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Platinum 100% BCAA 8:1:1 Dietary Supplements

October 1st, 2019

In September 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Muscletech for allegedly falsely marketing that its Platinum 100% BCAA 8:1:1 dietary supplements will promote muscle protein synthesis, ensure muscles are primed for muscle-building, and provide key building blocks of muscles when, according to plaintiffs, scientific research shows that the dietary supplements do not work as

Prevagen Dietary Supplements

August 27th, 2019

August 2019: The case was transferred to the Southern District of New York. (Case No. 17-cv-1091, E. D. NY.) February 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Quincy Bioscience for allegedly deceptively marketing Prevagen dietary supplements as clinically shown to improve memory and provide other cognitive benefits when such claims are false. (Karathanos et al

Best BCAA Dietary Supplements

July 25th, 2019

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against BPI Sports for allegedly falsely advertising that its Best BCAA dietary supplement will increase protein synthesis to build “lean muscle” when, according to plaintiffs, the supplement decreases muscle protein synthesis and is not capable of increasing muscle mass. (Maroney et al v BPI Sports, LLC, Case

Various GNC Dietary Supplements

July 16th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly misleadingly marketing that its dietary supplements – including Men’s Prostate Formula, Diabetic Support, Preventive Nutrition Healthy Blood Pressure Formula, Women’s Ultra Mega Active Supplement, and Mega Men Healthy Testosterone – prevent, cure, and treat various diseases and health conditions without proper FDA approval

SAM-e Dietary Supplements

July 8th, 2019

In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Vitamins Because and CT Health for allegedly misrepresenting that S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e) dietary supplements contain a specific amount of SAM-e when, according to plaintiffs, the supplements contain only approximately 12% to 18% of the advertised amount of the ingredient. (Ginsberg et al v. Vitamins Because LLC, CT

Comment at FDA Public Meeting on Dietary Supplements

May 23rd, 2019

Comment made by executive director, Bonnie Patten at the FDA’s public meeting on Responsible Innovation in Dietary Supplements held on May 16, 2019. Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments today on behalf of Truth in Advertising. is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that works to out, stop and prevent deceptive marketing.

Health Claims on GNC Dietary Supplements

May 13th, 2019

April 2019: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-1984, N. D. CA.) March 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) for allegedly claiming – without FDA approval – that certain dietary supplements treat, cure, prevent, and mitigate hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis. The complaint

Hydroxycut Dietary Supplements

January 25th, 2019

Summer 2017: A judge granted final approval of the settlement. May 2017: The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint alleging that Iovate falsely markets Hydroxycut brand weight-loss products as “[s]cientifically [r]esearched” and “[c]linically-[p]roven” to promote weight loss when, according to plaintiffs, the key ingredients do not promote weight loss. The parties also revised their settlement agreement

CVS Enhanced Absorption Formula CoQ-10 Dietary Supplements

January 24th, 2019

May 2015: This lawsuit was dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. March 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against CVS Pharmacy and Lang Pharma Nutrition for allegedly falsely advertising CVS Enhanced Absorption Formula CoQ-10 dietary supplements as having enhanced absorption and supporting heart health when, according to the complaint, the supplements do not provide the

Nutrabio Labs Glutamine Dietary Supplements

August 8th, 2018

In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nutrabio Labs for allegedly misleadingly marketing its glutamine dietary supplements – including Glutamine, Glutamine AKG, Extreme Nitric Stack, CGT-Max Powder, and Reload V5 – as “Support[ing] Muscle Growth” and “Speed[ing] Muscle Recovery” when, according to the complaint, scientific studies have shown that glutamine supplements do not

Nature Made Vitamin E Dietary Supplements

July 25th, 2017

October 2016: One of the named plaintiffs (Corbett) voluntarily dismissed her claims , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. As a result of this voluntary dismissal and the August 2016 dismissal, all of the claims in this case were dismissed. Later in October, Bradach (the other named plaintiff) filed a Notice of Appeal

Progressive Laboratories Kelp Dietary Supplements

July 10th, 2017

In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Progressive Laboratories for allegedly falsely representing the amount of iodine in its kelp supplement. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the company represents that each pill contains 500 micrograms of iodine when, according to plaintiffs, each pill contains 960 micrograms of iodine, which they allege is excessive

Nature’s Bounty and Sundown Naturals Ginkgo Biloba Dietary Supplements

June 15th, 2017

In June 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against NBTY, Inc., Nature’s Bounty, Inc., and Rexall Sundown, Inc. for allegedly deceptively labeling Nature’s Bounty Ginkgo Biloba and Sundown Naturals Ginkgo Biloba dietary supplements as providing a variety of health benefits – including “Support[ing] Healthy Brain Function and Circulation,” “help[ing] support memory, especially occasional mild memory

Metabolic Nutrition Synedrex and E.S.P. Dietary Supplements

June 2nd, 2017

In April 2017, a false advertising lawsuit was filed against IQ Formulations alleging that the company fails to disclose that Metabolic Nutrition dietary supplements – specifically, Synedrex and E.S.P. (Energy Stimulant Pre-Workout) – contain an unlawful ingredient, MethylPentane Citrate (more commonly known as DMBA) and the failure to disclose this information violates state and federal

Joint Juice Dietary Supplements

January 9th, 2017

Between November 2016 and January 2017, multiple class action lawsuits were filed against Joint Juice for allegedly deceptively marketing its line of glucosamine supplements. Specifically, the complaints allege that the supplements will support and nourish cartilage, lubricate joints, and improve joint comfort when, in reality, scientific studies conclude that the ingredients in the products do

Various Bodybuilding Dietary Supplements: Tren 75, Winn50, Test 600x, Clen, Var, and Decca 200

January 6th, 2017

September 2016: This action was dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. October 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Dynamic Sports Nutrition for allegedly misrepresenting the nature and benefits of its bodybuilding dietary supplements, including Tren 75, Winn50, Test 600x, Clen, Var, and Decca 200.

GNC L-Glutamine Dietary Supplements

December 5th, 2016

In November 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC for allegedly deceptively marketing L-Glutamine Pro Perforamnce® dietary supplements – including L-Glutamine Powder 5000, L-Glutamine 1500, RapidDrive Glutamine 2500 Power Chew,and RapidDrive Glutamine 5000 – as having “Anti-Catabolic Effects,” “Support[ing] Muscle Function,” and “Support[ing] Faster Recovery After Workouts” when, in reality, such claims are false

Various Vitamin Shoppe Dietary Supplements

October 17th, 2016

September 2017: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint making similar allegations (i.e., that labels misleadingly state the total number of units in the container without adequately disclosing that one serving is multiple units). August 2017: The Ninth Circuit of Appeals affirmed the district court’s dismissal of breach of contract and breach of warranty claims but reversed

Hammer Nutrition Dietary Supplements

July 28th, 2016

September 2015: The parties agreed to dismiss this action . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. January 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Hammer Nutrition, Inc. for allegedly falsely marketing its products – including Appestat capsules and Perpetuem powder – as “all natural” when they actually contain synthetic ingredients. In addition,

Inner Armour Whey Dietary Supplements

July 28th, 2016

July 2016: This case was voluntarily dismissed . June 2016: The parties to this lawsuit reached a settlement agreement and notified the court that they will file a dismissal within 30 days. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. November 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against I A Nutrition, Inc. for allegedly

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