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Posted June 11, 2015
FDA Warns Maker of Fruit Energy Drinks for Drug Claims
Whole5 contains a variety of pureed fruits such as acai, pomegranate and noni, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. It was promoted to treat a number of conditions with statements such as " An energizing whole fruit puree juice that is rich in anti-oxidants ... Anti-oxidants help protect the human body... lead to various chronic diseases related to aging. Extensive scientific evidence links heart disease, stroke, circulation problems, cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes..." and "[H]as helped me very much with my diabetes and also my aches and pains..."
Fruit of the Spirit contains a variety of pureed fruits, as well as vitamins and minerals. It was promoted to treat conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease with statements such as "If you suffer from chronic ... pain, persistent fatigue or insomnia, regularly get sinus, ear, or bladder infections ... concerned about heart disease, diabetes, or any other serious illness, you should be taking Fruit of the Spirit every day."
ViaViente, a similar drink, was promoted with statements such as " Miracle Heart Cure ... Natural Heart Remedy."
Also see ConsumerLab.com's Review articles about Noni Juice and Pomegranate Juice and Supplements for information about these ingredients.
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To read the FDA's warning letter, use the link below.