NCCIH Featured Content


06/23/2017 09:02 AM
Monster X 1350 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Monster X 1350, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 09:01 AM
Love Zen 3000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Love Zen 3000, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:59 AM
Macho Man 3000 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Macho Man 3000, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:58 AM
Xzone Gold Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Xzone Gold, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:52 AM
Royal Master 1500 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Royal Master 1500, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:52 AM
Own the Knight 1750 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Own the Knight 1750, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:51 AM
Triple Miracle Zen Plus 1200mg Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Triple Miracle Zen Plus 1200mg, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:26 AM
Man of Steel Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Man of Steel, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:20 AM
Super Panther 7K Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Super Panther 7K, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement.


06/23/2017 08:19 AM
Man of Steel 2 Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Man of Steel 2, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement.


06/21/2017 01:19 PM
Yoga Similar to Physical Therapy in Helping Low-Back Pain in a Diverse Urban Population
Three women practicing yoga

NCCIH-funded study shows yoga and physical therapy offer similar pain-relief and functional benefits to people with low socioeconomic status with chronic low-back pain.


06/09/2017 11:34 AM
Showcasing Cutting-Edge Research on Natural Products

In this blog post, Dr. Craig Hopp discusses NCCIH’s focus on natural products research.


06/05/2017 03:46 PM
Tips from NCCIH’s Office of Scientific Review for Responding to the New Clinical Trial Funding Announcements

In this blog post, Dr. Martina Schmidt, Chief of the NCCIH Office of Scientific Review, discusses required elements for new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).


06/02/2017 03:52 PM
A Crescendo of Interest and Research in Music and Health

In this blog post, NCCIH Director of Extramural Research Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NIH/NCCIH funding opportunities in music and art therapies.


06/01/2017 09:00 AM
Al-Er-G Capsules by MusclMasster: Recall - Contains Banned Substance Ephedra

MusclMasster, LLC recalls Al-Er-G Capsules because the product contained Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient.


06/01/2017 08:29 AM
FTC Sends Additional Refund Checks Totaling Almost $2 Million to People Who Bought Green Coffee Weight-Loss Supplements

Federal Trade Commission mails 38,553 refund checks totaling $1.9 million to people who bought Pure Health or Genesis Today green coffee bean extract supplements.


05/30/2017 12:19 PM
Component of Marijuana Reduces Seizures in Some Children With Epilepsy

Recent industry-funded study results suggest cannabidiol (a component of marijuana) reduces convulsive seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome when compared with placebo.


05/25/2017 10:06 AM
Collaborating to Support Research on a Promising Smoking Cessation Treatment

Illnesses and deaths linked to tobacco smoking are a huge public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Although treatments such as counseling and medication are available to help people stop smoking, research indicates that these treatments are not always available or successful for every patient, and that an individualized approach is desirable.


05/25/2017 09:12 AM
Dynamic Technical Formulations, LLC. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tri-Ton Due to the Presence of Andarine and Ostarine

Roswell, GA - Dynamic Technical Formulations LLC. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Tri-Ton. This product was sold in 90 count bottles as a dietary supplement and includes all lot number and expiration dates of the product. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab analysis of Tri-Ton was found to contain andarine and ostarine which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) that are considered unapproved drugs and anabolic steroid-like substances.


05/09/2017 02:03 PM
Genetic Edge Compounds Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of GEC Laxoplex Dietary Supplement Capsules Due to Presence of Anabolic Steroids

Genetic Edge Compounds voluntarily recalls all lot codes distributed between February 2, 2015-May 2, 2017 of GEC Laxoplex dietary supplement capsules.


05/08/2017 04:25 PM
NCCIH Reissues Funding Initiatives for Phased Awards of Mechanistic Studies To Optimize Mind and Body Interventions

In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses two Program Announcements (PARs) that direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which mind and body interventions might work, as well as strategies to optimize these interventions.


05/05/2017 11:23 AM
Dealing With Opiate Withdrawal (FTC Blog, Scam Alerts)

FTC says not to trust dietary supplements promoted for opiate withdrawal.


05/04/2017 04:03 PM
Finding Funding for the Building Blocks of Natural Product Clinical Trials

Find out more about a new series of funding opportunity announcements for investigator-initiated clinical trials, and register for this May 9 webinar: New NCCIH Funding Opportunities for Natural Products Clinical Trials.


05/04/2017 08:04 AM
Monkey Business Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Monkey Business, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.


05/03/2017 02:58 PM
Dietary Supplements for Eye Conditions
Eye doctor giving an exam to a senior citizen

Eye conditions that can lead to permanent visual impairment or blindness—including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma—are serious public health problems.


05/03/2017 10:06 AM
4 Things To Know About Dietary Supplements for Eye Conditions

Four important things to know about dietary supplements and eye diseases.


04/27/2017 12:12 PM
Autism: Beware of Potentially Dangerous Therapies and Products

One thing that is important to know about autism up front: There is no cure for autism. So, products or treatments claiming to “cure” autism do not work as claimed. The same is true of many products claiming to “treat” autism or autism-related symptoms. Some may carry significant health risks.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays an important role in warning these companies against making improper claims about their products’ intended use as a treatment or cure for autism or autism-related symptoms.

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04/26/2017 08:10 AM
Illegal Cancer Treatments: FDA Warning - Fraudulent Claims of Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention or Cure

FDA issued warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.