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What Exactly Are You Supplementing?

Posted on Feb 03, 2015

Four national and Kentucky retailers (Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC) are selling dietary and herbal supplements that do not contain any of the herbs listed on their labels. Instead, the supplements contain cheap fillers like rice and house plants.

At GNC, five of the six samples for the "Herbal Plus" brand of supplements "were either unrecognizable or a substance other than what they claimed to be." For example, pills labeled ginkgo biloba actually contained only rice, asparagus and spruce. The following GNC Herbal Plus supplements did not contain the listed ingredients:

  • Echniacea
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Saw Palmetto
  • St. John's Wort

At Target, herbal products from the "Up and Up" brand of supplements including ginkgo biloba, St. John's Wort and valerian root, tested negative for the herbs listed on their labels and instead contained powdered rice, beans, peas and wild carrots. The following Target UP & Up brand supplements did not contain the listed ingredients:

  • Echinacea
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • St. John's Wort
  • Valerian Root

The following Walgreens Finest Nutrition brand supplements did not contain the listed ingredients:

  • Echinacea
  • Garlic
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • St. John's Wort

The following Walmart Spring Valley brand supplements did not contain the listed ingredients:

  • Echinacea
  • Garlic
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • St. John's Wort

If you or a loved one purchased and used any of these fake supplements in Kentucky, please contact our experienced attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation. You may be eligible for a Kentucky GNC supplement class action lawsuit, Kentucky Target supplement class action lawsuit, Kentucky Walgreens supplement class action lawsuit, or Kentucky Walmart supplement class action lawsuit.

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