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Product Review

Psyllium Fiber Supplements Review

Most Psyllium Supplements Failed Our Tests Due to Lead Contamination. Find Out Which Passed or Failed and Which Is Our Top Pick.

Psyllium Supplements Reviewed by Consumerlab.com

News Release

2/25/2021

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2021 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2021 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 9,647 responses collected in November 2020. Respondents gave ratings of hundreds of brands and merchants of which 149 brands and 38 merchants each received at least 90 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

Product Review

Lysine Supplements Review

Choose the Best Lysine Supplement. CL Tests Reveal Which Lysine Supplements Provide the Best Quality and Value.

News Release

2/25/2016

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2016 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 11,534 responses collected in November, 2015. Respondents gave ratings for 963 brands and 399 merchants. Of these, 108 brands and 44 merchants each received at least 100 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the best (highest) rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below. [Update: see most recent results.]

News Release

12/12/2006

Probiotic supplements grow in popularity but viable bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com cautions consumers to select probiotics carefully and store them properly

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — DECEMBER 12, 2006 — Sales of supplements containing beneficial organisms (probiotics) have grown rapidly, but a new test report from ConsumerLab.com shows that 44% contained fewer viable organisms than claimed or generally known to be effective.

News Release

2/12/2014

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2014 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,326 responses collected in November, 2013. Respondents gave ratings for 1,639 brands and 788 merchants. Of these, 105 brands and 41 merchants each received at least 100 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the best (highest) rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below. (See separate news release about the most popular types of supplements.)

News Release

2/01/2013

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2013 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,862 responses collected in November, 2012. Respondents gave ratings for 1,438 brands and 851 merchants. Of these, 91 brands and 40 merchants each received at least 100 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the best (highest) rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below. (See separate news release about the most popular types of supplements.

News Release

2/25/2015

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2015 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,329 responses collected in November, 2014. Respondents gave ratings for 1,709 brands and 891 merchants. Of these, 115 brands and 51 merchants each received at least 100 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the best (highest) rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

News Release

2/25/2017

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2017 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2017 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 9,505 responses collected in late November and early December 2016. Respondents gave ratings for 155 brands and 99 merchants. Of these, 106 brands and 38 merchants each received at least 95 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below. [Update: see most recent results.]

News Release

2/25/2019

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2019 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2019 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,931 responses collected in late November and early December 2018. Respondents gave ratings of hundreds of brands and merchants of which 145 brands and 45 merchants each received at least 90 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

News Release

2/25/2018

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2018 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2018 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 11,446 responses collected in late November and early December 2017. Respondents gave ratings of hundreds of brands and merchants of which 141 brands and 48 merchants each received at least 90 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

News Release

2/25/2020

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2020 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2020 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 9,782 responses collected in late November and early December 2019. Respondents gave ratings of hundreds of brands and merchants of which 137 brands and 39 merchants each received at least 90 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

News Release

2/25/2022

Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2022 Based on Consumer Satisfaction

White Plains, New York, February 25, 2022 — Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 8,049 responses collected in November/December 2021. Respondents gave ratings of hundreds of brands and merchants of which 143 brands and 35 merchants each received at least 90 consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

News Release

2/01/2011

Top-rated vitamin and supplement brands and merchants on consumer satisfaction for 2011 -- Based on ConsumerLab.com survey of vitamin and supplement users 

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 6,010 responses collected in November, 2010. Most respondents used multiple supplements. Respondents gave ratings for 1,481 brands and 1,182 merchants that they used. Seventy brands and 33 merchants each received at least one hundred consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

News Release

2/01/2012

Top-rated vitamin and supplement brands and merchants on consumer satisfaction for 2012 -- Based on ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users

Each year, ConsumerLab.com surveys its free e-newsletter subscribers about the vitamins and supplements that they use. The results below are based on 10,260 responses collected in November, 2011. Most respondents used multiple supplements. Respondents gave ratings for 1,551 brands and 906 merchants that they used. Ninety brands and 36 merchants each received at least one hundred consumer ratings. Among these popular brands and merchants, those receiving the highest rating on overall consumer satisfaction within their specific market segment are listed below.

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

Recalls & Warnings

12/12/2014

Marketers of HCG Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss Claims

Marketers of HCG Platinum drops have agreed to pay $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that claims the drops could cause rapid and substantial weight loss were deceptive and not supported by scientific evidence.

Recalls & Warnings

6/12/2014

Marketers of Memory Supplement Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims

Martek Biosciences Corporation and i-Health Inc., marketers of BrainStrong Adult, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that claims the supplement could improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline were deceptive, and not supported by sufficient clinical evidence.

Recalls & Warnings

8/27/2013

FTC Refunds Consumers of Children's Vitamins as Part of Deceptive Advertising Settlement

On August 8, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it has mailed 10,144 refund checks to consumers who purchased Disney or Marvel Hero -themed children's vitamins, including Disney Princesses, Winnie the Pooh, Finding Nemo, and Spider-Man varieties, between May 1, 2008 and September 30, 2010.

News Release

1/31/2011

Vitamin D use increased 52% in past two years according to ConsumerLab.com survey of supplement users -- Fish oil continued to surpass multivitamins as most popular supplement and Internet was most common place to buy supplements

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — FEBRUARY 1, 2011 — Among people who use dietary supplements, the most popular products at the end of 2010 were fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10 according to a survey by ConsumerLab.com. Use of vitamin D surged in 2010 to 56.2% of those surveyed, up from 47.9% in 2009 and 36.9% in 2008 — a 52% increase over the two-year period. The ConsumerLab.com survey is conducted each November and is based on more than 6,000 responses from a sampling of subscribers to the ConsumerLab.com free e-newsletter. Most respondents in the survey use multiple supplements.

News Release

9/21/2011

Not all vitamin A supplements pass ConsumerLab.com tests -- New report reviews beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements

White Plains, New York — September 21, 2011 — Recent tests of vitamin A supplements by ConsumerLab.com found one to contain only 54.3% of its listed amount of vitamin A. Another product mislabeled alpha carotene as vitamin A. Seven other vitamin A pills and liquid supplements selected by CL passed the testing, along with six other supplements tested through ConsumerLab.com's voluntary certification program. ConsumerLab.com also indentified three products similar to one that passed testing.

News Release

3/01/2016

Does Echinacea Really Help With Colds and Which Brands Are Best?

White Plains, New York, March 1, 2016 — Echinacea supplements are a popular choice for preventing colds and treating cold symptoms, but do they really work? And, with so many different types of Echinacea marketed, how do you know which one to choose? To answer these questions, ConsumerLab.com recently reviewed the clinical evidence and purchased Echinacea supplements, testing them to see whether they contained their expected amounts of phenolic compounds expected from Echinacea. It also tested for contamination with the heavy metals lead, cadmium and arsenic, and microbes such as Salmonella and E. coli if the product was made with whole parts of plants (as opposed to extracts).

News Release

5/07/2014

Flaxseed and Other Popular Seed Oil Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com, But Not All Brands Pass -- Flaxseed, Black Currant, Borage and Evening Primrose Oils Reviewed

White Plains, New York, May 7, 2014 — Plant seed oils are popular supplements that provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, but which products offer the best value and quality? Recent analyses by ConsumerLab.com found that only 14 of 16 products selected for testing contained what was stated on the labels. One supplement was found to completely lack the omega-6 fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), indicating that it didn't contain a plant oil it promised. Another product mislabeled its amount of oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid.

News Release

1/25/2011

ConsumerLab.com evaluates quality of potassium supplements and identifies those offering best value

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JANUARY 25, 2011 — A new report on the quality of potassium supplements was released by ConsumerLab.com today. In contrast to its last report on potassium supplements, ConsumerLab.com found that each product selected for review contained the claimed amount of this essential mineral, did not exceed contamination limits for lead, and, if a pill, was able to properly break apart. The cost to obtain 99 mg of potassium, a common serving size, varied from 1 cent to 34 cents, although those costing the most provided magnesium as well as potassium.

News Release

4/14/2010

ConsumerLab.com reports most St. John's wort supplements fail quality tests -- An effective antidepressant herb but heavy metal contamination and low potency are concerns

White Plains, New York — April 14, 2010 — St. John's wort has been shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate forms of major depression, but a new report from ConsumerLab.com shows that few of the herbal supplement brands recently tested met quality standards. Among the ten St. John's wort supplements selected for testing, only four met ConsumerLab.com's quality standards. Americans purchased $55 million of St. John's wort supplements in 2008 according to the Nutrition Business Journal, down significantly from a high of $315 million in 1998.

News Release

8/16/2005

ConsumerLab.com tests potassium supplements — Report now online for sixteen products

WHITE PLAINS, NY — August 16, 2005 — ConsumerLab.com has released a new report on the quality of potassium supplements. Potassium is used to treat or prevent potassium deficiency caused by diuretic drugs ("water pills"), prolonged vomiting, diarrhea or laxative abuse. Potassium may also help reduce hypertension — particularly in people who consume too much sodium.

News Release

1/20/2015

ConsumerLab.com Identifies Best Vitamin A Supplements, But Cautions That Most People Don't Need Them

White Plains, New York, January 20, 2015 — Vitamin A supplements can save your sight and reduce your risk of infection if you are vitamin A deficient. However, deficiency is rare in the U.S., where people are more likely to be at risk for excess vitamin A. For people who do need more vitamin A, such as those with liver disease or conditions which cause malabsorption, ConsumerLab.com has identified several supplements offering top quality and excellent value.

News Release

2/09/2016

Lysine: Does It Work for Cold Sores and Which Brands Are Best? -- ConsumerLab.com Reviews the Evidence and Tests Supplements Often Used to Prevent Herpes Eruptions

White Plains, New York, February 9, 2016 — Lysine is an essential amino acid often taken as a supplement to prevent cold sores, genital herpes lesions, and canker sores. It's also given to cats with feline herpesvirus 1. But does it really work? And which products are best? To find out, ConsumerLab.com recently selected and purchased twelve lysine supplements and tested them to see whether they contained their claimed amounts of lysine and if tablets could properly release their contents.

News Release

1/11/2011

Spoilage and labeling errors found with some omega-3 and -6 supplements; Review of evening primrose, flaxseed, borage, and black currant oil supplements

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JANUARY 10, 2011 — A new report on the quality of omega-3 and -6 fatty acid supplements made from seed oils was released by ConsumerLab.com today. Only 11 of 17 products selected for testing met quality criteria for freshness and labeling. Among the 6 products that failed testing were 2 marketed for pets. Pet owners use omega-3 and-6 fatty acid products for skin and coat maintenance. U.S. sales of supplements from plant oils were $253 million in 2009 according to Nutrition Business Journal.

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. Tests in 2004 and 2000 had identified some products with significantly less CoQ10 than labeled. The suggested dosage among current products, however, was found to vary widely — from as little as 15 mg to up to 400 mg per day. ConsumerLab.com advised consumers not to rely on products' suggested serving sizes and to consult their healthcare providers to select a dose based on the condition for which the supplement is to be used.

News Release

9/10/2007

Tests of B-vitamins by ConsumerLab.com finds several short on folic acid — New report covers B-complexes, thiamin, niacin, B-6, B-12, biotin and folic acid supplements

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — SEPTEMBER 10, 2007 — Half of the B-complex supplements recently selected by ConsumerLab.com for testing were found to lack the total claimed amounts of folic acid, an essential nutrient also known as vitamin B-9. Nearly half of the expected folic acid was missing in two products, one of which bore a USP verification seal indicating its ingredients had been tested and verified by that organization. A third B-complex supplement lacked more than one-quarter of the folic acid listed. A folic acid-specific supplement was also slightly low in the ingredient. Problems were not found with levels of other B vitamins in the products. According to Nutrition Business Journal, B vitamins are one of the top selling supplements in the United States, with sales of $937 million in 2005.

News Release

3/10/2009

ConsumerLab.com reports deficiencies in some supplements containing calcium, vitamin D, or vitamin K -- Focus on bone health supplements and new uses for vitamins D and K

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — MARCH 10, 2009 — In a large review of supplements relating to bone health, ConsumerLab.com reported today that tests showed five products to provide only 52.5% to 89% of the listed amounts of calcium or vitamin K. ConsumerLab.com also noted wide variation in the suggested daily dosage across products, including a 50-fold variation in the dose of vitamin D (from 100 IU to 5,000 IU).

News Release

6/12/2007

Tests show many milk thistle supplements low in key component — Seven products fail ConsumerLab.com testing of herb used in diabetes and liver diseases

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — June 12, 2007 — Tests by ConsumerLab.com of nine milk thistle supplements that it selected showed that only two contained the expected amounts of silymarin compounds, believed to be the active constituent of milk thistle. Studies suggest silymarin may be helpful in certain liver diseases as well as type 2 diabetes. However, ConsumerLab.com found one milk thistle supplement to provide only 20% of its expected amount of silymarin, yielding as little as 1.5 milligrams of silymarin per day — much lower than the 200 to 600 mg generally recommended. Four other products provided approximately two-thirds of the expected silymarin. Another fell short by sixteen percent. A product claiming to be made under the FDA proposed GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) failed to list the part of milk thistle utilized (normally, the seed), violating a FDA labeling requirement.

News Release

10/28/2008

Tests reveal quality problems with vitamin A supplements -- New ConsumerLab.com report focuses on vitamin A, including beta-carotene and cod liver oil

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — OCTOBER 28, 2008 — ConsumerLab.com is cautioning that the amount vitamin A in some supplements may be much higher or lower than the amount stated on labels. Among ten supplements recently selected for testing, ConsumerLab.com discovered that one delivered nearly double its claimed amount of vitamin A — of concern due to potential toxicity -- and three others provided significantly less vitamin A than stated on the labels.

News Release

6/30/2010

Echinacea supplements vary widely in ingredients but found clear of contaminants according to ConsumerLab.com -- New review guides consumers through wide range of dosage, species, preparations, and formulas in echinacea products

WHITE PLAINS, NY — June 30, 2010 — Echinacea may help prevent colds and cold-symptoms, but choosing a supplement is difficult due to the range of ingredients offered. To provide consumers guidance, ConsumerLab.com selected and tested a variety of echinacea supplements for adults and children. It found none of the products contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or microbes that can occur in some herbs. However, four products lacked sufficient information for consumers to know the amount of echinacea they contain. ConsumerLab.com categorized the remaining products by the type of echinacea listed, commenting on the amount of clinical support for such preparations.

News Release

3/17/2015

CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Vary in Quality, as Well as Dose, Absorption, and Price According to ConsumerLab.com

White Plains, New York, March 17, 2015 — Findings from a recent study by ConsumerLab.com highlights the difficulty consumers have in selecting a supplement containing the highly-popular anti-oxidant CoQ10 or its activated form, ubiquinol. ConsumerLab.com's tests revealed that, among 24 CoQ10 and ubiquinol products it recently selected for testing, two contained less CoQ10 than listed -- one of which provided only 61% of the amount claimed. Even among products which contained their listed ingredients, consumers need to choose carefully --- the suggested daily dose ranged from 30 mg to 1,000 mg and the calculated cost ranged from 8 cents to more than $3 to obtain an equivalent amount (100 mg) of CoQ10 from products. The results appear in a new online report showing which products passed or failed testing, offer the best value, and contain solubility-enhancers which may increase absorption.

News Release

9/27/2012

ConsumerLab.com Reveals How Much Caffeine is in Energy Drinks -- Also Finds Some Drinks and Dietary Supplements Don't Contain Claimed Amounts of B Vitamins

White Plains, New York — September 27, 2012 — Energy shots and drinks are promoted to keep you alert and energized, attributing their effects to special formulas often "packed with B vitamins and nutrients to make it last," as a commercial for 5-hour Energy proclaims. But could it just be a lot of caffeine? "Certainly," says ConsumerLab.com President, Tod Cooperman, M.D. "Many products don't disclose how much caffeine they contain, but our tests show that a single small bottle of some of these drinks contains more caffeine than two full cups of coffee." ConsumerLab.com purchased and tested three of the most popular energy drinks: 5-hour Energy, Monster Energy M-3 Concentrate; and Red Bull.

News Release

1/19/2016

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. But which SAM-e supplements are best? To find out, ConsumerLab.com recently selected 10 SAM-e supplements and tested them to see whether they contained their claimed amounts of SAM-e, and if enteric coatings (which protect SAM-e in the stomach) functioned properly. In 2014, $125 million of SAM-e supplements were sold in the U.S. according to Nutrition Business Journal.

News Release

6/16/2011

ConsumerLab.com puts multivitamins to the test

June 16, 2011, New York, NY — Laboratory test results of 60 multivitamins have shown that you can't always judge a supplement by its label—or by its price. "Consumers should know that multivitamins vary widely in quality, "says Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of ConsumerLab.com. "Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot to get a good multivitamin."

News Release

4/26/2011

Problems discovered with eight vitamin D supplements in study by ConsumerLab.com -- Incorrect amounts of vitamins, lead contamination, and labeling infractions identified.

White Plains, New York — April 26, 2010 — Among 28 vitamin D supplements recently selected for independent testing, problems were found with 8 products, 29% of those reviewed, according to ConsumerLab.com. Vitamin D plays a critical role in bone health and higher levels in the blood are associated with reduced risk of heart attack, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other conditions. Vitamin D has become one of the most popular supplements in the U.S. with sales rising from $72 million in 2006 to $429 million in 2009 according the Nutrition Business Journal. It was the fourth most popular supplement in a ConsumerLab.com survey of its readers in 2010, used by 56% of respondents. In the recent tests, ConsumerLab.com evaluated vitamin D supplements as well as those containing calcium and/or vitamin K. Results were released today in three separate Product Review reports on Vitamin D, Calcium, and Vitamin K supplements.

News Release

2/23/2017

ConsumerLab.com Reveals Best and Worst B Vitamin Supplements and Why Current Labels Often Mislead

White Plains, New York, February 24, 2017 — B vitamins and complexes are popular supplements, but labels often mislead, says a new report from ConsumerLab.com which tested, reviewed, and compared 49 supplements from the U.S. and Canada containing B complexes, B6, B12, biotin, folate, niacin, thiamin, and/or riboflavin. B vitamins are of benefit to people not able to get enough of these essential nutrients from their diets, such as many older people, those taking medicine to lower stomach acid, pregnant women and individuals with certain genetic variants.

Recalls & Warnings

6/04/2004

FTC Charges Marketers of Two Supplements with False Claims to Cure Range of Diseases

On June 3, 2004 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged marketers of two dietary supplements with falsely claiming that their products can prevent and cure cancer and other diseases. According to the FTC’s complaint, Boston-area marketers Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc. (DMC), ITV Direct, Inc. (ITV), and Donald Barrett (Barrett), along with their business partners, California corporations Healthy Solutions, LLC and Health Solutions, Inc., and their principals Alejandro Guerrero (a.k.a. Alex Guerrero), Michael Howell, and Greg Geremesz; and Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Triad ML Marketing, Inc., King Media, Inc., and Allen Stern, have sold “Supreme Greens with MSM” and “Coral Calcium Daily” to consumers through two widely-aired infomercials. The FTC alleges that the Supreme Greens infomercial promoted the supplement as a means to treat, cure, and prevent cancer and other diseases, and to cause significant weight loss, as well as being a safe for consumption by all, including pregnant women and persons on medication. The FTC further alleges that the Coral Calcium Daily infomercial touted the supplement as a means to treat and cure cancer and other diseases and as a superior form of calcium based on its purported bioavailability.

News Release

3/31/2009

ConsumerLab.com Warns of Problems with Multivitamins and Vitamin Water -- Defects Found in Over 30% of Supplements Selected for Testing; Several Popular Children's Multis Exceed Tolerable Upper Intake Levels

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — MARCH 31, 2009 — Over 30% of multivitamins recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com were found to contain significantly more or less ingredient than claimed or were contaminated with lead. In addition, several products (including three for children) exceeded tolerable upper limits established by the Institute of Medicine for ingredients such as vitamin A, folic acid, niacin and zinc. Results were reported today on the website www.ConsumerLab.com. Multivitamins are the most popular supplement in the U.S., with sales of $4.5 billion in 2007 according to Nutrition Business Journal.

News Release

5/17/2017

Best Vitamin D? ConsumerLab.com Tests Popular Vitamin D Supplements and Reveals Its Top Picks

White Plains, New York, May 17, 2017 — Vitamin D is currently the most popular dietary supplement among people who regularly use supplements according to a recent survey by ConsumerLab.com. Its popularity is driven by the fact that having sufficient vitamin D in the body is associated not only with maintaining strong bones but a reduced risk of falls, heart attack, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and even colds.

News Release

2/15/2007

ConsumerLab.com survey shows brands and merchants rated highest by dietary supplement users

CONSUMERLAB.COM SURVEY SHOWS BRANDS AND MERCHANTS RATED HIGHEST BY DIETARY SUPPLEMENT USERS

News Release

4/28/2015

Best Supplements for Bone Health? ConsumerLab.com Finds Products with Multiple Ingredients More Likely to Contain Wrong Amounts

White Plains, New York, April 28, 2015 — Vitamin D and calcium each play a crucial role in bone health and are among the most popular supplement ingredients in the U.S., but recent ConsumerLab.com tests found 3 out of 25 popular products containing vitamin D and calcium (including some with vitamin K) contained either too much or too little of a key ingredient. Interestingly, the problems were only found in products which contained multiple ingredients.

CL Answer

Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous? The label on my multivitamin states it contains 2000% of the Daily Value!

Find out if multivitamins contain excessive amounts of B-6, how much B-6 is too much, and symptoms of toxicity and overdose.

B-6 Spelled with Vitamins

News Release

1/12/2016

Problems Found with 32% of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements -- ConsumerLab.com Identifies Good Choices for Men, Women, and Children

White Plains, New York, January 12, 2016 — You can't always judge a supplement by its label -- or by its price, according to a new report from ConsumerLab.com, which recently tested dozens of multivitamin/multimineral supplements. "Consumers should know that multivitamins vary widely in quality, with some providing far more or less ingredient than claimed," says Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of ConsumerLab.com. "Fortunately, we discovered that you don't have to spend a lot to get a good multivitamin." Americans spend over $5 billion per year on multivitamins according to Nutrition Business Journal.

CL Answer

Does Oral-B Glide or other dental floss contain toxic chemicals called PFAS? Where else are PFAS found, and how can I avoid them?

Some brands of dental floss, including Oral-B Glide, may contain potentially toxic chemicals known as PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances), according to one study. Get the details in ConsumerLab's answer.

Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Dental Floss -- Woman Looking at Dental Floss