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Posted December 14, 2023

FDA Warns Seller of Novid NASAL SPRAY for Allergy, Virus, and Cold Claims

On December 7, 2023, the FDA issued a warning to Novid Group, Inc. following an inspection of the company’s website, which found statements about the company’s novid NASAL SPRAY product to be drug claims.

Novid NASAL SPRAY is listed as containing fulvic acid (which is also found in shilajit supplements and, based on preliminary research, may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties) as well as saline, purified water, eucalyptus leaf oil, and other ingredients.

The spray was promoted with statements such as, "…temporarily relieves symptoms of upper airway allergies and infections which include: runny nose…nasal congestion…sinus pressure," "…individual protection from catching colds or other viral infections when in a large crowd or in close contact with potentially infected individuals," and "The Doctor recommended and approved Nasal and Sinus Protection spray that fights and defends where viruses and bacteria attack."

The FDA stated that it considers the spray to be a “new drug” because it is not recognized as safe and effective for its intended use, and because the product is formulated with ingredients that aren’t permitted for use in combination with one another, such as fulvic acid and sodium.

Additionally, products were deemed to be misbranded because they do not comply with the requirements for marketing.

Novid Group must respond to the agency within 15 days of receipt of the warning explaining the specific steps taken to address any violations.

For more information about related products, see ConsumerLab’s answer to the question: Which supplements are best for seasonal allergies?

Also see:

Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?

What is shilajit? Does it have any proven health benefits, and is heavy metal contamination a concern?

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Warning: Novid Group, Inc.

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