER 18, 2008 — Tests by ConsumerLab.com of Ginkgo biloba supplements show that few products meet quality standards.

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.

News Release

11/17/2006

ConsumerLab.com responds to vitamin industry claim to be "vindicated" in defamation case

WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK — November 17, 2006 — ConsumerLab.com (www.consumerlab.com), an independent evaluator of health and nutrition products, responded to a press release issued today by the vitamin lobbyist/trade group called the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

News Release

11/13/2006

Tests of "muscle" supplements finds some "weak" products but most contain expected creatine, HMB, or amino acids — Review of muscular enhancement supplements published by ConsumerLab.com

WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK — MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006 — Bodybuilders and athletes often turn to supplements to enhance muscle size and strength.

Recalls & Warnings

9/26/2015

Seller of Muscle Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On August 14, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Chaotic Labz, Inc.

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

1/07/2017

Seller of Protein and Workout Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Label Errors

On December 22, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Rock Solid Nutrition, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including  Whey Isolate (Cinnabun flavor), Pre-Pump (Massive Mango flavor)  and Strength Test to be adulterated because ...

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

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

7/15/2022

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

7/26/2022

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

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

7/13/2022

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

2/15/2013

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.

News Release

10/20/2006

ConsumerLab.com report on CoQ10 supplements finds quality high but large range in suggested dosage

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — OCTOBER 20, 2006 — New test results from ConsumerLab.com for CoQ10 supplements show that all of the products selected contained amounts of ingredient consistent with their labels.

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 ...

News Release

10/10/2006

Care advised with natural cold remedies: ConsumerLab.com finds few products with proper quality and directions — ConsumerLab.com offers advice from tests of echinacea, garlic, ginseng, vitamin C, and zinc supplements

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006 — Autumn is the beginning of "cold season" — the period through early spring when people are most likely to develop a cold. But based on ConsumerLab.

News Release

9/19/2006

DHEA supplements, touted for anti-aging and strength, reviewed by ConsumerLab.com — Testing finds one brand with 215% of the labeled amount

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 — New tests of supplements containing the hormone DHEA found most to contain their claimed amounts of the controversial ingredient, but one provided 215% of its stated amount, the testing company ConsumerLab.com reported today.

News Release

8/15/2006

Over 70% of herbal sleep supplements fail tests for quality by ConsumerLab.com — Results for 16 valerian products released today

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — AUGUST 15, 2006 — Most of the valerian dietary supplements recently tested by ConsumerLab.com were low in potency and/or contaminated, the testing company reported today. Valerian, an herbal sleep aid, accounts for approximately $50 million in sales in the U.S.

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.

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

5/29/2018

FDA Warns Seller of "Aromatase Inhibitor" Supplement

On May 18, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Performance Nutrition Formulators LLC d.b.a. VMI Sports because its product Arimistane contains Androsta-3,5-Diene-7,17-Dione, an ingredient that the FDA considers to be a new drug and not a dietary supplement ingredient.

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2020

FDA Finds Unapproved Drugs in Many Weight Loss and Sexual Enhancement Products Sold Online

On December 18, 2020, the FDA warned consumers that certain products promoted for weight loss, body building, sexual enhancement, pain relief, sleep, and other uses because may contain harmful ingredients.

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

7/14/2022

FDA Warns Company Selling Supplements with Dangerous Steroid-like Substances

On July 6, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Elite Supplement Center LLC and Elite Supplement Training Facility LLC for selling the following products labeled as containing steroid-like substances known as selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), which are not permitted in dietary ...

News Release

8/01/2006

ConsumerLab.com evaluates cholesterol-lowering supplements — Test results available for over 90 products; Review of nine popular ingredients

WHITE PLAINS, NY — AUGUST 1, 2006 — ConsumerLab.com has released a major new review of dietary supplements used to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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

1/03/2006

Tests of memory enhancing supplements by ConsumerLab.com reveals lead in some ginkgo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK — TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2006 — In its new test report on Memory Enhancement Supplements, ConsumerLab.com has revealed finding significant amounts of lead in certain products on the market.

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.

News Release

9/24/2003

Consumerlab.com finds new forms of creatine prone to problems — Test results of muscular enhancement supplements published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — September 24, 2003 — Testing by ConsumerLab.com of creatine supplements found problems with the majority of products sold in liquid, effervescent and chewable forms. Problems were not found among standard creatine "powder" products.

Recalls & Warnings

11/11/2014

Seller of Sexual, Muscle Enhancement Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On August 26, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to GE Pharma LLC following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Fire Burn, Fire Storm, Creatine, Amino Fire, Nitric Fire, Jet Fire, Oxy Fire, HGH, Cissus, Hydro shield, Performa-Test, Raspberry Ketones, Fire Drol, ...

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

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

9/26/2020

Cognitive Enhancement Supplements Can Contain Unapproved Drugs

Recent testing detected five unapproved drugs in 10 over-the-counter cognitive enhancement and workout supplements sold in the US.

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

5/16/2020

CBD Oil Recalled, Risk of High Lead Exposure

On May 15, 2020, Summitt Labs issued a recall of one batch of KORE ORGANIC Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture due to contamination with lead. A random sample of this product tested by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found it to contain lead levels at 4.7 ppm.

Recalls & Warnings

6/22/2021

Living Free Vitamins, Joint, Nerve and Other Supplements Recalled

On June 21, 2021, Bea Lydecker's Naturals, Inc. issued a recall of six Living Free brand supplements because the labels do not declare soy lecithin.

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

9/03/2019

Federal Court Shuts Down Two Supplement Companies Selling Weight, Joint Health and Other Supplements

On September 3, 2019, a U.S. District Court entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Basic Reset and Biogenyx, two Tennessee-based companies that sell dietary supplements and other product promoted for health benefits.

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

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

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

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

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.

News Release

4/21/2003

Low quality ingredient appears widespread among Ginkgo supplements according to ConsumerLab.com; points to challenge for FDA's proposed regulations — Review of memory enhancement supplements released today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 21, 2003 — In contrast to its findings three years ago, ConsumerLab.com announced today that only 22% of the Ginkgo biloba supplements it recently tested met its quality standards. In late 1999, 75% of the products it tested met these standards.

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

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

6/02/2022

Walmart Inc. Recalls Joint Supplements With Omega-3, Glucosamine & Curcumin

On May 28, 2022, Walmart Inc. issued a voluntary recall of all lots of Artri Ajo King Joint Supplements after FDA laboratory analysis found the presence of undeclared diclofenac.

News Release

9/24/2002

Problems found with most sexual enhancement supplements evaluated by ConsumerLab.com — Only 9 of 22 products pass independent review

WHITE PLAINS, NY — September 24, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that nearly 60% of products failed to pass its independent Product Review of Sexual Enhancement Supplements. Sexual dysfunction is estimated to affect 43% of women and 31% of men in the U.S.

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

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

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

6/05/2020

Seller of CBD, Sleep Aids, and Cold & Flu Products Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On April 28, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to The Dragontree Apothecary LLC, which found the company's Sleep Support, Anxiety Relief, Cold & Flu Relief, and Inflammation Relief to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that ...

Recalls & Warnings

11/26/2019

Cognitive Enhancement Supplements Contain Unapproved Drug

Several supplements sold in the U.S. and promoted for cognitive enhancement contain significant amounts of the drug piracetam -- a drug that is not approved for use in the U.S. -- according to a study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. 

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

5/19/2020

FTC Sends Refund Checks to Consumers of Unproven Weight Loss and Sexual Enhancement Supplements

On May 19, 2020, the FTC announced it is mailing 143,636 checks totaling more than $8,500,000 to consumers who purchased deceptively marketed supplements.

News Release

5/05/2002

Study finds supplement users avoid prescription drugs due to side effects, not cost — Brands top rated by users also identified in new survey by ConsumerLab.com

WHITE PLAINS, NY — March 5, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com, traditionally known for its independent laboratory evaluations of dietary supplements and nutritional products, announced surprising findings today from a new survey of supplement users.

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).

News Release

4/16/2002

ConsumerLab.com finds "Breast Enhancement" pills lack evidence of efficacy

WHITE PLAINS, NY — April 16, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that it found no hard evidence to suggest that current dietary supplements marketed for breast enhancement are effective.

News Release

3/06/2002

Study finds supplement users avoid prescription drugs due to side effects, not cost — Brands top rated by users also identified in new survey by ConsumerLab.com

WHITE PLAINS, NY — March 6, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com, traditionally known for its independent laboratory evaluations of dietary supplements and nutritional products, announced surprising findings today from a new survey of supplement users.

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

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

3/05/2020

Protein Powder Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

On March 3, 2020, New Capstone, Inc. issued a recall of ReStructure Vanilla Protein Powder because it may contain undeclared milk.

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

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

9/04/2018

Federal Court Shuts Down Maker of Sexual Enhancement Products

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

Recalls & Warnings

6/25/2020

"Anti-Viral" Supplement Recalled for Unsupported Coronavirus Claims

On June 23, 2020, Golden Nutrition Inc. issued a recall of four lots of Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement Capsules because the label makes unsupported health claims to "help fight corona virus and influenza.

Recalls & Warnings

1/25/2021

Clover Leaf Sardines Recalled Due to Risk of Botulism

On January 22, 2021, Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp.

Recalls & Warnings

4/09/2018

Muscle and Recovery Supplements Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

On April 6, 2018, AdvoCare International issued a recall of two lots of Muscle Strength and four lots of Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements because they may contain undeclared milk.

Recalls & Warnings

6/20/2019

Weight Loss, Muscle & Energy Supplements Linked to Adverse Events in Children and Young Adults

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy are associated with an increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to the consumption of vitamins, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the Adolescent ...

Recalls & Warnings

5/29/2021

FDA, FTC Warns Five Sellers of "Infertility" Supplements

The FDA and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) sent warning letters to the following five companies in May for illegally selling dietary supplements promoted with claims to treat infertility and other reproductive health issues:

Recalls & Warnings

11/20/2020

FTC Files Complaint Against Two Supplement Companies for Deceptive Marketing

On November 20, 2020, the FTC approved a Part 3 administrative complaint against Health Research Laboratories, LLC, its owner Kramer Duhon, and Whole Body Supplements, LLC for making unverified claims that their products can prevent or treat diseases.

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

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

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

6/16/2020

FDA Warns Four Companies for Unsafe "Homeopathic" Injectables

On June 16, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to four manufacturers of unapproved injectable drugs labeled as homeopathic.

Recalls & Warnings

10/22/2014

Supplements Recalled Years Ago Remain on the Market, Still Contain Hidden Drugs

On October 21, 2014, a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that almost 10% of the supplements that have been recalled over the past few years are still on the market - and many still contain the hidden drugs which prompted their initial recall.

Recalls & Warnings

10/14/2015

No Vinpocetine in Some Vinpocetine Supplements; Picamilon Labels Not Accurate

A recently published study of 23 supplements listing vinpocetine as an ingredient found six did not contain any vinpocetine. Among those that did contain vinpocetine, most did not list amounts on the label, but amounts found in suggested daily servings varied by almost 100-fold, from 0.

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

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

12/29/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6/02/2020

FTC Sends Refund Checks for "ReJuvination" Supplement

On June 1, 2020, the FTC announced it is mailing 1,310 checks totaling nearly $149,000 to consumers who purchased ReJuvination, a product deceptively marketed as a cure-all for various age-related conditions, including cell damage, heart attack damage, brain damage, and deafness.

Recalls & Warnings

5/30/2020

FTC Sends Refund Checks for TrueAloe and AloeCran

On May 26, 2020, the FTC announced it is mailing 22,581 checks totaling more than $470,000 to consumers who purchased deceptively marketed supplements, TrueAloe and AloeCran.

Recalls & Warnings

6/23/2020

FTC Sends Refund Checks to Consumers of Deceptive "Free Trial" Scheme

On June 22, 2020, the FTC announced it is mailing 187,425 checks totaling more than $8.

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2020

Seller of Vitamin D, MSM, Selenium & More Warned for Drug Claims

On March 31, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to KetoKerri LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about some of the company's products, including Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

6/23/2020

BioPure Healing Products Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On June 17, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to BHP Holdings Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

10/29/2016

Steroid "Alternatives" Not Permitted In Dietary Supplements, FDA Warns

On September 27, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Proprietary Wellness, L.L.C.

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

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

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

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

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

7/06/2018

Prescript-Assist Probiotic Recall Expanded

On July 6, 2018, LL's Magnetic Clay, Inc., expanded its original recall of Prescript-Assist, a "broad spectrum probiotic and prebiotic" supplement, because it may contain undeclared almonds, crustaceans, dairy, casein, eggs, and peanuts.

Recalls & Warnings

6/29/2018

Prescript-Assist Probiotic Recalled

On June 29, 2018, LL's Magnetic Clay, Inc., issued a recall of certain lots of Prescript-Assist, a "broad spectrum probiotic and prebiotic" supplement, because they may contain undeclared almonds, crustaceans, dairy, casein, eggs, and peanuts. 

Recalls & Warnings

2/19/2019

Alaskan Smoked Silver Salmon in Jars and Cans Recalled Due to Risk of Botulism

On February 15, 2019, Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. recalled all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

Recalls & Warnings

2/17/2015

Seller of Muscle Supplements Containing Synthetic Steroids Warned

On February 9, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to A2Z Industries, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's muscle enhancing supplements, including HaloV and EPI2A3A to be labeled as containing synthetic steroids.

Recalls & Warnings

6/23/2017

FDA Warns Seller of Menopause, Sexual Enhancement, Prostate Supplements and More For Manufacturing Violations

On May 26, 2017 the FDA issued a warning letter to Star Health & Beauty LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Nu Essentials Royal Jelly Capsules, NuMan Male Enhancement Capsules, Star's Male Potency Tonic, NuGen HP, She Max HP, and V Max ...

Recalls & Warnings

1/29/2018

Seller of Male Enhancement, Prostate Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims

On January 10, 2018, the FDA issues a warning letter to USA Labs AKA Power Source Distributors, Inc following a review of the company's website which found statements made about its products, including Maximum Male, Beta 300 (Beta Prosturol), Chromium Max 1000, DHEA, Healthy Cold-X and ...

Recalls & Warnings

10/12/2018

Organic Plant Protein Shake Recalled

On October 11, 2018, Forager Project issued a recall of certain Nuts and Vanilla — Organic Plant Protein Shakes because the products contain almond flour which is not declared on the label.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/06/2018

Workout Supplements Recalled Due To Allergen Risk

On April 5, 2018, Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health of Eugene., issued a recall of certain lots of Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplements because they may contain undeclared milk.

Recalls & Warnings

11/14/2012

Maker of Vitamin C, Aloe and Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned for Drug Claims and Misbranding

On October 22, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Health Breakthroughs International, LLC after a review of the company's product labels and website found the dietary supplements Amazing C, MPS-Gold 100 and Power Herbal Formula to be promoted as 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

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

2/03/2016

Seller of Weight and Enhancement Supplements Warned For Drug Claims

On December 11, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to The One Minute Miracle, Inc., following a review of the company's website which found statements made about   Miracle Diet 30 and Miracle Rock 48 to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

7/18/2017

FDA Warns Seller of "Quick Slim with pure Hoodia Gardonii" and "Diabalance Herbal Blood Sugar Balance"

On July 11, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Black Seed Herb, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

9/25/2018

Seller of B Vitamins, Multis, Glucosamine & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On August 31, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Independent Nutrition Inc., following a facility inspection which the company's products, including  B-50 Complete, Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Complex (a.k.a.

Recalls & Warnings

9/25/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Digestive Enzyme Supplements

On March 6, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Uckele Health & Nutrition, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

2/27/2018

Testosterone, Thyroid, Other Supplements Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

On February 23, 2018, Progressive Laboratories, Inc., issued a recall of the following four supplements because they may contain undeclared milk:

Recalls & Warnings

11/01/2017

FDA Warns Sellers of Bodybuilding Supplements Containing Steroid-Like Substances

On October 23, 2017, the FDA issued warning letters to three supplement distributors because several of their bodybuilding products contain selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs).

Recalls & Warnings

6/18/2016

Muscle Milk Protein Drinks Recalled

On June 17, 2016 HP Hood LLC issued a recall of the following Muscle Milk protein drinks because they have the potential for premature product spoilage:  

Recalls & Warnings

11/29/2016

Seller of Mineral, Joint Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On July 1, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to BioGenyx-Basic Reset, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Ionyte, Aqualyte, Beta Factor, Bee Gold and Primo Java to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under ...

Recalls & Warnings

5/06/2017

Herbal Teas Recalled Due To Botulism Risk

On May 1, 2017, U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp. of Los Angeles, California, issued a recall of various herbal teas because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

Recalls & Warnings

7/11/2017

FDA Warns Dr. Carolyn Dean of Drug Claims Made for Magnesium, Calcium & Other Mineral Supplements

On June 27, 2017, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to Dr. Carolyn Dean of New Capstone, Inc.

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

1/04/2015

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

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

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

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

6/06/2014

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

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

5/07/2014

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

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

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

3/07/2014

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

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

12/20/2013

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

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

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

3/02/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/20/2013

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

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

11/08/2013

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

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

6/28/2013

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/09/2014

New Synthetic Stimulant Found in Supplements

A synthetic stimulant never before studied in humans, 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), was found in a dozen supplements sold by U.S. distributors in dosages from 13 to 20 mg per serving (Cohen, Drug Test Analys 2014).

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

5/07/2013

FDA Warns Consumers Of Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs

On May 7, 2013, the FDA issued a warning to consumers, urging them not to purchase or use three sexual enhancement products which were found to contain undeclared drugs.

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

6/13/2013

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

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

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

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

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

3/09/2016

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

10/25/2016

Seller of Liquid Aloe & Mineral Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On August 10, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Perfect Source Natural Products Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

10/01/2016

Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels May Pose Danger, FDA Warns

On September 30, 2016, the FDA warned consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may be dangerous for infants and children. The agency has received adverse events reports, including seizures, associated with the use of these products.

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

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

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

9/26/2015

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

5/03/2013

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

4/04/2013

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

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

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

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

5/15/2008

Feds Seek Millions from Seller of Enzyte Sexual Enhancement Supplement

According to an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, on Wednesday, May 14, federal prosecutors told a U.S. District Court judge that the government could seek as much as $450 million in forfeitures from the sellers of Enzyte, a male sexual enhancement supplement.

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

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

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

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

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

5/10/2013

Seller Of Sexual Enhancement and Hormonal Balance Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On April 26, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Pristine Bay, L.L.C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/14/2015

Muscle Supplement Linked to Serious Liver Injury

On April 13, 2015, the FDA warned consumers not to use the muscle growth supplement Tri-Methyl Xtreme (distributed by Extreme Products Group) because it has been linked to serious liver injury.

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

12/17/2010

FDA Steps Up Efforts to Battle Tainted Supplements

On Dec. 15, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took new steps aimed at keeping consumers safe from harmful products that are marketed as dietary supplements and that contain undeclared or deceptively labeled ingredients.

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

11/21/2010

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Vigor-25

On November 19, 2010, the U.S.

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

8/28/2013

Maker of Sexual Enhancement Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On July 11, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Precise Nutrition International Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

5/17/2013

Hoodia, Sexual Enhancement Supplements and More Found To Be Adulterated, Misbranded

On March 01, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Desert Rose Manufacturing, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

2/19/2014

Seller of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On February 11, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Maximus Niterider International Group, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

3/08/2016

Maker of Calcium and Vitamin C Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On September 17, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Raphah, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

8/05/2016

Seller of Fertilix Warned By FDA

On July 22, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to CellOxess LLC, following a review of the company's websites, social media pages and marketing literature which found statements made about Fertilix Preconceptual, Fertilix Low Dose and Fertilix Max to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2016

Seller of GlucoCor Warned for Drug Claims

On June 30, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to MC-COR, LLC, following a review of the company's website and Facebook page which found statements made about its GlucoCor capsules to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

12/05/2015

FDA Warns Companies Selling Products Containing Picamilon

On November 30, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to five supplement companies selling products containing picamilon, which is not a lawful dietary supplement ingredient in the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

5/23/2016

Amino Acid Supplements Recalled

On May 18, 2016, Ultimate Nutrition Inc. issued a recall of its Amino Gold amino acid tablets and capsules because they contain undeclared milk in the form of hydrolyzed whey protein.

Recalls & Warnings

8/02/2013

Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Multimineral Supplements Recalled Due To Anabolic Steroid Risk

On July 31, 2013, Purity First Health Products, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

7/28/2013

B Vitamin Supplement Found To Contain Anabolic Steroids

On July 26, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50, a vitamin B dietary supplement which was found to contain anabolic steroids, methasterone and dimethazine.

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2014

Maker of Cholesterol and Workout Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims and Unapproved Ingredient

On January 31, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Exclusive Supplements Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2014

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Buy or Use Arthritis Supplement

On February 13, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use arthritis supplement Arth-Q because it was found to contain ibuprofen.

Recalls & Warnings

1/16/2014

Joint Health Supplement Contains Dangerous Drugs, FDA Warns

On January 15, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use joint health supplement Pro ArthMax (by Human Science Foundation) because it was found to contain multiple drugs, including diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin, nefopam, and chlorzoxazone.

Recalls & Warnings

12/24/2013

Muscle Growth Supplement Linked with Liver Failure

On December 23, 2013, the FDA advised consumers to immediately stop using muscle growth supplement Mass Destruction (by Blunt Force Nutrition) because it is labeled as containing at least one synthetic anabolic steroid and has been linked to at least one reported case of liver failure.

Recalls & Warnings

4/24/2014

Arthritis Supplement Containing Multiple Drugs Recalled

On April 21, 2014, Nano Well-being Health Inc., issued a voluntary recall of two lots of arthritis supplement Super Arthgold, because it was found to contain the drugs chlorzoxazone, diclofenac and indomethacin.

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2013

FDA Warns Maker of Weight Loss and Whey Protein Supplements For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding

January 25, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to dietary supplement manufacturer SciLabs Nutraceuticals, following a facility inspection which found the company's dietary supplements and supplement ingredients, including N-Large 2, Flo-Gard AB, Nitrogen Glutamine capsules, Nutritech nutritional ...

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

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

11/26/2012

Manufacturer of Muscle Building Supplement Containing Steroid Pleads Guilty

On November 15, 2012, Myogenix Corp. pleaded guilty in federal court to knowingly manufacturing and distributing the dietary supplement Spawn, which contained the synthetic steroid Estradienedione/Estra/Tren. Estradienedione is a drug which is not approved by the FDA.

Recalls & Warnings

7/09/2009

Recall of Whey Protein Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

On July 8, 2009, the U.S. FDA announced that Max Muscle Sports Nutrition issued a voluntary recall on July 3 of Max Muscle products containing whey protein concentrate due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

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

4/18/2012

X-Rock Contains Undeclared Drug Ingredient

April 18, 2012: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “X-Rock,” a product for sexual enhancement manufactured by CRM Laboratories and sold on various websites, including www.xrockme.com.

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

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

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

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

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

12/19/2012

Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled Due To Undeclared Drugs

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

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On November 14, 2013, Deseo Rebajar Inc. issued a recall of one lot of weight loss supplement Adipotrim XT because it was found to contain undeclared fluoxetine.

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

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

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

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

8/09/2007

FDA Warning on Red Yeast Rice Products

On August 9, 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to buy or eat three red yeast rice products promoted and sold on Web sites. The products may contain an unauthorized drug that could be harmful to health.

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

4/16/2012

Protein Supplement Maker Fails FDA Audit -- Many Products Affected

The FDA sent a Warning Letter (dated April 2, 2012) to Theta Brothers Sports Nutrition, Inc. regarding numerous violations of good manufacturing practices at its Lakewood, New Jersey facility.

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

2/20/2013

FDA Warns USPLabs For Adulteration and Drug Claims

On December 4, 2012 the FDA issued a warning letter to USPLabs, LLC following facility inspections which found the company's products, including dietary supplements Jacked3d, OxyElite Pro, Prime, and Super Cissus, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that ...

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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

10/27/2013

Ingredient In Workout Supplements May Be Unsafe, FDA Warns

On October 11, 2013, the FDA directed USP Labs, LLC to cease distribution of workout supplement OxyElite Pro and and muscle-building supplement VERSA-1, which are labeled as containing the ingredient aegeline, or N-[2-hydroxy-2(4-methoxyphenyl) ethyl]-3-phenyl-2-propenamide.

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

12/02/2014

Seller of Energy & Joint Supplements, Aloe, Silver and More Warned for Drug Claims

On November 24, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Jansen Enterprises, LLC, dba HealthWorksUSA, following an inspection of the company's website which found statements made about Nutra Blast Natural Energy, Ionic Silver Water, Nutra Complete, and Nutra Gel to be drug claims. 

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2014

Herbal Arthritis Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Drugs

On November 20, 2014, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use the herbal dietary supplement Feng Shi Ling because it was found to contain the undeclared drugs diclofenac and indomethacin.

Recalls & Warnings

6/06/2015

Joint Supplement Contains Drugs, FDA Warns

On June 5, 2015 the FDA warned consumers not to buy or use joint pain supplement Pyrola Advanced Joint Formula because it was found to contain diclofenac and chlorpheniramine. 

Recalls & Warnings

4/29/2015

Teen Use of Weight Loss and Workout Supplements Labeled "For Adult Use Only" Concerning

Three new studies have raised concerns that teenagers are able to purchase "body-shaping" supplements, such as creatine, testosterone boosters, and "fat-burning" products from health food stores despite the fact that many of these supplements are labeled "for adult use only.

Recalls & Warnings

4/29/2015

FDA Targets Weight Loss and Workout Supplements Listing Synthetic Stimulant DMBA

On April 24, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to sellers of weight loss and workout supplements that list a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound called 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) on product labels. 

Recalls & Warnings

8/22/2015

Synthetic Amphetamine, Less Protein and More Sugar Than Claimed Found in Workout Supplements

On August 7, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to New Dawn Nutrition, 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

9/23/2014

Maker of Joint and Weight Products Warned for Hidden Drugs, Manufacturing Violations

On September 15, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to West Coast Laboratories, Inc., because the company's joint health supplements, Super ArthGold and Pro ArthMax, were found to contain hidden drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

12/19/2013

Maker of Joint Health Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On December 4, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to PurQuality, LLC.

Recalls & Warnings

4/03/2014

Maker of Green Coffee Bean Extract and Weight Loss Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On March 13, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Libi Labs, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

3/19/2014

Maker of Herbal Capsules and Extracts Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On September 19, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbalist and Alchemist, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

10/25/2013

Supplement Company Warned For Numerous Manufacturing Violations

On August 2, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to DNE Nutraceuticals, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products to be adulterated because they were packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

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.

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

4/21/2012

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

10/22/2010

Enzyte "Male" Supplement Found to Affect Heart

The journal Archives of Internal Medicine (August 2010) includes a report of a small clinical trial of the dietary supplement Enzyte, which is marketed for "male enhancement."

Recalls & Warnings

10/08/2010

"Red Flags" for Spotting Tainted Supplements

In recent years, the FDA has identified hundereds of products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs and chemicals. In reaction to this, the FDA recently created a flyer to help retailers spot questionable products. ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

9/16/2015

Herbal Extracts Recalled

On September 15, 2015, Iowa Select Herbs, LLC issued a recall of numerous herbal exacts following a permanent injunction which required the company to stop selling supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

4/03/2015

Health Canada Suspends Sales of Male Fern Products

On April 2, 2015, Health Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. FDA) announced it has suspended the licenses of the natural health products containing the ingredient male fern (Dryopteris filix-max), due to concern over the safety of the ingredient when taken at higher doses.

Recalls & Warnings

3/01/2013

Manufacturer of Joint, Weight Loss, Muscle Supplements and More Warned for Adulteration, Misbranding and Drug Claims

On February 4, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to DC Nutrition, Inc.

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

1/16/2010

Recall of Body Building Supplements Containing Steroids

On January 15, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a voluntary recall notice from MuscleMaster.com, Inc. regarding all lots and expiration dates of seventeen dietary supplements sold in 2009 from June 1 and Novemember 17.

Recalls & Warnings

7/29/2009

FDA Warns Against Body Building Supplements with Steroid-like Compounds

On July 28, 2009, the U.S. FDA notified the public about new safety information concerning products marketed for body building and increasing muscle mass.

Recalls & Warnings

3/28/2008

FDA Warns of Adverse Reactions with Two Liquid Supplements -- Selenium Toxicity Possible

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or consume Total Body Formula in the flavors of Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar, or Total Body Mega Formula in the Orange/Tangerine flavor.

Recalls & Warnings

1/02/2004

Canada Reiterates Warning on Products Containing Kava

On December 23, 2003, Health Canada reminded Canadian consumers of the serious risks associated with the use of products containing kava.

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2008

Update: Hazardous Levels of Selenium Confirmed by FDA in Two Supplements

On April 11, 2008, the FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that it has found hazardous levels of selenium in samples of certain flavors of the dietary supplement products "Total Body Formula" and "Total Body Mega Formula.

Recalls & Warnings

1/16/2013

Nutrition Bars Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

On January 15, 2012, Belmont Confections Inc. issued a voluntary recall of Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Cookies & Cream bars and Dymatize Nutrition Elite Gourmet Fudge Brownie bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts.

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

4/19/2013

Recall: Protein Powder May Have Been Contaminated During Packaging

On March 14, 2013, F.H.G Corporation, dba Integrity Nutraceuticals, issued a voluntary recall of MusclePharm Cookies 'N" Cream Combat Powder and Banana Cream Combat Powder protein powders because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials due to problems on the packaging line.

Recalls & Warnings

6/01/2012

Homeopathic Manufacturer Settles False Advertising Suit

June 1, 2012 — A federal court in California recently authorized the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Boiron Inc. and Boiron USA, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

8/23/2013

FDA Warns Consumers of Supplement Containing Prescription Anti-Inflammatory Drug

On August 22, 2013, the FDA warned consumers not to use or purchase the dietary supplement Ortiga, because it contains the prescription drug ingredient, diclofenac.

Recalls & Warnings

3/05/2014

Seller of Aloe and Vitamin C Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On December 12, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Health Breakthroughs International, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, MPS Gold 100, MPS Gold 3X and Amazing C, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate ...

Recalls & Warnings

4/26/2015

FDA Identifies More Products Listing Synthetic Amphetamine

On April 22, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to sellers of weight loss and workout supplements that list a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound called beta- methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA) on product labels.