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Posted January 24, 2013
Food for Health Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims on Supplements
(See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Vitamin C Supplements, Vitamin D Supplements, Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements, Potassium Iodide Supplements, Greens and Whole Foods Powders and Nutrition Powders for tests of related products.)
In addition, the agency found statements on www.foodforhealthinternational.com that promoted the dietary supplement Activz Control as a drug. The supplement was promoted for blood sugar control, reducing bad cholesterol and decreasing hypertension, and was described on the website with statements such as "…Help body stabilize blood sugar," "Assists the body by . . . Reducing Bad Cholesterol . . . Decreasing hypertension," "Avoid blood sugar spikes with a unique blend of phytonutrients . . . that help your body stabilize blood sugar levels . . . ." and "Contains . . . antioxidants to fight free radicals that cause . . . disease."
Activz Control was also found to be misbranded due to inadequate directions for use on the product label.
Activz Control contains vitamin C, vitamin E, organic Jerusalem artichoke, rice bran, green tea extract, caffeine, grape seed extract, grape skin extract, cinnamon extract, cinnamon bark, alpha lipoic acid, GliSODin® (a patented antioxidant derived from cantaloupe, combined with wheat protein) organic parsley, marigold extract, the enzymes amylase, protease, peptidase, lipase, cellulase, hemiseb™ (a trademarked enzyme blend) lactase, maltase, invertase, bromelain and astaxanthin.
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