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New online resource: provides independent test results and information to help healthcare professionals and consumers to identify quality health and nutrition products, such as:

  • supplements including vitamins, minerals and herbal products
  • sports and energy products
  • functional foods like nutrition powders, bars and drinks
  • topical oils and creams
  • prescription-level supplements publishes results of its quality tests in comprehensive reports, as well as provides clinical updates, recalls & warnings, and recommended intakes. The database can be browsed by product reviews, health conditions, brands, and warnings. In particular, for health warnings that are mentioned in the news, this is a useful database for checking the related evidence (e.g., energy drinks and children, difference between COVID-19 vaccines, pet supplements, cannabidiol oils and hemp extracts). In general, if you have a question related to any form of supplement and its use, efficacy, or dangers, this is an excellent resource to check out.

Direct resource link (for off-site access, Library VPN – Pulse Secure is required)

Library catalog permalink

To navigate to this resource from the UC Davis Library website, search the library catalog or databases search for “consumerlab” (Library VPN – Pulse Secure is required for off-site access).

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