New online resource: ConsumerLab.com

Image by Jerzy Gorecki  from Pixabay

Image by Jerzy Gorecki from Pixabay

ConsumerLab.com 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
ConsumerLab.com 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).

 

For questions or feedback, contact bmlref@ucdavis.edu.