Posted June 11, 2016

Vitacost Settles Magnesium Supplement Lawsuit

Supplement retailer Vitacost.com has settled a class action lawsuit which alleged the magnesium content of the following Vitacost magnesium products was misrepresented because the labels failed to list magnesium oxide as an ingredient:

  • Vitacost Chelated Magnesium
  • Vitacost Multi-Mineral & Magnesium
  • Vitacost Magnesium & Calcium

The lawsuit charged that these products were represented as containing "100% magnesium glycinate," but  contained magnesium glycinate and magnesium oxide.

(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Magnesium Supplements for more information about the different forms of magnesium and tests of related products).

As part of the settlement, up to $360,000 will be made available to make payments to consumers who purchased these supplements, with labels that did not list magnesium oxide as an ingredient, between October 22, 2010 and June 6, 2016 and who submit a claim form (available at www.VitacostMagnesiumSettlement.com). The amount of payment to each consumer will vary based on where the purchase was made (online or in-store), the number of products purchased, and whether proof of purchase is provided. Forms must be submitted by September 28, 2016. 

For more information about the settlement, use the link below.