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Herbal Supplements Without Herbs?

Posted on - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 under Safety Tips

Current Investigation Into Herbal Supplement Fraud

The Attorney General of Georgia takes the lead in cases involving consumer fraud against Georgia residents.  Many times, another state initiates an investigation into a claim and other states join in on the claim once it proves valid.

Recently, the New York State Attorney General looked into the most popular store brand herbal supplements of four large retailers:  GNC, Target, Walgreens, & Wal-Mart.  Four out of the five products tested did not include ANY of the herbs listed on their labels.  More dangerous is the fact that the pills contained unlabeled ingredients and contaminants such as soy and wheat that could be dangerous to people with allergies.

List of Herbal Supplements Tested

  • GNC‘s “Herbal Plus” Brand
    • Gingko Biloba
    • St. John’s Wort
    • Ginseng
    • Echinacea
    • Saw Palmetto
  • Target‘s “Up & Up” Brand
    • Gingko Biloba
    • St. John’s Wort
    • Valerian Root
  •  Walgreens‘ “Finest Nutrition” Brand
    • Gingko Biloba
    • St. John’s Wort
    • Ginseng
    • Garlic
    • Echinacea
  • Wal-Mart‘s “Spring Valley” Brand
    • Gingko Biloba
    • St. John’s Wort
    • Ginseng
    • Garlic
    • Echinacea
    • Saw Palmetto

Have you purchased one of these supplements?  Fill out the contact form to the right and tell us the products you purchased.  You may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit to get your money back due to these products being a scam.

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