The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Inconsistent garlic content in garlic products

    ConsumerLab.com reports that among 16 garlic-containing products assayed, 8 failed the test.

    One product lacked any of a key garlic compound. “Another had less than 1% of the expected amount of this compound. Other products claiming ‘high potency’ were actually low potency. Two products were contaminated with lead.”

    I don’t have a subscription to this site but it might be worth it if you take garlic supplements. The free site lists the brands tested. In the interest of disclosure, I do not have any connection with ConsumerLab.

    6/27/06 22:58 JR

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