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Posted October 1, 2016

No Evidence Supplement Can Reverse or Prevent Gray Hair, Says FTC

On September 23, 2016, the FTC announced a U.S. district court has issued a judgement prohibiting the makers of Grey Defence dietary supplements from making claims the products can reverse or prevent grey hair, unless they are not misleading and are supported by reliable scientific evidence. COORGA Nutraceuticals, the maker of Grey Defence is also ordered to pay $391,335, which may be used to provide refunds to consumers.

The FTC filed a complaint against the company in 2015, and the court's judgement agreed with the complaint, finding that there is no scientific evidence to support claims the products can reverse or prevent gray hair.

In the press release, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection Jessica Rich stated, "If a company says a product can get rid of gray hair or have some other miraculous result, they need the science to support that. We're pleased that the court agreed with the Commission that strong product claims require strong evidence backing them up."

The FTC took similar action last year against the marketers of other products promising to reverse or prevent gray hair GetAwayGrey and Rise-N-Shine.

See Related Warnings:

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