We are considering Consumer Labs testing purely for marketing. Their
tests run about $3,200 each and are 5-6 times the amount most U.S.
certified labs charge, as they are used to garner attention to
products and are not used for actual manufacturers GMP processes. They
are simply too expensive, and are only used once a year for marketing,
not for ongoing safety and purity testing.
It is interesting, as there was a "ConsumerLabs issue" regarding the
TrimSpa product and AACL that was cleared up below:
This actually mentions both ConsumerLabs and AACL. I have to say this
one is an interesting read regarding claims, and notes that
ConsumerLabs testing is basically outsourced
ConsumerLabs is not like Consumer Reports, which is a non-profit.
ConsumerLabs hires 3rd party laboratories to do testing. They are not
actually a lab, but a more of a for profit PR Firm.