Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are asking to hear from anyone who bought St. John’s Wort Standardized Extract sold under any of the following brand names:
The attorneys have reason to believe the products were sold with a far lower amount of hypericin – the active ingredient in St. John’s Wort – than the products’ labels claimed.
These St. John’s Wort supplements advertised that they contained .9 mg of hypericin. Independent lab tests, however, show that the actual amounts varied and were much lower than the .9 mg advertised. These amounts range from as little as .166 mg to .615 mg, according to the test results.
As a result, they attorneys believe the products were mislabeled, deceptive and constituted fraud because the manufacturers advertised that the supplements contained a “standardized extract.” Standardized extracts are used in the herbal supplement industry to guarantee a specific amount of an ingredient in an attempt to limit inconsistency between batches.
In essence, consumers may be getting less than the advertised dose of St. John’s Wort’s active ingredient. This means the supplements may be less effective than people would believe when buying a product advertised as containing a “standardized extract.”
Scientific literature has shown that St. John’s Wort is beneficial at a dose of .9 mg per day. If manufacturers are selling supplements advertised as containing .9 mg – but that actually contain much less – consumers aren’t getting what they pay for. A class action lawsuit could help consumers who bought St. John’s Wort get their money back. It could also help ensure supplement makers are properly advertising their products in the future.
A class action lawsuit has already been filed over the Nature’s Bounty product, but attorneys we work with believe additional manufacturers can be sued. If you purchased one of the supplements listed on this page, tell us about it. Your information may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started on behalf of those who purchased the product.
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