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Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) Supplements Review

Learn how to find the best Ginkgo biloba supplements, amounts of flavonol glycosides and terpene lactones found in popular products and testing for contamination. Read our review to find out if Ginkgo helps for memory, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, vertigo, glaucoma and other conditions. Review information about dosage, safety, side effects and more. Find out which ones passed our tests and why.

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1.Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
2.Does Alpha Brain really improve memory, focus and cognition?
3.I heard that Theracurmin, a form of curcumin, was shown to help with memory, but it's expensive. Does Theracurmin really improve memory and is it worth it?
4.Now that it was shown that Ginkgo biloba is not an effective memory enhancer, are there any other health enhancing benefits from taking it, and, if so, what dose should one take daily?
5.Does Procera AVH really improve memory and mood?
6.Do "Mr. Happy Stack" supplements improve memory, cognition and mood, and are they safe?
7.Do brain games and apps really work and improve memory?
8.Can fisetin, also called Cognisetin and Novusetin, really improve memory?
9.What is Brain Bright and can it really improve memory or cognition?
10.Do either phosphatidylserine or phosphatidylcholine help with memory and cognition? How are these supplements different?
11.Does Prevagen really improve memory?
12.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
13.Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?  (in Comments)
14.What is Noopept? Can it really improve memory and cognition, and is it safe?
15.Do reishi mushroom supplements boost the immune system, or have other health benefits?  (in Comments)
16.What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?
17.Are supplements which claim increased absorption or improved bioavailability telling the truth? Is it worth paying more for these? Are there concerns?
18.Are red yeast rice supplements legally permitted to contain statins, like lovastatin, since these are drugs?  (in Comments)
19.Do magnesium supplements, like Magtein, help memory or protect against Alzheimer's disease?
20.Is quercetin helpful for a specific condition? I see it as an ingredient in several different types of supplements.
21.What is PQQ? Does it help with aging and memory? Is it similar to CoQ10?
22.What is vitamin B12 and how much do I need?
23.Do any supplements help for hair loss?  (in Comments)
24.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?
25.What is Pycnogenol and does it work?
26.Are lithium orotate supplements as effective and safe as prescription lithium for bipolar disease and depression?  (in Comments)
27.Will pregnenolone help slow down aging?
28.Do any supplements help for tinnitus? Is it true that some supplements can cause tinnitus?
29.Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?
30.Which supplements help with Raynaud's phenomenon?
31.Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs?
32.Can castor oil eye drops improve or dissolve cataracts?
33.Have any supplements been shown to increase women's libido?
34.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
35.Which supplements help with erectile dysfunction?
36.Which supplements can help me sleep?
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Clinical Updates Found:
2020 Factors For Lower Risk of Dementia (06/27/2020)
Factors For Lower Risk of Dementia
Diet and lifestyle factors were associated with up to 60% reductions in the risk of developing Alzheimer dementia according to a new study. Learn about these lifestyle factors in the updated answer to the question: Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
 Lower Risk of Dementia Through Foods (05/26/2020)
Lower Risk of Dementia Through Foods
A 20-year study showed that the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia was 76% lower in people who ate more of certain foods. Find out what they ate and learn if supplements can help in our answer to the question: Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
 Dark Chocolate for Memory? (04/05/2020)
Dark Chocolate for Memory?
Studies show that chocolate high in flavanols can improve cognition in people with cognitive decline. Can it also boost memory in people who are cognitively healthy? Find out in the Memory section of the Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Powders Review. Also see our Top Picks for dark chocolates and cocoa powders.
 Problems With Huperzine A (02/04/2020)
Problems With Huperzine A
A recent analysis of supplements claiming to contain huperzine A (promoted for memory enhancement) found problems with most products. For details see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Huperzine A Supplements Review. Also learn what clinical studies have shown with huperzine A in the What It Does section and see which huperzine A supplements have been Approved by CL.
 Pomegranate for Memory? (02/01/2020)
Pomegranate for Memory?
Pomegranate juice and supplements have been promoted for improving cardiovascular health, controlling blood sugar, and inhibiting prostate cancer. Most recently pomegranate juice was tested in a year-long study for its effects on memory. Find out if it helped, and see if it works for other touted uses, in the What It Does section of the Pomegranate Juice and Supplements Review Article.
 PQQ for Athletic Endurance? (01/18/2020)
PQQ for Athletic Endurance?
We've added information from a recent study of PQQ for athletic endurance to our answer to the question: What is PQQ? Does it help with aging and memory? Is it similar to CoQ10?
2019 Huperzine A for Memory? (12/10/2019)
Huperzine A for Memory?
Huperzine A is often touted as a memory-enhancing supplement. Find out if it helped in a recent study of people with traumatic brain injuries in the What It Does section of the Huperzine A Supplements Review. Also see our top choice for Huperzine A.
 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.
 Magnesium-L-Threonate for Memory? (11/23/2019)
Magnesium-L-Threonate for Memory?
What is the evidence that a special form of magnesium helps people with memory and concentration impairment? Find out in the Dementia and cognition section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.
 Concern With Ginkgo (11/16/2019)
Concern With Ginkgo
The use of Ginkgo biloba has been associated with an electrolyte imbalance. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ginkgo Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for Ginkgo.
 Fish Oil to Improve Cognition? (10/08/2019)
Fish Oil to Improve Cognition?
See the results of the most recent study of fish oil to improve memory and cognition in the Memory Enhancement section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Better Memory With Lutein? (10/05/2019)
Better Memory With Lutein?
Lutein is often taken as a supplement to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. However, a study in college students suggests that supplementation with lutein may also improve aspects of memory and cognitive functioning. For details, see the What It Does section of our Vision Supplements Review.
 Does Green Tea Prevent Cognitive Decline? (09/24/2019)
Does Green Tea Prevent Cognitive Decline?
Does drinking green tea reduce the risk of cognitive decline and, if so, how much do you have to drink? A multi-year study addressed this question. See the results in the Memory and Cognition section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks for green tea.
 Omega-3s for Cognition? (09/17/2019)
Omega-3s for Cognition?
Several studies have attempted to boost cognition and memory in healthy people using omega-3 supplements from fish or krill oil. Find out if they succeeded, including a recent study among adolescents, in the Memory Enhancement in Healthy Individuals section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
 Does Tart Cherry Improve Memory? (07/13/2019)
Does Tart Cherry Improve Memory?
Can tart cherry juice improve memory and cognitive function? See the results of a recent study in our full answer to the question: What are the benefits of tart cherry juice?
2018 Can Vitamin D Boost Cognition? (11/27/2018)
Can Vitamin D Boost Cognition?
Middle-aged people with low levels of vitamin D were given high-dose vitamin D for four months. Find out if this boosted their cognitive performance in the Alzheimer's disease, dementia, memory and cognitive decline section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.)
 Resveratrol for Memory? (06/09/2018)
Resveratrol for Memory?
Does taking resveratrol improve memory in older men and women? See the results of the most recent study in the What It Does section of the Resveratrol Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among resveratrol supplements.
 Fish Oil for Cognition? (04/21/2018)
Fish Oil for Cognition?
Does giving older people a high dose of fish oil help them with memory and thinking? A recent study helped answer this question. Get the answer and details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review.
 Matcha Green Tea for Memory & Cognition? (02/27/2018)
Matcha Green Tea for Memory & Cognition?
Can drinking matcha green tea enhance memory or have other cognitive benefits? Find out what a recent study showed in the Memory and Cognition section of the Green Tea Review.
 Lutein and Zeaxanthin Improve Memory (01/16/2018)
Lutein and Zeaxanthin Improve Memory
Lutein and zeaxanthin may help to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration in people with low blood levels of lutein. A new study suggests these compounds may have another benefit -- improving memory in some people. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Vision Supplements Review >> (Also see our top choices among products.)
 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 for Cognition (12/23/2017)
Folic Acid for Cognition
Giving folic acid to older people with relatively low levels of blood folate resulted in improved cognitive performance, according to a recent study. For details, see the "Memory, Cognition, and Alzheimer's Disease" section in the B Vitamin Supplements Review >> (Also see our Top Picks for folate and other B vitamin supplements.)
 Skin Rash from Ginkgo (12/12/2017)
Skin Rash from Ginkgo
Although not common, be aware that skin reactions have been reported from taking Ginkgo biloba. The most recent report involved a young man who experienced symptoms the same day he began taking a popular ginkgo supplement. See the details in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Ginkgo Supplements Review >>
 Curcumin for Memory (11/10/2017)
Curcumin for Memory
There is mixed evidence on whether or not curcumin helps improve memory. A recently published study found that a proprietary formula helped, although, last year, a study using a different formula failed to help. In both cases, certain side effects were more common among those taking curcumin than placebo. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review >> [Also see our Top Picks for dark chocolate bars in the Review.]
 Dark Chocolate for Memory (11/08/2017)
Dark Chocolate for Memory
Short-term studies suggest that large doses of cocoa flavanols improve certain aspects of memory and cognition. A new study suggests that long-term habitual intake of dark chocolate, which is rich in flavanols, can also help. For more information, see the "What It Does" section of the Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Review >> [Also see our Top Picks for dark chocolate bars in the Review.]
 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.]
 Niacinamide for Alzheimer's Disease? (09/19/2017)
Niacinamide for Alzheimer's Disease?
Niacinamide (a form of niacin) has been promoted as a way to protect against memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease – a claim based on studies in mice. A recent study put this to the test in people. See the results in the "Niacin" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>
 Tea Drinking Associated with Less Cognitive Decline (03/18/2017)
Tea Drinking Associated with Less Cognitive Decline
A new study found tea drinkers to have significantly less cognitive decline than others. Read the details in the "What It Does" section of the Green Tea Supplements Review (which includes our tests of teas) >>
2016 Cocoa Lowers Blood Sugar (10/22/2016)
Cocoa Lowers Blood Sugar
In addition to potential cardiovascular, memory, and other benefits, a new analysis shows that cocoa flavanols may reduce fasting glucose and improve insulin resistance. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Review >>
 Ginkgo for Memory and Cognition? (08/17/2016)
Ginkgo for Memory and Cognition?
A branded ginkgo biloba extract improved a measure of cognition in men and women with self-reported memory impairment -- but did not improve memory. Get the details, plus more about the evidence for ginkgo and our tests of products, in the Ginkgo Biloba Supplements Review >>
 Green Tea & Cognition (06/18/2016)
Green Tea & Cognition
Green tea consumption has been associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults. However, a recent study evaluating the effects of a green tea powder on older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia failed to show a benefit. For more information, see the "What It Does" section of the Green Tea Review >>
 Curcumin and Cognition (04/23/2016)
Curcumin and Cognition
Curcumin (from turmeric) has been shown to provide anti-inflammatory effects, helpful in osteoarthritis and gastrointestinal conditions, and even an anti-depressant effect. A recent long-term study evaluated its effects on cognition and memory in older people. See the results in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review (which includes our tests of popular products) >>
 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 Are Green Tea Pills Safe? (08/25/2015)
Are Green Tea Pills Safe?
Studies have suggested that extracts of green tea can reduce the risk of certain cancers, improve memory, shrink uterine fibroids, and even help with weight reduction. However, liver toxicity has been a concern with green tea extracts. A large, government-funded study recently found that pills of green tea extract can be safe for many people, but some may experience adverse reactions, including elevated liver enzymes. Get the details in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Green Tea Review, along with information about what green tea does and our tests of green tea extracts, brewable teas, and beverages >>
 Cocoa Increases Blood Flow to Brain (08/19/2015)
Cocoa Increases Blood Flow to Brain
A small study found that drinking a cocoa drink high in flavanols significantly increased blood flow to the brain, which, the researchers propose, might have potential cognitive benefits. Get the details, including dosage, plus more about cocoa and memory, and our tests of popular products, in the Cocoa Supplements and Dark Chocolate Review >>
 Cocoa for Memory (06/10/2015)
Cocoa for Memory
Cocoa flavanols have been shown in some studies to provide a cardiovascular benefit and, in older individuals, memory improvement. A recent study in younger men and women showed that daily use of a cocoa extract had little effect on memory and no cardiovascular benefit, although it did improve mental fatigue shortly after taking the extract. Learn more about the effects of cocoa, dosage, and see our tests and reviews of cocoa products in the Cocoa Powders, Dark Chocolate, Extracts, Nibs, & Supplements Review >> 
2014 Turmeric for Memory (11/22/2014)
Turmeric for Memory
A new study shows a modest benefit of turmeric on short-term memory among older individuals with pre-diabetes. Details about the study and dosage used, as well as results of our tests of popular products, are found in the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >> 
 Do B Vitamins Boost Memory? (11/16/2014)
Do B Vitamins Boost Memory?
This week, a study was reported in the media suggesting that taking vitamin B-12 and folic acid does not help with memory. But a closer look at this and related studies shows a benefit for some people. Get the details, plus our tests and comparisons of B-vitamin supplements, in the B Vitamin Supplements Review >> 
 Resveratrol for Memory? (06/11/2014)
Resveratrol for Memory?
A new study suggests that resveratrol may improve aspects of memory, as well as glucose control, in overweight individuals. For more information about the study and dosage, as well as our tests and comparisons of resveratrol supplements, see the update to the Resveratrol Supplements Review >>   
 Does Green Tea Improve Memory? (04/13/2014)
Does Green Tea Improve Memory?
This week, news sources reported that a study found green tea helps working memory. While green tea may have benefits, a closer look at this study suggests the news was exaggerated and misleading. For details about the study (and information about other effects of green tea and our tests of green tea supplements, teas, and drinks) see the update in the Green Tea Supplements, Drinks and Teas Review >> 
2013 More Evidence of What Multivitamins Don't Do (12/22/2013)
More Evidence of What Multivitamins Don't Do
Several new studies about multivitamins were published this week. The bottom line: In well-nourished people, multivitamins don't reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or overall-mortality, nor improve cognition and memory. Although some studies have suggested a modest benefit in reducing the risk of certain cancers, no clear cancer benefit for multivitamins has been established. For more information, see the updates to the Multivitamins and Multimineral Supplements Review >>  
 Does Ginkgo Cause Cancer? (04/21/2013)
Does Ginkgo Cause Cancer?
According to a new study from the government, animals given an extract of Ginkgo biloba for two years developed cancers of the thyroid and liver. Should you be concerned? See the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Ginkgo Biloba Supplements Review for more information, as well our assessment of ginkgo's usefulness, and our tests of ginkgo supplements
2012 Higher Vitamin Level May Slow Cognitive Decline (12/16/2012)
Higher Vitamin Level May Slow Cognitive Decline
An 8-year study of people in their 70's found that cognitive functioning (memory and other mental skills) declined faster among those with lower blood levels of vitamin B-12 compared to those with higher levels. Particularly surprising was that 40% of the people in the study fell into the lower B-12 group, many of whom had levels which would not normally define them as deficient in B-12. This and other recent studies suggest a role for vitamin B-12 in minimizing cognitive decline in older people. For details, see the updated B Vitamin Supplements Review. More >>
 Fish Oil Helps Memory (10/28/2012)
Fish Oil Helps Memory
A small study of healthy young women and men found that those with the highest levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA in their red blood cells scored better on a memory test than those with lower levels. After six months of supplementation with a certain fish oil supplement, scores improved -- particularly among those whose DHA levels had been lowest. See the Fish Oil (Omega-3) Supplements Review for details about this study, the particular supplement used, what fish oil can and cannot do, and our quality ratings of products. More >>
 Does Ginkgo Improve Memory? (09/30/2012)
Does Ginkgo Improve Memory?
The evidence for Ginkgo biloba in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease and other dementias has become fairly negative. But is there still hope for its use in improving memory in healthy individuals? The answer seems to be in, according to a new analysis of 10 placebo-controlled trials in healthy people. Get the answer in the update to the Ginkgo Supplements Review.
 Ginkgo Fails Alzheimer's Trial (09/09/2012)
Ginkgo Fails Alzheimer's Trial
Over two thousand people with memory complaints were given Ginkgo biloba extract or placebo as part of a five-year study. The results, published this week, showed no difference between the groups in the percentage who eventually developed Alzheimer's disease or dementia. See how this compares to other studies of ginkgo in the updated Ginkgo Biloba Supplements Review, which includes our tests and reviews of ginkgo products. 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.


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.FTC Sends Refund Checks to Consumers of Unproven "Brain-Boosting" Supplements (02/25/2020)
2.Supplement Company Continues to Make False Claims About Its Products, Says FTC (12/21/2019)
3.Cognitive Enhancement Supplements Contain Unapproved Drug (11/26/2019)
4.Brain Supplement Claims to Treat Brain Injuries, Alzheimer's Are Deceptive, Says FTC (11/02/2019)
5.CVS Settles Lawsuit Over Claims Its Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory (09/16/2019)
6.Vinpocetine May Cause Miscarriage or Fetal Harm (06/03/2019)
7."Brain Boosting" Supplements Were Promoted With Non-Existent Clinical Studies (04/23/2019)
8.Supplements Promoted for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Sell "False Hope," Warns FDA (02/13/2019)
9.Two Popular Memory Supplements Missing Some or All of Key Ingredient (11/16/2018)
10.Marketers of CellAssure and Cognify Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Cancer Claims (01/16/2018)
11.Seller of BrainAlert Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (12/26/2017)
12.Health Research Labs Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of False Claims, Deceptive Marketing of BioTherapex and NeuroPlus (12/01/2017)
13.FDA Warns Seller of Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes Supplements For Making Drug Claims (10/18/2017)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Jail Time for Seller of Spiked Supplements (07/20/2017)
2.Radio "Infomercials" for Cognitive and Joint Health Supplements Deceived Consumers, Says FTC (02/25/2017)
3.Seller of Heart, Senior and Teen Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (01/17/2017)
4.FTC Charges Marketers of Prevagen With Making False Claims (01/10/2017)
5.Memory Enhancement Ingredient Vinpocetine Should Not Be Sold In Supplements, Says FDA (09/16/2016)
6.Seller of Omega-3, Ginkgo, Vision Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims (08/13/2016)
7.Some Supplements May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure (Includes vitamin E and many herbs) (08/06/2016)
8.NOW Foods Recalls Ginkgo & Other Supplements (03/22/2016)
9.Maker of Red Yeast Rice, St. John's Wort, Valerian and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (12/16/2015)
10.No Vinpocetine in Some Vinpocetine Supplements; Picamilon Labels Not Accurate (10/14/2015)
11.Herbal Extracts Recalled (09/16/2015)
12.Marketers of Memory Supplement to Pay $1.4 Million to Settle FTC Charges (07/12/2015)
13.Green Algae Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug (03/26/2015)
14.Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug (02/03/2015)
15.Major Retailers Accused of Selling Adulterated Herbal Supplements (02/03/2015)
16.Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (11/21/2014)
17.Seller of Black Cohosh, Ginkgo and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (10/16/2014)
18.Sellers of Essential Oils Warned for Claiming to Treat Ebola, Other Diseases (09/26/2014)
19.Marketers of Memory Supplement Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (06/12/2014)
20.Seller of Flaxseed, Ginkgo and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (05/06/2014)
21.Seller of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/19/2014)
22.Weight Loss Capsules Recalled Due Allergen Risk (12/16/2013)
23.Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (08/16/2013)
24.Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims (07/05/2013)
25.Seller of Cardio, Immune, Greens Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims (06/13/2013)
26.Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune, Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (05/10/2013)
27.FDA Warns Consumers Of Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs (05/07/2013)
28.Recall: Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs (05/03/2013)
29.Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs (04/04/2013)
30.FDA and FTC Warn: Supplements Cannot Prevent, Treat Or Cure Cold And Flu (02/21/2013)
31.Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/13/2013)
32.Excessive Lead and Mercury Found In Chinese Herbal Supplements (01/24/2013)
33.Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled (12/21/2012)
34.Maker of Pycnogenol, Memory and Immune Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding (11/28/2012)
35.Mushroom Supplement Manufacturer Warned For Drug Claims and Adulteration (11/14/2012)
36.Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration (11/02/2012)
37.Warning Issued to Memory Supplement Maker For Unapproved Drug Ingredient, Drug Claims and Unreported Adverse Events (10/24/2012)
38.FDA Seizes Many Supplements from New York Company Due To Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
39.Maker of Concussion Recovery Supplement Warned For Making Drug Claims (09/10/2012)
40.Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More (08/30/2012)
41.FDA Warns Several Supplement Manufacturers Not Following Good Manufacturing Practices (09/08/2011)
42.FTC Warns of Deceptive Claims with Children's Omega-3 Supplements (02/17/2010)
43.Canada Warns of Herbal Sleep Product Containing Rx Drug (12/18/2006)
44.Canada Advises Consumers Not To Use Adulterated Sleep Supplement (08/31/2006)
45.Marketers of Diabetes Supplement Banned From Claiming Products Treat or Cure Diseases (08/16/2006)
46.Garden of Life, Maker of Primal Defense, Settles FTC Charges (03/16/2006)
47.Another Ginkgo Supplement Recalled (01/20/2006)
48.Ginkgo Supplements Recalled (12/31/2005)
49.FTC Stops False Claims about HGH Oral Spray (10/18/2005)
50.Marketers of Brain-Rejuvinating Supplement Settle FTC Charges of False Claims (01/05/2005)
51.Some Supplements Can Damage Eyes At High Doses and with Topical Use (10/27/2004)
52.Company Stopped by FTC from Claiming to Prevent or Reverse Memory Loss without Evidence (07/15/2004)
53.Marketers of “Focus Factor” and “V-Factor” Fined for Advertising Claims (03/17/2004)


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2019 Best Magnesium Supplements Revealed by ConsumerLab (11/12/2019)
2018 Finding Real Ginkgo Isn't Easy, ConsumerLab's Tests Reveal (03/07/2018)
2017 ConsumerLab.com Tests Reveal Best Low-Dose Lithium Supplements for "Mood" (08/23/2017)
2016 What Are the Benefits of Resveratrol and Which Brands Are Best? -- ConsumerLab.com Reviews the Evidence and Tests the Quality of Popular Resveratrol Supplements (10/11/2016)
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)
 You Can't Judge a Dark Chocolate Bar by Its Label, According to Tests by ConsumerLab.com -- Amounts of Cocoa Flavanols Vary Widely Among Popular Brands of Chocolate (11/25/2014)
2011 ConsumerLab.com analyzes supplements for sexual dysfunction -- Only three out of ten products selected for testing pass (08/31/2011)
 ConsumerLab.com finds 100-fold variation in cost of iron supplements (03/30/2011)
2008 Adulteration Suspected with Some "Memory" Supplements -- Few Ginkgo and Huperzine Supplements Pass ConsumerLab.com Tests; Quality High for Acetyl-L-Carnitine (11/18/2008)
 Tests reveal quality problems with vitamin A supplements -- New ConsumerLab.com report focuses on vitamin A, including beta-carotene and cod liver oil (10/28/2008)
 ConsumerLab.com finds melatonin supplements range in strength but ingredient quality is high (10/02/2008)
 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)
 Some iron supplements short on iron or contaminated according to ConsumerLab.com (05/05/2008)
2006 Problems persist with ginseng supplements — ConsumerLab.com finds nearly half of products lack ingredient or contaminated (05/24/2006)
 Tests of memory enhancing supplements by ConsumerLab.com reveals lead in some ginkgo (01/03/2006)
2005 Testing by ConsumerLab.com identifies many problems with popular supplements for weight loss, slimming, and blood sugar control (11/15/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com testing of alpha lipoic acid supplements from Japan finds no ingredient in one product; Most others meet claims — Japanese consumers urged to research product quality (08/31/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com tests potassium supplements — Report now online for sixteen products (08/16/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com tests menopause supplements — Alternatives to hormonal therapy — Report available for 38 products including soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, and progesterone creams (07/18/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com 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)
 Quality problems widespread among ginseng products sold in Japan. — Nearly two-thirds of products fail ConsumerLab.com testing due to pesticide contamination and missing or substandard ingredients (06/20/2005)
 Two magnesium supplements fail testing due to lead contamination. Nineteen others pass. Report now available. (06/15/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com begins publishing test reports on Japanese vitamins and supplements — Review of CoQ10 products Now Available Online in Japanese at ConsumerLab.jp. More Reports Scheduled (05/10/2005)
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)
2003 Some problems persist with ginseng supplements but overall quality improves according to ConsumerLab.com — Test results published online today (08/28/2003)
 Low quality ingredient appears widespread among Ginkgo supplements according to ConsumerLab.com; points to challenge for FDA's proposed regulations — Review of memory enhancement supplements released today (04/21/2003)
 Acidophilus" and other probiotic supplements gain in popularity but live bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com releases review online today (01/21/2003)
2002 Top quality melatonin products identified by ConsumerLab.com — Hormone supplement used to treat sleep disturbances due to jet travel and other causes (12/30/2002)
 Lupus patients cautioned about hormone supplement — ConsumerLab.com releases DHEA testing results online today (12/10/2002)
 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)
 Many herbal sleep products lack key claimed ingredient — Results of ConsumerLab.com's testing of valerian products released on web today (07/09/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com reports test results of arthritis supplement — MSM; Quality found higher than for most supplements, but room for improvement remains (06/04/2001)
 Over forty percent of Echinacea products fail ConsumerLab.com review; Inadequate labeling and missing ingredients found common for popular herbal cold remedy (05/07/2001)
 Quality of popular herbal anti-depressant found to vary; certain types of St. John's Wort supplements more likely to pass testing (04/10/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com expands testing of health products; success of dietary supplement evaluations leads company into broader nutrition field, beginning with popular nutrition bars (03/27/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com review of vitamin E supplements finds some insufficiencies and need for clearer labeling; test results released online today (03/13/2001)
 Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by ConsumerLab.com (02/14/2001)
 Some supplements for arthritis may exceed newly released safe intake levels for manganese (01/29/2001)
2000 ConsumerLab.com tests popular supplement for heart failure; CoQ10 test results released online today (11/21/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds new calcium products of higher quality than many traditional supplements; Test results released online today (09/06/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds that not all creatine supplements meet label claims; Popular sports supplement test results released online (08/07/2000)
 Pesticide contamination found in many Ginseng supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com (07/11/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com announces first test-based buyer's guide to dietary supplements; Manufacturers encouraged to have products tested for potential inclusion. (04/24/2000)
 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)
1999 ConsumerLab.com testing quality of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Saw Palmetto supplements; web site becoming popular reference for consumers (12/08/1999)
 Only three quarters of Ginkgo Biloba supplements contain proper ingredients. ConsumerLab.com posts first of its dietary supplement product tests. (11/16/1999)


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