CHAPTER 9BEWARE OF THE “FOOD SOURCE” VITAMIN SCAM

A certain type of vitamin product manufactured by several companies claims to be from a “food source,” but it’s really a synthetic that has been cleverly disguised. Though it may look natural and have naturalappearing label claims, it’s not natural at all.

These synthetic products are portrayed as being from “whole foods” or “food source,” or something similar. They almost never claim that their vitamin potencies are “naturally occurring,” as this would be a lie, but instead they use a label claim of “food source” or “whole food” vitamin potencies.

How can they make false statements on the label if the product contains synthetics? Because of a loophole in label claim law. Here is how they do it: ...

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