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Most Potassium Supplements Deliver Promised Amount


ConsumerLab recently released its evaluation of potassium supplements, a test meant to find out if the products contained the amounts advertised. Most of the supplements passed the test (only one had 18% of its advertised amount).

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Some Resveratrol Supplements Lacking


ConsumerLab.com's recent research into the popular resveratrol supplement has yielded cautionary results: some supplements tested contained as little as 27% of the promised dosage of resveratrol. This find is not really surprising, ConsumerLab.com reports, due to the popular status of this supplement that was recently toted as "life-extending." When a supplement is popular, many companies can take advantage, and it is important for the consumer to confirm dosage amounts.

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Metabolife Founder Guilty


Metabolife's founder, Michael J. Ellis, was found guilty of claiming the company had a "claims-free" history to the FDA in light of ephedra-related investigation, and concealing from the FDA its 10,000+ claims on ephedra-related products. The FDA has banned ephedra due to thousands of side effect-related complaints and concerns associated with the supplement.

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Canadian Vitamins Held To Higher Standard


A Canadian vitamin expert warns Canadians not to be enticed by the cheaper prices of American vitamins, reporting that the FDA does not have a regulation standard for American Food Supplements.

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The Truth About Fish Oil And Mercury


This question-and-answer post on the New York Times website answers concerns about fish oil supplements, assuring readers that the mercury count in such supplements as been shown through testing to be minimal.

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Supplements Seized For Illegal Marketing Attempts


In Florida, a supplement company called FulLife Natural Options, Inc. had over $70,000 worth of vitamins and supplements seized due to illegal marketing of its products. U.S. marshals confiscated the products, which were being marketed as cures and "untested drugs" for conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.

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Some B Supplements Lack Claimed Amount Of Folic Acid


A recent survey done of 31 vitamin providers by ConsumerLabs found that several of the B vitamin supplements were lacking in the amount of folic acid claimed by the label. Two products were missing over half of the claimed amount of folic acid, ConsumerLabs reported. B vitamins are the top selling vitamin in the United States.

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Doctors Fail To Understand Government Policy Regarding Supplements


Research conducted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revealed surprising results about how much physicians know about the supplement industry. The survey, which included 355 doctors, revealed that many physicians are uninformed about national policy regarding supplement safety regulations and the involvement of the Federal Food and Drug Association in vitamin sales.

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Doctors Fail To Understand Government Policy Regarding Supplements


Research conducted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revealed surprising results about how much physicians know about the supplement industry. The survey, which included 355 doctors, revealed that many physicians are uninformed about national policy regarding supplement safety regulations and the involvement of the Federal Food and Drug Association in vitamin sales.

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Mannatech Sued By Texas


Texas attorney Greg Abbott is suing Mannatech, which he says markets its products as being able to cure cancer and other diseases.

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