Posted November 2, 2012

Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration

On September 10, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Global Source Management & Consulting for making drug claims about the following dietary supplements: Scientific Joint Program capsules, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Healthy Blood Sugar Diabetic Support, Dr. Balch’s Prostate Support, Excess Water Pill Natural Herbal Diuretic, High Potency Evening Primrose Oil, Ginkgo Biloba Standardized Extract, Maca Lepidium Meyenii, Enteric Coated Max Omega- 3, Super Horny Goat Weed and Valerian Root. These supplements were promoted to treat a variety of diseases, including arthritis, psoriasis, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome and Alzheimer's.

Alpha Lipoic Acid, Echinacea Root, Evening Primrose Oil , Ginkgo Biloba Standardized Extract , Glucosamine Sulfate Chondroitin Sulfate Complex, Enteric Coated Max Omega-3, Omega-3 with Vitamin D3, Super Horny Goat Weed, Valerian Root, and C Vitamin were also found to be misbranded because the labels failed to identify these products as dietary supplements.

Garlic 500 mg with Parsley, Glucosamine Sulfate Chondroitin Sulfate Complex, Healthy Essential Oil and Prosta-Aid Double Strength were also found to be misbranded because the product labels contained statements such as “Contains No Soy.” However, soy was listed as an ingredient.

Prosta-Aid Double Strength, Super Horny Goat Weed, and Diabetic Support were found to be misbranded because the specific plant part used was not identified on the labels.

C Vitamin, Cod Liver Oil, Colon Super Cleanse, Echinacea Root, Evening Primrose Oil 500 mg, Evening Primrose Oil 1000 mg, Flax Seed Oil, Lecithin, and Shark Cartilage were found to be misbranded because the labels failed to provide a company address or domestic phone number on the label.

In addition, Global Source dietary supplements were found to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed or held under conditions that do not meet Current Good Manufacturing Practices.

(See ConsumerLab.com’s Reviews of Joint Health Supplements, Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplements, Black Currant, Borage, Evening Primrose, and Flaxseed Oil Supplements, Echinacea Supplements, Garlic Supplements, Ginkgo Biloba Supplements, Sexual Enhancer Supplements, Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements, Vitamin C Supplements and Valerian Supplements for tests of related products.)

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