Contaminated Greens; Heart Failure & Supplements; Probiotics; Shake Update
August 7, 2016
New Review -- Greens and Whole Food Powders and Supplements

Many people use powders and supplements made from ingredients like wheat grass, alfalfa, kelp, spirulina, chlorella, leafy vegetables and fruits to help get nutrients. But our recent tests uncovered contamination with lead, cadmium and/or arsenic in several of these products. See the results and CL's Top Picks among the products in the new Greens and Whole Foods Powders and Supplements Review >>
CL Answers:
With hot, humid weather upon many of us this summer, we are re-running the following question:

Q.: I am curious why some probiotics do not require refrigeration even though they contain some of the same bacteria in probiotics that require refrigeration? Which probiotics need to be refrigerated? See the answer »

Want more?  See answers to other questions and comments from readers
Product Update:

Meal Replacement Shake Seller Responds -- Responding to questions from several CL members, a company which sells a meal replacement product that CL found to contain much more sodium than listed, has indicated that it will be updating its product label. That’s great. However, rather than addressing the contamination CL also reported, the company appears to be downplaying this finding. For more details, see the Update posted at the top of the Meal Replacement Powders and Shakes Review >>
Upcoming Reviews

Next Up: Oat-based Breakfast Cereals (for Ochratoxin)

Other Upcoming Product Reviews:
St. John's Wort Supplements
Resveratrol Supplements
Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements
Potassium Supplements
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
B Vitamins (Single vitamins and Complexes)
Astaxanthin Supplements
...and more!

See a listing of all current product reviews >>
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