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May 13, 2013 / Scott Tillett

False Advertising Class Action Filed Against GNC for Triflex Joint Supplement

GNC customer Michael Lerman has filed suit in California federal court, alleging GNC misrepresented the benefits of its Triflex dietary supplements. The advertisements, which are both online and on the product’s packaging, suggest that the supplement helps to “regenerate cartilage and lubricate joints thus supporting joint health integrity and function,” and “protect joints from wear and tear.”

triflexAccording to the complaint, “the Triflex products do not promote flexibility or mobility, relieve joint discomfort, or cushion joints.” In fact, the complaint alleges that “clinical studies have proven that the primary active ingredients in the Triflex products, glucosamine and chondroitin, are ineffective, taken alone or in combination with the other ingredients in the products, with regard to the purported joint health benefits represented on the products’ packaging and labeling.”

Lerman also alleges that GNC has engaged in deception and omission in failing to disclose studies demonstrating that the active ingredients in the Triflex supplement are ineffective.

The complaint, which was filed on April 18, 2013, seeks to represent all California residents who purchased the Triflex products for personal use within the last four years.

If you or someone you know has purchased a product based upon false statements in the product’s advertisements, you may be entitled to relief. Please call Khorrami, LLP for a confidential consultation.

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