B Vitamin Products Miss Mark in ConsumerLab Review

October 30, 2010

ConsumerLab.com has come out with another product review showing significant variability in commercial nutrition products-this time, it’s with B vitamins.

ConsumerLab.com has come out with another product review showing significant variability in commercial nutrition products-this time, it’s B vitamins.

The company tested the quality of 18 B vitamin supplements, complexes, and beverages only to find that four of the products fell far from their indicated contents.

One product, regarded as a “widely-sold B-complex supplement” was found to only contain 17.9% of its listed vitamin B12 content. Two energy shots provided only 40.4% and 75.5% of their listed folic acid contents, and another product was low in biotin and folic acid, and carried no detectable amount of vitamin B6.

ConsumerLab also reported caffeine content in those energy shots as 15% and 64% higher than indicated by the labels.

Visit ConsumerLab.com for more information about this and other product tests.