A Utah-based firm has agreed to stop making claims about its blockbuster dietary supplement LDM-100 after a prominent public advocacy group determined the statements were unfounded and not supported by scientific evidence. According to the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD), Barlow Herbal Specialties wrongly claimed that LDM-100 ‘performs like a pharmaceutical grade antibiotic.’ The company has reportedly accepted NAD’s decision and intends to change its products’ marketing campaign accordingly.
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What’s the problem?
Barlow claims that LDM-100 contains an extract of the root of the Lomatium dissectum plant, which has long been rumored to have antibacterial properties. NAD has stated its disapproval with this assertion, claiming that it was “very concerned that the advertising may cause consumers to forgo medical treatment for their virastatic, bacteriostatic and fungicidal infections” considering the fact that Barlow’s ads “implied that LDM-100 performs like a pharmaceutical grade antibiotic.”
NAD disputed the following claims:
- ‘LDM-100 – Broad spectrum plant antibiotic, Virastatic, Bacteriostatic, Fungicidal (influenza, colds, respiratory and urinary infections, staph and strep infections, skin infections, warts, etc).’
- ‘Destined to become one of the most important antibiotic herbs known to man – ET Krebs.’
In response to NAD’s decision, Barlow said in a statement: “Barlow Herbal accepts NAD's decision and will take its recommendations into consideration in future advertising.”
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