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Recalls & Warnings

7/18/2018

Maker of Vitamin B12 and Multimineral Supplements Warned by FDA

On July 6, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Aegle Nutrition, LLC, following a facility inspection which found some of the company's products, including Tropical Oasis Ionized Trace Minerals, Tropical Oasis Ultra Methyl B12, and Tropical Oasis Premium Vitamin B12 to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

News Release

10/30/2007

Recently tested magnesium supplements free of lead, but one product missing most of its ingredient according to ConsumerLab.com — First Major Product Review of Potential "Life-Extending" Ingredient

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — OCTOBER 30, 2007 — ConsumerLab.com reported today that its tests of magnesium supplements revealed one product to contain only 46.4% of its claimed amount of the essential mineral, despite boasting a "GMP" (Good Manufacturing Practices) seal on its label. None of the products were contaminated with lead — a problem identified in two supplements in ConsumerLab.com's previous review magnesium supplements in 2005. Over $200 million of magnesium supplements are sold annually in the U.S. according to Nutrition Business Journal. Magnesium supplements can help prevent migraine, menstrual pain, and magnesium deficiency. Certain forms of magnesium are key ingredients in popular laxatives.

News Release

5/19/2009

Review of Magnesium Supplements by ConsumerLab.com Shows One-Quarter Fail Quality Tests

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — MAY 19, 2009 — ConsumerLab.com reported today that among twelve magnesium supplements selected for testing, only nine met quality standards. One supplement contained only 45.4% of its labeled amount of magnesium, despite boasting a "GMP" (Good Manufacturing Practices) seal on its label. The same problem was found when ConsumerLab.com tested the product in 2007.  Another supplement provided only 28.8% of its promised magnesium. Lead contamination was discovered in a third product.

News Release

5/30/2012

ConsumerLab.com Identifies Best and Worst Magnesium Supplements Based on Tests and Comparisons

White Plains, New York — MAY 30, 2012 — Magnesium supplements are among the most popular supplements in the U.S. But which magnesium supplements are best? ConsumerLab.com announced today that it recently tested and reviewed many popular brands of magnesium supplements and found one product to contain only 45.1% of its listed magnesium despite boasting a "GMP" (Good Manufacturing Practices) seal on its label. Another violated a FDA labeling rule by displaying a heart symbol although there is no approved heart health claim for magnesium. Several other supplements contained their listed amounts of magnesium, were free of lead contamination, and, if tablets, were able to properly break apart.