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Bottle of aSquared Nutrition SAM-e

Do you take SAM-e supplements? Unfortunately, the amounts of SAM-e found in a number of brands of SAM-d supplements may not always be as much as the label says—sometimes as little as 12 to 18%. 

Bottle of GNC Glucosamine Sulfate

Do you take a glucosamine sulfate supplement? Is that supplement 365 Everyday Value Glucosamine Chondroitin (from Whole Foods) or GNC Glucosamine Sulfate (from GNC)? If so, you should check the ingredient label and see if you’re really getting what you want.

Paper with Heading "401(k) Statement"

Do you live in California and work for a company with more than 500 employees? Do you participate in its 401(k) or other retirement plan? Retirement plans for such large companies are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and they must meet certain requirements. However, not all of them do—and that may eventually affect how much money you have to retire on.

Four-Pack of Atkins Chocolate Shakes

Can a bottled drink really replace a meal? How healthy and nutritious are Atkins Shakes? 

Iconic Grass Fed Protein Drink, Cafe au Lait Flavor

How healthy and nutritious are Iconic Grass Fed Protein Drinks? Twenty-first century consumers want natural foods and good nutrition. Since they’re willing to pay more for these, companies are anxious to present their products as being pure and packed with nutrition. But do they deliver on their promises?

Container of Cabot Greek Yogurt

How healthy and nutritious is Cabot Greek Yogurt? Consumers these days are looking for healthier choices for meals and snacks, and companies go out of their way to make their own products look healthy and nutritious. What the products actually deliver may be something different. 

Jeep 2018 JL Wrangler

Do you own a Jeep Wrangler? Does it sometimes begin to shake uncontrollably when you drive it at higher speeds? We’re investigating to see if a class action is needed.

Bottle of Blue Ridge Silver Colloidal Silver Product

Can the Colloidal Silver products sold by Blue Ridge Silver treat strep, dementia, and cancer? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written Blue Ridge Silver a Warning letter about drug-like claims it makes for the colloidal silver products it sells on its website.

Bacopa Monnieri Sold by Peak Nootropics

Does the Bacopa Monnieri sold by Peak Nootropics, LLC (also known as Advanced Nootropics) help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Does the L-Dopa it sells help control involuntary movement in Parkinson’s disease patients? The FDA has sent a Warning Letter to Peak Nootropics about the drug-like claims it makes for supplements on its website.

Morpheme Remedies Memocare Plus

Besides oils, hair care, and grooming products, the website for Ayurvedic Care offers a range of supplements. It makes great claims about their positive effects on many illnesses. The problem is, any substance marketed as being able to prevent, treat, or cure a disease is considered a drug. In February 2019, the FDA sent a Warning Letter about these drug-like claims to Emmbros Overseas Lifestyle PVT Ltd., the company behind the AyurvedicCure website, as well as the websites www.musclexp.com, www.nourishvitals.com, and www.stbotanica.com.

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