FTC Crackdown on Firms for Bogus Acai Weight Loss Claims

The Federal Trade Commission has filed ten lawsuits against firms who hire third parties who create fake news sites promoting the weight loss effects of Acai supplements. This is a follow up on the complaint filed in November against Boris Mizhen and three companies that he operates, for hiring affiliate marketers to create fake news sites to promote Acai diet pills and give consumers false confidence.

The Acai berry and supplements that are created from it can be very healthy in fact the Acai pulp contains:

  • A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
  • A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

As you can see the Acai berry offers many benefits it is just that none of them are weight loss related. Any weight loss pill or supplement comes under a tremendous amount of scrutiny, and the FTC is doing a good thing by making these companies accountable for their actions.

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