What not to say on product labels or website (including customer testimonials) for cbd, bitters and other nutritional supplements

Statements like those below on nutritional supplement labels and websites have received FDA regulatory enforcement for being unapproved new drugs because the nutritional supplements were sold as therapeutic agents intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease of the human body. The FDA is especially concerned about products offered to treat conditions not amendable to self-diagnosis by individuals who are not medical practitioners. In the eyes of the FDA, instructions for use by a layperson would not be adequate for self-diagnosis and such nutritional supplements will be deemed “misbranded drugs.”  While it supposed to be okay to say things like “good for digestive health” as long as you don’t say things like “cures stomach cancer,” the actual disciplinary records show that the FDA tends to cite for almost any health claim. See actual examples below:

  • May be beneficial for [health conditions or ailments]
  • May be beneficial in improving conditions of [health conditions or ailments]
  • Providing safe and significant antimicrobial action
  • Strengthens immune system
  • For assistance with harmful bacteria
  • Stimulates production of white blood cells
  • Aids in digestion
  • May be effective for alleviating depression
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Great for people who have [health conditions or ailments]
  • Helps with discomfort from [health conditions or ailments]
  • It can assist those who suffer from [health conditions or ailments]
  • Modern science affirms that ….
  • Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of….
  • It is a powerful antimicrobial or antiparasitic agent
  • Boosts immunity against colds and flu
  • Beneficial for a wide range of conditions related to pain and inflammation such as menstrual cramps
  • Used to relieve temporary aches and pains
  • Quicker healing from minor sprains, strains…
  • Analgesic effect
  • Antispasmodic effect
  • Importance of [herb or mineral] is….
  • Disorders treated with [herb or mineral]
  • All natural formula that works to relieve insomnia and anxiety
  • All natural formula that works to relieve hayfever, allergies ad sinus problems
  • First-aid remedy
  • Therapeutic use

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