Bogus Herbs at GNC, Walgreens, Walmart & Target

FDA Finds Majority of Herbal Supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, And Target Don’t Contain What They Claim – Instead Cheap Fillers Like Wheat And Soy Powder

This is why you should always buy your herbs from an actual herb company.

The prime offenders are:
– Walmart, Spring Valley brand
– Walgreens, Finest Nutrition brand
– GNC, Herbal Plus brand
– Target, Up & Up brand

I’m sure this just scratches the surface. Read the article:

http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/fda-finds-majority-of-herbal-supplements-at-gnc-walmart-walgreens-and-target-dont-contain-what-they-claim-instead-cheap-fillers-like-wheat-and-soy-powder/

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2 thoughts on “Bogus Herbs at GNC, Walgreens, Walmart & Target

  1. Kannon,  This is why I have subscribed to ConsumerLab for years. I feel much more confident when I buy products they’ve reviewed. Marlene |   | |   |   |   |   |   | | ConsumerLab.com – independent tests and reviews of vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplementsConsumerLab.com provides independent test results, reviews, ratings and comparisons of vitamins, supplements, herb and nutrition products to consumers and healthcare providers. | | | | View on http://www.consumerlab.com | Preview by Yahoo | | | |   |

    • Thanks for the tip Marlene. It also helps to know about the companies and how they operate. After seeing into big quality operations with lab testing like Nature’s Sunshine Company, as well as companies dedicated to organic sourcing, you know most of those cheap brands are not offering anything of quality. Prices are kept low by keeping labor costs low (knowledgeable herbalists and lab persons) and by not having any actual lab at all. The cheap brands are just bottling companies. I never buy such herbal products made for retail chain stores. It is rather dismaying, however, to learn that many of their products are not even close to what is on the label.

      Over the years I have never had any trouble at all with Nature’s Way, Nature’s Sunshine (NSP), Herb Pharm, Oregon’s Wild Harvest, Mountain Rose Herbs, Monterey Bay Spice Co., Frontier Herbs, or Starwest. The last 4 are good for getting bulk herbs you can smell and taste yourself. That way you can actually work directly with buyers rather than through middle men. Lots of crap can hide inside pre-made tablets or capsules bottled by companies just looking to get in on a market.

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