Mannatech ordered to stop claims for several products

Posted 06 December 2017

The USA FDA (Food & Drug Administration) has ordered Mannatech Inc. to stop claiming that its “BounceBack” product reduces soreness, helps reduce muscle pain, and provides anti-inflammatory effects and that turmeric (an ingredient in the product) “has long been used . . . to ameliorate inflammation” and ” has demonstrated anti-inflammatory activity.” The warning letter also challenged nutrient content claims for five other products.

The letter also makes these points: “In addition, our inspection of your facility revealed that you failed to comply with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CMGP) regulations for dietary supplements”. “These violations cause your dietary supplement products to be adulterated within the meaning of section 402(g)(1) of the Act . . . in that they have been prepared, packed, or held under conditions that do not meet CGMP regulations for dietary supplements.  Additionally, even if your BounceBack product did not have therapeutic Read the rest

“Glyconutrients,” Mannatech, and Ambrotose: Marketing, Not Science

Posted 02 August 2017

I have recently been asked by a number of readers for my opinion on ‘glyconutrients’, a Mannatech product. If I was being nice, I would say that the claims are scientifically unsound and unsubstantiated. However, on the other hand, many sites have simply called the product a scam. I was going to write something on this ‘supplement’, only to find that Dr Harriet Hall has already addressed this subject – one that I simply cannot match.

So, here is Dr Harriet Hall’s article as published in Science-Based Medicine.

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