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"Only thirteen" of 23 weight-loss supplements passed ConsumerLab testing "without problem or warning," the firm announces Nov. 15. One product contained a combination of 276 mg caffeine and 55 mg synephrine from bitter orange, which ConsumerLab notes "may cause significant cardiovascular side effects." Another product contained only 25% of the chromium promised on the label, while yet another provided 42% more chromium than claimed. Products tested included Twinlab's Ripped Fuel, Goen Technologies' TRIMSPA and Cytodyne Technologies' Xenadrine, as well as products marketed by Natrol, Nature's Sunshinse, Solaray and Ultimate Nutrition. "Several products also had very high amounts of caffeine. In fact, the daily dose of one product has a much caffeine as 30 cans of soda," ConsumerLab reports...





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