Current Test Results
conducts independent testing of popular and widely available brands
of supplements against a high standard of quality. They examine
clinical research findings for each specific supplement to learn
"what works"then compare test results of brands against this
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of brands that pass these tests are posted on their website, www.ConsumerLab.com.
Beginning with its review of saw palmetto on May 20, 2003, ConsumerLab
will also post the names of brands that fail these tests. Pages
available to the public contain a few examples of passing brands,
but the full list is available only to subscribers. The subscription
fee will soon rise to $24/year.
of passing brands can purchase a license to print the ConsumerLab
quality seal on the labels and literature of approved products.
ConsumerLab informs manufacturers if its brand fails the testing.
Brands that were not tested can pay a fee to have their products
of this date, ConsumerLab's published test results include:
B (including Thiamin, Niacin, B6, B12, Folate) and B-complex
(Asian & American)
& ALA: omega-3 and 6 (black current, borage, evening primrose,
and flaxseed oil)
fatty acids (DHA, EPA from fish oils and marine)
management (chromium, CLA and pyruvate)
beverages and powders
loss, slimming (chromium, CLA and pyruvate)
to be released are new reviews of calcium (including coral calcium),
cholesterol-lowerers (sterols, policosanol and guggulsterones),
and muscular enhancers (creatine, HMB, and glutamine).
news releases and www.ConsumerLab.com.