Urgent warning to shoppers as Walmart is under investigation for dietary supplements – check if you’re affected
WALMART is reportedly under investigation over recent questions about their dietary supplements.
These inquiries relate specifically to magnesium products.
According to Best Life, attorneys for top-tier lawsuits believe Walmart may be mislabeling the magnesium supplements it sells under the retail chain’s Equate brand.
According to the Mayo Clinic, magnesium is recognized by many health professionals as a necessity for the healthy functioning of your body.
We normally get magnesium from milk, yogurt, leafy greens, and other foods.
It is said to support energy production as well as important muscle and nerve functions.
However, some people don’t get enough magnesium and need supplementation to get more into their bodies, according to the National Institutes of Health.
The problem is that some have developed their own magnesium supplements and claim they can help with insomnia, fatigue, or even bowel movements.
However, researchers have said there isn’t enough evidence to support it, which is why Walmart has been questioned, according to Harvard Health Publishing.
Walmart’s Equate Magnesium has a label claiming that it is to be used to relieve constipation – essentially it becomes a laxative.
The bottle states that the supplement provides “comfortable relief from occasional constipation.”
Also included on the label is a disclaimer that the product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and that it is not “intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
This is allegedly a major mislabel, even with the disclaimer, according to the claims of Top Class Actions’ attorneys.
There is not enough evidence that magnesium can serve as a laxative.
Qunol Extra Strength Magnesium, which is also sold at Walmart, CVS, on their own website, and other major retailers, was also questioned by Top Class Actions.
The supplement claims it’s “specially formulated to give your nerve, bone and muscle health a nutritional boost.”
However, it also includes a disclaimer stating that it has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration [FDA]”, it says on the label.
“This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
The disclaimer can also be viewed at Walmart’s online product page for Qunol Extra Strength Magnesium.
The problem for the lawyers is that the product claims it is a “high absorption” magnesium and has “special strength”.
Again, this has not been confirmed by the FDA or other experts.
The US Sun has reached out to Walmart and Top Class Actions for comment.
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