Preliminary Apple Cider Vinegar Research - Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Diet-Pills.Com, of Dayton, Ohio, was warned to stop claiming that their pills can relieve arthritis pain, fight infection, fight osteoporosis, control cholesterol, help people with high blood pressure, and relieves sore throats, laryngitis, and nasal congestion. - Regular SBM readers may have heard, for example, of weight loss claims made for apple cider vinegar capsules. You may be surprised to know that such a product might have efficacy – if it contains sibutramine – as the FDA found in 2007 for a product manufactured by Confidence, Inc. Another common adulteration tactic is for erectile dysfunction supplement manufacturers to boost their products with prescription phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors such as sildenafil (Viagra) or related compounds. So popular is this approach that the same manufacturer cited above for sibutramine-adulteration of apple cider vinegar products has also been found guilty of adding PDE5 inhibitors to their aptly named “Long Weekend” product. - Ron Reinhold, a private detective who has investigated many health frauds for the Canadian Department of Health, suspects that the people running Phytopharma are also responsible for at least seven other scam diet-pill promotions: Algoxyll, PhytoLab HCA; Naturlab Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules; Boreal Health and Beauty; Hollywood Weekend Turbo Diet; Genesis Health PhytoTrim; and American Orchards Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules - Texas Attorney General's Complaint against Brian Peskin: NATURE OF DEFENDANTS' CONDUCT

11. Defendants manufacture, offer for sale, sell, distribute and advertise foods throughout the United States, England, Thailand, and other countries. Defendants manufacture the following three products under the trademarked name of Radiant Health: (1) a tonic called "Herbal Essence" which is an acidified food made of Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Cat's Claw bark, Slippery Elm bark, and Turkish Rhubarb Root brewed with apple cider vinegar and water; (2) a nutritional supplement pill called "Basic Essence" which is made from various oils; and (3) a mineral pill called "Mineral Essence" which is made from various minerals... - Three apple cider vinegar marketers warned to curb claims. The FDA has warned three Internet marketers of apple cider vinegar tablets to stop making claims that their products are effective against various diseases. [...] ACV tabs are also part of the lucrative diet-pill scam business. See "Vinegar and Weight Loss: The Sour Truth Will vinegar pills help me lose weight?" by Elizabeth Somer, MA, RD. The Nutrition Forum (Vol 14 No. 6 November/ December 1997) contained the essay "The Sour Truth about Apple Cider Vinegar" by Beth Fontenot, MS, RD. - Vol 14 No. 6, November/December 1997.

Doing the DRIs: A no-nonsense guide to the nation's new nutritional yardsticks by Stephen Barrett, MD.

Why Nutritionist Licensing Is Important

The Sour Truth about Apple Cider Vinegar by Beth Fontenot, MS, RD

Index to Volume 14

Book Reviews; Briefs; Web Watch; Reader's Forum