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:
Health Club Diet, LLC
Product:
Androzene
Case Number:
6218
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Erectile Dysfunction
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • Androzene uses clinically tested ingredients that will increase blood flow to the genital region in response to sexual stimuli.
  • Hardness – a more rigid erection.
  • Size – A longer and fuller erection.
  • Also Androzene increases your arousal in response to sexual stimuli.
  • Physical arousal – A quicker and bigger reaction to intimacy.
  • Androzene is an all-natural scientific breakthrough that uses patented technology to increase a man’s desire, firmness, stamina, and sensitivity.
Advertiser:
Novahue Skin, LLC
Product:
Novahue
Case Number:
6217
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Sun Protection
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • ...allowing the dermis to actively and effectively defend itself against sunburn
  • Helps prevent damage caused by sunlight
Advertiser:
Hyperbiotics, Inc.
Product:
Hyperbiotics Probiotic Supplement
Case Number:
6216
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
The Procter & Gamble Company
Supplement Category:
  • Weight Loss
  • Upper Respiratory Health
  • Urinary Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Quantified Performance
Examples of Claims:
  • 15X more effective than others
  • designed for weight loss support
  • promote optimal urinary function
Advertiser:
BAS Sports Nutrition, LLC
Product:
Bodyarmour SuperDrink
Case Number:
6215
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
Stokely-Vann Camp, Inc.
Supplement Category:
  • Hydration
  • Functional Food
Types of Claims:
  • Product Description
Examples of Claims:
  • BodyArmor is “a better sports drink”
  • BodyArmor is “more natural”
  • BodyArmor provides “better hydration” and “superior hydration”
Advertiser:
a2 Milk Company
Product:
a2 Milk
Case Number:
6213
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
National Milk Producers Federation
Supplement Category:
  • Digestive Health
  • Functional Food
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
Examples of Claims:
  • 100% real milk that’s easier on digestion
  • scientifically proven to help benefit the skin from the inside out
Advertiser:
American Dream Nutrition, LLC
Product:
PhytoZon
Case Number:
5890C
Type:
  • Compliance
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Cognitive
  • Energy
  • Pain Relief
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Eye Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • no further action required
Advertiser:
Eok Marketing, LLC d/b/a Marine Essentials
Product:
OmegaFlex Dietary Supplements
Case Number:
5892C
Type:
  • Compliance
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Joint Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • No further action required
Advertiser:
HFL Solutions, Inc.
Product:
Blood Sugar Optimizer
Case Number:
6000C
Type:
  • Compliance
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Diabetes
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • No further action required
Advertiser:
Mega-T, LLC
Product:
Mega-T Green Tea Fat Burning Supplement
Case Number:
5952C
Type:
  • Compliance
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Weight Loss
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • No further action required
Advertiser:
Fit Products, LLC
Product:
FitTea
Case Number:
6042C
Type:
  • Compliance
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Weight Loss
  • Social Media
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • No further action required