Posted July 5, 2013

Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims

On June 25, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Nutrient Synergy, Inc., following a review of the company’s website which found statements made about the dietary supplement Nepretin to be drug claims.

These statements include "Nepretin, a revolutionary treatment for diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy," "Nepretin is designed to control complications of diabetes," and testimonials such as "Now after one year taking the Nepretin… the cataracts have been removed from both eyes!!"

The FDA also cited the website URL for Nepretin, http://www.nutrientsynergy.com/diabetic-retinopathy.htm, and meta tags used to direct internet traffic to the site, such as "diabetes nephropathy treatment" as examples of a drug claims.

Nepretin contains vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium calcium, folic acid, soy isolate, shark cartilage, chondroitin sulfate, flax seed, bilberry extract, Gymnema sylvestre, N-acetylcysteine, plant sterol complex, fenugreek seed, L-Taurine, green tea extract, grape seed extract, potassium citrate, potassium sulfate, carnitine, linoleic Acid, Ginkgo biloba, pine bark extract, alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, lutein, and chromium picolinate. It was promoted to “control complications of diabetes caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina."

See ConsumerLab.com’s Review of Vision Supplements With Lutein and Zeaxanthin for tests of related products.

Also see reviews of Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplements, Vitamin A Supplements, B Vitamin Supplements, Vitamin C Supplements, Zinc Supplements, Magnesium Supplements, Calcium Supplements, Green Tea Supplements , Ginkgo Biloba Supplements and CoQ10 Supplements for more information about these ingredients.

See Related Warnings:

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Maker of Eye Health Supplements Warned for Drug Claims

To read the FDA’s warning letter, use the link below.