Prompted by a complaint from TINA.org to the The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is a self-regulatory body that monitors advertising in the United Kingdom. in the UK, the Portuguese advertising authority, the Instituto Civil da Autodisciplina da Publicidade (ICAP), has issued a formal decision regarding the European marketing of Speak.
The decision states:
- Speak cannot be advertised as “patented” because there is no patent for the formula.
- The claim that the nutrients in Speak have been shown to improve speech should not be made because it is “unproven, misleading, [and] abuses the consumers’ lack of knowledge and experience.”
- Speak is a medication.
For the full decision, click on the links below.
ICAP Decision (Portuguese) PDF
ICAP Decision (English) PDF