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“Isoprex Slashes Pain in 5 Days – Naturally!” “Walking without a Cane!” “Clinically Proven!” “Relieves painful swelling in 100% of even the worst cases.” These claims are false or misleading, according to the FTC’s complaint against Isoprex’s distributor, Renaissance Health Publishing, Inc.

Maybe you’ve seen the ads. Renaissance advertises Isoprex primarily through mailings targeting older adults. The ads claim that Isoprex provides relief for all types of pain, helps rebuild joints, and reduces inflammation. The ads also promote Isoprex as a natural pain reliever that’s superior to non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. But the FTC’s complaint alleges that these claims are false or misleading and that the company can’t back them up with clinical proof.

What’s more, the FTC says that the endorsements of Isoprex are deceptive. Some of the people who claim that Isoprex helped them were actually company employees or relatives of employees. Others got money or supplies in exchange for their glowing testimonials.

How can you better evaluate health claims, like those made about Isoprex?

  • Be skeptical about who is writing product reviews. Look for well-known sites that review products rather than sites that sell the products.
  • Talk to your health care professional. Before using any new supplement, ask your doctor about its effectiveness, as well as how it might interact with your medications. Remember that dietary supplements are not regulated like drugs – the FDA does not evaluate or review supplements for safety or effectiveness.
  • Consult reliable sources of health information. For up-to-date information on arthritis treatments and alternative therapies, call the Arthritis Foundation at 1-800-283-7800 or visit arthritis.org. For other conditions, consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.

For more tips, read the FTC’s articles about Miracle Health Claims and Comparing Products Online. And please let the FTC know about any health product you believe is falsely advertised.

Comments

In other words, if it is too good to be Tue, its a lie. Do not trust anyone, even natural products like Chinese medicine that could be using product that is from endangered species or herbs that are actually dangerous to some people. Be smart, everyone wants your money and will lie, steal, and cheap to get it. This, to me is just like stealing. They should go to jail and charged with felonies

What would we do without help from the FTC.
Thanks, you people are great !!!

I purchased this product in desperation and with the hope that it just might work. I was one of the sucker's who fell for their hype. I got a rash and no relief whatsoever and have been berating myself ever since for my stupidity. I don't know who I was more upset with - me or Them but I've learned my lesson. I'm glad the FTC took action.

If it sounds too good to be true most likely it isn't true.

I've had a painful chronic condition for over 10 years and I'm disgusted that any company would lure people who are suffering.
Thank you for this information.

It is wonderful that you have sent this out, there are so many things on the internet that we elderly folks need to know what to buy and what not to buy. Thank you so much for letting us know about this product. God Bless, Stay Safe.

I got spam emails about Isoprex. "Relieve joint pain fast." Yeah Right. I'm sure we all would hear about a medical breakthrough.

NEVER EVER believe any medication or supplement works 100% of the time. That is just not physiologically possible. If you are on any medication, NEVER take supplements without alerting your health care provider.

Please continue to keep us updated on these scams. You provide valuable information. Diana

They will DO, SAY anytghing to SELL a product!

If it were SO FINE--the physicians an scientific pros would be tauting it!

Avertise heavily, move product quickly then pay fines. Fines are considered the cost of doing business. The scammers make big money.

So, is this the first step the FTC takes? When do they go after them...sue them, penalize them, etc.?

The press release has information about the FTC settlement that bars the company from continuing to make its unproven claims. The order also would impose a judgment of $3.93 million, which is partially suspended due to an inability to pay, after the defendants pay $100,000. The FTC may use those funds to pay refunds to consumers harmed by the defendants’ allegedly misleading advertising.

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