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Posted January 30, 2013
Maker of Cold and Flu Supplement Warned For Making Drug Claims
Examples of these statements include:
"[GermBullet] gives your body defenses a higher probability of effectively combating germs, so that you remain healthy."
"I am an airline pilot and I was getting sick all the time, at least once every few weeks. Once I started using GermBullet I'm not getting sick anymore."
GermBullet was also found to be misbranded because the Flu and Cold Defense website describes a laboratory that independently tested the product as "an FDA recognized virology lab" despite the fact that the agency has not "recognized" any virology lab that has independently tested the product.
GermBullet contains a blend of organic essential oils including lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary and pine. It does not contain zinc. It was promoted to reduce illness-causing bacteria, cold and flu viruses and fungi.
See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Echinacea Supplements and Zinc Supplements for tests of other cold and flu products and the Encyclopedia of Natural Products article on Colds and Flus for more information on these conditions.
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