Posted January 13, 2015

Seller of Speech Disorder Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims

NourishLife, LLC, seller of supplements promoted for treating children's speech disorders, has agreed to pay $200,000 in order to settle FTC charges that claims made on the company's website and in brochures were deceptive and not supported by science.

NourishLife's Speak softgels and capsules, and Speak Smooth liquid, contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin K. They were promoted on the company's website, speechnutrients.com, with parent testimonials, such as "Speak vitamins have made my little boy talk. He is five years old and has not spoken until I began giving him the vitamins," and "We were really amazed when Ben started singing along with a song on the radio ... and he was singing 3+ word phrases, not just one word here & there."

In addition, NourishLife owned and operated a second website, apraxiaresearch.com, which it misrepresented as an independent resource for speech disorder information.

The proposed settlement will also bar NourishLife, LLC from making false or unsubstantiated claims about the effectiveness of Speak, Speak Smooth, and any other dietary supplement.

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements, Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil Supplements, Vitamin E Supplements and Vitamin K Supplements for tests of related products.

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