Sometimes not even the “pretty fine print” has the answers consumers are looking for.
Questionable claims about the King of Fruits.
UPDATE: Since publication of this post, TINA.org alerted Kyäni to deceptive marketing issues a further investigation revealed and filed a complaint with the FTC and the Idaho attorney general when the company failed to rectify the issues. Below is our original alert.
A TINA.org reader alerted us to questionable health claims being made about a product line called Kyäni, and rightly so because a review of the Kyäni website revealed some pretty inappropriate claims. Kyäni, Inc., which is a Multilevel Marketing – a way of distributing products or services in which the distributors earn income from their own retail sales and from retail sales made by their direct and indirect recruits. based in Idaho, sells three key products that it refers to as the “Triangle of Health” – Kyäni Sunrise, Kyäni Sunset, and Kyäni Nitro that contain ingredients that it claims studies have found can:
That’s right my friends, with magical ingredients such as blueberries, spinach and salmon you can say adios to your prescription medications according to testimonials on the site, and instead take Kyäni’s Triangle of Health for the low, low price of $150 to $160 per month.
But before you consider trashing your meds, a word of caution – marketing supplements as having the ability to treat, cure, alleviate the symptoms of, or prevent developing diseases and disorders is simply not permitted by law. If a supplement really could do all that, then it would be a drug subject to rigorous study and testing to gain FDA approval.
So while we’re all for eating fruits, veggies, and fish, be cautious of vitamin supplements touting miracles in a bottle.
For more on supplements read here.
This post was updated on 4/5/16.