From hand-me-down wisdom about home remedies to the wide-ranging health claims of vitamin manufacturers, it can be tough for consumers to know what's truth and what's fiction when it comes to vitamins and supplements. Consumer Reports' Vitamins & Supplements Guide delivers the information you need to know to make smart decisions.


Last Updated: April 11, 2022

Supplement Watch

How the Food and Drug Administration’s lax enforcement of dietary supplement regulations can put consumers at risk

For a quarter century, federal law has allowed dietary supplements to be introduced for sale without being proven safe or effective. That limits what the FDA can do to remove dangerous products from the market.


Consumer Reports is investigating how lax enforcement has led to unsafe supplements remaining on the market for years and harmed individuals.


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