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Posted August 30, 2012
Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More
Alfa's Sugar Control contains magnesium, chromium picolinate, and herbs Gymnema sylvestre and Momordica charantia. It was promoted for the treatment of high blood sugar and low insulin in diabetes. Diabetifen contains a blend of vitamin C, fenugreek seed, chromium picolinate, alfalfa, ginkgo biloba leaves and guar gum and was promoted for the treatment of diabetes.
Anamu and Llanten capsules were a blend of two herbs promoted for the treatment of the cold, flu, other respitory diseases and cancer. Anamu is an herb also known as Petiveria alliace, and Llanten is a genus of the verbena family of plants, although the species was not provided on the Alfa label.
The company's CoQ10 product was promoted for the treatment of asthma and allergies, diabetes, hypertension and muscular dystrophy. Their Ginkgo Biloba Extract was promoted for the treatment of asthma, kidney and heart disorders, depression, headaches, and for the relief of symptoms of Alzheimer's and Reynaud's. Alfa's Aloe Vera formula was promoted for the treatment of eczema, stomach ulcers , skin cancer and arthritis.
MAX-EPA 2000 mg, an omega-3 supplement, was promoted for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, reducing asthma and having anti-cancer properties. A similar product, Omega-3, was promoted for the treatment on blood pressure, cholesterol, arthritis and psoriasis.
(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Omega-3 Supplements for tests of related products.)
Noni Capsules and Noni Juice, made from the fruit of Morinda citrifolia, were promoted for the treatment of high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, tuberculosis and malaria.
(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Noni Juice for tests of related products.)
Pulmonary Primacare contains vitamins A and C, selenium, anamu, bee pollen and soybean. It was promoted for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, flu, polymyositis and other lung diseases. Shark Cartilage was promoted for the treatment of arthritis, psoriasis, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
The company promoted Vitamin E for arthritis, the prevention of diabetes and cataracts, and the delay of arteriosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Their St. John's Wort was promoted for depression and viral infections, and Cat's Claw for viral and intestinal infections, diabetes, tumors and cancer.
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