Oct. 27, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ – Tests of 18 so-called “energy drinks” and Vitamin supplements by a respected laboratory have raised serious questions about their vitamin content and the caffeine used to stimulate and simulate energy.

ConsumerLab.com’s tests found that one widely-sold B-complex supplement was found to contain only 17.9% of its vitamin B-12. Another had no detectable vitamin B-6 and was short on both biotin and folic acid.

Two energy shot liquid supplements were low on folic acid, respectively providing only 40.4% and 75.5% of the amounts listed on their labels.

According to ConsumerLab.com, the amounts of caffeine in a 2 ounce energy drink shots was 15% higher than 8 ounces of Starbucks coffee and 60% higher than 8 ounces of non-premium brewed coffee.

Four of the 18 products tested by ConsumerLab.com failed to meet their claims, while 14 others met their standards.

The report includes test results, quality ratings, and comparisons of B-complexes, energy shots, and single-B vitamin supplements containing thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, biotin, folic acid, and vitamin B-12.

Products from the following brands are covered:5-Hour Energy, Country Life, CVS, FoodScience of Vermont, Freeda, Isotonix, Jamieson, Kirkland, Klaire Labs, Life Solutions, Nature Made, Nature’s Bounty, Nature’s Life, Nature’s Plus, Now, Puritan’s Pride, Schiff, Slo-Niacin, Solgar, Source Naturals, Spring Valley, Stacker 2 – 6 Hour Power, Swanson, Twinlab and Vitamin World.

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