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Posted May 24, 2013

Seller of Liquid Minerals, Joint Care and Herbal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

On April 8, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Body Systems, Inc., following a facility inspection which found the company's Liquid Colloidal Minerals and Joint-Ortho Care to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

(See ConsumerLab's answer to the question, Is ingesting colloidal silver helpful for any condition and is it safe to use?, and see the Review of Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements for tests of related products.)

These violations include failure to implement a system of production and process controls that covers all stages of manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and holding and failure to make and keep written procedures for the responsibilities of the quality control operations.

In addition, statements made on labels for Body System's Joint-Ortho Care and Seven Flowers BP were found to be drug claims.

Joint-Ortho Care was promoted with statements such as "works to repair & revitalize damaged or worn connective tissue & cartilage."

(See's Review of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM Supplements for Joint Health for tests of related products.)

Seven Flowers BP was promoted with statements such as "an anti-hypertensive Chinese herbal remedy that may nutritionally help lower blood pressure without the usual side effects of many blood pressure medications."