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Posted September 13, 2014

Marketer Banned From Selling Weight Loss Products

In order to settle FTC charges of deceptive weight loss claims, John Matthew Dwyer III, the co-founder of HealthyLife Sciences, LLC, has agreed to no longer manufacture or market weight loss supplements. The company promoted its Healthe Trim supplements with promises consumers could rapidly lose as much as 165 pounds and "get high school skinny" without exercising or changing their daily routine.

Healthe Trim contains green leaf tea extract, Hoodia gordonii, Caralluma fimbriata stem extract, coix seed, Garcinia cambogia and resveratrol. It was sold at CVS, GNC, and Walgreens and cost up to $65 for a one month supply.

(See's Reviews of Weight Loss Supplements, Garcinia Cambogia Supplements, Green Tea Supplements and Resveratrol Supplements for tests of related products.)

As part of the settlement, the company is also required to have two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trials to support any future claims relating to weight loss, increased metabolism, or appetite suppression.

The Healthe Trim weight loss claims were also challenged by the National Advertising Division (NAD) in 2013.

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To read the FTC's press release, use the link below.