Resveratrol Supplement Maker Sued Over 'Organic' Claims

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A California consumer mounted a putative class action Monday accusing a supplement maker of falsely claiming its anti-aging products contain organic resveratrol from French red wine grapes when the products are allegedly made using mostly cheaper, nonorganic Japanese knotweed.

Plaintiff Kathleen Holt says Reserve Life Organics LLC has scammed consumers into overpaying for health supplements containing very little of the promised organic French grape- and vine-derived resveratrol, a substance touted for its supposed age-fighting capabilities.

Holt also claims the company has intentionally omitted that the products contain significant amounts of magnesium stearate, an allegedly hazardous additive that she claims can harm...

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