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Dietary Supplements

What are Dietary Supplements ?

A Dietary Supplement is intended for ingestion that contains a "dietary ingredient" intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet.

What are the Dietary Supplements being Investigated?

The authorities said they had conducted tests on top-selling store brands of herbal supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart — and found that four out of five of the products did not contain any of the herbs on their labels. The tests showed that pills labeled medicinal herbs often contained little more than cheap fillers like powdered rice, asparagus and houseplants, and in some cases substances that could be dangerous to those with allergies.

Walmart “Spring Valley” Brand

Ginseng, Garlic, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto, Gingko Biloba, and St. John’s Wort. None of the products tested by the AG consistently revealed DNA from the labeled herb. In 90 tests, the DNA findings matched the label only 4% of the time. Moreover, the products were found to be contaminated with filler ingredients, including rice and wheat/grass, palm, and cassava.

Walgreens’ “Finest Nutrition” Brand

Ginseng, Garlic, Echinacea, Gingko Biloba and St. John’s Wort. In 90 tests of six products, the DNA findings matched the label only 18% of the time. The products were found to be contaminated with filler ingredients, including rice, wheat, palm, and daisy.

GNC “Herbal Plus” Brand

Ginseng, Echinacea, Saw Palmetto, Gingko Biloba, and St. John’s Wort. In 120 tests of six products, the DNA findings matched the label only 22% of the time. The products were found to be contaminated with filler ingredients, including asparagus and alfalfa.

Target “Up & Up” Brand

Testing revealed no trace of DNA of Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort or Valerian Root in those supplements. Target products were also found to be contaminated with filler ingredients, including allum, asparagus and pea.

If you or a family member has been injured due to the use of Dietary Supplements please contact our Dietary Supplements Attorneys today. We are currently pursuing Dietary Supplements cases Nationwide.

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