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B Vitamin Supplements Review (B Complexes, B6, B12, Biotin, Folate, Niacin, Riboflavin & More)

Read our reviews of B vitamin supplements, to find the best B complexes, niacin, B-6, B-12, biotin, thiamin and folic acid. Get information about B vitamins for energy, memory, and depression. Read about MTHFR and methylfolate, and the safety of energy drinks with B vitamins.

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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.I've heard that having low B-12 or B-6 can cause depression. Is that true?
3.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?
4.Which foods are a good source of B vitamins?
5.What B-vitamin complex do you recommend for older people?
6.I was told I have a MTHFR gene mutation. What do I need to know about taking B vitamins?
7.Is it best to take SAMe with or without food? Do I need to take B vitamins when taking SAMe?
8.Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?
9.Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
10.Are liquid vitamins better than pills?
11.Can lysine, vitamin B-12, or other vitamins or minerals help prevent or reduce canker sores?
12.Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous? The label on my multivitamin states it contains 2000% of the Daily Value!
13.Does taking a laxative interfere with the absorption of vitamins or minerals?
14.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?
15.Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?
16.Have you evaluated a multivitamin by Vita Logic called Daily Extra?
17.Do Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins make hair shine, nails stronger, and help both to grow? They taste good but are super expensive.
18.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?
19.Which supplements are important after bariatric surgery (i.e., weight loss or stomach-reducing surgery)? Are there any I should avoid?
20.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
21.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?
22.If I already take red yeast rice, would adding high-dose niacin help further reduce my cholesterol levels, and would this be safe?
23.Is sublingual vitamin B-12 really better than the pill form?
24.What is benfotiamine and can it really improve or prevent complications from diabetes?
25.Can magnesium supplements reduce heart palpitations or PVCs?
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.What are the benefits of grape seed extract?
29.Can vitamin supplements strengthen brittle nails?
30.How much bone broth do I need to consume in order to get a benefit?
31.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?
32.Is it true that overdoses of vitamin D only occur when you don't get enough vitamin K?
33.When is the best time of day to take a multivitamin?
34.Why does my multivitamin make me nauseous? Is there anything that can help?  (in Comments)
35.Can taking too much vitamin B-12 be dangerous? The label on my B-complex states it contains 50,000% of the Daily Value!
36.Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts?
37.I enjoy oat milk in my coffee, but how healthy is it for me?
38.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?
39.I'm taking Lumiday, a supplement to improve mood. It seems to help me but is it safe?
40.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?
41.Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
42.Do vitamin patches, such as for B12 or multivitamins, really work? How about those from PatchMD?
43.I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?
44.I take levothyroxine (Synthroid), a thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
45.I've heard that soaking dried beans for 24 hours reduces the phytate level, allowing for greater access to nutrients. Is this true?
46.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
47.Is P-5-P really better than "regular" vitamin B6?  (in Comments)
48.What is Metafolin (5-methylfolate)? I see it in some supplements instead of folic acid. Is it better than folic acid?
49.I take fluoxetine (Prozac), a SSRI drug to treat depression. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
50.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?
51.Is it okay to crush a tablet and consume the powder or add the powder to food, rather than swallowing the tablet whole?
52.What are the health benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil? Which avocado oils are best?
53.What is BioSil? Can it really increase collagen production and strengthen hair, skin, nails and bones?
54.What is Pycnogenol and does it work?
55.What is shilajit? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is heavy metal contamination a concern?
56.What is vitamin B12 and how much do I need?
57.How can I easily compare the ingredients in supplements?
58.The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true?
59.What is Lipo-flavonoid and does it work for tinnitus or other ear problems?
60.Can CoQ10 or ubiquinol be ruined by heat? I recently purchased several bottles of Qunol Plus from Costco.com and they arrived hot. The soft gels are not melted, but I am concerned.
61.Can vitamins or other supplements cause a change in the ability to taste, or even a loss of taste?
62.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?
63.Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?
64.Is there cause for concern with "gummy vitamins?" There are many different gummies out there. Are some better than others?
65.Are vitamins and supplements from Canada of better quality because they are licensed?
66.How are you staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic?  (in Comments)
67.How can I find supplements that are gluten-free on ConsumerLab.com?
68.How likely are Americans to be deficient in vitamins or minerals?
69.My HDL (good) cholesterol level is low. Should I take niacin to raise my HDLs?
70.Which supplements should be taken with food?
71.Which vitamins and supplements are good for acne, and are there any that make it worse?
72.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
73.Can I get the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from supplements from China?
74.Can supplements with antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamins A and E cause you to die sooner?
75.Do any supplements help for hair loss?
76.What is EpiCor? Does it really "boost" the immune system and prevent colds?
77.What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
78.What's really in supplements for "adrenal support" and "adrenal fatigue"? Do they work and are they safe?
79.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
80.Can CoQ10 help lower homocysteine levels?
81.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)
82.Does Alpha Brain really improve memory, focus and cognition?
83.I read that sterol supplements to lower cholesterol like CholestOff can block the absorption of vitamins. Is that true?
84.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?
85.What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
86.What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
87.What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice?
88.What is Brain Bright and can it really improve memory or cognition?
89.Which supplements reduce the risk of stroke? Which increase the risk of stroke?
90.Are the "% DV" numbers on vitamin supplement labels really based on what I need?
91.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
92.Can beetroot juice or supplements help lower my blood pressure?


Clinical Updates Found:
2020 B Vitamins and Fracture Risk (08/06/2020)
B Vitamins and Fracture Risk
High homocysteine levels have been linked with increased fracture risk in older people. Taking B vitamins can lower homocysteine levels, but does it lower fracture risk? Find out what a recent study using folic acid and B12 showed in the What It Does section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for B vitamins.
 High Blood Pressure Risk With Too Much Folic Acid During Pregnancy (05/15/2020)
High Blood Pressure Risk With Too Much Folic Acid During Pregnancy
While it is important to take folate during pregnancy, a new study suggests that too much folic acid from supplements increases the risk of high blood pressure in mothers. See the details in the Folic Acid section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.

Also see our Top Pick among prenatal vitamins, which provides adequate (but not too much) folic acid, in our Multivitamin and Multiminerals Supplements Review.
 Early Sign of Thiamin Deficiency (04/28/2020)
Early Sign of Thiamin Deficiency
Thiamin (vitamin B1) deficiency can cause lasting neurologic damage and affect heart function. It can occur with poor nutrition and as a result of taking certain diuretics. A recent case highlighted an early sign of thiamin deficiency that involves the eyes. We've added this information to the Thiamin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for thiamin and B complexes that contain thiamin. You can also get thiamin from a good multivitamin.
2019 B Vitamins for Cognition (11/29/2019)
B Vitamins for Cognition
Increasing vitamin B-12 intake by those deficient in B-12 can help slow age-related declines in memory and cognition, but the dose needs to be sufficient, as suggested by a recent study. For details see the Memory, Cognition, and Alzheimer's Disease section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for B-12 and other B Vitamins.
 Vitamin B12 & Sleepiness (09/21/2019)
Vitamin B12 & Sleepiness
Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a range of symptoms and, although rare, excessive daytime sleepiness is among them. Get the details about this, as well as information about other symptoms of B12 deficiency, in the B12 section of the B Vitamins Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for vitamin B12.
 Zinc for Canker Sores? (07/20/2019)
Zinc for Canker Sores?
We've added information about zinc to our answer to the question: Can lysine, vitamin B-12, or other vitamins or minerals help prevent or reduce canker sores?
 Vitamin B12 & Depression (05/28/2019)
Vitamin B12 & Depression
Deficiencies in B vitamins, such as B12, can cause depression. A recent study suggests that, in pregnant women, even low-normal B12 levels are associated with a much higher risk of depression. For details, see the Depression section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for B vitamins.
 Hip Fracture Risk with B6 (05/18/2019)
Hip Fracture Risk with B6
Another study has shown a significantly increased risk of hip fracture with high intakes of vitamin B6 from supplements. For details, see the B-6 section of the B Vitamins Review. Also see how much B6 is in popular B vitamin supplements and our Top Picks.
 Food vs. Supplements for Getting Vitamins & Minerals (04/12/2019)
Food vs. Supplements for Getting Vitamins & Minerals
We've added new information to our answer to the question Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins? The new information is based on an investigation of the association between nutrient intakes and the risk of dying from cancer and/or other causes.
2018 Liver Toxicity With Niacin (11/20/2018)
Liver Toxicity With Niacin
The death of a woman from acute liver failure highlights the risk of a particular formulation of high-dose niacin. For details, see the Niacin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for niacin and other B vitamins.)
 B Vitamin Cancer Risk? (10/24/2018)
B Vitamin Cancer Risk?
Giving high-dose vitamin B12 along with a modest amount of folic acid to older people was found to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer. See the B12 section of the B Vitamins Review for details. (Also see our Top Picks for B12 and other B vitamins.)
 Can a B Vitamin Lower High Blood Pressure? (10/09/2018)
Can a B Vitamin Lower High Blood Pressure?
A common mutation of the MTHFR gene is associated with an increased risk of hypertension. A recent study tested whether supplementing with a specific B vitamin could reduce blood pressure in affected individuals. Get the results in the MTHFR section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among B vitamins.)
 Niagen for Blood Sugar Control? (07/10/2018)
Niagen for Blood Sugar Control?
Niagen, a brand of nicotinamide riboside (a form of niacin), was recently tested in a clinical trial to control blood sugar levels. Get the results in the Niacin section of the B Vitamins Review. (Also see our Top Picks among niacin supplements.)
 Methylfolate vs. Folic Acid (06/12/2018)
Methylfolate vs. Folic Acid
Methylfolate (L-5-methylfolate, sold as Metafolin and Quatrefolic) is a form of folate promoted for use by people with common genetic mutations that affect the MTHFR enzyme. But is it really better than folic acid? A study recently tested them head-to-head. Get the results in the Folate section of the B Vitamins Review. Also see our Top Picks among methylfolate and folic acid products.
 Folic Acid, Multis & Autism Risk (02/25/2018)
Folic Acid, Multis & Autism Risk
The use of a folic acid or multivitamin supplement during pregnancy was associated a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder in children according to a recently published study. Be aware, however, that high-dose folic acid during pregnancy may have negative effects. For details, see the Folic Acid section of the B Vitamins Review.
 B12 for Cognition (01/13/2018)
B12 for Cognition
Numerous studies show that getting adequate intake of B vitamins, such as B12, and, perhaps, omega-3 fatty acids from fish, may slow age-related declines in memory and cognition. But not everyone should expect a benefit, as shown in a recent study. For details, see the Memory, Cognition, and Alzheimer's Disease section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)
2017 Folic Acid & Risk of Autism (12/26/2017)
Folic Acid & Risk of Autism
Supplementing with adequate (and not excessive) folic acid around the time of conception is associated with a lower risk of autism in offspring, and a recent study suggests this may be particularly important for women who take antiepileptic medication. For details, see the "Folate" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >> (Also see information about getting folic acid from prenatal vitamins in the "Prenatal" section of the Multivitamin Review.)
 Danger from Too Much Vitamin B6 (12/14/2017)
Danger from Too Much Vitamin B6
A women who was consuming large amounts of an energy drink as well as a B-vitamin complex developed symptoms of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) toxicity (which may not be reversible), according to a recent report. Get the details in the "B6" section of B Vitamin Supplements Review >>

CL has long warned that energy drinks and shots often contain large amounts of B6 and other B vitamins.
 Biotin Interference With Vitamin D Test (12/05/2017)
Biotin Interference With Vitamin D Test
Last week we reported that high doses of biotin (found in B complexes and hair and nail supplements) can interfere with certain blood tests. A study recently showed that biotin can also artificially inflate a test for vitamin D. Get the details in the "Biotin" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>
 Growing Concern with Biotin Causing False Lab Results (11/28/2017)
Growing Concern with Biotin Causing False Lab Results
Biotin (a B vitamin found in B-complex and hair and nail supplements) can interfere with laboratory results resulting in the missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cardiovascular and hormonal conditions, such as Graves' disease (a form of hyperthyroidism). Physicians and lab personnel may be unaware of this interference. For details, see the "Biotin" section of the B Vitamins Review >>
 Signs of B12 Deficiency (11/26/2017)
Signs of B12 Deficiency
B12 deficiency is not uncommon, most often affecting older people. Symptoms include anemia, fatigue, tingling in the arms and legs and loss of balance -- but a recent case report highlights a lesser-known sign of B12 deficiency. Find out more, plus how much B12 you should get in the "B12" section of the B Vitamins Review >> (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin B12 and other B vitamins.)
 B Vitamins for Memory (11/04/2017)
B Vitamins for Memory
Many studies suggest that adequate intake of B vitamins slows age-related declines in memory and cognition. This was recently shown again in a study in England. Find out which B vitamins help, and how much you need, in the "What It Does" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >> [Also see our Top Picks for B vitamin supplements in the Review.]
 High-Dose B Vitamins & Lung Cancer Risk (08/29/2017)
High-Dose B Vitamins & Lung Cancer Risk
A recent study found that taking high doses of vitamins B6 and B12 was associated with an increased risk of lung cancer among men, particulary among those who smoke. For details, see the "ConsumerTips" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>
 High-Dose B Vitamins & Cataract Risk (08/26/2017)
High-Dose B Vitamins & Cataract Risk
Taking high doses of B vitamins, including B vitamin complexes, folic acid and B6, was associated with a higher risk of age-related cataracts among middle-aged men and women, according to a new study. For details, see the "ConsumerTips" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>
 Warning: Biotin Can Affect Thyroid Tests (06/20/2017)
Warning: Biotin Can Affect Thyroid Tests
Vitamins that contain megadoses of biotin (vitamin B7) can affect thyroid tests, according to recent studies. This can lead to an incorrect diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and improper treatment. See the "Biotin" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>
2016 Too Much Folate & Nerve Damage (10/22/2016)
Too Much Folate & Nerve Damage
One quarter of American men and women have a gene variation which puts them at higher risk of nerve damage if consuming too much of folate (vitamin B-9) daily, according to a new study. Considering that most older Americans consume more than this amount (largely due to excessive supplement use) this should be a warning to many. For more details, see the "Folate" section of the B Vitamins Review >>
 Getting Too Much Folic Acid (09/16/2016)
Getting Too Much Folic Acid
Researchers recently warned that many people who use supplements may be over-consuming synthetic forms of folate, which carries risks. Current labels are misleading. Get the details in the Folate section of the B Vitamins Review >>
 Biotin Caution (08/20/2016)
Biotin Caution
Very high-doses of biotin (vitamin B-7) can cause misleading laboratory results and lead to unnecessary antithyroid treatment, according to a new report. For details, see the Biotin section of the B Vitamins Supplements Review >>
 B Vitamins & Autism Risk (06/12/2016)
B Vitamins & Autism Risk
Excessive blood levels of B-12 and/or folate in pregnant women were found to be associated with an increased risk of autism in their children, according to a new study. While these vitamins are critical, too much may be problematic. Get the details in the B-12 and Folate sections of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>
 Omega-3's May Be Important in Preventing Cognitive Decline (01/20/2016)
Omega-3's May Be Important in Preventing Cognitive Decline
We have reported in the past that a certain combination of B vitamins slowed cognitive decline as well as brain shrinkage in older people. Now, further analyses finds that these benefits only occurred in people having certain blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids (as found in fish oil). Get the details in the B Vitamins Supplements Review >>
2015 Niacin Helps Prevent Skin Cancers (10/24/2015)
Niacin Helps Prevent Skin Cancers
A study published this week showed that taking a form of niacin daily significantly lowered the rate of new basal-cell and squamous-cell skin cancers in patients with a history of such cancers. For details about the supplement and dose, see the B Vitamins Review >>
2014 Keep Energy Drinks Away from Kids (11/17/2014)
Keep Energy Drinks Away from Kids
It was reported this week that 40% of calls to poison centers for "energy drink exposure" involved children under age 6, many of whom experienced serious side effects. For more about this and other concerns with energy drinks, as well as our test results for popular products, see the B Vitamins & Energy Drinks Review >> 
2013 B Vitamin Supplements for Stroke? (09/21/2013)
B Vitamin Supplements for Stroke?
A review of 14 clinical studies suggests that B vitamins may help prevent stroke. However, a deep reading of the report shows the benefit to be slight, at best.  For details about the study, other uses of B vitamins (including B6, B-12, folic acid, niacin and complexes), and tests of these supplements, see the B Vitamin Supplements Review>>  
 Alzheimer's Changes Slowed with B Vitamins (05/27/2013)
Alzheimer's Changes Slowed with B Vitamins
A combination of B vitamins was found to slow brain loss in areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. This same combination of vitamins has also been shown to slow cognitive decline. Get the details on who may (or may not) benefit, dosage, plus test results for over 35 B vitamin supplements in the updated B Vitamin Supplements Product Review >>
 Autism and Folic Acid Supplements (02/17/2013)
Autism and Folic Acid Supplements
A new study found that women who took folic acid supplements around the time of conception had a significantly reduced risk of bearing a child with autistic disorder. Get more details in the recent update to the folic acid section of the B Vitamins Review >>
2012 Caution with Energy Drinks (11/18/2012)
Caution with Energy Drinks
The FDA has released reports showing deaths and other serious adverse events associated with the use of energy drinks like 5-hour Energy. As ConsumerLab.com reported in September, these small "shot" drinks can pack more caffeine than 2 cups of regular coffee. While the caffeine can keep you alert, there are a number of concerns to bear in mind and suggestions on how to more safely use these drinks. Learn more in the update to our B Vitamins and Energy Drinks Review. More >>
 B-12 and Folic Acid for Memory (01/08/2012)
B-12 and Folic Acid for Memory
Small but significant improvements in short and long-term memory were found to occur in older people (aged 60 to 74) given modest daily amounts of vitamin B-12 and folic acid. But don't expect immediate results. Improvements were seen only after 2 years of supplementation. See the update in the B Vitamins Review for the dosage used, as well as our ratings of supplements with vitamin B-12 and folic acid.
 Additional Nutrients For the Brain (01/08/2012)
Additional Nutrients For the Brain
An new study found that various nutrients and fats in the blood correlate with better brain functioning and brain volume in the elderly (mean age of 87). Higher levels of B vitamins and vitamins C, D, and E, as well as marine omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) appeared helpful. On the other hand, higher levels of trans-fats (from hydrogenated oils) had a negative impact. You can learn more about each of these nutrients in our various reports. An abstract of the study is online.
2011 B Vitamins May Help Memory (10/30/2011)
B Vitamins May Help Memory
A recently published study of individuals aged 70 years or more with mild cognitive impairment found that a daily dose of three B vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B-12, and vitamin B-6) over 2 years appeared to slow cognitive and clinical decline, particularly in those who started with elevated levels of plasma homocysteine. See the B Vitamin Product Review for details including the dosage used.  More >>


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2.Seller of Silver, Arginine, and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (06/16/2020)
3.FDA Warns Sellers of CBD, Colloidal Silver, Essential Oils, and More Promoted to Treat Coronavirus (05/28/2020)
4.Seller of Vitamin and CBD "NoronaPak" Warned for Coronavirus Claims (05/26/2020)
5.FDA Warns Sellers of Essential Oils, CBD, Vitamins, and More Promoted to Treat Coronavirus (05/09/2020)
6.FDA Finds Problems at 52% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and 42% Abroad (03/13/2020)
7.Brain Supplement Claims to Treat Brain Injuries, Alzheimer's Are Deceptive, Says FTC (11/02/2019)
8.Weight Loss, Muscle & Energy Supplements Linked to Adverse Events in Children and Young Adults (06/20/2019)
9.American College of Sports Medicine Warns of Energy Drink Dangers (02/13/2018)
10.Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims (02/02/2018)
11.Adverse Effects From Energy Drinks Common Among Youth and Young Adults (01/16/2018)
12.Health Canada Calls for Stronger Warnings of Liver Risk on Green Tea Extract Products (11/21/2017)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Increase in Calls to Poison Control Centers About Supplements (07/29/2017)
2.Soylent Powder Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (04/25/2017)
3.Multivitamin Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (02/28/2017)
4.Energy Drink Linked to Case of Acute Hepatitis (11/04/2016)
5.Liver Injuries Linked With Dietary Supplement Use on the Rise (11/04/2016)
6.Soylent Recalls Bars As It Investigates Complaints of Gastrointestinal Issues (10/13/2016)
7.Xylitol in Supplements Poses Danger for Dogs (05/14/2016)
8.Maker of Bone Health, Prostate, Cholesterol Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (03/29/2016)
9.FDA Finds Problems at 58% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad (03/12/2016)
10.Seller of CoQ10, SAM-e, Vitamin D, and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (01/26/2016)
11.Weight Supplements Found to Contain Antidepressant and Other Prescription Drugs (12/01/2015)
12.Seller of "NaturalDoctor" Vitamin C, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (11/07/2015)
13.Children and Adult Gummy Vitamins Recalled in Canada Due to Excessive Vitamin D (08/06/2015)
14.FDA Warns Maker of Fruit Energy Drinks for Drug Claims (06/11/2015)
15.Seller of Supplements for Herpes, Prostate Cancer & More Warned for Drug Claims (05/30/2015)
16.Maker of Aloe, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (12/30/2014)
17.Maker of Children's Vitamins, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (11/11/2014)
18.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
19.Seller of Multivitamin Warned for Drug Claims (10/10/2014)
20.Powdered Caffeine Can Be Lethal, FDA Warns (07/19/2014)
21.Seller of Aloe, Thyroid and Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/16/2014)
22.Seller of Cardio, Immune, Greens Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims (06/13/2013)
23.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
24.Manufacturer of Joint, Weight Loss, Muscle Supplements and More Warned for Adulteration, Misbranding and Drug Claims (03/01/2013)
25.Nutrition Drink Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination (02/21/2013)
26.FDA and FTC Warn: Supplements Cannot Prevent, Treat Or Cure Cold And Flu (02/21/2013)
27.FDA Warns Maker of Weight Loss and Whey Protein Supplements For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding (02/13/2013)
28.Vitamin and Supplement Maker Warned For Labeling Errors, Manufacturing Violations (02/06/2013)
29.Men’s Sexual Enhancement Supplement Containing Prescription Drug Recalled (09/18/2012)
30.Prescription and Street Drug Alternatives Found in Male Enhancement, Mood, and Sleep Supplements (07/27/2012)
31.FDA Warns of Aloe Drug Claims and Misbranding (07/13/2012)
32.Centrum Multivitamins: Breast and Colon Health Claims Pulled (07/06/2012)
33.Lack of Quality Control and Unapproved Claims by Supplement Seller (06/13/2012)


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2020 ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best Probiotic Supplements and Those With Quality Issues (04/14/2020)
 Best and Worst Chia Seed Products Revealed by ConsumerLab (03/03/2020)
 Collagen and Magnesium Rise in Popularity, as Fish Oil and Curcumin Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users (02/29/2020)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2020 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2020)
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 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2017)
 ConsumerLab.com Reveals Best and Worst B Vitamin Supplements and Why Current Labels Often Mislead (02/23/2017)
2016 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2016)
 Problems Found with 32% of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements -- ConsumerLab.com Identifies Good Choices for Men, Women, and Children (01/12/2016)
2015 ConsumerLab.com Shows Chinese Consumers What's Really in Foods and Supplements -- U.S. Testing Company Expands to China, Launches cn.ConsumerLab.com (03/05/2015)
 Use of Magnesium and Probiotics Rise, Multivitamins and Weight Loss Supplements Fall, According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/28/2015)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2015 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2015)
2014 Round-up of Recent Product Tests by ConsumerLab.com -- 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 ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/13/2014)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2014 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/12/2014)
2013 Use of CoQ10, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and B Vitamins on the Rise According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (01/31/2013)
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 (09/27/2012)
 Fish oil and multivitamins most popular supplements in ConsumerLab.com survey -- Internet most popular place to shop (02/05/2012)
2010 ConsumerLab.com reports deficiencies in some B-complex supplements and more caffeine than expected in "shot-sized" B vitamin "energy" drinks (10/26/2010)
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 Limits (03/31/2009)
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 (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)
 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com testing of herb used in diabetes and liver diseases (06/12/2007)
2006 ConsumerLab.com evaluates cholesterol-lowering supplements — Test results available for over 90 products; Review of nine popular ingredients (08/01/2006)
2005 ConsumerLab.com 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)
 ConsumerLab.com reports on vitamin C supplements — Test Results for 29 Products Reported Along with Information on Use (03/14/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com finds most meet label claims but one with only 15% of ingredient — Antioxidant of potential benefit in diabetes and other conditions (12/20/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com 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)
 ConsumerLab.com expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004)
2002 Pharmavite dietary supplements receive ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found (10/30/2001)
 Most iron supplements pass ConsumerLab.com testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some (10/03/2001)
 Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by ConsumerLab.com — Results of soy and red clover isoflavone product testing released online today (08/15/2001)
2000 Quality of prostate supplements get mixed review in ConsumerLab.com study; Saw palmetto product review published online today. (01/31/2000)
 Majority of dietary supplements sold in U.S. being tested by ConsumerLab.com in 2000; newest results due January 31 for Saw Palmetto. (01/24/2000)


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