Saturday, February 5, 2011

Watch Out For Vitamin Waters

For some time now we have been very concerned with not only the artificial ingredients of vitamin waters but also their claims. Here is a report from the Consumer Group. This was originally posted on msn heatlh.

Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2011 Vitamin Waters Ads Misleading: Consumer Group

A consumer group wants U.S. officials to stop what it calls misleading advertising claims about vitamin waters.

The National Consumers League says the Federal Trade Commission should halt "dangerously misleading" ads that suggest vitamin waters can prevent illness or replace flu shots, United Press International reported.

The products contain fructose and other forms of sugar that are high in calories, the group said.

"These advertising claims are not only untrue, they constitute a public health menace," said NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg, UPI reported. "Stopping these vitamin water claims, which contradict information by the Centers for Disease Control and other public health authorities, should be a top FTC priority."