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ConsumerLab ginseng

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Ten of 12 ginseng supplements evaluated met CL standards for quality, label claims, disintegration and lack of contaminants and adulterants, online testing company announces Aug. 28. MotherNature.com's Korean ginseng had high levels of the pesticides hexachlorobenzene, quintozene, lindane, while Royal King's Chinese ginseng contained less than 10% of the claimed amount of ginsenosides, CL reports. Nature's Way herbal single Korean ginseng and Vitamin World's Chinese red ginseng were among the products that contained the proper amount of ginsenosides and that did not exceed acceptable levels of contaminants. CL last tested ginseng supplements in July 2000; the firm's findings of pesticide contamination in eight of 22 brands tested were featured on ABC News' 20/20 (1"The Tan Sheet" July 17, 2000, p. 15)...
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