Muscle Building Supplements Are Absolutely Useless, Lawsuit Alleges

People who are very serious about fitness
and working out and most likely in any kind of body building mindset will typically turn
to supplements to help muscle growth, to help give their body the nutrients it needs so
that they can, you know, max out their, their weight and their bench press or whatever it
is. And some of these supplements do have positive
effects, but unfortunately there are a ton of products on the market making claims that
the science simply does not back up and because of that, there’s also lots of class action
lawsuits about these supplements. And joining me now to talk about the most
recent one is Scott Hardy with Top Class Actions. Scott, this is MuscleTech. MuscleTech tells you that if you take this
supplement, it is literally going to cause muscle to grow inside your body. Lawsuit says, yeah, that’s not even possible
based on what’s in your product. Yeah, that, that’s really interesting that
they, they brought in these studies which show that Iovate Health Sciences USA’s MuscleTech
doesn’t actually help you build that muscle and actually may be worthless. So they market this as prime for muscle building
that if you take this supplement, it will help increase your muscle mass. When in fact the class action states that
BCAA, most of the platinum BCAA was worthless and certainly worth less than it’s misrepresentation
suggested because it does not in fact promote muscle protein synthesis. That’s really, you know, horrible that they’re
going after these bodybuilders and of course bodybuilders, these folks that are gym rats
that are going in there and buying these supplements buying these protein shakes are, are filling
their bodies with something that’s essentially worthless. And in fact, it says that it might actually
be detrimental to building more muscle mass. So you have to watch these marketers and when
you see somebody who is promising a miracle of, hey, take this supplement, it’s going
to increase your muscle mass because it is MuscleTech. Do your research and find out if that is actually
possible or if it’s according as class action, all a sham. Well to me that was one of the most interesting
parts of reading this story is that they’re saying it may actually have the opposite effect. Not only does it not build your muscle, it
may actually cause your current muscles to deteriorate, to go away, to disappear. Because out of the, the, I guess, was it the
nine proteins or elements that your body has to have in order to produce muscle? This only has less than half of that. So you’re depriving your body if you’re relying
on this as your, you know, source for muscle building, you’re depriving your body of what
it needs, therefore causing deterioration. And, you know, we talk about this a lot, you
know, for, for bodybuilders and people who are really into fitness, but you also have,
you know, some patients out here in the United States, you know, maybe it’s a cancer patient,
maybe it’s, you know, somebody with HIV or other immune problems. They try to build up their bodies with these
supplements as well. And so it’s not just the people who are going
to the gym everyday. It’s other people too who are taking this
because hey, I, my body is not what it used to be. I need to fix this in any way I can. I may not be physically able to go to a gym,
so I take these things. It’s not as common, but it is something that
does happen out there. Right, and yeah, that’s a great point is that
it’s not just those folks that are in the gym working their butts off. These are folks that are just trying to be
healthy and if they aren’t able to go to the gym, they are buying these things because
they’re seeing these promises. They’re seeing that MuscleTech promise that
if I just take this, I’m going to be able to grow more muscle mass. And, you know these, these lies according
to this class action are costly people a lot of money because none of these supplements
are cheap. They’re all sold at a big premium and we see
everything from protein spiking and protein shakes to other problems with these supplements
because they’re not regulated by the FDA, that it takes a class action lawyer to walk
up and say, hey, what you’re promising isn’t backed by science. You need to stop it. And this is really a failure on the government’s
part. It is passed beyond time for the federal government
to look at this industry, realize that it is basically an offshoot of the pharmaceutical
industry because they’re making claims about their products of fixing your body, healing
your body, making your body optimal, and it needs to be regulated. People are getting ripped off every day, not
just with this product, but with all sorts of different kinds of supplements and vitamins
that it turns out you actually can’t even get in a pill form. For more information about this issue, please
follow the link in the description of this video, head on over to Top Class Actions and
of course, sign up for their weekly newsletter. Scott Hardy with Top Class Actions. Thank you very much for talking with me today. You’re welcome, Farron.


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