Vitamin Shoppe Sued Over Supplement’s Weight Loss Claims …

Law360, New York (May 10, 2017, 2:44 PM EDT) — A proposed class of consumers launched a lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe Inc. in California federal court Tuesday accusing the company of selling weight-loss supplements consisting of ingredients scientifically proven to be ineffective and labeled in a misleading fashion.

Vitamin Shoppe’s garcinia cambogia extract product purports to help with weight management and appetite suppression, but Andrea Nathan alleges that studies into the effectiveness of the supplement demonstrate that it is no more effective than a placebo. Nathan also said individual studies on garcinia cambogia’s active ingredients, hydroxycitric acid…

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