This replaces a critical article about the Consumer Lab organization that was written in 2010. Since then, we have reversed our position. The research work of Consumer Lab seems to be fair and balanced. In the interest of fairness to Consumer Lab, the critical article and some of the comments that were associated with it have been removed. We now give Consumer Lab our blessing. As we always tell our people, be a conscientious shopper, and be aware that some of their reports will be better than others. That's just life.


Ellen Wedding
# CLEllen Wedding 2010-03-19 17:40
slight correction. the subscription is for a year or two year.
not month. otherwise sounds very informative. hate the part that mfg. of supplements are foreced to pay to have their product "tested"
thank you.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2010-03-20 01:39
I fixed the typo. Thanks for letting us know!
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Richard Williams
# Consumer Lab Subscription ChoicesRichard Williams 2011-10-14 10:44
And a slight correction to Ellen's correction, Consumer Lab does have a one month choice for $15.00 at this time.
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Ellen Wedding
# CLEllen Wedding 2010-03-20 01:07
wow Sarah what a fantastic job. :cheer: I really thought this a real in depth story.
Now to find supplements that really contain natural and effective ingredients.
so appreciate all you two do.
Thank you
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2010-03-20 17:24
Ellen's remarks pointed out an oversight that we made. We should have not have used the phrase "natural vitamins", because it causes confusion, and because all vitamins are somehow manufactured. There are no vitamin trees after all. We should have instead recommended vitamins that are food-based and minimally processed (preferably by companies outside of Big Pharma). Of course, the true health ideal is to have an organic diet that is so beneficial that vitamins are unnecessary. Did you have your 7 servings of organic fruits and vegetables today? Don't feel guilty, if not, for we have often been there too.

Anyway, we're editing our work concerning "natural" vitamins. By the way, it is true that completely synthetic vitamins, which are made purely in laboratories, are typically next to useless. Take for example that synthetic vitamin D can only be absorbed by about 50% of the population. For the rest, it merely puts a strain on the liver and kidneys. The natural source of vitamin D (sunlight) is absorbed by everyone safely and effectively (sunlight does not cause cancer (
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Lorene Benoit
# How do you know quality supplementsLorene Benoit 2011-10-21 15:06
A good question, which I also spent quite a few years answering, as practitioner of over 30 years. The answer.... find what works. Trust the person and the company from whom you urchase. The prrof is in the pudding! If you iron is low and the herbal combination or mineral brings it up, then it works. I have trusted the company I have used the last 22 years because they work. Get in touch if you want details.
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Alan Tanner
# Alan Tanner 2012-03-06 19:28
I saw and older post you did about consumer about detail of someone to buy quality product ( herbs) from. wondering if you could give me the name of the company
thanks Alan
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Joan Doyle
# Recommended Supplement CompanyJoan Doyle 2013-03-11 13:18
Hi Lorene!
I would be very interested in the supplement company that you are very satisfied with. I have neglected taking supplements because of the hundreds to choose from. I am sure most of them are a waste of money. So I am very interested in your opinion.
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susan jan
# re: How do you know quality supplementssusan jan 2013-04-08 17:23
I hope this gets to you. Like many other replies, I am also tearing my hair out with frustration about what to do. Profit is everything in our society so who can one believe? If you could let me know the name of the company you are referring to, or any others I can trust, please, please let me know. Thank-you so much.

Susan Jan
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robert reed
# Strangerobert reed 2018-03-12 19:23
What is with the about face? Was there a lawsuit over the negative review? IMHO, retractions without substantiations are highly suspicious. Just my 2 cents. Dr. Robert Reed.
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