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Product Review

Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Boswellia, Collagen and Turmeric)

One-Third of Joint Health Supplements Failed to Pass Our Tests. See Which Passed or Failed, and our Top Picks.

Review of Supplements for Joint Pain

CL Answer

Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?

Supplements for hip pain and osteoarthritis, such as SAMe, ginger and collagen, may help or reduce pain.

Woman Holding Hip from Pain

CL Answer

Which supplements help with arthritis?

Learn more about supplements for joint health, including products such as Wobenzym and Zyflamend and ingredients such as collagen, curcumin, glucosamine and chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), SAMe, and others.

Supplements for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Women With Arthritic Hands

Product Review

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review

See Our Top Picks Among Turmeric Products

CL Answer

Does urolithin A reduce age-related muscle decline or improve osteoarthritis?

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

Older couple walking together to exercise

CL Answer

Do Vital 3 collagen drops reduce joint pain?

Learn more about Vital 3 collagen drops withundenatured type II collagen, and if they can help joints move better and feel better.

Bottle of Vital 3 Joint Solution

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

CL Answer

Is hyaluronic acid helpful for osteoarthritis?

Hyaluronic acid supplement information including joint pain, osteoarthritis, clinical evidence, dosage and more.

Man Holding Knee from Knee Pain

Product Review

Ginger Supplements, Chews & Spices Review

Tests Reveal Best and Worst Ginger Supplements & Spices. Poor Quality and Lead Contamination Discovered in Some Products.

Ginger Supplements Reviewed By Consumerlab.com

Product Review

SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) Supplements Review

Choose the Best SAMe Supplement. CL Tests Reveal Big Differences in Quality and Cost.

Sam-e supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Collagen Supplements Review

See our Top Picks for Wrinkles and Joints

Product Review

Joint Health Supplements for Pets Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM & Boswellia)

See Which Pet Supplements for Joint Health Passed Our Tests and Which Didn't!

Joint Health Supplements for Pets

Product Review

CBD Oils, Softgels, Gummies, Creams & Salves Review

See How Much CBD and THC We Found in Products.

CL Answer

Does cat’s claw have any health benefits and is it safe?

Cat's claw is promoted for numerous conditions, including arthritis (including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), Alzheimer's disease, viral infections, boosting immune response to vaccination, and reducing side effects of chemotherapy. Find out if it works and if it's safe.

Cats claw extract capsules in a bowl on a table

Product Review

Avocado Oil Review

Find the Best Avocado Oil for Purity, Freshness and Taste. Some Others May Include Rotten Avocado or Other Oils.

Avocado oil reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

7/08/2020

Vitamin D & Osteoarthritis

Vitamin D may, in certain situations, reduce knee pain and improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis (due to worn cartilage). Vitamin D may also reduce foot pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to a recently published study. For details, see the Osteoarthritis section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.

CL Answer

What is Pycnogenol, does it work, and is it the same as other pine bark extracts?

Learn more about Pycnogenol, including evidence from clinical studies on blood clots, osteoarthritis, cognition, vision, tinnitus, and the skin and safety.

Pycnogenol Health Benefits -- woman with leg pain

CL Answer

Can any supplements be used to reduce inflammation in people sensitive to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, high-dose aspirin, or naproxen?

Find out if supplements such as turmeric, fish oil, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine), boswellia, ginger, white willow bark or arnica may, or may not, be helpful to people sensitive to NSAIDs.

Woman with NSAID-hypersensitivity looking at two supplement containers and wondering if they are safe to take

Product Review

Maca Supplements Review

Choose the Best Maca Supplement. Make Sure Your Maca Supplement Isn't Contaminated With Lead.

Maca Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?

See the evidence for tart cherry juice health benefits from clinical studies. Find out if tart cherry has anti-inflammatory effects, if it can improve sleep, lower high blood pressure, or help for muscle pain and osteoarthritis.

Tart Cherry Benefits -- glass of cherry juice and two tart cherries

CL Answer

What is UC-II and does it help joints?

What is UC-II (undenatured type 2 collagen - InterHealth Nutraceuticals) and do clinical studies show that it works for joint health?

UC-II Collagen for Joint Pain? -- man with knee pain

CL Answer

What is Omega XL and does it work?

What is Omega XL (distributed by Great Health Works) and does it work? Described as a "highly concentrated Omega-3 'Super Oil' supplement".

Omega XL - Great Health Works

CL Answer

Are "medical foods" such as VSL 3, proven to work? Does the FDA approve them?

What are medical foods? Info on whether they work, if they are approved by the FDA, and how they differ from regular foods and supplements. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Woman Researching Supplements on Laptop

CL Answer

Does Arthrozene help with joint pain, and is it safe?

Arthrozene by Fisico is promoted for joint stiffness, soreness and discomfort. Find out if it is likely to help and if it is worth the cost.

Container of Arthrozene supplements

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of andrographis? Can it treat colds, help with joint pain, or other conditions, and is it safe?

Learn about the health benefits of andrographis, whether it can help relieve cold symptoms, reduce pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, decrease symptoms of ulcerative colitis, or slow the growth of cancer. See the clinical evidence for the branded andrographis extract ParActin. Plus, learn about dosage, side effects and drug interactions with andrographis.

Andrographis

Clinical Update

10/06/2023

Krill Oil for Osteoarthritis?

Can knee pain from osteoarthritis be reduced by a combination of krill oil, astaxanthin and hyaluronic acid? Find out what a recent study showed in the Osteoarthritis section of our Omega-3 Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for krill and fish oil supplements.

Also see: Which supplements help with arthritis?

Clinical Update

1/09/2018

Curcumin for Knee Osteoarthritis

A type of curcumin that has been Approved for Quality by ConsumerLab.com was found to be modestly effective in treating symptoms of knee osteoarthritis in a recently published study. For details see the Osteoarthritis section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review.  

The same study found that combining curcumin with boswellia may be advantageous. Learn more about this and other popular supplements for joint health in the Joint Supplements Review >>

Product Review

Bone Broth Review

Find the Best Bone Broth. Find Out How Much Collagen and Sodium Is Really In Popular Bone Broths.

Bone Broth Supplements Reviewed by Consumerlab.com

Product Review

Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review

Big Differences in Strength Found Among Digestive Enzyme Supplements. CL Tests Reveal Which Are Best.

CL Answer

Does collagen taken as a supplement help with arthritis? I'm seeing it in products for joint health.

Learn more about collagen supplements, including evidence from clinical studies on arthritis and muscle strength and safety.

Collagen Supplements for Joint Pain

CL Answer

How do I choose the best magnesium supplement?

Choosing the best form of magnesium supplements can be tricky due to the many different types (magnesium aspartate, bicarbonate, carbonate, chloride, citrate and others).

Magnesium Review 2024

Clinical Update

10/17/2023

Citrus Pectin for Knee Pain?

Can modified citrus pectin (MPC) reduce inflammation or pain in people with knee osteoarthritis? Find out what a clinical study showed in our article about supplements for arthritis.

Also see the evidence for other ingredients promoted for osteoarthritis and our Top Pick supplements for joints in our Joint Health Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

10/03/2023

Vitamin D for Knee Pain?

Does taking vitamin D reduce knee pain or improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis? See what a recent study suggests in the Osteoarthritis section of our Vitamin D Supplements Review, which includes our Top Pick for vitamin D.

Also see: Which supplements help with arthritis?

Clinical Update

1/14/2022

Curcumin for Knee Pain?

Can curcumin reduce knee pain and improve function in people with osteoarthritis? See what a recent study found in the Osteoarthritis section of our Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review. Also see our Top Picks among turmeric and curcumin supplements.

Clinical Update

3/04/2022

Avocado Compounds for Osteoarthritis?

Compounds extracted from avocado and soy, known as unsaponifiables or ASUs, have been promoted to treat osteoarthritis of the knees and hips. But do they work? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our Avocado Oil Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Which supplements can help with arthritis?

Clinical Update

6/07/2022

Eggshell Membrane for Osteoarthritis?

Eggshell membrane – a source of collagen – may reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis if taken at a certain dose, according to a recent study. Get the details in the Joint Pain section of our Collagen Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

1/13/2023

Urolithin A for Osteoarthritis?

Can taking urolithin A reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis? Find out what the latest research suggests in our answer about urolithin A which also discusses its use in reducing age-related muscle decline.

Clinical Update

3/09/2019

Boswellia for Osteoarthritis

Boswellia extract may reduce the pain and stiffness of knee osteoarthritis. See results of a recent study in the What It Does section of the Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for Boswellia and other joint health supplements.

Clinical Update

6/04/2016

Osteoarthritis and Vitamin D

A large, long-term study among older people with knee osteoarthritis found no benefit from taking vitamin D. More details about this -- and about vitamin D for many other conditions -- are found in the "What It Does" section in our Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

12/17/2016

Ashwagandha for Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study in which people with mild knee osteoarthritis were given ashwagandha supplements daily showed significant improvements in pain and inflammation. For more details about this and other studies with ashwagandha, as well as our reviews of products, see the "What It Does" section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

6/07/2017

Chondroitin Matches Celebrex for Knee Pain

A type of chondroitin was found to reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis as much as the drug Celebrex, although not as quickly. Due to potential side-effects with Celebrex, the researchers suggested that this form of chondroitin be considered a first-line therapy for knee osteoarthritis. For details, including dosage, see the "What It Does" section of the Joint Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Boswellia), which includes CL's tests and comparisons of products.

Clinical Update

5/05/2020

CBD for Osteoarthritis Pain

A recent study, conducted in dogs, showed promise for CBD in reducing pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis (pain due to worn joints). See the details in the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks for CBD for people and for pets.

Clinical Update

8/30/2019

Glucosamine for Hand Osteoarthritis?

A new study suggests that glucosamine may help people with hand osteoarthritis. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for joint health supplements.

Clinical Update

6/03/2014

Curcumin for Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study found that curcumin taken for six weeks significantly improved physical functioning and reduced pain among people with osteoarthritis of the knee. For details, as well as our tests of similar curcumin products, see the update to the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review >>

Clinical Update

6/22/2021

Avocado & Soy Unsaponifiables for Osteoarthritis?

Can avocado and soy unsaponifiables (ASU) reduce pain and stiffness in people with knee or hip osteoarthritis? Find out in our updated answer to the question: Which supplements can help with arthritis?

Product Review

Boron Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamins D & K)

Is Boron Needed for Bone Health? Find Out and See Our Top Pick Among Supplements

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?

Find out if black seed oil has health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure or cholesterol, asthma, weight loss, and others. Dosage, forms, including black seed oil and black seed powder, safety information, using black seed oil in foods and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Black seed oil benefits -- bowl of black cumin seeds and bottle of oil

Clinical Update

1/13/2013

Vitamin D and Knee Arthritis?

Can taking vitamin D reduce the pain and progression of osteoarthritis of the knee? A new study found no benefit for people who already had sufficient levels of vitamin D. In fact, these people needed more anti-inflammatory medication during the study than those given placebo. However, as seen in many other studies of vitamin D, people who entered the study deficient in vitamin D appeared to benefit from being given vitamin D, experiencing reduced pain. For more details, see the update in the Vitamin D Supplements Review, which includes our tests of vitamin D supplements. If you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee or other joints, also read about glucosamine and chondroitin, as supplements with these ingredients may help. We have tested many of these products.

Product Review

Vitamin D Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Magnesium, Boron, and Vitamin K)

Find the Best Vitamin D Supplement with the Right Dose

Product Review

Fish Oil, Krill Oil, and Algal Oil Omega-3 (DHA & EPA) Supplements Review

See Our Omega-3 Top Picks and Avoid Rancid Fish Oils.

Fish Oil and Other Marine Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

I read that turmeric may be a GI irritant. I have GI problems and wonder if I should avoid turmeric and curcumin?

Find out if turmeric/curcumin supplements can cause gastrointestinal irritability.

Is turmeric a stomach irritant? -- Turmeric Supplement

Clinical Update

9/18/2020

Turmeric for Knee Pain?

Can turmeric reduce pain and swelling in people with knee osteoarthritis? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review. Also see our Top Picks among curcumin and turmeric supplements.

Clinical Update

9/19/2021

For Knee Pain, Try This.

A six-month exercise program was shown to reduce knee pain in 72% of people with osteoarthritis. It’s a completely free program that anyone can do from home. Get the details in the ConsumerTips section of our Joint Supplements Review (although no supplements are involved in the program).

Clinical Update

9/18/2021

Help for Arthritic Hands?

A study tested whether moderate doses of CBD could reduce the pain of hand osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis. See what the study found in the Pain section of our CBD Oil and Hemp Extracts Review.

Clinical Update

3/08/2016

Knee Arthritis & Vitamin D

People with knee osteoarthritis (worn joints) and generally low vitamin D levels given vitamin D for 2 years showed greater improvement in some, but not all, symptoms compared to those given a placebo. Get the details (as well as our product test results) in the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>

Clinical Update

4/23/2016

Curcumin and Cognition

Curcumin (from turmeric) has been shown to provide anti-inflammatory effects, helpful in osteoarthritis and gastrointestinal conditions, and even an anti-depressant effect. A recent long-term study evaluated its effects on cognition and memory in older people. See the results in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review (which includes our tests of popular products) >>

Clinical Update

4/26/2016

Knee Supplements Studied

A recent clinical trial evaluated glucosamine with chondroitin versus placebo for reducing pain and improving function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. See the details, along with results of our tests of popular supplements, see our Review of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for Joint Health >>

Clinical Update

9/25/2011

Chondroitin Improves Hand Arthritis

Do you or someone you know have osteoarthritis of the hand? A new study found that highly purified chondroitin can reduce pain and stiffness and increase function. You need to give it some time, though. Get the details in the update in the Joint Health Supplements ReviewMore >>

Clinical Update

9/20/2016

Curcumin for Arthritis

An analysis of several clinical studies showed compelling evidence that curcumin (extracted from turmeric) can be effective in treating symptoms of osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis. For details, including dosage, see the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review >>

Clinical Update

8/11/2018

CBD for Dogs

Can CBD help dogs with osteoarthritis (worn joints)? Learn what a recent study found (as well as the dose used and a potential side effect) in the CBD for Pets section of the CBD & Hemp Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for CBD for pets – as well as for people).

Clinical Update

1/31/2017

Omega-3s for Arthritis

A review of twenty-two clinical studies using omega-3 fatty acid supplements from various marine sources (fish oil, mussel oil, etc.) found they could be effective in reducing rheumatoid arthritis pain, particularly when the oils had a certain ratio of EPA to DHA. The oils were not effective for osteoarthritis. For more details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>

Clinical Update

2/08/2020

Glucosamine and Blood Sugar

Glucosamine (used to treat osteoarthritis) is a type of sugar, so does its daily use affect blood sugar levels and one's risk of developing diabetes? Find out in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Joint Health Review. Also see our Top Picks for Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Boswellia supplements.

Clinical Update

3/28/2020

Collagen for the Skin

Supplementing with collagen to improve aging skin is popular, but does it work? The latest study with collagen used a higher dose than other studies, but is a higher dose better? Find out in the What It Does section of the Collagen Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for collagen for wrinkles and for osteoarthritis.

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

3/03/2020

Do Glucosamine & Chondroitin Work?

After reviewing the clinical literature regarding glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis, an expert group drew conclusions regarding their efficacy. Find out what they concluded in the What It Does section of the Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for glucosamine, chondroitin and other joint health supplements.

Clinical Update

7/28/2020

Fish Oil for Arthritis?

Fish oil has shown modest benefits in rheumatoid arthritis, but can it help with osteoarthritis -- inflammation due to worn joints? Find out what a recently published study showed in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.

Clinical Update

2/23/2022

Boswellia for Knee Pain?

Can Boswellia extract reduce knee pain and stiffness in people with knee osteoarthritis? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of our Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products containing Boswellia, glucosamine, chondroitin, and/or MSM.

See our answer to the question: Which supplements can help with arthritis?

Clinical Update

1/31/2023

Fish Oil & Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent study investigated how fish oil supplementation may help to reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Get the details, and learn if fish oil can help with osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions, in our Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks for fish oil.

Also see: Which supplements can help with arthritis?

Clinical Update

5/23/2023

Magnesium for Arthritis?

Find out if magnesium is beneficial for preventing or reducing the severity of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in our Magnesium Supplements Review.

Also see our answer to the question: Which supplements can help with arthritis?

Clinical Update

7/08/2022

B-5 for Arthritis?

Can vitamin B-5 supplementation improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis? Find out what research suggests in the B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) section of our B Vitamins Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

7/12/2022

Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Pain?

Do hyaluronic acid injections reduce pain or improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis? Find out what a recent analysis showed in the Hyaluronic acid section of our Joint Health Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

1/18/2022

Curcumin After Knee Surgery?

Does supplementing with curcumin after knee surgery reduce pain? See what a recent study found in the Osteoarthritis section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review. Also see our Top Picks for curcumin and turmeric.

Clinical Update

10/13/2023

Black Seed Oil for Knees?

Does black seed oil, taken orally or topically, reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis? Find out what a recent study showed in our article about black seed oil.

Clinical Update

9/22/2023

BoneUp for Osteoporosis?

The supplement BoneUp is promoted for bone health, but is there evidence that it helps with osteoporosis? Find out in our article about supplements for osteoarthritis, which includes results of ConsumerLab tests of BoneUp’s quality.

Clinical Update

7/05/2023

Curcumin for Knee Pain?

Did curcumin supplementation decrease pain or improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis? See what a new study found in the Osteoarthrits section of our Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among turmeric/curcumin supplements and spices.

Also see: Which supplements help with arthritis?

Clinical Update

9/15/2023

Krill Oil for Knees?

Did taking high-dose krill oil for 6 months reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis of the knee? See what a recent study found in the Arthritis section of our Omega-3 Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for krill and fish oils.

Also see: Which supplements help with arthritis?

CL Answer

Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?

Find out which supplements can negatively interact with antibiotics, including vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium, and which may be helpful when taking antibiotics.

Supplement Interactions With Antibiotics -- man reading prescription bottle instructions

Clinical Update

3/08/2014

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Help Maintain Knee Joint

A 2-year study in people with osteoarthritis of the knee found that those who took a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin had only half the amount of narrowing of the knee joint space as those who took placebo. This beneficial finding differs from that of another large study published several years ago which did not find a benefit on joint space. The new study used a different form of glucosamine than the previous study. Get the details, as well as our tests of supplements with these ingredients, in the updated Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia) >>   

CL Answer

Is Relief Factor likely to relieve aches and pains, and is it safe?

Find out if the dietary supplement Relief Factor is likely to help relieve aches and pains, if it is safe, and if it is worth the cost.

Packet of Relief Factor Quickstart

CL Answer

Are there side effects from collagen supplements?

Find out if there are collagen side effects from supplements (collagen hydrolysate, collagen peptides, etc.) such as nausea, constipation, skin rash and others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Collagen Supplement Side Effects -- woman with stomach pain

Product Review

Magnesium Supplements Review

Find Out What Magnesium Does, Who Needs It, and Our Top Picks Among Supplements

Magnesium Review 2024

News Release

July 26, 2023

Best Collagen Supplements for Skin and Joints, According to ConsumerLab Tests

White Plains, New York, July 26, 2023 —  Collagen supplementation may modestly reduce wrinkles and the appearance of cellulite, and moderately decrease joint and tendon pain and improve flexibility in people with osteoarthritis.

CL Answer

Is topical menthol, such as Biofreeze, safe and effective for pain relief?

Menthol is commonly used in topical creams and gels for pain relief. Find out if it works and if it's safe.

Man applying menthol cream

News Release

June 29, 2023

ConsumerLab Tests Reveal the Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices

White Plains, New York, June 29, 2023 —  Turmeric and curcumin (a key compound in turmeric) are promoted for uses including osteoarthritis, seasonal allergies, and ulcerative colitis, as well as improving cognition and reducing symptoms of depression.

News Release

August 27, 2021

ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best Joint Health Supplements for People and Pets

White Plains, New York, August 27, 2021 — Joint health supplements with ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, boswellia, collagen and turmeric are often promoted to relieve joint pain or slow the progression of osteoarthritis.

Product Review

Ashwagandha Supplements Review

Find the Best Ashwagandha Supplement. Only 56% of Ashwagandha Products Pass Tests.

Ashwagandha supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

News Release

December 22, 2020

Best and Worst Ginger Supplements, Chews & Spices Identified by ConsumerLab. Contamination, Less Ginger Than Expected in Some Products.

White Plains, New York, December 22, 2020 — Ginger is not only a popular spice but may reduce nausea from motion sickness and pregnancy and modestly decrease pain from osteoarthritis. Key compounds in ginger known as gingerols are believed to be active components of ginger.

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), and is it safe?

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is commonly promoted for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Find out if it works.

Woman holding her wrist due to joint pain

News Release

September 27, 2019

Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Identified by ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, September 27, 2019 — Turmeric and curcumin (the major compound in turmeric) are among the most popular supplements, promoted to reduce inflammation and help with conditions such as arthritis as well as indigestion and depression.

CL Answer

What are trace minerals and do I need them?

Trace minerals include boron, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, zinc, and others. Find out what they do, how much of each trace mineral you should be getting, and who's most likely to be deficient in these minerals.

Trace Minerals - What are they and do you need them?

News Release

October 02, 2018

Best Joint Health Supplements Identified -- ConsumerLab Tests Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for People and Pets

White Plains, New York, October 2, 2018 — Do joint health supplements with ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, Boswellia, and MSM really relieve joint pain or slow the progression of osteoarthritis? If so, which products are best? To find out, ConsumerLab recently tested popular ...

Product Review

Calcium and Bone Health Supplements Review (Including Vitamins D & K, Magnesium and Boron)

See Which Bone Health Supplements Are Top Picks and Which Fail

News Release

April 04, 2017

ConsumerLab.com Reveals Best and Worst Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices -- 31% Fail ConsumerLab.com Tests of Quality

White Plains, New York, April 4, 2017 — Turmeric and its key compound, curcumin, may be help reduce symptoms of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and may be helpful in treating depression, diabetes, and indigestion.

News Release

June 03, 2016

What Works for Joint Health? ConsumerLab.com Reviews Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for People and Pets

White Plains, New York, June 3, 2016 — Do popular joint health supplements with ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, Boswellia, and MSM really work to relieve pain or slow the progression of osteoarthritis? And, with so many to choose from, which supplements are best? To find out, ...

Recalls & Warnings

May 01, 2024

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Ossos-Sans Supplement for Joints

On April 17, 2024, the FDA warned consumers not to purchase or use Ossos-Sans, a supplement promoted to treat osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and other conditions, because it contains undeclared drugs, including diclofenac and methocarbamol.

Recalls & Warnings

June 16, 2022

Omega 3 Supplements Recalled Due to Undeclared Drug Ingredients

On May 28, 2022, Latin Foods Market issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Artri King Reforzado con Ortiga y Omega 3 tablets after FDA laboratory analysis found the presence of undeclared diclofenac and dexamethasone.

News Release

January 19, 2016

SAM-e Supplements Providing Best Quality and Value Identified by ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York, January 19, 2016 — SAM-e (S-adenosyl-methionine) is involved in the functioning of every cell in the body and, as a supplement, it has been found to be helpful in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis as well as improving mood in major depression.

News Release

February 26, 2014

Mislabeling of Some Joint Health Supplements with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Boswellia, and MSM According to ConsumerLab.com -- 38 Supplements Tested, Including Products for Dogs and Cats --

White Plains, New York, February 26, 2014 — Glucosamine, chondroitin, Boswellia, and MSM are popular dietary supplement ingredients for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis — worn joint cartilage.

News Release

May 08, 2012

Lead Contamination and Mislabeling in Joint Health Supplements with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM According to ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York, May 8, 2012 — Glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM are popular dietary supplements for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis — worn joint cartilage.

News Release

October 13, 2011

30% of SAM-e supplements selected for review fail to pass ConsumerLab.com testing -- Cost of SAM-e found to vary 5-fold

White Plains, New York, October 13, 2011 — Dietary supplements with SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) are used to treat osteoarthritis as well as depression, but only 7 out of ten SAM-e supplements recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com met all quality criteria.

Recalls & Warnings

May 08, 2024

APG SEVEN Warned for Promoting Products for Cancer, Depression, Arthritis, & More

On April 18, 2024, the FDA issued a Warning Letter to APG SEVEN, INC following a review of the company’s product labels, website, and social media, which found statements about the company’s BioMoringa, BioDiabetin, Maca Plus, BioProstate, Immune Support, HongoTrap, Honbacterol, ...

Recalls & Warnings

February 16, 2021

Seller of BioCBD+ Products Warned for COVID-19 and Drug Claims

On February 11, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Evolved Ayurvedic Discoveries, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

January 12, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Joint and Hair Loss Products

On December 22, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Speedwinds Nutrition, Inc. following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Synotrex and Sephren to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

June 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.

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July 10, 2009

Nine joint health supplements fail ConsumerLab.com quality review -- Lead contamination, missing ingredients and other problems found in supplements for people as well as for dogs, cats and horses; Many others approved

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JULY 10, 2009 — Nine supplements for osteoarthritis that ConsumerLab.com recently selected for testing were found to be contaminated with lead, lack all or some of a key ingredient or have other quality problems.

Recalls & Warnings

January 30, 2018

Limbrel for Osteoarthritis Recalled Due to Risk of Adverse Effects

On January 26, 2018, Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona issued a recall of all unexpired lots of Limbrel products.

Recalls & Warnings

December 08, 2017

Limbrel Capsules for Osteoarthritis Linked With Potentially Life-Threatening Health Risk, FDA Warns

On December 4, 2017, the FDA urged consumers not to take Limbrel (Primus Pharmaceuticals), a capsule marketed to manage the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis, because it has been associated with serious adverse events, including drug-induced liver injury and a lung ...

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March 30, 2019

FDA Warns Seller of Reishi, Joint Supplements, Ginseng & More for Pesticides, Other Violations

On March 12, 2019, the FDA issued a warning letter to Yanqing "Michael" Li and Chang Su, owners of the website http://www.woohoonatural.

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April 30, 2021

FDA Warns Seller of Fish Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Collagen, and Elderberry Supplements

On April 13, 2021, the FDA issued a warning letter to Orphic Nutrition following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about the products Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules, Ashwagandha Capsules, Garcinia Cambogia Capsules, Premium Collagen Peptides Capsules, Elderberry ...

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April 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.

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April 24, 2007

ConsumerLab.com reports improvement in quality of SAM-e supplements used for osteoarthritis and depression — Recent testing shows quality is up since studies in 2000 and 2003

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — April 24, 2007 — ConsumerLab.com announced that all eight SAMe supplements that it recently selected for review passed quality testing — an improvement over tests in previous years. SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) is used to treat depression and joint pain.

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April 11, 2007

Many arthritis supplements lack key listed ingredient — ConsumerLab.com finds chondroitin missing or low in eight supplements; Glucosamine and MSM also tested

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — April 11, 2007 — Forty percent of the supplements for osteoarthritis that ConsumerLab.com recently selected for testing were found to lack all or some of their key ingredients. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting an estimated 20.

Recalls & Warnings

September 26, 2017

FDA Warns Seller of DHEA, Creatine, Chromium & More for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On August 25, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Mega-Pro Nutrition, Inc., following inspections of the facility and website www.mega-pro.

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August 29, 2017

FDA Warns Seller of Supplements for Allergies, Joint Pain, Bone Health, and More

On August 16, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Total Nutrition, Inc.

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March 06, 2007

ConsumerLab.com produces series of free online seminars about dietary supplements — First seminar on "joint health" now available

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — MARCH 6, 2007 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that it is producing and webcasting a series of free, online audio seminars, or "webinars," that explain the use of popular types of dietary supplements.

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November 18, 2003

ConsumerLab.com reports improvement in quality of SAM-e supplements used for osteoarthritis and depression — But a high priced product found to contain only 30% of label claim

WHITE PLAINS, NY — November 18, 2003 — ConsumerLab.

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November 02, 2003

Key ingredient missing in some arthritis supplements for people and pets according to ConsumerLab.com — Review of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM supplements published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — November 2, 2003 — ConsumerLab.com today announced test results for supplements used in treating osteoarthritis that contain glucosamine, chondroitin, and/or MSM.

Recalls & Warnings

September 14, 2016

Seller of Aloe, Prostate and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On April 8, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Salud Natural Entrepreneurs, Inc.

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January 26, 2016

Seller of CoQ10, SAM-e, Vitamin D, and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On January 15, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Nutri-Dyn Midwest, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Cardioauxin BP, Zinc Lozenge, Oliver, Pau D'Arco, Petadolex, Chondro Jointaide, Dynagesic, SAMe-200, Gugulipid.

Recalls & Warnings

September 11, 2015

Thirteen Manufacturers Ordered to Stop Selling Devil's Claw Supplements

On September 9, 2015, the New York State Attorney General ordered 13 manufacturers, including Thorne Research Inc., NBTY, Inc. (Puritan's Pride) Inc., and Now Foods, to stop selling devil's claw supplements which were found to contain the incorrect species of the plant.

Recalls & Warnings

September 10, 2014

Seller of Joint Pain Supplement Warned for Drug Claims

On August 24, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to CreAgri, Inc., following a website review, which found statements made about the company's products, including Olivenol plus Easeflex, Olivenol plus Essence Capsules, and Olivenol plus Essence Elixer, to be drug claims.

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June 04, 2001

ConsumerLab.com reports test results of arthritis supplement — MSM; Quality found higher than for most supplements, but room for improvement remains

WHITE PLAINS, NY — June 4, 2001 — ConsumerLab.

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January 29, 2001

Some supplements for arthritis may exceed newly released safe intake levels for manganese

WHITE PLAINS, NY — January 29, 2001 — ConsumerLab.com issued an alert today to its online readers that that some glucosamine and chondroitin products (popularly used for osteoarthritis), exceed newly established upper intake levels for manganese.

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March 28, 2000

Only half of SAM-e supplements found to contain proper ingredients and labeling in ConsumerLab.com testing; Product Review of popular anti-depressant published online today.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 28, 2000 — Among 13 brands of SAM-e dietary supplements (used primarily in treating depression and osteoarthritis) only seven were found to contain labeled amounts of SAM-e (S-adenosyl-methionine). These results were reported today by ConsumerLab.

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March 07, 2000

ConsumerLab.com finds many arthritis supplements lacking labeled ingredients; Glucosamine and Chondroitin product review published online today.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 7, 2000 — Among 25 major brands of supplements containing glucosamine and/or chondroitin used for treating osteoarthritis, nearly one-third were found not to contain all labeled ingredients. These results were reported today by ConsumerLab.

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January 31, 2000

Quality of prostate supplements get mixed review in ConsumerLab.com study; Saw palmetto product review published online today.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 31, 2000 — Out of 27 major brands of dietary supplements purporting to contain saw palmetto for treating symptoms of prostate enlargement, only 17 appeared to have ingredients similar to those found in published clinical studies.

Recalls & Warnings

October 24, 2012

FDA Seizes Many Supplements from New York Company Due To Drug Claims

On October 23, 2012, U.S. Marshalls, acting on behalf of the FDA, seized dietary supplements and unapproved drugs from Confidence, Inc., a supplement manufacturer in Port Washington, N.Y. The products included dietary supplements Dr.

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November 06, 2014

Seller of Prostate, Heart Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On October 9, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Health Research Laboratories, LLC/New World Health, following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about AtheChel Advanced, Betarol, BioTherapex, Omega-3 Cardio Plus, RejuvaLifeRx, and Ultimate Health Formula to be ...

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November 28, 2014

Seller of Herbal Extracts Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On November 3, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Avena Botanicals, Inc.

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November 21, 2014

Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On October 7, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to dietary supplement distributor Windmill Health Products, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Nutri-Betic caplets, Vita-betic caplets, ProstrinRx tablets, Polyflavanol capsules, and Glucoflex Joint ...

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November 06, 2014

Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On October 17, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Vitamins Direct (USA) and Golden Pride, Inc., which distribute Flexezy and Physician's Signature brands of dietary supplements, following a facility inspection which found statements made about certain supplements to be drug claims.