Consumers have a right to expect that nutritional supplements will provide the benefits claimed on their the labels. Unfortunately, it appears that Wellnx Life Sciences, Inc.’s (“Wellnx”) “100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia” supplement — sold under the “Nature’s Science” brand — may fail to meet those expectations.
The label of Wellnx’s product claims that it provides increased natural weight loss due to the hydroxycitric acid (“HCA”) in the garcinia cambogia. Wellnx also claims that its product contains more HCA than competitors’ similar supplements. However, despite Wellnx’s representations that the product will promote weight loss, multiple scientific studies have concluded that HCA does not lead to weight loss.
In fact, a recently-filed lawsuit against Wellnx alleges that two consumers of Wellnx’s “100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia” supplement experienced none of its purported weight loss benefits. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Wellnx falsely reports the concentration of HCA in the supplement as 60%, when it is really only 16%. Accordingly, the lawsuit asserts claims against Wellnx for unjust enrichment, breaches of warranty, and violations of consumer protection statutes.
Attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully brought such lawsuits on behalf of aggrieved consumers. We are currently investigating this matter, as well as other claims based on deceptively-labelled nutritional supplements. If you or someone you know purchases or uses Nature’s Science “100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia,” contact us to discuss your legal options.