CR Digital Archive

December 2019

Cover Story

Shop Smarter for Supplements
Plant-derived supplements make many health enhancement claims, and yet the market is largely unregulated
How to Choose Supplements Wisely
Third-party groups test them to ensure they contain what's on the label and aren't contaminated
Consumer Reports Tests: Turmeric and Echinacea
Supplements should contain just what's listed on their labels, but that's not always the case
A Guide to 10 Popular Botanicals
Cranberry. Beetroot. Ginger. Valerian. Plant-derived botanical supplements are growing in popularity.

Reduce Inflammation and Improve Immunity With Lifestyle Changes, Not Supplements
People often turn to botanicals like turmeric and echinacea to improve health. Research says a healthy lifestyle is best.

Special Report

When Recalls Fail
Many harmful products remain in homes and stores. Why that happens, what needs to change, and how to protect yourself.

How Future Product Recalls Can Be Better
Advances in technology mean future product recalls may not even require action on the part of the consumer


The Wheel Deal: Buy Tires With Confidence
Use CR's ratings and expert advice, which are backed by the most rigorous independent testing program in the country


Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
From Our President: What’s Wrong With Recalls
Consumer Reports examines consumer product recalls—and what to do when regulators fail to protect you

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