Anyone who purchased the Relaxium Sleep supplement.
What’s Going On?
Relaxium Sleep product labels may contain unauthorized health claims that have not been approved by the FDA. Attorneys are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of buyers.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help consumers get back some of the money they spent on Relaxium Sleep and possibly force the manufacturer to change how the supplement is advertised and labeled.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who purchased the Relaxium Sleep supplement.
Specifically, they’re investigating whether claims on the product’s labels – including that Relaxium Sleep can help a person “fall asleep faster,” “sleep longer without interruption,” “wake refreshed & alert” and “improve concentration” – were made without proper authorization from the FDA.
If so, it’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed to help consumers get back some of the money they spent on Relaxium.
Does Relaxium Make Unauthorized Health Claims?
Before a new drug can be sold in the U.S., it must receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who reviews the company’s testing and determines whether the drug is safe and effective for its intended use. Dietary supplements, on the other hand, generally do not require FDA approval before being sold to the public.
However, if a supplement makes certain claims about its ability to treat, prevent, cure or alleviate the symptoms of a disease, it is considered a drug as defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and requires FDA approval.
It’s possible that Relaxium’s label claims – including that it can help users “fall asleep faster,” “stay asleep without interruption” and “wake refreshed & alert” – imply that the supplement can be used to mitigate, treat or prevent insomnia. Indeed, although the product’s website claims Relaxium has been “clinically studied” in a test that involved “subjects with insomnia,” a footnote reveals that certain statements about Relaxium’s apparent sleep benefits “have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.”
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether Relaxium has made unauthorized, and possibly false, claims concerning its advertised benefits, and whether customers are owed money.
Relaxium customers have posted complaints about the product online, including that the supplement did not work as advertised and that its label claims were false.
Below is a sample of online consumer complaints [sic throughout]:
This sleeping aid did absolutely nothing for me. Mr Huckabee and the other people that promote this product its all false advertising too me. What they say it does its completely false.” — Tony, Amazon.com
Relaxium is terrible. Did NOT help me sleep AND the next day my body was so sluggish, it was scary. My head felt trapped in a mental fog ALL day.The FDA should ban this garbage…” — A.L., Amazon.com
I have tried it for three nights in a row, took two capsules. Very hard to swallow. All three nights I got 1 hour of sleep and was up the rest of the night. 3 nights NO sleep now. I called product support and they said I need to take it for two weeks before it starts working. That is false” — Dawn, Amazon.com
Worked for only about a week or so and then no longer helped at all. My doctor also said this is not good to take. Since I ordered 2 times of Amazon I couldn’t get a refund and this product is not cheap. Do not waste your money on this.” — Amanda A., Amazon.com
I disliked this product because under normal dosage I suffered from prolonged and severe diarrhea to the extent that I lost ten pounds and the doctor almost hospitalized me. Not FDA approved. Their selling feature pushed ‘all natural’. Not relevant. Do not buy this product and if a friend gives you just one then you will suffer. And also; it didn’t even help me sleep!” — Dean, Amazon.com
I purchased this product with hope of getting a good night’s sleep. I never experienced that after taking this product for 1 week straight. I increased the dosage as suggested but I still found it ineffective. I was very disappointed in this products claims. I would not recommend this product nor would I purchase it again. I hope this helps someone else before they waste their time and money.” — Joanne, Amazon.com
If this product works for you, then you don’t need anything to sleep. I was looking for a natural alternative to the chemical products. I took it and it did nothing. Furthermore, if you buy this from Amazon, they do not honor the guarantee. They say you have to get the refund from Relaxium and Relaxium says you have to get the refund from Amazon. Word of caution--before buying from Amazon, check the refund process for your item.” — Artist/teacher, Amazon.com
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could help customers get back some of the money they spent on Relaxium Sleep supplements. It could also potentially force the manufacturer to change the product’s labels and advertising.