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Posted December 31, 2020
FDA Warns Seller of Flu Immune
On December 21, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Riverstone LLC for selling the products Flu Immune Drops, L-Lysine, Lysine Extra, and Monolaurin with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).
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)."
Riverstone products were promoted with statements such as "L-Lysine... Helps boost immune system response to fight viruses and bacteria that lead to illness... L-Lysine 500 mg by Ecological Formulas features Lysine as its key ingredient, an essential amino acid that helps the body in fighting viruses."
See ConsumerLab's Lysine Supplements Review for tests of related products.
Also see ConsumerLab's answer to the question What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
The FDA 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.
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