The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an advisory warning the public against ‘false, deceptive and misleading ads” of a food supplement on social media and the Internet.
According to the FDA, the product, “My Jinga Juice,” has made several unsubstantiated health claims claiming it is suitable for various conditions, a clear violation of Republic Act No. 3720.
“No food supplement shall have any health claims unless substantiated by a well-designed clinical trial and shall be registered as a drug and not as a food supplement,” the advisory signed by FDA OIC Nicolas Lutero III said.
The advisory also stated that FDA-approved food supplements “shall not in any way cure any symptoms or disease conditions.”
Lutero also mentioned that the case against My Jinga Juice is now “under investigation.”
To report similar claims of unregistered health products or establishments, consumers may email the FDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.