Iovate Supplements Don't Build Muscle As Advertised: Suit

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 6:37 PM ET) -- Iovate Health Sciences Inc. was hit on Thursday with class claims in California federal court that it falsely peddled a line of dietary supplements as helpful in building muscle size.

Iovate bases its claims on the assumption that the body's naturally-occurring amino acid L-Arginine, known to play a role in increasing blood flow to muscles during exercise, can be supplemented orally to the same effect.

In fact, the scientific literature shows that oral Arginine supplementation does not help dilate blood vessels, according to the complaint. Reliable...
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