There's a reason to lose sleep over mislabeled melatonin gummies

Apr 27, 2023
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at 25 melatonin gummies and found that some contained much more melatonin than advertised, or none at all.
According to a recent study, melatonin gummies may have different doses than the packaging says.
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Pandemic boosts U.S. vitamin and supplement industry

Jun 8, 2022
Spending on dietary supplements has grown strongly during the pandemic, and some health care providers say that raises concerns.
Workers at the NOW Foods facility in Sparks, Nevada, pack bottles on Feb. 23.
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For the productivity-obsessed of Silicon Valley, coffee alone may not cut it anymore

Jan 16, 2017
“Nootropics” are a relatively new interest of Silicon Valley. Some say they improve cognitive function, but a nutritional scientist we spoke with has doubts.
Nootroo founder Eric Matzner sells two kinds of nootropics pills. 
Sam Harnett

Herbalife and the FTC agree to settle

Jul 15, 2016
Paying a $200 million fine may be the easy part of the company's deal with the feds
The Herbalife logo can be seen at during a match between Vasco da Gama and Ponte Preta as part of Copa do Brasil 2014 in 2014. The company has agreed to pay $200 million to compensate consumers as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
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Vitamins and supplements are a dangerous business

Jan 19, 2016
'Supplements and Safety' reveals the hidden dangers of a multi-billion dollar industry

GNC will do more testing after investigation

Mar 30, 2015
The testing is part of an agreement with the New York attorney general.

Major retailers' herbal pills called into question

Feb 3, 2015
Perhaps they should change the name from "ginkgo biloba" to "gingko baloney."

For public good, not for profit.

Feeling less manly? Estrogen may help

Sep 12, 2013
A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine raises new questions about what happens to men in middle age.