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1.Balance Vitamin D Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Vitamin K, Magnesium, and Boron)  *
2.Balance Melatonin Supplements Review  *
3.Balance Apple Cider Vinegar Review -- Bottled Liquids and Pills  *
4.Balance Meal Replacement & Weight Management Powders and Shakes Review  *
5.Balance Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review  *
6.Balance Nutrition Bars & Cookies Review (For Energy, Fiber, Protein, Meal Replacement, and Whole Foods)  *
7.Balance Probiotics Review (Including Kombucha and Pet Supplements)  *
8.Balance Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review (Sterols/Stanols and Policosanol)
9.Balance B Vitamin Supplements Review (B Complexes, B6, B12, Biotin, Folate, Niacin, Riboflavin & More)  *
10.Balance Greens and Whole Food Powders and Capsules  *
11.Balance Fish Oil and Omega-3 and -7 Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, and Sea Buckthorn)  *
12.Balance Kelp Supplements Review  *
13.Balance Low-Dose Lithium Supplements Review  *
14.Balance Muscle & Workout Supplements Review (Creatine and Branched-chain Amino Acids)  *
15.Balance Potassium Supplements Review  *
16.Balance Protein Powders, Shakes, and Drinks Review  *
17.Balance Resveratrol Supplements Review (Grape, Red Wine, and Polygonum Sources)  *
18.Balance Zinc Supplements and Lozenges Review  *


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ConsumerLab.com Answers to Questions Found:
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1.Do any supplements improve balance or reduce the risk of falls?
2.Have you heard of the probiotic, Keybiotics? Does it do what it claims, and is it worth the money they charge?  (in Comments)
3.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?  (in Comments)
4.Is there a danger of getting too much calcium from Tums? I take them frequently for heartburn.  (in Comments)
5.What are the health benefits of stevia? Is it safe?  (in Comments)
6.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking aspirin or ibuprofen?  (in Comments)
7.I have been having dizziness for the past few months and am wondering if it could be a side effect of supplements I take. Which supplements cause dizziness?
8.What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?
9.I've heard that having low B-12 or B-6 can cause depression. Is that true?  (in Comments)
10.What are the symptoms of B12 deficiency?
11.What's the best protein to keep and gain muscle when you're older?
12.Are lithium orotate supplements as effective and safe as prescription lithium for bipolar disease and depression?
13.Is ingesting colloidal silver helpful for any condition and is it safe to use? I'm seeing it promoted for many applications.
14.Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.


Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Vitamin D & Muscle (12/07/2019)
Vitamin D & Muscle
If you are looking to increase muscle mass, make sure you're getting adequate vitamin D. Raising deficient levels has been shown to increase muscle in seniors, and more recently, in men and women in their 40s. For details see the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
2018 Vitamin D for Muscle (12/25/2018)
Vitamin D for Muscle
Vitamin D increased muscle mass in older men and women with low levels of vitamin D in a recent study. Get the details in the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)
 Vitamin D and Leg Muscle Strength (07/24/2018)
Vitamin D and Leg Muscle Strength
Giving a moderate amount of vitamin D to women deficient in vitamin D was shown to improve leg muscle strength. A much higher dose did not. Get the details, including dosage, and learn about vitamin D for strength and balance in the Muscle, Balance, and Falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among vitamin D supplements.)
 Vitamin D for Strength? (06/23/2018)
Vitamin D for Strength?
Muscles contain vitamin D receptors, but does giving high-dose vitamin D to women deficient in vitamin D improve their muscle strength? Get the answer in the recent update to the Muscle, balance and falls section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review.
 Melatonin and Balance (06/02/2018)
Melatonin and Balance
If you take melatonin, be aware that it can potentially affect balance for a period of time, as demonstrated in a recent study. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for melatonin.
2017 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.)
 Vitamin D for Muscle and Balance? (04/28/2017)
Vitamin D for Muscle and Balance?
Why did a recent study show that both high and low-dose vitamin D didn’t improve muscle strength or balance in women despite the fact that other studies have shown vitamin D to help? The likely answer has to do with the vitamin D status (i.e., blood levels) of the people chosen to participate in these studies. To find out what you should do to improve your balance and reduce your chance of falling, see the "Muscle, Balance and Falls" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>
2015 Vitamin D Increases Strength (09/02/2015)
Vitamin D Increases Strength
A recently published review of clinical studies found that supplementing with vitamin D can improve muscle strength in young, healthy men and women. This has also been found in older individuals and may relate to the fact that vitamin D receptors occur in skeletal muscle. However, this benefit may be limited to vitamin D deficient individuals. Get the details in the "Muscle, balance and falls" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>
2012 Do Spreads Lower Heart Risk? (09/30/2012)
Do Spreads Lower Heart Risk?
Buttery spreads like Smart Balance and Benecol claim to lower the risk of heart disease due to their phytosterols/stanols. These plant compounds can certainly help (by lowering cholesterol levels), but recent lawsuits challenge whether Smart Balance and Benecol provide enough sterols/stanols to claim a benefit. It turns out that one may, and one may not. Find out more and get our quality ratings of cholesterol-lowering supplements in the updated Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review >>
 Strength Improves with Vitamin D (03/11/2012)
Strength Improves with Vitamin D
A review of 13 studies found that vitamin D supplements may improve balance and muscle strength, but not gait, among older individuals. See the update to the Vitamin D Supplements Review for details, including dosage. More >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.Hormonal Balance Supplement Tied to Liver Failure (01/04/2020)
2.Mislabeled Green Tea Supplement Recalled (07/15/2019)
3.Dangerous Drug In Supplements for Pain and Anxiety (11/24/2018)
4.Seller of Maca Powder Warned for Drug Claims (05/12/2018)
5.Warning to D-Limonene, Vitamin C Seller (02/10/2018)
6.Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims (02/02/2018)
7.FDA Warns Seller of "Quick Slim with pure Hoodia Gardonii" and "Diabalance Herbal Blood Sugar Balance" (07/18/2017)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.FDA Finds Problems at 58% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad (03/12/2016)
2.Seller of Liver, Lung Support Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (01/16/2016)
3.Maker of Red Yeast Rice, St. John's Wort, Valerian and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (12/16/2015)
4.Amberen Weight Loss Claims Not Supported by Evidence, Says FTC (05/13/2015)
5.Maker of Mood, Smoking Cessation Supplements and More Warned for Violations, Drug Claims (05/14/2014)
6.Two Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs (06/27/2013)
7.Seller Of Sexual Enhancement and Hormonal Balance Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (05/10/2013)
8.Prescription Drugs Found In Prostate and Sexual Enhancement Supplements (03/29/2013)
9.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
10.DMAA Supplement Linked to Runner's Death (02/01/2013)
11.FDA Seizes Many Supplements from New York Company Due To Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
12.Whey Protein Supplements Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergens (09/25/2012)
13.FDA Warns Several Supplement Manufacturers Not Following Good Manufacturing Practices (09/08/2011)
14.FTC Charges Progesterone Cream Sellers with Making Unsubstantiated Claims (10/05/2007)
15.FTC Charges Marketers of Two Supplements with False Claims to Cure Range of Diseases (06/04/2004)


News Releases Found:
2016 36% of Meal Replacement Powders and Shakes Fail ConsumerLab.com's Tests of Quality (07/26/2016)
2015 Some Surprising Results from Tests of 43 Probiotic Supplements and Kefir Drinks (11/06/2015)
2013 ConsumerLab.com Reports Problems and “Top Picks” Among Bars for Energy, Fiber, Protein, Meal-Replacement, and Whole Food (10/08/2013)
2011 ConsumerLab.com tests menopause supplements and creams: Most are "Approved," but some found contaminated or lacking claimed amount of ingredient (07/12/2011)
2010 ConsumerLab.com Finds Lower-priced Resveratrol Supplements Pass Tests While Some Higher-priced brands flunk (12/02/2010)
2009 ConsumerLab.com reports largest test of CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements -- Most supplements provide claimed ingredient, but large variation in dosage and forms may confuse consumers.  ConsumerLab.com provides guidance. (01/13/2009)
2008 ConsumerLab.com's tests of menopause supplements reveal wide range in strength and quality; mislabeling and contamination discovered -- Soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, and progesterone products tested (09/17/2008)
 ConsumerLab.com finds improvements in labeling of nutrition bars but potential pitfalls exist -- New report compares 20 bars, including those for protein, fiber, energy and whole food (08/12/2008)
 Tests of ten red yeast rice supplements by ConsumerLab.com reveal significant statin levels, but some pills contaminated -- Popular cholesterol-lowering supplements compared in new report (07/01/2008)
2006 ConsumerLab.com reports on 29 popular melatonin sleep supplements (03/29/2006)
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)


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