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Latest News:  Marketers of Nopal Cactus Drink Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims
(Date Posted: 7/26/2014)

TriVita Inc., and marketers of the company's "prickly pear" fruit drink Nopalea have agreed to pay $3.5 million in consumer refunds to settle FTC charges they made deceptive claims that the drink treats health problems ranging from skin conditions to joint pain and respiratory problems.

The company's website promoted the drink, which is made from Nopal cactus, as "Inflammation Relief without a Prescription." Infomercials described Nopalea as an "anti-inflammatory wellness drink" and explained how inflammation is linked to diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's, and featured testimonials from supposedly satisfied customers, who were actually paid employees.

The settlement also prohibits the company from making any health claims about Nopalea or any other health product without adequate scientific evidence, specifically, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical tests conducted by qualified researchers.

See the article on Nopal for more information about this ingredient.

Also see Review Article on Noni Juice and the Review of Acai Berry Supplements and Beverages for information and tests of other popular juice drinks.

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To read the FTC's press release, use the red link below.

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