FTC Challenges Dietary Supplement

Share this content:
Two companies made false claims about the fat-fighting power of their dietary supplements in infomercials that ran on national cable and other marketing, the Federal Trade Commission charged Friday.

Slim Down Solution, West Palm Beach, FL, and Maderia Management Inc., Conroe, TX, along with their affiliated companies, face the charges involving their advertising of the "Slim Down Solution" product. The product contains the ingredient D-glucosamine, which the marketers claimed absorbs up to 20 grams of dietary fat and causes weight loss without diet or exercise, according to the FTC.

There is no scientific substantiation for the claims, the FTC said. Slim Down Solution offered the product via infomercials that ran on Bravo, Comedy Central and Pax, while Maderia marketed the product online through Web sites, including polyglucosamine.com, according to the FTC.

Resellers sold the product at retail under other names, including Everslim and Mini Max, the agency said.

The FTC seeks a permanent injunction against the companies to halt their marketing as well as unspecified consumer compensation.


Next Article in Marketing Strategy

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Brightcove is the world's leading video platform. The most innovative and respected brands confidently rely on Brightcove to solve their most demanding communication challenges because of the unmatched performance and flexibility of our platform, our global scale and reliability, and our award-winning service. With thousands of customers and an industry-leading suite of cloud video products, Brightcove enables customers to drive compelling business results.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above