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Posted December 2, 2020
Seller of Vitamin C, Elderberry, Silver, and More Warned for COVID-19 Claims
On November 10, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Sage Woman Herbs, Ltd. dba Sage Consulting & Apothecary for selling the products X-tra Strength CV Bundle, Golden Mushroom Blend, Golden Mushroom Blend Tincture, Moducare Chewables, Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids, Protocol for Life Balance K2 MK-7 & D3, Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol, Super Elderberry Syrup, Respiratory Tonic, Cistus Incanus Tea, Manuka Honey, Respiratory/Head Lungs, Shuang Huang Lian, Winter Rescue, and Winter Rescue Tincture with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).
Golden Mushroom was promoted with statements such as "FOR PREVENTION TAKE:... Golden Mushroom Blend..."
See ConsumerLab's Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review for tests of related products.
Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids was promoted with statements such as "Kids 3 and up should also get vitamin C in reduced doses for prevention. No kids have died from the Corona virus."
See ConsumerLab's Vitamin C Supplements Review for tests of related products.
Super Elderberry Syrup was promoted with statements such as "A good quality Elderberry syrup or tincture. With Super Elderberry, you will use 5-6 teaspoons per day..."
See ConsumerLab's Elderberry Supplements Review for tests of related products.
Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol was promoted with statements such as " Sovereign Silver — 1 teaspoon a day for prevention or 2 x a day for treatment of opportunistic infections in folks with the virus."
See ConsumerLab's answer to the question Is ingesting colloidal silver helpful for any condition and is it safe to use?
The FDA 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 company 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 it has taken to correct these violations.
See ConsumerLab's answer to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
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