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Posted November 10, 2020
Seller of Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Warned for Drug Claims
On October 29, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Natural Sprout Co. LLC following a review of the company's websites, which found statements made about some of the company's products, including Alfalfa Sprout Powder, Alfalfa Sprout Powder Capsules, Barley Sprout Powder, Barley Sprout Powder Capsules, Broccoli Sprout Powder, Broccoli Sprout Powder Capsules, Buckwheat Sprout Powder, Buckwheat Sprout Powder Capsules, Fenugreek Sprout Powder, Fenugreek Sprout Powder Capsules, High Antioxidant Blend Sprout Powder, High Antioxidant Blend Sprout Powder Capsules, Mung Bean Sprout Powder, Mung Bean Sprout Powder Capsules, Oat Sprout Powder, Oat Sprout Powder Capsules, Soy Sprout Powder, Soy Sprout Powder Capsules, Spelt Sprout Powder, and Spelt Sprout Powder Capsules to be drug claims.
For example, Alfalfa Sprout Powder and Alfalfa Sprout Powder Capsules were promoted with statements such as "Alfalfa may help reduce cholesterol."
(See ConsumerLab's Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review for tests of related products.)
Broccoli Sprout Powder and Broccoli Sprout Powder Capsules were promoted with statements such as "Broccoli contains sulforaphane which is believed to inhibit tumor growth."
In addition, these products were found to be misbranded because they do not contain adequate directions for safe use, as required by federal regulations.
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