- Food supplement brands do not have the health authorization of Cofepris.
- Lacking registration, they are a risk to the health and economy of those who consume them.
- All are illegally attributed curative, therapeutic and rehabilitative qualities.
To achieve a better intake of nutrients, there are Food supplements. But although it is an option that has the objective of improving health, it does not mean that all people require its consumption. The ideal is always to consult a doctor or nutritionist first to avoid suffering adverse consequences.
All this becomes relevant for a statement published by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris). The document warns about three brands: Artri King, Nettle plus King Garlic and Nettle, as well as extra strong King Garlic. The problem is that they are not regulated and fall under the name of misleading products, which is why they represent a risk for those who consume them.
It is worth mentioning that the lack of scientific evidence that proves the properties that are irresponsibly attributed to them. They are a health risk and affect the economy of those who acquire them.
Nettle plus Garlic King and Nettle plus Garlic King extra forte are marketed in tablets and capsules. They are advertised as supposed dietary supplements; however, they fail to comply with the health regulation before Cofepris. Also, healing, therapeutic and rehabilitative qualities are illegally attributed to it.
supposed properties they have
So far, the supposed qualities attributed to it have not been demonstrated with scientific evidence before this authority. Therefore, the authority is alert that it could be deception products. So far it has not been shown that they comply with what is offered: reduction of pain and inflammation in joints, back, neck, knee, hands, feet, shoulders, elbow, wrist and hip.
In addition to this, the Office for Latin America of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English) announced that the sale of these products in the United States was detected, for which an Immediate Notification to the Public was issued.
After the analysis carried out by Cofepris and the FDA, it was detected that these deceptive products contain ingredients not declared on their label, such as: diclofenac, dexamethasone and methocarbamol. They could also contain other components of natural and/or synthetic origin that in combination would have harmful effects on health and even interact negatively with other medications.
In August 2021, Cofepris issued an alert about the hoax product with a similar name: Artri Garlic King reinforced with Nettle Omega 3, which was analyzed by the National Reference Laboratory of the Commission for Analytical Control and Extension of Coverage (CCAyAC), specifically for the identification of steroids. The presence of dexamethasone and methylprednisolone was confirmed in the analyzed sample, both corticosteroids not declared on the article’s label.
Deception products must not be advertised, marketed or distributed by any social network, electronic page, establishment, parcel service, courier service and/or by any individual. Otherwise, Cofepris emphasized that it will apply the appropriate administrative sanctions.
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