diet supplements

Steven Depolo

There Is No ‘Natural Diabetes Cure’ In A Pill

If you think you might be developing diabetes but are nervous about a trip to the doctor, it might seem like a good idea to pick up an over-the-counter remedy that promises to regulate your blood sugar and prevent or cure the disease. This is, in fact, a terrible idea: these remedies may make unproven claims or promise to cure you or replace prescribed medication. Stay away from these “remedies” that aren’t drugs at all. [More]

Ads for these products promised rapid weight loss (without anything to back up that claim), used fake customer testimonials, and promised "risk-free" trials that were all but impossible to get out of.

Scammy Sellers Of AF Plus, Final Trim Weight-Loss Pills Made Millions From Bogus “Risk-Free” Trials

You may have heard radio ads for weight loss supplements named AF Plus and Final Trim, promising “24 hours of fat burning power” and “maximum weight loss,” along with supposed real-world testimonials about how well these pills worked — and how you can try them now through a “risk-free” trial. Problem is, those people in the ads claiming they lost all that weight are just as fictitious as the free trial. [More]

These are four of the eight products cited in the FDA warning letters.

FDA Warns Makers Of Diet Supplements Containing Speed-Like Ingredient

Following calls for action from scientists and consumer health advocates, the FDA has sent warning letters to a handful of diet supplement makers demanding that they cease selling products that contain a speed-like ingredient. [More]