Posted May 12, 2018

Seller of Maca Powder Warned for Drug Claims

On April 18, 2018, the FDA issued a warning letter to Herbs America, Inc. following review of the company's website, and the company's Maca Magic store on www.amazon.com, which found statements made about the company's products, including Chanca Piedra, Jatoba, Boldo, Copaiba oil, Chu Chu Huasi, and Maca, to be drug claims. 

For example, on the company's website, its Maca Magic Organic Raw Maca Powder is promoted with statements such as "Maca Root [the ingredient in the product] is credited by many with possessing immuno-stimulating qualities that help to build the body's defenses against invasive infection and serious disease," and "Because Maca is thought to balance hormonal activity, it is believed to be useful in cases of sterility and other reproductive and sexual disorders. In men, it is believed to treat male impotence and erectile dysfunction..."

See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Maca Supplements for tests of related products.

See related warnings:

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Seller of Supplements for Pain and Allergies Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims

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Marketers of CellAssure and Cognify Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Cancer Claims

To read the FDA's warning, use the link below.