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1.Do biotin supplements really improve hair and nails?
2.Can vitamin supplements strengthen brittle nails?
3.Does CoQ10 reduce wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, or tighten the skin? Are there any other supplements that can help?
4.Do collagen or hyaluronic acid supplements really help aging or wrinkled skin?
5.Do Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins make hair shine, nails stronger, and help both to grow? They taste good but are super expensive.
6.Do any supplements help for hair loss?
7.Can bloodroot or "black salve" treat skin cancer? Is it safe?
8.What are phytoceramides? Do phytoceramide supplements really work to improve aging skin?
9.What is BioSil? Can it really increase collagen production and strengthen hair, skin, nails and bones?
10.Can taking too much vitamin B-12 be dangerous? The label on my B-complex states it contains 50,000% of the Daily Value!  (in Comments)
11.I am female and just purchased a saw palmetto supplement for hair loss. However, it says on the bottle that it is only for use by men. Is it really unsafe for women? Lots of sites suggest its use, but I'm fearful of trying it now.
12.What is the difference between cysteine and cystine?
13.Do zinc supplements contain lead?  (in Comments)
14.Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure?
15.Is there cause for concern with "gummy vitamins?" There are many different gummies out there. Are some better than others?  (in Comments)
16.Which supplements are best for seasonal allergies?  (in Comments)
17.Can beetroot juice or supplements help lower my blood pressure?  (in Comments)
18.What is CELLFOOD and is it a healthy supplement?  (in Comments)
19.Which supplements help with erectile dysfunction?  (in Comments)
20.What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?
21.Can eating almonds reduce wrinkles?
22.Does collagen taken as a supplement help with arthritis? I'm seeing it in products for joint health.  (in Comments)
23.I take levothyroxine (Synthroid), a thyroid hormone to treat hypothyroidism. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
24.Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?  (in Comments)
25.Is there evidence that d-limonene can help fight cancer?
26.How does bone broth protein compare to other types of protein?
27.Is it possible to get too much vitamin D?  (in Comments)
28.Is it true that iodine can cause acne or other skin problems?
29.What are the symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency?
30.What is Lutigold Lutein? And why is the capsule of one brand of lutein so much larger than that of another brand, if the amount of lutein on the label is the same?  (in Comments)
31.What is serrapeptase and does it work?  (in Comments)
32.How much bone broth do I need to consume in order to get a benefit?
33.What is monolaurin? Can it really prevent colds, cold sores, or other infections?
34.Which foods are a good source of B vitamins?
35.How much resveratrol is in wine? Is it enough to have a benefit?  (in Comments)
36.Is ingesting colloidal silver helpful for any condition and is it safe to use? I'm seeing it promoted for many applications.
37.Are the "% DV" numbers on vitamin supplement labels really based on what I need?
38.Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?
39.I would like to try gotu kola for varicose veins but I've heard it's not safe to take. Is that true?
40.Does Prevagen really improve memory?  (in Comments)
41.I spend a lot of time in the sun, especially in the summer. Does this mean my vitamin D levels could get too high?
42.I thought resveratrol came from red wine or grape skins - what is the "Polygonum cuspidatum" I see listed on my supplement?
43.My HDL (good) cholesterol level is low. Should I take niacin to raise my HDLs?
44.What are the signs of iron deficiency anemia?
45.Can taking CoQ10 affect my thyroid levels or interact with my thyroid medication?
46.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?
47.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking aspirin or ibuprofen?  (in Comments)
48.Do vitamin patches, such as for B12 or multivitamins, really work? How about those from PatchMD?
49.Is it true that protein can strain the kidneys as you get older?  (in Comments)
50.What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?
51.Do diamine oxidase (DAO) supplements for histamine intolerance really work?
52.Is there a risk of liver toxicity with certain supplements?
53.What are the symptoms of B12 deficiency?
54.What is inositol hexaphosphate (IP6)? Can it really prevent or treat cancer?
55.Are there side effects from collagen supplements?
56.Is it dangerous to use certain herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements when breastfeeding?
57.What B-vitamin complex do you recommend for older people?
58.Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous? The label on my multivitamin states it contains 2000% of the Daily Value!
59.Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils help with muscle pain and cramps? How about supplements?
60.Does tea tree oil work for getting rid of athlete's foot?
61.What are the benefits of grape seed extract?
62.What are the health benefits of bone broth, and which bone broth is the best?
63.What are the health benefits of coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides, such as those used in Bulletproof Coffee?
64.What are the side effects of glucosamine and chondroitin?
65.What are the side effects of magnesium supplements?
66.Which supplements help with Raynaud's phenomenon?
67.Why is beta-carotene still an ingredient in some supplements? Isn't it dangerous?
68.I'm taking Lumiday, a supplement to improve mood. It seems to help me but is it safe?
69.What are the benefits of calcium-d-glucarate?
70.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
71.Which supplements help with depression and anxiety?
72.Are cranberry supplements helpful for men? Can they help with symptoms of an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, or urinary tract infections?
73.Do any supplements reduce side of effects of chemotherapy?
74.Does Alpha Brain really improve memory, focus and cognition?
75.Does Restore (Bionic Sciences LLC) really improve gut health? What is in Restore?
76.I have IBS and don't want to take medication if I can help it. I've heard that peppermint works for IBS, but is there good research to support this?
77.I'm interested in using Himalayan salt. What are the health benefits with it and other specialty salts? Are there contaminants in these salts?
78.Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?
79.What is shilajit? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is heavy metal contamination a concern?

Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Collagen for Wrinkles? (09/03/2019)
 Vitamin A and Skin Cancer (08/06/2019)
 Apple Cider Vinegar for Eczema? (07/23/2019)
 Phytoceramides for Aging Skin? (05/18/2019)
 Vitamin D and Sunscreen (05/15/2019)
2018 Astaxanthin for Sun Protection? (07/01/2018)
 Berberine Side Effect (06/05/2018)
 Hair & Nail Supplements Can Skew Lab Tests (05/22/2018)
2017 Probiotic for Dermatitis (12/19/2017)
 Skin Rash from Ginkgo (12/12/2017)
 Biotin Interference With Vitamin D Test (12/05/2017)
 Growing Concern with Biotin Causing False Lab Results (11/28/2017)
 Magnesium Cream? (08/06/2017)
 Warning: Biotin Can Affect Thyroid Tests (06/20/2017)
 Niacin & Skin Cancer (04/19/2017)
 Vitamin E/Selenium & Alzheimer's (03/29/2017)
 Problem With Aloe Gel (03/21/2017)
2016 Niagen Form of Niacin May Cause Flushing (10/11/2016)
 CoQ10 for Wrinkles (09/11/2016)
 Biotin Caution (08/20/2016)
 NAC Reduces Compulsive Picking (03/26/2016)
2015 Melatonin for Itchy Skin (11/29/2015)
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1.FDA Issues Strong Warnings to Sellers of CBD (04/02/2019)
2.FDA Calls Promotion of Nyloxin Homeopathic Products for Pain a "Health Fraud Scam" (03/19/2019)
3.Herbal Skin Remedy Recalled, Can Cause Serious Injury (02/09/2019)
4.Seller of 5-HTP, Potassium & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (12/01/2018)
5.Pharmaceutical Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements Pose Danger to Consumers (10/13/2018)
6.Homeopathic Oral Sprays Recalled Due to Possible Bacterial Contamination (09/08/2018)
7.FDA Warns Seller of Cough Suppressant & Grape Seed Supplements (06/02/2018)
8.FDA Warns Companies Selling "Sun Protection" Supplements (05/22/2018)
9.FDA Warns Seller of Echinacea, Iron, Aloe Supplements & More for Manufacturing Violations (04/17/2018)
10.FTC Sends Refund Checks to Consumers of Unproven Weight-Loss Products (03/16/2018)
11.Warning to D-Limonene, Vitamin C Seller (02/10/2018)
12.Bulletproof Collagen Protein Recalled (01/25/2018)
13.Marketers of CellAssure and Cognify Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Cancer Claims (01/16/2018)
14.Health Research Labs Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of False Claims, Deceptive Marketing of BioTherapex and NeuroPlus (12/01/2017)
15.Health Canada Calls for Stronger Warnings of Liver Risk on Green Tea Extract Products (11/21/2017)
16.FDA Warns Seller of Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes Supplements For Making Drug Claims (10/18/2017)
17.FDA Warns Seller of Acai, Garcinia & More for Drug Claims (08/01/2017)
18.More Bodybuilding Supplements Recalled (07/12/2017)
19.Bodybuilding Supplements Containing Steroid-Like Substances Recalled (07/10/2017)
20.Beware of Bodybuilding Supplements, FDA Warns (06/20/2017)
21.Seller of Herbal Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (06/06/2017)
22.Maker of Collagen Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations (05/30/2017)
23.Marketers of Weight Loss System Agree to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (04/28/2017)
24.Radio "Infomercials" for Cognitive and Joint Health Supplements Deceived Consumers, Says FTC (02/25/2017)
25.Vegetarian Protein Drink Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk (01/31/2017)
26.FDA Testing Confirms Elevated Levels of Belladonna in Some Homeopathic Teething Products (01/28/2017)
27.Seller of 5-HTP, Chromium, Curcumin and More Warned for Drug Claims (12/21/2016)
28.Bentonite Clay Promoted for "Detoxification" Contaminated With Lead (11/29/2016)
29.Energy Drink Linked to Case of Acute Hepatitis (11/04/2016)
30.Seller of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Settles FTC Charges of False Advertising (10/11/2016)
31.No Evidence Supplement Can Reverse or Prevent Gray Hair, Says FTC (10/01/2016)
32.Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels May Pose Danger, FDA Warns (10/01/2016)
33.U.S. Marshals Seize $150,00 Worth of Kratom (08/05/2016)
34."Doctor Trusted" Seal and Certification Program for Dietary Supplements Misleading and Meaningless, Says FTC (06/21/2016)
35.St. John's Wort Supplements Recalled (02/09/2016)
36.Seller of Turmeric, Milk Thistle and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (02/06/2016)
37.Over $400,000 Worth of Kratom Supplements Seized by U.S. Marshals (01/12/2016)
38.Seller of "NaturalDoctor" Vitamin C, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (11/07/2015)
39.Imported Supplements Can Be Dangerous, FDA Warns (10/21/2015)
40.Undeclared Drugs Found In Male Enhancement Supplements (07/01/2015)
41.Skin Measurement Device Used to Select Nutritional Supplements Not Approved for This Use, FDA Warns (05/26/2015)
42.Supplements to Eliminate Gray Hair Not Supported by Science, Says FTC (05/20/2015)
43.FTC Mails Refund Checks to Nopalea Consumers (05/16/2015)
44.Seller of Herbal Extracts Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (11/28/2014)
45.Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (11/21/2014)
46.Seller of Silver Supplement Warned for Claiming to Treat Ebola and Other Viruses (11/21/2014)
47.Probiotic Powder Recalled (11/17/2014)
48.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
49.Seller of Green Tea, Prostate, Pain Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (10/03/2014)
50.U.S. Marshals Seize $5 Million Worth of Kratom (09/30/2014)
51.Three Weight Loss Supplements Found to Contain Drugs (09/13/2014)
52.Seller of Joint Pain Supplement Warned for Drug Claims (09/10/2014)
53.Seller of "Nerve", "Cleanse" and Probiotic Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (09/05/2014)
54.Marketers of Nopal Cactus Drink Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (07/26/2014)
55.Sellers of "Cancer" Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (05/31/2014)
56.Maker of Mood, Smoking Cessation Supplements and More Warned for Violations, Drug Claims (05/14/2014)
57.Seller of Aloe, Thyroid and Other Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/16/2014)
58.Weight Loss Supplements Found To Contain Prescription Antidepressant and Other Drugs (04/16/2014)
59.Products Containing Kratom Recalled Following FDA Import Alert (03/21/2014)
60."Stem Cell" Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (01/21/2014)
61.Marketers of "Genetically Customized" Supplements Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Health Claims (01/09/2014)
62.Four Companies Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Weight Loss Claims (01/09/2014)
63.Use of Chinese Supplement Linked to Rare But Serious Condition (10/09/2013)
64.UK Warns Against a Weight Loss Supplement Still Available to Americans (08/22/2013)
65.Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (08/16/2013)
66.Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Multimineral Supplements Recalled Due To Anabolic Steroid Risk (08/02/2013)
67.B Vitamin Supplement Found To Contain Anabolic Steroids (07/28/2013)
68.Biotin Supplement Found To Contain Only 4% to 5% of Labeled Amount (06/12/2013)
69.Seller of Red Rice Yeast With CoQ10, Respiratory Supplement And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (06/07/2013)
70.Maker of Liver Detox and Insulin Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (05/23/2013)
71.Cardio, Energy and Sexual Enhancement Supplement Distributor Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/18/2013)
72.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
73.Nutrition Drink Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination (02/21/2013)
74.Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/13/2013)
75.Seller of Omega-3 and Emu Oil Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding (01/30/2013)
76.Food for Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims on Supplements (01/24/2013)
77.Manufacturer of Prostate, Inflammation and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (11/02/2012)
78.FDA Seizes Many Supplements from New York Company Due To Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
79.Maker of Concussion Recovery Supplement Warned For Making Drug Claims (09/10/2012)
80.Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More (08/30/2012)
81.FDA Warns Company Selling Mineral Supplements as Treatments (07/19/2012)
82.Standard Process Recalls Three Supplements Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination (07/03/2012)
83.FDA Warns NatureMost of Failing to Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (06/13/2012)
84.Recall of Calcium & Magnesium Softgels Containing Excessive and Potentially Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D (06/22/2011)
85.Enzyte "Male" Supplement Found to Affect Heart (10/22/2010)
86.FDA Warns Against Body Building Supplements with Steroid-like Compounds (07/29/2009)
87.FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut -- Product Being Tested by (05/01/2009)
88.QVC Settles Charges of False Claims for Supplements (03/19/2009)
89.FDA Warns Groups to Stop Selling Fake Cancer 'Cures' (06/19/2008)
90.Selenium Toxicity from a Supplement (06/03/2008)
91.Update: Hazardous Levels of Selenium Confirmed by FDA in Two Supplements (04/11/2008)
92.FDA Warns of Adverse Reactions with Two Liquid Supplements -- Selenium Toxicity Possible (03/28/2008)
93.FTC Stops Spammers Selling Bogus Hoodia and Human Growth Hormone (08/31/2007)
94.Doctor Disciplined for Use of Black Salve Containing Bloodroot (12/18/2006)
95.Restitution Program for Purchases of Lane Labs' Products (08/18/2006)
96.Weight-Loss Marketers Pay $3 Million for Deceptive Advertising (05/11/2006)
97.New Zealand Warns of Liver Toxicity from Black Cohosh (02/15/2006)
98.FTC Stops Bogus Ads for "Bio Trim" and Other Weight-loss Products (11/07/2005)
99.Supplement Company to Pay $2 Million Penalty For Alleged Violations of FTC Order (10/12/2005)
100.Marketers of “Himalayan Diet Breakthrough” Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising (06/21/2005)
101.FDA Warns Marketer of "Vitamin O" Product to Cease Unsubstantiated Claims (03/31/2005)
102.Two Makers of Weight Loss and Sex Enhancement Supplements Stopped From Making Unsubstantiated Claims (08/31/2004)
103.FTC Sues Florida Man for Illegal Spam and False “Human Growth Hormone” Product Claims (07/30/2004)
104.FTC Stops False Advertising by Makers of Weight Loss and Arthritis “Cures” (03/09/2004)
105.Health Canada Warns Consumers Not to Use Health Products Containing Comfrey (01/02/2004)
106.Canada Reiterates Warning on Products Containing Kava (01/02/2004)
107."Herbal" Eczema Creams Found to Contain Potent Steroids (12/14/2003)
108.Direct Marketers of Weight Loss, Impotence, and Arthritis Supplements Charged with Deceptive Claims (07/01/2003)
109.Canadian Recall and Stop-Sale Order on All Kava Products (08/25/2002)
110.FDA Advises Consumers of Risk of Severe Liver Toxicity with Kava (03/25/2002)

News Releases Found:
2019 ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best Collagen Supplements for Wrinkles and Joints (10/04/2019)
 ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best B Vitamin Supplements -- 19% of B Vitamin Supplements Fail CL's Tests of Quality (06/25/2019)
 Best Coconut and MCT Oils Identified by ConsumerLab (03/07/2019)
 CBD and Collagen Rise in Popularity, as Probiotics and Coconut Oil Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users (02/24/2019)
 Not All Lycopene Supplements Contain What They Claim, ConsumerLab Tests Reveal (01/15/2019)
2018 Best Vitamin A Supplements, Including Cod Liver Oils, Identified by ConsumerLab (10/26/2018) Reveals Its Top Picks for Best Iron Supplements (01/04/2018)
2017 Flaxseed and Other Popular Omega 3 & 6 Oil Supplements Tested, But Not All Brands Pass -- Tests of Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements (11/27/2017) Reveals Best and Worst B Vitamin Supplements and Why Current Labels Often Mislead (02/23/2017)
2016 Which Brands of Alpha Lipoic Acid are Best? -- Tests Lipoic Acid Supplements for Quality, Identifying Top Picks (12/06/2016) Helps Consumers Make Sense of the FDA's Updated Daily Values (DV) for Vitamins and Minerals (07/27/2016)
2015 Tests DHEA Supplements, Warns of Differences in Dose and Price (07/22/2015)
 Only 50% of Aloe Products Pass Tests (02/19/2015)
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)
 Contamination and Other Problems Found in Fish Oil Supplements -- Large Review by Reveals Excessive PCBs or Mislabeling in Over 30% of Omega-3 Supplements (08/22/2012)
 What is "Natural" Vitamin E? It Depends On the Brand Selling It, Finds -- New Review of Vitamin E Supplements, Oil and Cream, Including Tocopherols and Tocotrienols (06/18/2012)
2011 Spoilage and labeling errors found with some omega-3 and -6 supplements; Review of evening primrose, flaxseed, borage, and black currant oil supplements (01/11/2011)
2010 DHEA supplements, touted for anti-aging and strength, reviewed by  Testing finds one brand with only 14.7% of labeled amount  (12/14/2010) reports deficiencies in some B-complex supplements and more caffeine than expected in "shot-sized" B vitamin "energy" drinks (10/26/2010) finds quality problems with nearly 30% of fish oil supplements reviewed; "Fishy" claims identified -- Softgels and liquids for adults, children and pets tested, including krill oil and algal oil supplements  (09/28/2010)
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 finds improvement in quality of omega-3 and -6 supplements — Results for 22 products made from evening primrose, flaxseed, borage and black currant oils (12/10/2007)
 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)
 Consumers warned of problems with multivitamins — uncovers defects in over half of products tested (01/19/2007)
2006 DHEA supplements, touted for anti-aging and strength, reviewed by — Testing finds one brand with 215% of the labeled amount (09/19/2006)
2005 Testing by identifies many problems with popular supplements for weight loss, slimming, and blood sugar control (11/15/2005) finds some supplements lower in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than claimed — Report available for 23 products made from oils of black currant, borage, evening primrose and flax (07/12/2005) 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)
2004 finds not all vitamin E products meet claims — Results for 33 vitamin E supplements and skin products released today (08/25/2004)
 Consumers warned of pitfalls with some multivitamins and vitamin waters — Testing by uncovers problems with many brands (05/21/2004)
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 Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by (02/14/2001)


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