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Is drinking coffee good or bad for heart health?

Learn more about coffee and caffeine, its safety, if it's good for you, how much coffee is too much and its impact on your heart.

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

Clinical Update


Potassium Added to Starbucks Coffee?

A competitor of Starbucks claims that Starbucks is adding potassium to some of its coffee. Get the details obtained by ConsumerLab in our article: Is drinking coffee good or bad for heart health?

Clinical Update


Starbucks Decaf

Does Starbucks decaffeinate its coffee with chemical solvents? Find out in our article about coffee and cancer risk.

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Is it safe to drink coffee regularly? Does drinking coffee increase or decrease the risk of cancer?

Learn more about coffee, its safety, if it's good for you, and if it impacts your risk of cancer.

Product Review

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

See Which B Vitamins Are ConsumerLab's Top Picks!

Review of B Vitamin Supplements

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Does coffee have brain benefits?

People commonly drink coffee to increase alertness, counteract fatigue, and boost cognition, but does it really improve memory and cognitive function? Find out, and learn about risks linked with drinking too much coffee.

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Clinical Update


Potassium in Coffee?

On Tuesday we wrote about a report of potassium possibly being added to Starbucks coffee. The report also indicated high levels of potassium in a variety of coffees, raising a health concern. However, we have not found other reports of high levels of potassium in coffee (based on various hot-brewing techniques), reducing our level of concern. See the Update for more information.

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Does drinking coffee deplete vitamins or minerals, such as magnesium, in the body? Can adding magnesium or other minerals reduce the acidity or improve the flavor of coffee?

Coffee can reduce absorption or increase loss of certain vitamins and minerals. Find out which are affected, and what steps can be taken to reduce the effect of coffee on these nutrients.

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News Release

November 06, 2012

50% of Green Coffee Bean Supplements Don't Contain Expected Amounts of Ingredient for Weight Loss, According to

White Plains, New York, November 6, 2012 — Clinical studies suggest green coffee bean extract (GCBE) supplements can aid weight loss, but recent tests by indicate that many popular brands dont contain the amounts of extract listed on their labels.

News Release

October 26, 2010 reports deficiencies in some B-complex supplements and more caffeine than expected in "shot-sized" B vitamin "energy" drinks

White Plains, New York — October 26, 2010 — Tests of B vitamin supplements, including B-complexes and shot-sized energy drinks, revealed problems with the quality of 4 out of 18 products selected for review by independent testing organization

Recalls & Warnings

January 20, 2019

RXBAR Protein Bars Recalled

On January 15, 2019, RXBAR issued a recall of certain varieties of protein bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts.