Posted November 2, 2012

Manufacturer of Prostate, Inflammation and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims

On October 15, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Ortho Molecular Products, Inc. for making drug claims about the following dietary supplements: Candicid Forte, Inflamma-bLOX, Lipitrol, Mucosagen, Prostatrol Forte, Resvoxitrol, Paracid Forte, VascuPak HTN and Lithium Orotate.

Candicid Forte contains biotin, zinc, sodium caprylate, berberine, cinnamon bark, ginger root, oregano leaf extract, Pau D’Arco inner bark extract, rosemary leaf extract and chamomile extract. It was promoted for the treatment of yeast infections.

Inflamma-bLOX contains skullcap root extract, bee propolis extract, turmeric extract and pollen extract. It was promoted for the treatment of inflammatory bowel conditions, chronic inflammation, prostatitis and injury related inflammation.

Lipitrol contains gugul resin, natural citrus flavones, guar gum and artichoke leaf extract. It was promoted to lower total and LDL cholesterol.

Mucosagen contains vitamin A, biotin, zinc, L-glutamine, L-cysteine, glucosamine, gamma oryzanol, milk thistle seed extract and lactoferrin. It was promoted as inhibiting inflammatory cytokines and having antibacterial properties.

Prostatrol Forte contains zinc, selenium, saw palmetto, nettles root extract and pygeum root extract. It was promoted as treating prostate symptoms and inflammation.

(See ConsumerLab.com’s Reviews of Vitamin A Supplements, B Vitamin Supplements, Glucosamine Supplements, Milk Thistle Supplements, Saw Palmetto Supplements, Selenium Supplements, Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements, and Zinc Supplements for tests of products that contain some of these ingredients.)

Resvoxitrol contains quercetin dehydrate, broccoli seed extract, pomegranate extract, alpha lipoic acid, trans-resveratrol and pterostilbene. It was promoted for the treatment of inflammation and cancer.

Paracid Forte contains sweet wormwood, olive leaf extract, black walnut hulls, berberine sulfate hydrate and artemisinin. It was promoted for the treatment of parasitic infections and malaria.

VascuPak HTN contains magnesium, potassium, L-arginine, L-carnitine, taurine and hawthorn leaf and flower extract. It was promoted for the treatment of hypertension.

(See ConsumerLab.com’s Reviews of L-Arginine Supplements, Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplements and Pomegranate Juice and Supplements for tests of products that contain some of these ingredients.)

Lithium Orotate contains lithium and was promoted for the treatment of mood disorders.

For more information about this warning letter, use the link below.