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:
Silver Star Brands, Inc.
Product:
JuniorSlim
Case Number:
5918
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Children's Weight Loss
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Implied Claim
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • Supports the digestive system by maintaining the natural breakdown of fats.
  • Addresses the tendency to comfort eat.
Advertiser:
Brain Fire
Product:
Brain Fire
Case Number:
5914
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Cognitive
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Implied Claim
Examples of Claims:
  • Mental Clarity – Enhances Neurotransmitters in the brain naturally.
  • Improved memory.
  • Effective nootropic – proven scientific ingredient profile that works.
Advertiser:
Vital G-NETICS
Product:
Flexsure
Case Number:
5912
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Joint Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
  • Testimonials
  • Comparative
Examples of Claims:
  • Researchers Conclude: FlexSure has been clinically proven to be effective AND safe.
  • Clinical trials showed that FlexSure users had significant increases in joint comfort, mobility and flexibility.
  • Significant results were seen in 7 DAYS!
Advertiser:
Novartis/GSK Consumer HealthCare
Product:
Benefiber
Case Number:
5873
Type:
  • NARB Panel
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
Challenger:
The Procter & Gamble Company
Supplement Category:
  • Digestive Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
Examples of Claims:
  • Helps maintain regularity.
Advertiser:
Neuracel.com
Product:
Neuracel Nerve Pain Relief
Case Number:
5907
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Nerve Pain Relief
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Testimonials
Examples of Claims:
  • The Complete Natural Everyday Nerve Pain Miracle
  • One New Supplement Does Everything and Keeps You Comfortable ALL Day Long. Plus, you can say “good bye” to dangerous side effects.
  • No More Nerve Pain. Surgery Is Not An Option.
Advertiser:
Brock Beauty
Product:
Hairfinity
Case Number:
5904
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
Lifes2Good, Inc.
Supplement Category:
  • Hair Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • Clinically proven to decrease number of hairs shed and increase hair growth.
  • Our B-Vitamin complex nourishes and supports a healthy scalp and hair growth.
  • Hairfinity Hair Vitamins are formulated with hair specific nutrients to nourish your hair from the INSIDE OUT and promote faster growing, longer, thicker, stronger hair, and more vibrant hair.
Advertiser:
New Nordic USA, Inc.
Product:
Skin Care Collagen Filler
Case Number:
5901
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Anti-aging
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • Helps reduce the formation of new wrinkles.
  • Promotes the skin’s own formation of collagen.
Advertiser:
Health Energetic Labs
Product:
HeightGrowth Plus
Case Number:
5895
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Height gains (adults)
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • People Between The Ages Of 22 To 35 Can Expect To Grow Anywhere From 1″-3″ Inches Every 6 Months With HeightGrowth Plus®. 
  • People Between The Ages Of 16 To 21 Can Expect To Grow Anywhere From 3″-5″ Inches Every 6 Months With HeightGrowth Plus®.
  • Clinically proven to make you taller!
  • NOTE: Referred then discontinued as per FTC closing letter)
Advertiser:
Advanced Orthomolecular Research
Product:
UTI Cleanse, Now with Cranberry
Case Number:
5891
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
NAD
Supplement Category:
  • Urinary Health
Types of Claims:
  • Performance
  • Establishment
Examples of Claims:
  • A natural solution for urinary tract infections.
  • Provides plant extracts for preventing UTIs.
  • Helps fight off acute UTIs and prevent their recurrence.
  • Safe and effective relief without the side effects of antibiotics.
Advertiser:
Eok Marketing, LLC d/b/a Marine Essentials
Product:
OmegaFlex Dietary Supplements
Case Number:
5892
Type:
  • Case Report
Date of Decision:
Referred to Government Agency:
No
Challenger:
CRN
Supplement Category:
  • Joint Health
Types of Claims:
  • Establishment
  • Performance
  • Comparative
Examples of Claims:
  • Scientists have made an amazing breakthrough that can dramatically reduce your joint pain...And In As Little As Seven Days…
  • …another natural powerful joint pain fighter in OmegaFlex as well…over 17 studies reveal how effective this nutrient is against joint pain.
  • Here's what's most amazing about calamarine…It Gives You a Whopping 85% More DHA Than Fish Oil