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1.Which "whole food" multivitamins are only from foods and don't include synthetic vitamins? What can you tell from the labels of these products: Complete Foods Nutrition-OctoMega MultiVitamin; Sunwarrior Raw Vitamins; Garden of LIfe-MyKind Organics; Nature's Brands-PhytoVitamins; Doctors' Research MultiVitamin?
2.Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?
3.I've heard that having low B-12 or B-6 can cause depression. Is that true?
4.How do the Beyond Burger, the Impossible Burger, and a beef burger compare in terms of vitamins and minerals, and which is best?
5.I thought the B vitamins were all water soluble and did not build up in the body, so you would not build up toxic levels. Am I wrong?
6.Which foods are a good source of B vitamins?
7.What B-vitamin complex do you recommend for older people?
8.I was told I have a MTHFR gene mutation. What do I need to know about taking B vitamins?
9.Is it best to take SAMe with or without food? Do I need to take B vitamins when taking SAMe?
10.Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?
11.Are liquid vitamins better than pills?
12.Can lysine, vitamin B-12, or other vitamins or minerals help prevent or reduce canker sores?
13.Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous? The label on my multivitamin states it contains 2000% of the Daily Value!
14.Does taking a laxative interfere with the absorption of vitamins or minerals?
15.Have you evaluated a multivitamin by Vita Logic called Daily Extra?
16.I read on your website that some B-12 vitamins can cause diarrhea due to added sugar substitutes like sorbitol. I have had diarrhea and never thought it could be caused by my vitamin B-12 supplement, until I read your article and stopped taking the supplement. My diarrhea stopped immediately. Can you help me find a brand of B-12 that doesn't contain sorbitol or sugar substitutes that could cause this problem?
17.Can supplements with antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamins A and E cause you to die sooner?
18.Do Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins make hair shine, nails stronger, and help both to grow? They taste good but are super expensive.
19.Do vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures and is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer?
20.Which supplements are important after bariatric surgery (i.e., weight loss or stomach-reducing surgery)? Are there any I should avoid?
21.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
22.I take a supplement containing a "proprietary formula" which lists many ingredients. Can ConsumerLab test the contents so I'll know the amounts of each ingredient?
23.If I already take red yeast rice, would adding high-dose niacin help further reduce my cholesterol levels, and would this be safe?
24.Is sublingual vitamin B-12 really better than the pill form?
25.What is benfotiamine and can it really improve or prevent complications from diabetes?
26.Do any supplements help for varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency?
27.I find labels of some supplement bottles misleading. For example, an L-theanine label says 200 mg on the front but the back says each pill contains just 100 mg, noting that a serving is 2 capsules. Is this legal?
28.I have been having neurological symptoms, and a blood test showed I have toxic levels of vitamin B-6. My multivitamin contains 75 mg of B-6, but this is below the upper limit of 100 mg per day. Could my vitamin contain more than it lists?
29.What are the benefits of grape seed extract?
30.Can vitamin supplements strengthen brittle nails?
31.Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
32.How much bone broth do I need to consume in order to get a benefit?
33.Is it true that overdoses of vitamin D only occur when you don't get enough vitamin K?
34.The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true?
35.When is the best time of day to take a multivitamin?
36.Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
37.Why does my multivitamin make me nauseous? Is there anything that can help?  (in Comments)
38.Can prenatal vitamins have too much folic acid? Mine has 800 mcg, but isn't that more than what's recommended? Is this dangerous to me or my baby?
39.Can taking too much vitamin B-12 be dangerous? The label on my B-complex states it contains 50,000% of the Daily Value!
40.Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts?
41.I was surprised when my doctor told me to stop taking supplements because my kidney function was low. But after stopping the supplements, my kidney function returned to normal. Can taking a lot of supplements really damage the kidneys?
42.I'm taking Lumiday, a supplement to improve mood. It seems to help me but is it safe?
43.Do vitamin patches, such as for B12 or multivitamins, really work? How about those from PatchMD?
44.I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?
45.I take levothyroxine (Synthroid), a thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
46.I've heard that soaking dried beans for 24 hours reduces the phytate level, allowing for greater access to nutrients. Is this true?
47.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
48.Is P-5-P really better than "regular" vitamin B6?  (in Comments)
49.What is Metafolin (5-methylfolate)? I see it in some supplements instead of folic acid. Is it better than folic acid?
50.I take fluoxetine (Prozac), a SSRI drug to treat depression. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
51.I'm thinking of changing my multivitamin, but the one I'm considering doesn't contain molybdenum. Most others have it. How important is molybdenum?
52.Is it okay to crush a tablet and consume the powder or add the powder to food, rather than swallowing the tablet whole?
53.What are the nutritional benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil?
54.What is BioSil? Can it really increase collagen production and strengthen hair, skin, nails and bones?
55.What is Pycnogenol and does it work?
56.What is shilajit? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is heavy metal contamination a concern?
57.How can I easily compare the ingredients in supplements?
58.What is Lipo-flavonoid and does it work for tinnitus or other ear problems?
59.Can CoQ10 or ubiquinol be ruined by heat? I recently purchased several bottles of Qunol Plus from and they arrived hot. The soft gels are not melted, but I am concerned.
60.Can vitamins or other supplements cause a change in the ability to taste, or even a loss of taste?
61.How can the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for magnesium be higher than the Upper Tolerable Intake Level (UL)? That is, how can an amount which is healthful also put you at risk for harm?
62.Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?
63.Is there cause for concern with "gummy vitamins?" There are many different gummies out there. Are some better than others?
64.Are vitamins and supplements from Canada of better quality because they are licensed?
65.How can I find supplements that are gluten-free on
66.How likely are Americans to be deficient in vitamins or minerals?
67.My HDL (good) cholesterol level is low. Should I take niacin to raise my HDLs?
68.Which supplements should be taken with food?
69.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
70.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer?
71.Do any supplements help for hair loss?
72.What is EpiCor? Does it really "boost" the immune system and prevent colds?
73.What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
74.What's really in supplements for "adrenal support" and "adrenal fatigue"? Do they work and are they safe?
75.Can CoQ10 help lower homocysteine levels?
76.Can heat and humidity destroy whey protein and other sports nutrition supplements (e.g., creatine, BCAAs, digestive enzymes) during shipping or while storing at home?  (in Comments)
77.Does Alpha Brain really improve memory, focus and cognition?
78.I read that sterol supplements to lower cholesterol like CholestOff can block the absorption of vitamins. Is that true?
79.I've been taking a Daily Advantage multi but am now concerned by the very high % DV for vitamin C (833% DV), niacin (325% DV), and B vitamins (over 1,000% DV for several). The company tells me this formula is based on clinical experience and the scientific literature. What do you think?
80.What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
81.What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?
82.What is Brain Bright and can it really improve memory or cognition?
83.Which supplements reduce the risk of stroke? Which increase the risk of stroke?
84.Are the "% DV" numbers on vitamin supplement labels really based on what I need?
85.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
86.Can beetroot juice or supplements help lower my blood pressure?

Clinical Updates Found:
2019 B Vitamins for Cognition (11/29/2019)
 Vitamin B12 & Sleepiness (09/21/2019)
 Zinc for Canker Sores? (07/20/2019)
 Vitamin B12 & Depression (05/28/2019)
 Hip Fracture Risk with B6 (05/18/2019)
 Food vs. Supplements for Getting Vitamins & Minerals (04/12/2019)
2018 Liver Toxicity With Niacin (11/20/2018)
 B Vitamin Cancer Risk? (10/24/2018)
 Can a B Vitamin Lower High Blood Pressure? (10/09/2018)
 Niagen for Blood Sugar Control? (07/10/2018)
 Methylfolate vs. Folic Acid (06/12/2018)
 Folic Acid, Multis & Autism Risk (02/25/2018)
 B12 for Cognition (01/13/2018)
2017 Folic Acid & Risk of Autism (12/26/2017)
 Danger from Too Much Vitamin B6 (12/14/2017)
 Biotin Interference With Vitamin D Test (12/05/2017)
 Growing Concern with Biotin Causing False Lab Results (11/28/2017)
 Signs of B12 Deficiency (11/26/2017)
 B Vitamins for Memory (11/04/2017)
 High-Dose B Vitamins & Lung Cancer Risk (08/29/2017)
 High-Dose B Vitamins & Cataract Risk (08/26/2017)
 Warning: Biotin Can Affect Thyroid Tests (06/20/2017)
2016 Too Much Folate & Nerve Damage (10/22/2016)
 Getting Too Much Folic Acid (09/16/2016)
 Biotin Caution (08/20/2016)
 B Vitamins & Autism Risk (06/12/2016)
 Omega-3's May Be Important in Preventing Cognitive Decline (01/20/2016)
2015 Niacin Helps Prevent Skin Cancers (10/24/2015)
2014 Keep Energy Drinks Away from Kids (11/17/2014)
2013 B Vitamin Supplements for Stroke? (09/21/2013)
 Alzheimer's Changes Slowed with B Vitamins (05/27/2013)
 Autism and Folic Acid Supplements (02/17/2013)
2012 Caution with Energy Drinks (11/18/2012)
 B-12 and Folic Acid for Memory (01/08/2012)
 Additional Nutrients For the Brain (01/08/2012)
2011 B Vitamins May Help Memory (10/30/2011)

Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Brain Supplement Claims to Treat Brain Injuries, Alzheimer's Are Deceptive, Says FTC (11/02/2019)
2.Weight Loss, Muscle & Energy Supplements Linked to Adverse Events in Children and Young Adults (06/20/2019)
3.Maker of Vitamin B12 and Multimineral Supplements Warned by FDA (07/18/2018)
4.American College of Sports Medicine Warns of Energy Drink Dangers (02/13/2018)
5.Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims (02/02/2018)
6.Seller of Supplements for Opiate Withdrawal Warned for Drug Claims (02/01/2018)
7.Adverse Effects From Energy Drinks Common Among Youth and Young Adults (01/16/2018)
8.Health Canada Calls for Stronger Warnings of Liver Risk on Green Tea Extract Products (11/21/2017)
9.Total Body Nutrition Warned for Banned Stimulant in Supplements (10/18/2017)
10.FDA Warns Seller of Acai, Garcinia & More for Drug Claims (08/01/2017)
11.Increase in Calls to Poison Control Centers About Supplements (07/29/2017)
12.FDA Warns Seller of "Quick Slim with pure Hoodia Gardonii" and "Diabalance Herbal Blood Sugar Balance" (07/18/2017)
13.Seller of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Cinnamon Supplements and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations (06/27/2017)
14.FDA Warns Seller of Menopause, Sexual Enhancement, Prostate Supplements and More For Manufacturing Violations (06/23/2017)
15.Seller of Prostate, Immune Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (06/10/2017)
16.Seller of Herbal Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (06/06/2017)
17.Seller of Vitamin C, Calcium, Mushroom Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (05/30/2017)
18.Seller of Amino Acid Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (05/02/2017)
19.Soylent Powder Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (04/25/2017)
20.Seller of B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Potassium & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (04/04/2017)
21.Maker of Prelief, Urinozinc Prostate Health Formula Warned for Manufacturing Violations (04/01/2017)
22.Multivitamin Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (02/28/2017)
23.Seller of Tea Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations (02/28/2017)
24.Seller of Chinese Herbal Products for Prostate, Menopause and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (02/07/2017)
25.Seller of Protein and Workout Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Label Errors (01/07/2017)
26.Seller of Mineral, Joint Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (11/29/2016)
27.Energy Drink Linked to Case of Acute Hepatitis (11/04/2016)
28.Liver Injuries Linked With Dietary Supplement Use on the Rise (11/04/2016)
29.Seller of Liquid Aloe & Mineral Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations (10/25/2016)
30.FDA Warns Maker of Sublingual Melatonin and Progesterone Cream (10/25/2016)
31.Soylent Recalls Bars As It Investigates Complaints of Gastrointestinal Issues (10/13/2016)
32.Seller of Cell Power and Super Silica Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding (10/08/2016)
33.Xylitol in Supplements Poses Danger for Dogs (05/14/2016)
34.Maker of Bone Health, Prostate, Cholesterol Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (03/29/2016)
35.FDA Finds Problems at 58% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad (03/12/2016)
36.Seller of CoQ10, SAM-e, Vitamin D, and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (01/26/2016)
37.Weight Supplements Found to Contain Antidepressant and Other Prescription Drugs (12/01/2015)
38.Seller of "NaturalDoctor" Vitamin C, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (11/07/2015)
39.Children and Adult Gummy Vitamins Recalled in Canada Due to Excessive Vitamin D (08/06/2015)
40.FDA Warns Maker of Fruit Energy Drinks for Drug Claims (06/11/2015)
41.Seller of Supplements for Herpes, Prostate Cancer & More Warned for Drug Claims (05/30/2015)
42.Maker of Aloe, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (12/30/2014)
43.Maker of Children's Vitamins, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (11/11/2014)
44.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
45.Seller of Multivitamin Warned for Drug Claims (10/10/2014)
46.Powdered Caffeine Can Be Lethal, FDA Warns (07/19/2014)
47.Seller of Aloe, Thyroid and Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/16/2014)
48.Seller of Cardio, Immune, Greens Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims (06/13/2013)
49.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
50.Manufacturer of Joint, Weight Loss, Muscle Supplements and More Warned for Adulteration, Misbranding and Drug Claims (03/01/2013)
51.Nutrition Drink Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination (02/21/2013)
52.FDA and FTC Warn: Supplements Cannot Prevent, Treat Or Cure Cold And Flu (02/21/2013)
53.FDA Warns Maker of Weight Loss and Whey Protein Supplements For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding (02/13/2013)
54.Vitamin and Supplement Maker Warned For Labeling Errors, Manufacturing Violations (02/06/2013)
55.Men’s Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Prescription Drug Recalled (09/18/2012)
56.Prescription and Street Drug Alternatives Found in Male Enhancement, Mood, and Sleep Supplements (07/27/2012)
57.FDA Warns of Aloe Drug Claims and Misbranding (07/13/2012)
58.Centrum Multivitamins: Breast and Colon Health Claims Pulled (07/06/2012)
59.Lack of Quality Control and Unapproved Claims by Supplement Seller (06/13/2012)

News Releases Found:
2019 ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best B Vitamin Supplements -- 19% of B Vitamin Supplements Fail CL's Tests of Quality (06/25/2019)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2019 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2019)
 CBD and Collagen Rise in Popularity, as Probiotics and Coconut Oil Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users (02/24/2019)
 Contamination Still an Issue in Some Greens and Whole Food Products, ConsumerLab Tests Reveal (01/31/2019)
2018 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2018 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2018)
 Magnesium, Curcumin, and Apple Cider Vinegar Rise in Popularity, While Probiotics Dip and Calcium Continues to Decline in Latest Survey of Supplement Users (02/24/2018)
2017 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2017 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2017)
 Vitamin D Supplements Maintain Top Spot in Popularity, as Probiotics Surpass Multivitamins to #4 Behind Fish Oil and CoQ10 in Latest Survey (02/24/2017) Reveals Best and Worst B Vitamin Supplements and Why Current Labels Often Mislead (02/23/2017)
2016 Helps Consumers Make Sense of the FDA's Updated Daily Values (DV) for Vitamins and Minerals (07/27/2016)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2016 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2016)
 Vitamin D Supplements Jump to Top Spot in Popularity, Surpassing Fish Oil, as Probiotics Rise to #5 Spot Behind CoQ10 and Multivitamins in Survey (02/24/2016)
 Problems Found with 32% of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements -- Identifies Good Choices for Men, Women, and Children (01/12/2016)
2015 Shows Chinese Consumers What's Really in Foods and Supplements -- U.S. Testing Company Expands to China, Launches (03/05/2015)
 Use of Magnesium and Probiotics Rise, Multivitamins and Weight Loss Supplements Fall, According to Survey (02/28/2015)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2015 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2015)
2014 Round-up of Recent Product Tests by -- Results for B Vitamin Supplements & Energy Drinks, Garlic, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), Iron and Omega-7 Fatty Acids (12/09/2014)
 Calcium, Vitamin C, and Fish Oil Supplements Drop in Use, Probiotics Rise According to Survey (02/13/2014)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2014 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/12/2014)
2013 Use of CoQ10, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and B Vitamins on the Rise According to Survey (01/31/2013)
2012 Reveals How Much Caffeine is in Energy Drinks -- Also Finds Some Drinks and Dietary Supplements Don't Contain Claimed Amounts of B Vitamins (09/27/2012)
 Fish oil and multivitamins most popular supplements in survey -- Internet most popular place to shop (02/05/2012)
2010 reports deficiencies in some B-complex supplements and more caffeine than expected in "shot-sized" B vitamin "energy" drinks (10/26/2010)
2009 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 Limits (03/31/2009)
2007 Tests of B-vitamins by finds several short on folic acid — New report covers B-complexes, thiamin, niacin, B-6, B-12, biotin and folic acid supplements (09/10/2007)
 ConsumerLab tests products in booming nutrition drink market — most deliver what's promised but extra cholesterol found in some — New report covers drinks and powders for endurance/recovery, body building, meal-replacement and dieting (08/20/2007) finds lutein & zeaxanthin supplements vary widely in strength but most meet ingredient claims — Right amount of antioxidant may help prevent macular degeneration and improve vision (07/12/2007)
 Tests show many milk thistle supplements low in key component — Seven products fail testing of herb used in diabetes and liver diseases (06/12/2007)
2006 evaluates cholesterol-lowering supplements — Test results available for over 90 products; Review of nine popular ingredients (08/01/2006)
2005 finds most B-vitamins of high quality but three lacking in ingredients — Test Results for 41 Products Reported Along with Information on Use (03/30/2005) reports on vitamin C supplements — Test Results for 29 Products Reported Along with Information on Use (03/14/2005) reports on nutrition bars — Highlights major differences, inaccuracies, and urges consumers to "know your bar" (02/08/2005)
2004 Testing of Alpha-lipoic acid supplements by finds most meet label claims but one with only 15% of ingredient — Antioxidant of potential benefit in diabetes and other conditions (12/20/2004) expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004) finds Omega-3 fish oil supplements safer than fish but quality varies among brands — Test of 41 Supplements Finds No Mercury or PCB Contamination, But Some Spoiled or Lacking Claimed Oils (12/14/2004)
2002 Pharmavite dietary supplements receive approval — Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and others merit approved quality products ranking (07/10/2002)
 Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002) finds most B vitamin supplements contain what they claim, but often exceed safe levels — Consumers cautioned to be aware of side effects with high dose products (01/08/2002)
2001 finds fish oil supplements free of mercury, but 30% lacking in key ingredient — Test results of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) products released today (11/20/2001)
 Sixty percent of nutrition bars fail to meet claims in tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found (10/30/2001)
 Most iron supplements pass testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some (10/03/2001)
 Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by — Results of soy and red clover isoflavone product testing released online today (08/15/2001)
2000 Quality of prostate supplements get mixed review in study; Saw palmetto product review published online today. (01/31/2000)
 Majority of dietary supplements sold in U.S. being tested by in 2000; newest results due January 31 for Saw Palmetto. (01/24/2000)


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