Compilation of NAD Challenges

CRN's summary of the dietary supplement advertising decisions issued by the National Advertising Division (NAD) in conjunction with the CRN/NAD Advertising Review Program can help stakeholders better understand what claims raise red flags—so they can avoid making these kinds of claims. CRN publishes this web page as a service to its members and for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. Please consult professional legal counsel with any specific questions or for legal advice regarding the information published on this website.

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Search cases 2007— March 2019

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Advertiser:
Compound Solutions, Inc.
Product:
VASO6
Case Number:
6267
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
Natural Products Foundation
Supplement Category:
  • Sports Nutrition
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • VASO6 is a natural and patented ingredient for nitric oxide production and blood flow, clinically proven to increase vasodilation by 50%.
  • tudies show VASO6 leads to 50% vasodilation at a 300 mg dose.
Advertiser:
Enfamil
Product:
Enfamil NeuroPro
Case Number:
6260
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
Nestle Nutrition
Supplement Category:
  • Infants
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • Brain-building nutrition…
  • Nourish the BRAIN FIRST Everything Begins Here.
  • Brain first nutrition
Advertiser:
MOM Enterprises, Inc.
Product:
Mommy's BlissCough Syrup & Probiotic Drops
Case Number:
6257
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
Johnson & Johnson
Supplement Category:
  • Infants
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • to get them feeling better again
  • for moms to use when their babies aren’t feeling so great
  • sick baby toolkit
  • for when cold & flu season hits
Advertiser:
MOM Enterprises, Inc.
Product:
Mommy's Bliss Gripe Water
Case Number:
6256
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
Johnson & Johnson
Supplement Category:
  • Infants
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
Examples of Claims:
  • I have to say your gripe water is amazing. My son is not colicky but has bad gas issues sometimes and hiccups. This product works quickly and effectively.
  • Very First in the U.S.
  • Pediatrician recommended
Advertiser:
BioAmicus Laboratories, Inc.
Product:
Parent's Choice Colic Drops
Case Number:
6244
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
Nestle Nutrition
Supplement Category:
  • Infants
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • For excessive crying & colic. Clinically shown to reduce crying time.
  • Clinically shown to reduce crying time by 50%.
Advertiser:
Wellmed LLP
Product:
Neuronix
Case Number:
6243
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Pain Relief
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
Examples of Claims:
  • New pill for neuropathy sends soothing comfort to your legs and feet.
Advertiser:
Arthur Andrew Medical, Inc.
Product:
AminolaseTPA
Case Number:
6241
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Sports Nutrition
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • Eliminate Stomach Fat.
  • Clinically proven to help benefit the skin from the inside out
Advertiser:
NuLiv Scince, Inc.
Product:
AstraGin
Case Number:
6231
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Bioavailability Enhancement
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Implied Claim
Examples of Claims:
  • Whether you are an athelete or just somebody who is looking to sustain a healthy, long, and productive living style, AstraGin™ may help support the absorption of vital nutrients necessary to achieve that.”
  • In one of our in vivo studies, AstraGin™ increased the insulin sensitivity by 38%. Achieving independent GRAS status solidifies AstraGin as a superior quality compound to significantly enhance bioavailability of nutraceutical ingredients for a wide range
Advertiser:
Eli Nutrition, inc.
Product:
TummyZen
Case Number:
6222
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
GSK, LLP
Supplement Category:
  • Heartburn
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Implied Claim
Examples of Claims:
  • Total Heartburn Relief
  • Stops Acid Production
  • Acid Inhibiting
  • Halts the secretion of Chloride ions in your parietal cells to help regulate the release of acid into your stomach.
  • Supports your stomach lining.
  • Proven ingredients like protective zinc.
  • Its Revolutionary Formula Relieves almost instantly.
  • Long Lasting
Advertiser:
Dermatology Industry
Product:
UVO
Case Number:
6219
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Sun Protection
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • UVO... increases the amount of time it takes for skin to burn when exposed to both UVA & UVB rays
  • scientifically proven to help benefit the skin from the inside out