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Health Canada seizes Miracle Mineral Solution

Posted 04 November 2014

Health Canada has seized a supply of Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which was sold as a treatment for serious diseases such as cancer through the website www.buymms.biz. MMS contains sodium chlorite, a chemical used mainly as a textile bleaching agent and disinfectant, which cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe […]

ASA Ruling: Bio Sil MMS

Posted 26 July 2014

In a previous ASA ruling against this company, (21 May 2012), the ASA ruled, inter alia, that the respondent’s advertising for its “Bio-Sil MMS” contained unsubstantiated claims in contravention of Clause 4.1 of Section II of the Code. It also found that the advertisement was likely to mislead people in a […]

What the Dietary Supplement Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Posted 14 July 2014

This interesting article, was published on July 3, 2014 on www.alternet.org

“The nutritional supplement industry is big. Real big. Like $32 billion a year big, according to Forbes Magazine. And that amount, says Forbes, is expected to double by 2021. That’s a lot of vitamins. In fact, almost half of the […]

Miracle Mineral Solution – scam continues

Posted 26 June 2014

Ms LL Steele lodged a complaint against Bio Sil MMS website, specifically the page on http://www.biosil.co.za/products/bio-sil-mms-miracle-mineral-solution, which promotes the Miracle Mineral Solution product. The complainant submitted that the advertisement is highly misleading and causes a potential danger to members of the public who might be seeking a cure for various health […]

Posted 20 May 2014

Dr Maroula Lambis t/a Holistic Healthcare, made claims that “cupping therapy” can “improve[es] circulation by removing toxins, congestion and inflammation … brings nutrient rich blood to the affected area, facilitating the body’s healing process”, for which a consumer laid a complaint with the ASA arguing that there is no evidence that […]

Reduline 36 – ASA breach complaint

Posted 20 May 2014

Arcadia Home Shopping continued to make unsubstantiated claims for its product, Reduline 36. A consumer reported to the ASA that these unsupported claims were still being made, and the ASA agreed that this was contrary to the ASA code, and upheld the breach complaint.

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Vita Aid Ph Balance – still making false claims

Posted 14 May 2014

Can one trust anything that Arcadia Home Shopping claims in adverts? There have been numerous rulings against products from this company. A previous ASA ruling against Vita Aid Ph Balance required Arcadia to stop making those claims. They did not and a consumer noticed, laying a breach complaint with the ASA. […]

Erex – ASA ruling

Posted 30 March 2014

This is an old ASA ruling. Erex is a product that claims to assist men by making them “Hard and healthy …naturally” and to benefit and “boost your sex life…”. A complaint was laid with the ASA in 2007 against these claims and Erex were not able to prove that they […]

Arcadia Home Shopping Seduire Spray / Virago Sex Booster

Posted 07 March 2014

Dr de Lange lodged a consumer complaint against Arcadia Home Shopping Séduire pheromone spray and Virago Sex Booster adverts which claimed “Regain your sexual attraction”, and included, inter alia, the following claims: “Séduire Spray contains pheromones that are scientifically developed to trigger the same reaction from the opposite sex than natural […]

Arcadia Home Shopping Reduline36 – breach complaint

Posted 05 February 2014

A consumer laid a breach compliant with the ASA against the Arcadia’s print advertisement entitled “Believe it! Flab disappears without expensive surgery”. The advertisement appeared in the Sunday Times on 1 December 2013. In essence, the complainant submitted that the advertisement is virtually the same as the one he originally complained […]