ConsumerLab.com

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Factual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


PRO-SCIENCE

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

  • Overall, we rate Consumerlab.com a Pro-Science source based on scientifically testing the products and reporting the results without bias.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1999, ConsumerLab.com, LLC. is a privately held American company registered in White Plains, NY. It is a publisher of test results on health, wellness, and nutrition products. Its mission is “to identify the best quality health and nutrition products through independent testing.” ConsumerLab.com sends products off for third-party testing and reports the results.

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Funded by / Ownership

ConsumerLab.com LLC owns the website. Subscription fees, a certification program, licensing fees, contents re-publication license fees, and advertising generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

ConsumerLab conducts tests on health, wellness, and nutrition products and reports the results. For example, in 2012, a ConsumerLab.com study on 5-hour Energy drink reported the tested sample contained about 207 mg of caffeine. This is considerably higher than advertising “about as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee,”[as the FDA states a cup of coffee usually contains 80–100 mg of caffeine. Further, in 2000, they determined that some ginseng products had pesticides. 

The website features an A-Z list of products and supplements that tell the testing results. For example, you can select a supplement such as Creatine and then browse the product reviews to view the results and efficacy of testing. In general, they are a pro-science website that relies on scientific evidence.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years; however, they are frequently utilized as a resource for fact-checkers.

Overall, we rate Consumerlab.com a Pro-Science source based on scientifically testing the products and reporting the results without bias. (D. Van Zandt 2/19/2018) Updated (08/05/2022)

Source: https://www.consumerlab.com/

Last Updated on August 5, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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