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Product Review

Chia Seed Review – Whole, Ground, and Sprouted Seed, Seed Flour, & Supplements

Find the Best Chia Seeds, Sprouted Chia Powder, Flour, and Chia Supplements. Tests and Reviews of Chia Seeds & CL's Top Picks.

Chia supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?

Find out if black seed oil has health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure or cholesterol, asthma, weight loss, and others. Dosage, forms, including black seed oil and black seed powder, safety information, using black seed oil in foods and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Black seed oil benefits -- bowl of black cumin seeds and bottle of oil

Product Review

Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements Review: Sources of ALA and GLA (Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids)

Choose the Best Seed Oil Supplements. Find Out Which Flaxseed and Other Seed Oil Supplements Passed Our Tests.

Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Hemp Oil and Black Currant Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Protein Powders and Shakes Review

Find Out Which Protein Powders Passed or Failed Our Tests

Product Review

African Mango (Seed Extract) Supplements for Weight Loss Review Article

Do African Mango Supplements Really Work For Weight Loss? Learn More About Choosing the Best African Mango Supplement: Evidence, Safety, Side Effects & More.

African Mango Seed Extract

CL Answer

What are the health benefits of grapefruit seed extract (GSE)? Is it safe?

Learn more about grapefruit seed extract health benefits, including its possible antifungal and antibacterial effects and its safety.

Grapefruit with Extract and Spoon

Product Review

Fruits, Veggies, and Other Greens Supplements Review (Including Spirulina and Chlorella)

Fruit and Veggie Supplements -- Find Out If They Are Worthwhile and See Our Test Findings

Product Review

Milk Thistle Supplements Review

Find the Best Milk Thistle Supplement. Tests and Reviews of Popular Milk Thistle Supplements & CL's Top Picks.

Milk Thistle and Liver Formula Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

What are the benefits of grape seed extract?

Learn about the health benefits of grape seed extract, and find out it improves venous insufficiency, leg swelling, swelling after surgery, or can help to lower blood pressure.

Benefits of Grape Seed Extract -- grapes and seeds

Product Review

Prostate Supplements Review (Saw Palmetto and Beta-Sitosterol)

Find the Best Prostate Supplement for Symptoms of BPH. See Which Prostate Supplement Passed or Failed CL's Tests of Quality.

Product Review

Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils Review

Oils Tested for Authenticity and Purity

Product Review

Olive Leaf Extract Supplements Review

Learn What Olive Leaf Does and the Best Brands

Product Review

Lion's Mane and Chaga Supplements Review

Read Labels Carefully -- Many Can Mislead

Lion's Mane and Chaga Supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Electrolytes & Sports Drinks Review

See Which Sports Drinks, Powders, and Pills Deliver the Right Electrolytes

CL Answer

Do hair loss supplements, such as Viviscal, Hair La Vie, and Nutrafol, or topical essential oils work?

Vitamins and supplements that may help with hair loss and thinning, including saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, protein, iron, and vitamin D.

Supplements for Hair Loss -- woman looking at hairbrush

CL Answer

What are the benefits of Daily Synbiotic by Seed Health? Does it do what it claims, and is it better than other probiotics and prebiotics?

Review of Daily Synbiotic by Seed, including information about the prebiotic and probiotic strains in the supplement, and whether there is evidence of benefit for the synbiotic.

Person pouring Daily Synbiotic capsules from container into other hand

Product Review

Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review

Find the Best Multivitamin and Prenatal Supplements -- Including Multis for Pets

Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

10/07/2022

Black Seed for Gastric Ulcers?

Can taking black seed or black seed oil help prevent or treat gastric ulcers? Find out what research suggests in our updated CL Answer: What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?

Product Review

Psyllium Fiber Supplements Review

Most Psyllium Supplements Failed Our Tests Due to Lead Contamination. Find Out Which Passed or Failed and Which Is Our Top Pick.

Psyllium Supplements Reviewed by Consumerlab.com

Product Review

Whole, Ground, and Milled Flaxseed Review

Caution: High Levels of Cadmium Found In Flaxseed Products

CL Answer

Can hemp oil or CBD (cannabidiol) supplements cause me to fail a marijuana drug test?

Find out if you can fail a drug test dues to hemp oil or CBD (cannabidiol) supplements. Plus info on how much THC is in hemp oil and CBD products. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

CBD Oil Causes a Failed Drug Test? -- urine sample for drug test

Product Review

Meal Replacement & Weight Management Powders and Shakes Review

Find the Best Meal Replacement and Weight Management Products. Only 64% of Meal Powders & Shakes Pass ConsumerLab.com's Tests of Quality.

Meal Replacement Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

5/12/2021

Black Seed Oil for Blood Sugar Control?

Find out if black seed oil improved blood sugar control in people with prediabetes in our updated answer to the question: What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?

Clinical Update

11/18/2021

Black Seed for COVID?

Can supplementing with black seed help improve symptoms or prevent severe disease among people with COVID-19? Find out what research suggests in our answer to the question: What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?

Product Review

CBD & Hemp Extract Supplements, Lotions, and Balms Review

Find the Best CBD at the Lowest Price! Learn How Much CBD (and THC) Is Really in Products and Which Are Our Top Picks.

CBD and Hemp Oils Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Does AZO Bladder Control really work for overactive bladder?

AZO Bladder Control information, including results from clinical studies on bladder control, dosage, and safety.

CL Answer

Which supplements and foods help with gout and which may worsen it?

Find out about the effects on uric acid levels and gout of fish and fish oil, coffee, beer, animal meat, milk proteins, vegetable proteins, fructose, lemon juice, tart cherry juice, vitamin A, vitamin C, and niacin

Woman with gout pain rubbing her foot near the big toe

CL Answer

Can zuPOO and its primary ingredient, cascara sagrada, cleanse the gut, improve digestion and help with weight management?

zuPOO is marketed for gut support and as a colon cleanser for weight management. Find out if research supports these claims and if ingredients in zuPOO are safe.

zuPOO supplement bottle with white background

CL Answer

Does tea tree oil work for getting rid of athlete's foot?

Learn more about tea tree oil and its effects on foot fungus (known as athlete’s foot, tinea pedis, or “ringworm” due to the lesion that can occur) and how it can be as effective as some, but not all, over-the-counter antifungal treatments. ConsumerLab explains.

Tea Tree Oil for Athlete's Foot? -- Bottle of Tea Tree Oil

Clinical Update

5/04/2021

Grape Seed Extract for Blood Pressure?

Can grape seed extract lower blood pressure? See what a new study found in our article about the Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract.

Clinical Update

10/15/2019

Black Seed Oil Concern

A key compound in black seed oil may interact with medications, causing side effects. For details, see the Safety section of our answer to a question about black seed oil.

Clinical Update

10/25/2022

Black Seed for Thyroid Disease?

A CL Member commented that they take black seed oil for Hashimoto’s disease, which affects the thyroid. Is there evidence for this approach? Find out in our article about black seed oil.

Also, see our CL Answer about supplements for thyroid function.

CL Answer

Are there negative interactions between the following supplements and 60 mg of beta-sitosterol with dinner: Vitamin C (500 mg), CoQ10, grape seed extract, fish oil, vitamin D3/calcium/magnesium/zinc?

Learn about drug interactions & proper dosages for supplements such as CoQ10, vitamin D & C, fish oil, magnesium, zinc and grape seed extract.

Doctor Holding Handful of Fish Oil

Product Review

Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements Review (for Weight Loss)

Choose the Best Green Coffee Bean Extract. 50% of Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements Don't Deliver Expected Ingredients.

Green Coffee Bean Extract Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Resveratrol Supplements Review (From Red Wine, Knotweed, and Other Sources)

See Which Resveratrol Supplements Were Best In Our Tests and Comparisons. Learn What Resveratrol Can and Can't Do.

Review of resveratrol supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com, including ratings and comparisons of product quality, price, and ingredients.

CL Answer

Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?

Supplements to lower blood pressure, including CoQ10, vitamin C, fish oil, and olive oil, are all explored to find out what works.

Supplements that can lower, or raise blood pressure -- blood pressure cuff and bottle of pills

Product Review

Fish Oil, Krill Oil, and Algal Oil Omega-3 (DHA & EPA) Supplements Review

Find the Best Fish Oil & Compare to Prescription Omega-3 Drugs. See Our Top Picks Among Fish Oil & Other Omega-3 Supplements for Adults, Children and Pets.

Fish Oil and Other Marine Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Astaxanthin Supplements Review

See Which Astaxanthin Products Passed or Failed CL's Tests

Astaxanthin supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

L-Tryptophan and 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) Supplements Review

Choose the Best L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP Supplements. CL Tests Identify High Quality L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-Tryptophan) at the Best Value.

L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan) Supplements Reviewed By Consumerlab.com

Product Review

Sexual Enhancer Supplements Review (with Yohimbe, Horny Goat Weed, Arginine)

Choose the Best Sexual Enhancer Supplement. Only 30% of Selected Sexual Enhancement Supplements Pass Quality Tests.

CL Answer

Do any supplements help with COVID-19? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?

Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19)? -- mask and pills

Product Review

Vitamin C Supplements Review

Find the Best Vitamin C Supplement. Tests and Reviews of Popular Vitamin C Supplements & CL's Top Picks.

Vitamin C Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Aloe Juices, Gels, and Supplements Review

How Much Aloe is Really in Aloe Products? Find Out and See Our Top Picks.

Product Review

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review

Find the Best CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements and Learn What They Do

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

I'm a vegan but my doctor wants me to take fish oil with EPA and DHA. Is there something I can take that would be as good as fish oil capsules but would satisfy the needs of a vegan?

Find out which vegan-friendly fatty acid supplements contain EPA and DHA and how they compare to fish oil.

Vegan Friendly EPA and DHA Supplements -- Fish Oil Pills

CL Answer

Are there supplements that can reduce prostate size?

How to reduce prostate size using supplements for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), including beta-sitosterol and saw palmetto.

Sign Saying BPH with Tablets on Blue Background

CL Answer

Do any supplements help for varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency?

Find out which supplements help for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, including citrus bioflavonoids and grape seed extract.

Varicose Veins

Clinical Update

3/31/2020

Chia for Obesity?

Chia seeds are highly nutritious and rich in fiber, but can they help with weight management? Find out what studies are showing, including a recent clinical trial among obese children, in the What It Does section of the Chia Seed Review. Also see our Top Picks for chia seed products.

Product Review

Probiotic Supplements Review (Including Pet Probiotics)

Probiotics: See What They Really Contain and Our Top Picks

Product Review

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) Supplements Review (for Slimming)

Choose the Best CLA Supplement. Not All CLA Supplements Contain What You Expect.

CLA Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Vitamin E Supplements Review

Find the Best Vitamin E Supplement. Tests and Reviews of Popular Vitamin E Supplements & CL's Top Picks.

Vitamin E Supplements, Cream, and Oil Tested by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Joint Health Supplements for Pets Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM & Boswellia)

See Which Pet Supplements for Joint Health Passed Our Tests and Which Didn't!

Joint Health Supplements for Pets

CL Answer

With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?

Learn more about the different forms of herbal supplements, including aloe, boswellia, ginkgo, green tea, and milk thistle.

Herbal Supplements

Product Review

Iron Supplements Review (Iron Pills, Liquids and Chews)

See Which Iron Supplements Are CL's Top Picks for Different Needs

CL Answer

What is Pycnogenol and does it work?

Learn more about Pycnogenol, including evidence from clinical studies on blood clots, osteoarthritis, cognition, vision, tinnitus, and the skin and safety.

Pycnogenol Health Benefits -- woman with leg pain

CL Answer

Is it true that milk thistle supplements can be contaminated with toxins that can be harmful to the liver?

Find out if milk thistle supplements can be contaminated with toxins that can be harmful to the liver.

Milk Thistle Plant and Supplement on White Background

News Release

11/10/2022

Best Probiotic Supplements Identified by ConsumerLab Tests

  White Plains, New York, November 10, 2022 — Probiotic supplements can be helpful in preventing or treating constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, vaginal infections, and other conditions, but with so many different products on the market, choosing the best one is no easy task.

CL Answer

Does Qualia Mind boost memory and mental function and is it worth cost?

Learn about the ingredients in Qualia Mind, whether or not we think the formula works and is safe, and if we think it's worth the cost.

qualia-mind

Product Review

Weight Loss Supplements Review (7-Keto DHEA, Forskolin and Stimulant Blend Supplements)

Choose the Best Weight Loss Supplement. Be Careful With Weight Loss Supplements — Few Pass Quality Testing and Safety Review.

Weight Loss Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Vitamin K Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Magnesium, Boron, and Vitamin D)

Should You Take Vitamin K? Beware of Products That Don't Deliver.

CL Answer

Are supplements which claim increased absorption or improved bioavailability telling the truth? Is it worth paying more for these? Are there concerns?

Learn more about bioavailability enhancers, including emulsifiers and enzyme inhibitors.

Enhancers in Supplements

CL Answer

My dog is getting older and his veterinarian recently recommended giving him a glucosamine supplement for his joints. Has ConsumerLab.com tested these, or other supplements for pets?

Find out our test results on glucosamine for dogs and cats as well as other supplements for pets.

Joint Health Supplements for Pets

Product Review

Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Boswellia, Collagen and Turmeric)

One-Third of Joint Health Supplements Failed to Pass Our Tests. See Which Passed or Failed, and our Top Picks.

Review of Supplements for Joint Pain

Product Review

Rhodiola Rosea Supplements Review

Do Rhodiola Supplements Help With Depression and Anxiety? Find Out and See Which Rhodiola Supplements Provide the Best Quality & Value.

Rhodiola Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Prebiotic Supplements Review

You Can't Tell How Much Fiber Is Really In Most Prebiotics Without Testing

Product Review

Menopause Supplements Review (Soy and Red Clover Isoflavones, Black Cohosh) and Progesterone Creams

Choose the Best Menopause Supplement. Find Out Now Which Soy Isoflavone, Red Clover, Black Cohosh, and Progesterone Products Have the Active Compounds You Want!

Menopause Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com -- Soy and Red Clover Isoflavones, Black Cohosh, and Progesterone Cream

Product Review

Nutrition Bars & Cookies Review (For Energy, Fiber, Protein, Meal Replacement, and Whole Foods)

Find the Best Nutrition Bar or Cookie. ConsumerLab Tests Reveals Not All Nutrition Bars and Cookies Contain What They Claim.

Nutrition Bars Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com (Energy, Fiber, Meal Replacement, Protein, and Whole Food Bars)

Product Review

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review

Most Failed to Be Approved. Find the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Avoid Problems.

Extra virgin olive oils reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Are supplements such as Thyroid Care Plus helpful for hypothyroidism? Can supplements worsen thyroid function? And what is nascent iodine?

Learn about supplement ingredients such as iodine, selenium, zinc, acetyl-l-carnitine, ashwagandha and guggul used for thyroid conditions and find out if they are beneficial. Also learn why ingredients such as alpha-lipoic acid, soy, resveratrol, quercetin may impair thyroid function.

Woman holding various vitamins and supplements in one hand and glass of water in the other

CL Answer

What is the best way to take curcumin? Is it better to take it all at once or in divided doses?

Find out the best way to take curcumin and turmeric supplements to increase absorption and bioavailability, plus the best way to cook with turmeric spice. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

9 Supplements That May Help Reduce Nighttime Urination (And 4 That Might Not Help)

Waking up more than once during the night to use the bathroom? Learn more about the 9 supplements that may help and 4 others that don't.

A toilet in an empty bathroom at night

Product Review

Holy Basil Supplements Review

Find the Best Holy Basil (Tulsi) Supplements. Tests and Reviews of Popular Holy Basil Supplements & CL's Top Pick.

Holy Basil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Clinical Update

8/04/2013

Supplement Helps Dry Eye

A supplement containing omega-6 (from black currant seed oil) and omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil) was recently shown to improve symptoms of dry eye. Get the details about this formula (plus our test results of other omega-3 and -6 fatty acids supplements) in the updated Black Currant, Borage, Evening Primrose, and Flaxseed Oils Review >>

Clinical Update

6/07/2014

Help for Acne from Omega-3 & -6 Oils

A small clinical study found daily supplementation with either omega-3 fatty acids or an omega-6 fatty acid from borage oil significantly reduced the number and severity of acne outbreaks. Get the details, including dosage, and our tests of supplements containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >> and the Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose, Borage and Seed Oil Supplements Review >> 

Clinical Update

8/22/2014

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Consuming milled flaxseed significantly lowered blood pressure in people with peripheral arterial disease, according to a recent clinical trial. Additional analysis of those results suggests the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid -- in flaxseed may be responsible for the effect. Get the details, including the amount of flaxseed used, plus our tests of flaxseed, evening primrose, borage, and other seed oils containing ALA and GLA, in the updated Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil Supplements Review >>   

Clinical Update

11/06/2018

Flaxseed Oil for High Blood Pressure?

Does flaxseed oil (which is rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA) help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure? Learn what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Flaxseed Oil Review. (Also see our Top Picks for flaxseed and other seed oils.)

Clinical Update

1/19/2019

Is Omega-6 a Problem?

Do omega-6 fatty acids like LA and GLA, found in many seed oils, promote inflammation in the body? No, and yes, according to the latest findings. Get the details in the Is Omega-6 a Problem? section of our Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acid Supplements Review.

Clinical Update

8/26/2022

Hair Growth Compared

We received and answered the following questions this week:

Clinical Update

1/13/2023

Blackseed Oil for Hair?

Can supplementing with black seed oil, or applying it to the scalp, increase hair thickness and slow shedding of hair? Find out in our updated article about supplements for hair.

News Release

2/24/2022

Consumers Returned to Pre-Pandemic Supplement Usage in 2021, ConsumerLab Survey Reveals

White Plains, New York, February 24, 2022 —A survey of 8,049 people who use dietary supplements shows many supplements that declined in use in 2020 began bouncing back in 2021, such as magnesium (+2.4 percentage points), and CoQ10 (+2.7 pts).

Recalls & Warnings

2/24/2022

Seller of Essential Oils Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On February 22, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to My Natural Treatment following a review of the company’s website and Facebook page, which found statements about the company’s thyme, black seed, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint oil products to be drug claims.

Product Review

Choline and Lecithin Supplements Review (Including Phosphatidylcholine, CDP-Choline, and Alpha-GPC)

Product Review

Vision Supplements Review (with Lutein and Zeaxanthin)

Find the Best Vision Supplement. Tests and Reviews of Popular Vision Supplements.

Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Vision Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.

Echium oil as an alternative to fish oil. Learn more for those with fish allergies, including information on omega-3 fatty acids.

Fish Oil Tablets and Liquid on White Background

Recalls & Warnings

1/23/2020

Flaxseed Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall

Update: (2/4/20) This recall has been expanded to include additional Nopalina flaxseed products, which are highlighted below.

Recalls & Warnings

8/07/2021

Poppy Seed Tea, Unwashed Poppy Seeds Pose Risk of Overdose, Death

Unwashed poppy seeds can be contaminated with significant, even dangerous levels of opioid compounds that can cause serious adverse effects, overdose and death.

CL Answer

Which dark chocolate bar has the most flavanols with the least calories?

Find out which dark chocolates are lowest in calories and contain the most flavanols, according to our lab tests.

Dark Chocolate Bar

CL Answer

I've tried a number of fish oil supplements, all of which make me nauseous. What is the best non-fish alternative? I am primarily interested in getting EPA.

Learn how to reduce fish oil side effects such as nausea and upset stomach.

Disgusted Woman Holding Fish Oil

CL Answer

Which "whole food" multivitamins don't include synthetic vitamins? How about Complete Foods, Sunwarrior, Garden of Life, Nature's Brands, and Doctors' Research?

Find out which "whole food" multivitamins are only from foods and which include synthetic vitamins, including Complete Foods Nutrition-OctoMega MultiVitamin; Sunwarrior; Garden of Life-MyKind Organics; Nature's Brands-PhytoVitamins; Doctors' Research MultiVitamin.

Fresh Broccoli and Lemon Beside Multivitamins

CL Answer

Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.

Find out if canola oil is bad for you or good for you, and whether it helps heart health. Clinical evidence and how it compares to other oils.

Is canola oil good or bad? -- bottle of canola oil

CL Answer

7 Supplements That May Boost Testosterone (And 7 That May Not)

Many supplements promise to increase testestorone, boost libido, and increase muscle size, but, as ConsumerLab explains, the actual effectiveness of supplements is limited, and some supplements may actually reduce testosterone levels.

Chalkboard sign that says low testosterone sitting on a table in front of a book and supplements

News Release

2/26/2021

COVID Changed Supplement Popularity in 2020, ConsumerLab Survey Reveals

White Plains, New York, February 26, 2021 — A survey of 9,647 people who use dietary supplements shows that the supplements which experienced the greatest growth in popularity in 2020 were those being promoted to prevent or treat infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Product Review

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review

Find the Best Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices. Big Differences Discovered Among Brands -- Little Curcumin In Some.

Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Can supplements, natural eye drops, or lifestyle modifications improve symptoms of dry eye?

Can supplements such as fish oil, flaxseed oil or curcumin (from turmeric) help treat dry eyes? Find out, including formulas and doses that have shown benefit. Also, learn if drinking more water or using eye drops containing castor oil, N-acetylcarnosine or aloe can help with dry eye.

Older man with dry eye rubbing his eyes while holding his glasses

CL Answer

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?

Are vitamins and supplements susceptible to heat? Find out if mail ordering during the summer is safe.

Heat's Effect on Supplements in the Mail -- Woman receiving a package

Product Review

Alginate Supplements Review (For Reflux)

See Our Top Pick Alginate Supplements For Reducing Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

Alginate supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Which supplements and foods can help lower or control blood sugar?

Find out which supplements can help lower or control blood sugar. Supplements including turmeric/curcumin, fiber, cinnamon, and ginseng are believed to help lower blood sugar.

Blood Sugar Control -- blood test and blood sugar chart

CL Answer

Is aloe an effective remedy for dry eye?

Find out if aloe can be used as an eye drop to help for dry eye, plus information about other supplements that may help for dry eye.

Aloe for Dry Eye? -- Close up of cut aloe leaf and drop of aloe gel

Recalls & Warnings

2/23/2016

Flax Seed and Chia Powders Recalled

On February 20, 2016, HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC., issued a recall of specific lots of Organic Traditions Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

News Release

3/03/2020

Best and Worst Chia Seed Products Revealed by ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, March 3, 2020 — Chia seeds are rich in fiber and a good source of healthful oils, particularly the omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), as well certain vitamins and minerals.

Recalls & Warnings

7/18/2017

FDA Warns Seller of "Quick Slim with pure Hoodia Gardonii" and "Diabalance Herbal Blood Sugar Balance"

On July 11, 2017, the FDA issued a warning letter to Black Seed Herb, Inc.

Product Review

Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements Review

Choose the Best Berberine & Goldenseal Supplements. CL Tests Reveal Problems With 25% of Berberine and 67% of Goldenseal Supplements.

Berberine and goldenseal supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Product Review

Acai Berry Supplements and Beverages Review

Find the Best Acia Berry Supplements and Beverages. See Which Acai Berry Supplements and Beverages Passed Our Tests of Quality.

Acai berry supplements and beverages reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Which supplements and foods reduce or increase the risk of kidney stones?

Find out which supplements, foods and beverages may increase or decrease the risk of kidney stones, including information about potassium, calcium, choline, turmeric and curcumin, vitamin C, as well as foods and beverages such as green tea, lemon juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, chocolate and almonds.

Supplements for Kidney Stones

Recalls & Warnings

4/17/2020

Seller of Vitamin D, MSM, Selenium & More Warned for Drug Claims

On March 31, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to KetoKerri LLC following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about some of the company's products, including Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

1/12/2021

FDA Warns Seller of Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Glucosamine, and More

On December 18, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Reddy Naturals following a review of the company's website, which found statements made about the company's products Glycostasis, Glucosamine Curcumin, Turmeric 50, Turmeric Curcumin, Cetyl Curcumin, Ashwagandha, Huruli, ...

Product Review

Collagen Supplements Review

The Best Collagen Supplements for Wrinkles and Joints Revealed. Find Out If Collagen Really Works and Which Reviewed Products Are Best In Our Tests and Comparisons.

Collagen Supplements Reviewed By ConsumerLab

Product Review

Plant-Based Milks Review (Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Flax, Hemp, Macadamia, Oat, Pea, and Soy)

Find the Best Non-Dairy Milk Alternative. ConsumerLab Tests Reveal What's Really In Plant-Based Milks.

Plant Based Milks reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Do I need to divide my daily 300 mg dose of CoQ10 into smaller doses, or can I take it all at once?

Find out when to take CoQ10 supplements. Should you take CoQ10 at once, or in smaller doses? Understand the best way. ConsumerLab.com explains.

The Best Way to Take CoQ10 -- CoQ10 Supplement

News Release

11/27/2017

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

White Plains, New York, November 27, 2017 — Flaxseed oil and other popular seed oil are popular supplements that provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and may help with inflammatory conditions. But which seed oil supplements are the best? To find out, ConsumerLab.

CL Answer

What are "broad-spectrum micronutrient" supplements, and do they have greater health benefits than multivitamin/multimineral supplements?

Learn about "broad-spectrum micronutrients" and how they compare to multivitamin/multimineral supplements.

Multivitamins on a table with a multivitamin supplement nutrition label in front of the multivitamins

CL Answer

Should I be concerned about pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbal supplements?

Find out which herbal supplement ingredients contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), learn why these constituents are a safety concern, and find out how supplements containing these ingredients are regulated in the U.S. and Europe.

Herbal capsules being poured out of supplement container onto table

CL Answer

Once I've taken probiotics for a few months, will the positive bacteria remain in my system, or do I have to keep taking them?

Find out how long you should take probiotics through understanding how long the positive bacteria remain in the system.

Probiotics

CL Answer

What is graviola? Can it really help fight cancer?

Learn more about graviola, if it can really help fight cancer, and its safety.

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Recalls & Warnings

2/17/2018

FDA Reports Prevalence of Salmonella In Retail Spices

An FDA study of 11 different types of spices sold in retail stores throughout the U.S. found the prevalence of Salmonella contamination to be less than 1%. Overall, this was significantly lower than when the same types of spices were tested at the time of import to the U.S.

Recalls & Warnings

7/10/2020

Sundial Herbal Recalls More Than Sixty Products Including Turmeric, Cinnamon & Tea

On July 9, 2020, Sundial Herbal Products issued a recall of more than 60 herbal products because they were misbranded and/ or promoted with drug claims. Their labels contain drug claims stating the products can diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease.

Recalls & Warnings

6/05/2012

Many "Grapefruit Seed Extracts" Adulterated

On June 4, 2012, the American Botanical Council (ABC) announced the publication of a review of scientific literature regarding “grapefruit seed extracts,” raising concerns about apparent adulteration of products in the US and international marketplaces.

Recalls & Warnings

6/02/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Cough Suppressant & Grape Seed Supplements

On March 29, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Yoder's Good Health Products following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's products, including Respiratory & Cough Formula and Life Drops to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/09/2011

Possible Concern with Fenugreek Based on Contamination in Europe

Products made with fenugreek, including pills containing fenugreek seed, have been pulled from shelves in Germany due to conern over potential contamination with E. coli bacteria. There is no such action in the U.S., but ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

6/30/2020

FDA Warns Seller of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Berberine, and More

On June 18, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Only Natural, Inc. dba Bio Nutrition, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

6/28/2014

Chia Seed Recall Expanded

On June 26, 2014, HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC.

Recalls & Warnings

6/05/2014

More Chia Powders Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 4, 2014, Health Matters America Inc. issued a voluntary recall its Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

5/06/2014

Seller of Flaxseed, Ginkgo and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On April 18, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Iowa Select Herbs, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Flax Seed, Holy Basil, Papaya Leaf Extract, and Ginkgo Leaf Extract products, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/02/2018

Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims

On January 24, 2018 the FDA issued a warning letter to Young Health Products, LLC following a review of the company's website which found promotional statements and testimonials made about the certain products, including Lugol's Solution 2%, Liquid Vitamin D3, Probimune, Flax Seed & Omega ...

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10/29/2019

Chinese Herbal Supplement May Raise PSA

Use of a Chinese herbal supplement appears to have significantly increased the PSA (prostate specific antigen) level in a man treated for prostate cancer, erroneously suggesting a recurrence of the cancer (Abel, J Am Osteopath Assoc 2019).

News Release

7/05/2016

80% of Milk Thistle Supplements Fail ConsumerLab.com Tests of Quality -- Most Found to Be Low in Key Component

White Plains, New York, July 5, 2016 — Milk thistle supplements naturally contain silymarin compounds which may be helpful in certain liver diseases as well as type 2 diabetes. However, recent ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

8/11/2022

Problems With Supplements on Amazon

More than 50% of 30 top-listed immune support supplements purchased on Amazon.com in May of last year were found to list ingredients that could not be found in them with testing, according to a recent report (Crawford, JAMA Network Open, 2022).

Recalls & Warnings

12/20/2011

Organic Celery Seed Products Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

On December 16, 2011, the U.S. FDA posted a notice from Swanson Health Products regarding the recall of Swanson Organic Celery Seed (Whole) which is packaged in plastic bottles with a net weight of 1.4 oz. (40 grams) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

8/28/2013

Tea and Papaya Supplement Company Warned For Drug Claims

On August 12, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbal Papaya, LLC, following a review of the company's website and Facebook page which found statements made about Papaya Seed Extract Capsules, 100% Papaya Leaf (Paw Paw Twig) and Papaya Leaf with Rooibos Tea to be drug claims. 

Recalls & Warnings

5/08/2012

False Marketing of Grape Seed Supplement Online

On April 19, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a Warning Letter to Nature's Pearl Corporation regarding the false and illegal promotion of its product "Nature's Pearl Premium Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement" on the company's website "www.

Recalls & Warnings

10/17/2012

Herbal Supplement Company Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On October 2, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Amazing Herbs Nutraceuticals following a facility inspection which found violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for dietary supplements.

News Release

5/07/2014

Flaxseed and Other Popular Seed Oil Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com, But Not All Brands Pass -- Flaxseed, Black Currant, Borage and Evening Primrose Oils Reviewed

White Plains, New York, May 7, 2014 — Plant seed oils are popular supplements that provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, but which products offer the best value and quality? Recent analyses by ConsumerLab.

Recalls & Warnings

3/02/2022

Seller of Holistic Tea Warned by FDA

On February 17, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Vital Health & Wellness following an inspection of the company’s website, which found statements made about the company’s product, Dr. Miller’s Holistic Premium Holy Tea, to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

12/12/2022

FDA Warns Saffron USA for Promoting Teas to Treat Insomnia, Osteoporosis & Cancer

On September 23, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Saffron USA LLC following inspection of the company’s website which found statements about its Allergy Blend, Chamomile Tea Petals, Diabetic Support Blend, Orange Blast Tea, and Saffron Loose Tea products to be drug ...

Recalls & Warnings

1/26/2023

FDA Warns Seller of Canary Seed Omega-3

On November 16, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Evimeria El Aztecano, Inc. following review of the company’s Yerbas Finas Leche de Alpiste con Guanabana y Omega-3 product labeling, which found the product contained less magnesium and potassium than claimed on the label.

Recalls & Warnings

12/21/2012

Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled

On December 19, 2012, P&J Trading issued a voluntary recall of SLIMDIA REVOLUTION after FDA testing found the dietary supplement contains undeclared sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

11/21/2012

Maker of Blood Pressure, Probiotic, Resveratrol and Hormonal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On November 2, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Atrium, Inc. following a facility inspection which found a number of the company's dietary supplements to be adulterated or promoted as drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

7/05/2013

Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims

On June 25, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Nutrient Synergy, Inc., following a review of the company's website which found statements made about the dietary supplement Nepretin to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

5/29/2014

Chia Powders and Smoothies Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On May 28, 2014, Navitas Naturals issued a voluntary recall of products containing its organic sprouted chia seed powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

7/02/2014

Protein Drink Mix Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On July 1, 2014, Oriya Organics, LLC voluntarily recalled Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley (21.2 oz) because it contains Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder, which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

7/25/2013

Beware of Dietary Supplements With Claims To Treat Diabetes, FDA Warns

On July 23, 2013, the FDA issued a warning to consumers not to buy or use dietary supplements that are promoted to treat diabetes.

News Release

4/26/2012

ConsumerLab.com reviews prostate supplements with saw palmetto and/or beta-sitosterol and finds few likely to be effective

White Plains, New York April 26, 2012 — Can supplements reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement in men, as some products claim? ConsumerLab.com researchers recently tackled this question, investigating the evidence behind prostate supplements and testing the quality of these products.

News Release

1/17/2012

Do African mango supplements help with weight loss? ConsumerLab.com investigates the evidence

White Plains, New York — January 17, 2012 — African mango supplements are touted to help shed pounds, but do they really work? "Long-term weight loss with African mango has not been proven," said says Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of ConsumerLab.

News Release

1/11/2011

Spoilage and labeling errors found with some omega-3 and -6 supplements; Review of evening primrose, flaxseed, borage, and black currant oil supplements

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JANUARY 10, 2011 — A new report on the quality of omega-3 and -6 fatty acid supplements made from seed oils was released by ConsumerLab.com today. Only 11 of 17 products selected for testing met quality criteria for freshness and labeling.

Recalls & Warnings

3/20/2020

Kudzu Supplement Recalled for Salmonella Risk

On March 18, 2020, Mountain Rose Herbs issued a recall of all sizes of Organic Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement because recent testing found it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

5/28/2020

FDA Warns Sellers of CBD, Colloidal Silver, Essential Oils, and More Promoted to Treat Coronavirus

On May 26, 2020, the FDA issued warning letters to four companies for selling products such as CBD, essential oils, colloidal silver, and vitamins with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

3/08/2012

Supplement Maker Warned About Cancer Claims

FDA issued a letter to Royal Domains (dated January 6, 2012) warning that their Nature's Pearl Premium Muscadine Grape Seed dietary supplement is being promoted as a drug and as such is misbranded.

Recalls & Warnings

8/28/2018

FDA Warns Seller of Goldenseal and Parasite Supplements

On August 15, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Healthy Healing dba Crystal Star, following a facility inspection which found certain statements product labels, including product labels for Women's Best Friend and Para Purge, to be drug claims. 

News Release

1/20/2010

ConsumerLab.com finds quality of most CLA supplements for slimming to be high; One brand mislabeled -- Report is first published in series on supplements for weight loss and slimming

ConsumerLab.com Finds Quality of Most CLA Supplements for Slimming to be High; One Brand Mislabeled

News Release

12/10/2007

ConsumerLab.com finds improvement in quality of omega-3 and -6 supplements — Results for 22 products made from evening primrose, flaxseed, borage and black currant oils

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — DECEMBER 10, 2007 — A new report on the quality of omega-3 and -6 fatty acid supplements made from seed oils was released by ConsumerLab.com today. Two products were slightly low in one fatty acid, but this is an improvement over results from ConsumerLab.

News Release

6/12/2007

Tests show many milk thistle supplements low in key component — Seven products fail ConsumerLab.com testing of herb used in diabetes and liver diseases

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — June 12, 2007 — Tests by ConsumerLab.com of nine milk thistle supplements that it selected showed that only two contained the expected amounts of silymarin compounds, believed to be the active constituent of milk thistle.

News Release

7/12/2005

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

WHITE PLAINS, NY — July 12, 2005 — ConsumerLab.com has released its latest report on the quality of supplements made from the seed oils of black currant, borage, evening primrose, and flax.

News Release

1/09/2004

USANA products pass ConsumerLab.com screening for substances banned from Olympics

WHITE PLAINS, NY — January 9, 2004 — ConsumerLab.com announced today that six additional products have passed its Athletic Banned Substances Screening Program. ConsumerLab.com tested the products at the request of USANA, a supplement manufacturer. ConsumerLab.

News Release

5/20/2003

Consumers advised to read labels carefully when selecting herbal supplements for prostate — Saw palmetto product review published online today

WHITE PLAINS, NY — May 20, 2003 — ConsumerLab.com reported today that only two-thirds of the saw palmetto supplements it recently evaluated contained ingredients similar to those known to work in clinical studies.

Recalls & Warnings

3/15/2013

Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On January 31, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Liquid Health, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

1/21/2018

Men's Fiber Supplement Recalled

On January 21, 2018, Break Ventures/California Basics recalled of its fiber supplement for men, Zero for Him (150 count) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

6/04/2020

FTC Warns 35 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On June 4, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 35 companies for selling products such as herbal products, immune system boosters, and vitamin C with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

8/15/2020

FTC Warns 20 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On August 14, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 20 companies for selling products such as vitamin C, hydrochloroquine, omega 3, and melatonin with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

5/09/2020

FTC Warns 45 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims

On May 7, 2020, the FTC announced that it sent warning letters to 45 companies for selling products such as herbal products, immune system boosters, and vitamin C with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recalls & Warnings

12/05/2014

Maker of Ginseng, Zinc, Calcium and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On November 20, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Long Island Pharmaceuticals, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's products to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/26/2012

Maker of Eye Health Supplements Warned for Drug Claims

On September 18, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to EyeScience Labs, L.L.C. because statements made about the company's Macular Health Formula, Dry Eye Formula and Diabetic Vision Formula supplements were found to constitute drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

2/19/2014

Seller of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On February 11, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Maximus Niterider International Group, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

4/09/2018

Bob's Red Mill Organic Amaranth Flour Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On April 6, 2018, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods issued a recall of 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) because recent testing found a single lot to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2019

Supplements Promoted for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Sell "False Hope," Warns FDA

On February 11, 2019, the FDA warned consumers to beware supplements promoted to prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Recalls & Warnings

3/15/2016

Tea Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On March 11, 2016 Awareness Corp. issued a recall of its 7.4 ounce container of Boost Tea because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

1/21/2018

Joint Supplement Recalled for Salmonella Risk

On January 21, 2018, Arthri-D, LLC announced a recall of its joint pain supplement, Arthri-D (120 count), due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

8/03/2017

Protein Bars Recalled Due to Listeria Risk

On August 2, 2017, Amrita Health Foods recalled several varieties of protein bars due to potential contamination with Listeria monoocytogenes.

Recalls & Warnings

5/06/2017

Herbal Teas Recalled Due To Botulism Risk

On May 1, 2017, U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp. of Los Angeles, California, issued a recall of various herbal teas because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

Recalls & Warnings

4/25/2017

Beware of Products Which Promise to Treat or Cure Cancer, FDA Warns

On April 25, 2017, the FDA warned consumers to be aware of supplements and other products claiming to cure cancer.

Recalls & Warnings

3/24/2017

"Micro Greens" Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On March 23, 2017, ChloroFields issued a recall of 20 cases of Asian Mix Microgreens because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2012

FDA Seizes Many Supplements from New York Company Due To Drug Claims

On October 23, 2012, U.S. Marshalls, acting on behalf of the FDA, seized dietary supplements and unapproved drugs from Confidence, Inc., a supplement manufacturer in Port Washington, N.Y. The products included dietary supplements Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

11/02/2012

Manufacturer of Prostate, Inflammation and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims

On October 15, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Ortho Molecular Products, Inc. for making drug claims about the following dietary supplements: Candicid Forte, Inflamma-bLOX, Lipitrol, Mucosagen, Prostatrol Forte, Resvoxitrol, Paracid Forte, VascuPak HTN and Lithium Orotate.

Recalls & Warnings

3/31/2018

Nutrition Bars Sold at Whole Foods and Online Recalled

On March 26, 2018, eBars LLC, issued a recall of their Protein Bars, Snack Bars, and Kids Bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts and/or almonds.

Recalls & Warnings

2/27/2018

Dog Treats, Food Recalled Due to Salmonella, Listeria Risk

The following dog treats and dog food are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes or Salmonella, which can cause illness in pets who consume these products, as well as in pet owners who handle the contaminated products or touch ...

Recalls & Warnings

11/28/2014

Seller of Herbal Extracts Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On November 3, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Avena Botanicals, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

11/06/2014

Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims

On October 17, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Vitamins Direct (USA) and Golden Pride, Inc., which distribute Flexezy and Physician's Signature brands of dietary supplements, following a facility inspection which found statements made about certain supplements to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

7/13/2012

Alistrol Health Inc. Warned Over Health Claims on Products

On June 26, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Alistrol Health Inc. for making product statements on the company's websites that constitute drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

9/23/2014

More Carob Powder Products Recalled

On September 22, 2014, Glaser Organic Farms issued a recall of Raw Carob Powder and Carob Fudgy Brownie because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

9/14/2016

Seller of Aloe, Prostate and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On April 8, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to Salud Natural Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

7/23/2016

Maker of "Super Food" Warned for Manufacturing Violations

On July 12, 2016, the FDA issued a warning letter to TerraVare, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

5/02/2016

The Republic of Tea Recalls Turmeric/Ginger Teas Due to Salmonella Risk

On April 29, 2016 The Republic of Tea issued a recall of several Organic Turmeric Ginger teas because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

11/11/2015

Consuming a Single Energy Drink May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

A recently published study found that consumption of a single caffeinated energy drink significantly increased blood pressure and noradrenaline levels in healthy young adults. The researchers noted these changes could potentially increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

Recalls & Warnings

1/31/2015

Protein Powder Recalled Due to Food Poisoning Risk

On January 30, 2015, Aloha, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of all packages of Premium Protein powder blends in chocolate and vanilla because they have the potential to be contaminated with Staphylococcus enterotoxin .

Recalls & Warnings

1/21/2015

Smoothie Blends Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

On January 18, 2015, Inventure Foods, Inc. issued a recall of RADER FARMS Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Recalls & Warnings

12/22/2014

Nutrition Bars Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

On December 19, 2014, Perfect Bar & Company issued a recall of certain lots of Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch Nutrition Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

12/10/2014

Risk of Fungal Infection from Probiotics in People with Weakened Immune System

On December 9, 2014, the FDA warned that supplements containing live bacteria or yeast have the potential to be contaminated with mold, and may pose a risk of potentially deadly fungal infection in immunocompromised persons.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2014

Shark Cartilage Supplement Recalled

On October 17, 2014, AMS Health Sciences, LLC issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

11/17/2014

Organic Brown Rice Flour Recalled

On November 14, 2014, Lundberg Family Farms issued a voluntary recall of certain bags of Eco-Farmed Brown Rice Flour and Organic Brown Rice Flour because they because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

11/17/2014

Probiotic Powder Recalled

On November 14, 2014, Solgar, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of Solgar ABC Dophilus Powder (NET Wt. 1.75 oz (50 g)) because it was found to contain Rhizopus oryzae, a fungus which may cause Mucormycosis infection.

Recalls & Warnings

9/13/2014

Marketer Banned From Selling Weight Loss Products

In order to settle FTC charges of deceptive weight loss claims, John Matthew Dwyer III, the co-founder of HealthyLife Sciences, LLC, has agreed to no longer manufacture or market weight loss supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

9/05/2014

Seller of "Nerve", "Cleanse" and Probiotic Supplements Warned for Drug Claims

On July 30, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to Plexus Worldwide, Inc., following a review of the company's website and product labels, which found statements made about Fast Relief, BioCleanse and ProBio5 to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

8/16/2014

McCormick Ground Oregano Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On August 13, 2014, McCormick & Company, Incorporated issued a voluntary recall of McCormick Ground Oregano (0.75 oz bottle) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

8/16/2014

More Carob Powder Recalled

On August 11, 2014, Sunfood issued a recall of several lots of Organic Carob Powder because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

8/04/2014

"Superfood" Greens Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On August 1, 2014, New England Greens dba Vibrant Health issued a recall of 10 lots of Green Vibrance and one lot of Rainbow Vibrance because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

7/30/2014

Chocolate and Carob Drink Mix Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On July 25, 2014, CaCoCo, Inc. issued a recall of CaCoCo Original and Global Warrior chocolate drink mixes because they contain organic carob powder which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

7/30/2014

Nutrition Bars Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On July 25, 2014, GoMacro issued a recall of two flavors of MACROBARS nutrition bars because they contain carob powder which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

7/24/2014

Carob Powder Recalled

On July 22, 2014, Earth Circle Organics issued a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to the risk of potential contamination with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

4/11/2014

Digestive Health Supplement Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On April 4, 2014 Swanson Health Products issued a voluntary recall of digestive health supplement Swanson Premium Brand Full Spectrum Cilantro (Coriander), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

1/21/2014

"Stem Cell" Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On January 19, 2014, Stemvida recalled StemAlive 90 Capsules because they were found to contain undeclared milk (labeled as bovine colostrum).

Recalls & Warnings

5/10/2013

Seller Of Sexual Enhancement and Hormonal Balance Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations

On April 26, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Pristine Bay, L.L.C.

Recalls & Warnings

5/07/2013

FDA Warns Consumers Of Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs

On May 7, 2013, the FDA issued a warning to consumers, urging them not to purchase or use three sexual enhancement products which were found to contain undeclared drugs.

Recalls & Warnings

4/18/2013

Cardio, Energy and Sexual Enhancement Supplement Distributor Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On December 21, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to ForMor Inc, dba ForMor International, following a facility inspection which found the company's Cardio Cocktail and Argenix dietary supplements to be adulterated because because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do ...

Recalls & Warnings

11/02/2012

Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration

On September 10, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Global Source Management & Consulting for making drug claims about the following dietary supplements: Scientific Joint Program capsules, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Healthy Blood Sugar Diabetic Support, Dr.

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2013

Food for Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims on Supplements

On October 5, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Food for Health International, LLC following a facility inspection which found the company's products, including Activz brand Vitamin D, Potassium Iodine, Organic Vitamin C, Whole 9 (a fruit and vegetable meal replacement shake) Control and VMA ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/07/2002

FDA Sends Warning Letters to Seven Online Supplement Sellers For Therapeutic Claims

On August 27, 2002, the FDA posted seven "Cyber" letters recently issued from its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) to internet website operators promoting dietary supplement products that claim to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure, or prevent a specific disease or class of ...

Recalls & Warnings

12/16/2015

Maker of Red Yeast Rice, St. John's Wort, Valerian and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On December 2, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Nature's Health, LLC, following a facility inspection which found the company's product, including Ginkgo & Rhodiola, Blood Sugar Balance IV, Cinnamon Extract, Choles-Balance Red Yeast Extract, Lecithin, Milk Thistle Seed Extract, ...

Recalls & Warnings

2/13/2013

Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims

On January 29, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to M.D.R. Fitness Corp. following a facility inspection which found violations of good manufacturing practices which cause the company's products to be adulterated. 

Recalls & Warnings

8/30/2012

Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More

On July 12, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Alfa Vitamins Laboratories, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

9/25/2007

Recall of Contaminated Baby Supplement

On September 21, 2007 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to consume Baby's Bliss Gripe Water, apple flavor, with a code of 26952V and expiration date of October 2008 (shown as '10/08' on the label). The product is distributed by MOM Enterprises, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

5/10/2013

Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune, Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims

On April 24, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to EuroPharma Co., Inc., following a review of the company's website which found statements made about Calm Kids, CholestCaps, CuraMed 375 mg, CuraMed 750 mg, Curamin, Mental Advantage, Tri-Iodine, and Viragen to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

12/06/2013

Weight Loss Supplement Claims Challenged

On November 27, 2013, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended HealthyLife Sciences, LLC, modify or discontinue the use of certain claims made about the company's weight loss supplement Healthe Trim.

Recalls & Warnings

8/16/2013

Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On July 23, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Natural Products Services, Inc.

Recalls & Warnings

9/23/2014

Maker of Joint and Weight Products Warned for Hidden Drugs, Manufacturing Violations

On September 15, 2014, the FDA issued a warning letter to West Coast Laboratories, Inc., because the company's joint health supplements, Super ArthGold and Pro ArthMax, were found to contain hidden drugs.