Posted July 17, 2020

Sellers of Immune Boosters, Vitamin C Warned for Coronavirus Claims

The FDA recently issued warning letters to two companies for selling products such as immune boosters, vitamin C, and zinc with unsupported claims that they can treat COVID-19 (use the links below to read the full warning letter):
The products were promoted with statements such as "E-Munity is a 30 ml size tincture that's anti-bacterial, anti-viral and immune boosting. It's our approach to strengthening our bodies against not only COVID-19 but similar diseases" and "She+ - Boost Your Immunity... May help to prevent COVID 19 symptoms by supporting to [sic] increase immunity." 

The FDA emphasized that there are currently no approved treatments for the virus and has previously stated: "There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The agency instructed the companies to send an email to COVID-19-Task-Force-CDER@fda.hhs.gov within 48 hours of receipt of the warning, describing the specific steps they have taken to correct these violations. 

See ConsumerLab's answers to the question What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?

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