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—2017

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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:
Cebria, LLC
Product:
Cebria
Case Number:
6142
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Cognitive
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • Think Faster & Remember More with Cebria.
  • Improve Your Memory in just 30 Days.
  • Research results indicate that Cebria creates a significant improvement in memory.
Advertiser:
Balance of Nature, Inc.
Product:
Balance of Nature Dietary Supplements
Case Number:
6129
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Yes
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Immune Health
  • Digestive Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • Our Fruits & Veggies product provides you with the real nutrition of over 10 servings of whole fruits and vegetables in a day, supplementing your body with powerful antioxidants that enhance your immune system.
  • Cancer is preventable.
  • Testimonials that Balance of Nature prevents pneumonia, lowers PSA, and mitigates symptoms of MS.
Advertiser:
Opiate Freedom Center
Product:
Opiate Freedom Center Dietary Supplements System
Case Number:
6128
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Yes
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Opiate Withdrawal
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • Your All In-One At-Home Detox Solution.
  • For Those Looking for the Most Complete Natural Supplement Solution Available for a Body & Mind Depleted by Drug.
  • Testimonials: “I totally kicked opiates! ... Your method really works.
Advertiser:
Clarion Brands, LLC
Product:
Lipo-Flavonoid® Plus
Case Number:
5879C
Type:
  • Compliance
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Tinnitus
  • Meniere's Disease
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • #1 recommendation of doctors for relief of ringing in the ears.
  • More than 50 years of clinical data support the notion that Lipo-Flavonoid® Plus provides symptom improvement and relief from vertigo and tinnitus.
Advertiser:
Europharma, Inc.
Product:
Curamin
Case Number:
5222C
Type:
  • Compliance
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Joint Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
Examples of Claims:
  • Stop Pain Now
  • ...exceptional pain relief
Advertiser:
FemaLife Nutrition, LLC
Product:
Super Flora Probiotic
Case Number:
6116
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Yes
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Digestive Health
  • Weight Loss
  • Immune Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • ...learn how to put an end to all your digestive discomforts in less than 30 seconds a day.
  • Clinically Proven Results.
  • Finally, you can say good-bye to digestive upsets and excess belly bulge all while fortifying your body against colds, flus and other infectious diseases.
Advertiser:
EU Natural, Inc.
Product:
Stonebreaker Kidney & Gallbladder Cleanse
Case Number:
6113
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Superiority
Examples of Claims:
  • A non-invasive, pain free way to cleanse and pass wanted kidney and gallbladder material.
  • Lasting relief from nausea, restlessness, urinary tract pain and discomfort.
  • Most consumers will benefit after a couple of days of usage.
Advertiser:
Deep Sea Nutrition, LLC
Product:
Ocean's Bounty Diabetes Dietary Supplements
Case Number:
6110
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Cognitive
  • Joint Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • Lower harmful LDL cholesterol.
  • Supercharge an aging heart and arteries, plus fight diabetes.
  • Cut your risk of memory problems 50 percent.
  • Ease painful joints and bones.
Advertiser:
LabDoor, Inc.
Product:
LabDoor’s Dietary Supplement Rating and Ranking System
Case Number:
6094
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
Jarrow Formulas, Inc.
Supplement Category:
Types of Claims:
  • Express Claim
  • Implied Claim
Examples of Claims:
  • Research, find, and buy the best supplements based on real science.
  • Laboratory results and label claims for each product are used to calculate a Quality score, which is comprised of individual scores for Label Accuracy, Product Purity, Nutritional Value, Ingredient Safety and Project Efficacy.
  • Products are ranked and assigned an A through F grade based on their overall Quality score.