BENICIA, Calif., January 10, 2007 – Super CitriMax®, InterHealth Nutraceuticals’ signature weight-management ingredient, is not contained in any of the “weight-loss” products whose marketers were fined recently by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for making false claims, InterHealth announced today.
Super CitriMax is a patented, all-natural ingredient containing ()-hydroxycitric acid (HCA), an extract from the south Asian fruit Garcinia cambogia, bound to the essential minerals calcium and potassium. The ingredient has been clinically proven to curb appetite, burn fat and reduce body weight greater than diet and exercise alone.
“Not all weight-management ingredients are created equal,” said Paul Dijkstra, executive vice president of InterHealth. “Super CitriMax is an extremely safe and effective product for weight control, and its claims are substantiated by numerous clinical and pre-clinical studies that have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals,” he added. Among these studies are two clinical trials conducted by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers and published in Nutrition Research and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
InterHealth’s announcement was in response to the FTC’s actions against marketers of products whose advertisements claimed a variety of false and/or unsubstantiated claims, such as the assertion that the product resulted in rapid weight loss. The FTC action was based on its finding that the claims were ‘not supported by competent or reliable scientific evidence.’ The FTC recovered more than $25 million from several marketers plus an agreement that the marketers will limit future advertising claims.
Wide variety of applications
Super CitriMax is the largest-selling HCA product on the market today and is available in a wide variety of dietary weight-management supplements. The ingredient is GRAS-affirmed, highly soluble and has no taste, color or odor, and thus is increasingly being used as the ideal choice for inclusion in many food and beverage products.
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About InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches, develops, markets and distributes specialty nutritional ingredients, which are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutraceutical food and beverage products. The company’s products include Super CitriMax®, ChromeMate®, Aller-7®, OptiBerry ®, UC-II®, L-OptiZinc®, Protykin® and ZMA®. For more information about InterHealth and its products, call 1-800-783-4636 or 1-707-751-2800 (outside U.S.) or visit the website at www.InterHealthUSA.com.