Calif. Supplement Maker Hawked Absent Ingredient, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 3:06 PM EST) -- A California dietary supplement manufacturer operating under a felony plea agreement related to product mislabeling was accused in a putative consumer class action Thursday of misrepresenting the chemical composition of a bodybuilding powdered drink.

Myogenix Inc.’s flagship Hypershock bodybuilding supplement powder contains negligible levels of citrulline malate, an amino acid derivative listed as its primary ingredient that the company relies on for various product claims, according to plaintiff Edwin Acuna's federal complaint.

Citrulline malate is an oral form of the amino acid L-Citrulline, which has purportedly...
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