Women’s Best Friend, Parasite Purge

August 28th, 2018

Crystal Star says its Women’s Best Friend supplement, marketed for female reproductive health, is “a friend you won’t want to be without.” But without FDA approval for its health claims, including that Women’s Best Friend reduces “excess estrogen that fuels abnormal growths,” the Minnesota-based company has a regulatory problem.

A recent FDA warning letter to the president of Healthy Healing, d.b.a. Crystal Star, cites a number of unapproved drug treatment claims appearing on healthyhealing.com, product labels, and in the company’s product catalog. These include claims for Women’s Best Friend, including the aforementioned, as well as those for Parasite Purge (Para Purge for short), a supplement that Crystal Star markets to rid the body of parasites and “prevent reinfestation.”

Several of the illegal health claims are tied to the purported benefits of the supplements’ herbal ingredients, which include goldenseal root, elecampane root and Jamaica dogwood. The letter gives the company 15 days to respond with the steps it has taken or plans to take to correct the violations.

Remember, readers, marketing supplements as having the ability to treat, cure, alleviate the symptoms of, or prevent developing diseases and disorders is simply not permitted by law. If a supplement really could do all that, then it would be a drug subject to rigorous study and testing to gain FDA approval.

Find more of our coverage on supplements here.

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Only drugs can be marketed as having the ability to diagnose, cure, treat, prevent or mitigate a disease, and the only way for a product to gain legit drug status is by getting FDA approval, which means any product that doesn’t get FDA approval can’t say it has the ability to diagnose, cure, treat, prevent or mitigate a disease.

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