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Posted May 18, 2023
EarthLab, Inc. Warned for Promoting Green Tea, Curcumin, Elderberry & More to Treat Stroke, Cancer & Flu
On April 27, 2023, the FDA issued a warning letter to EarthLab, Inc., dba Wise Woman Herbals, following inspection of the company’s website which found statements about the company’s Green Tea Solid Extract, Curcuma Spp. Organic Turmeric, PSA Capsules, Healthy Prostate, Turmeric Gold Capsules, Joint Support, Upper Respiratory Support, and Elderberry Plus Syrup products to be drug claims, which are not permitted for dietary supplements.
For example, the company's Green Tea Solid Extract was promoted with statements such as, “…Drinking three cups or more daily can reduce stroke risk by as much as 21% . . .. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in tea help prevent intracerebral hemorrhages from occurring. It is believed that compounds such as catechins also provide some protection against strokes.”
See ConsumerLab’s Green Tea Supplements and Drinks Review for more information and tests of related products.
Curcuma Spp. Organic Turmeric products were promoted with statements such as, “Curcumin, which is extracted from turmeric, may reduce the risk factors of stroke by reducing total cholesterol and improving vascular function . . ..” Turmeric Gold Capsules were promoted with statements such as, “Another way to naturally improve joint pain is to incorporate certain supplements and herbal remedies into your daily health regimen. Wise Woman Herbals Turmeric Gold Capsules are a great option for those looking for a natural alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers. In fact, studies show that turmeric is just as – if not more – effective in reducing inflammation and joint pain than NSAIDs”
See ConsumerLab’s Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review for more information and tests of related products.
PSA Capsules were promoted with statements such as, “The reishi mushroom, also known as ganoderma lucidum, has been shown to have anticancer effects, especially in those with prostate cancer. It does this primarily by suppressing the migration and invasion of prostate cancer cells.”
See ConsumerLab’s Reishi Mushroom Supplements Review for more information and tests of related products.
Healthy Prostate products were promoted with statements such as, “… includes herbs like saw palmetto, cleavers, pipsissewa, and stinging nettle . . .. Pipsissewa is another herb that can benefit men by ... promoting anti-inflammation that can benefit the prostate glands.”
See ConsumerLab’s Sexual Enhancer Supplements Review for more information and tests of related products.
Elderberry Plus Syrup products were promoted with statements such as, “The Study showed that Elderberry extract is effective in treatment of flu.”
See ConsumerLab’s Elderberry Supplements Review for more information and tests of related products.
Joint Support products were promoted with statements such as, “Joint Support Capsules … Amazing. Really works. Muscle pain and nerve pain.”
See ConsumerLab’s Joint Health Supplements Review for more information and tests of related products.
Products were also deemed to be adulterated because of failure to establish specifications for every point, step, or stage in the manufacturing process, failure to follow written procedures for laboratory operations, and failure to reject dietary supplements that did not meet specifications.
The company was also warned in 2022 for making claims that its products could treat the flu, reduce stroke, prevent cancer, and more.
EarthLab, Inc. is required to respond to the FDA in writing within 15 days of receipt of the warning outlining the specific steps taken to address any and all violations.
For more information, use the link below.
Warning: EarthLab, Inc., dba Wise Woman Herbals
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