GNC Supplements Do Not Increase Blood Flow, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- General Nutrition Corp. was slapped with a proposed class action in California federal court on Wednesday that alleges the company falsely claims a line of dietary supplements increases blood flow, which is purported to increase muscle size.

GNC bases the claims for the products, referenced in the complaint as L-Arginine oral supplementation, on the effects of the naturally occurring amino acid L-Arginine on the body, according to plaintiff Stephanie Hirmez.

However, the supplements do not produce the same results, according to Hirmez. They do not metabolize...
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Case Information

Case Title

Hirmez v. GNC Holdings, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending


Roger T. Benitez

Date Filed

August 7, 2013

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