Prevagen Lawsuits & Supplement False Advertising
Consumer Protection Attorney and Class Action False Advertising lawyer reviewing Prevagen Lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide
Consumers have spent more than $160 million on Prevagen in the last decade, and according to false advertising class action lawsuits, they may have bought a product that provides no health benefits at all.
Prevagen is marketed as a brain health and memory support supplement that improves memory and brain function. That is a bold claim, and the company has sold their products in bulk online and at CVS stores for as much as $68 for a bottle. The active ingredient is a jellyfish protein, and the makers of Prevagen, Quincy Bioscience, have little support in the way of clinical trials to back up their big claims.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other plaintiffs have filed class action consumer protection lawsuits, claiming the company has been selling a bogus product, and using misleading marketing tactics.
Joe Lyon is an experienced class action consumer protection attorney and deceptive marketing lawyer investigating false advertising claims.
Prevagen Lawsuits & False Advertising Class Actions
The active ingredient in Prevagen is meant to be a jellyfish protein called apoaequorin. According to Quincy, such calcium-binding proteins play a critical role in brain function, and can improve memory. But researchers say proteins are typically broken down during digestion and the chance of a jellyfish protein winding up in brain cells is unlikely.
So does Prevagen work? The company has cited positive in-house studies that say their product improves memory. However, no peer-reviewed publications confirm the safety and efficacy of the product. Quincy Bioscience claims the product provide cognitive benefits and yet their advertising does state: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.”
The FDA says Quincy Bioscience is marketing Prevagen as a dietary supplement, a category for which it does not qualify because apoaequorin is synthetically produced. There are also numerous claims that the company has not disclosed a host of reported adverse reactions to Prevagen including seizures and strokes. The New York Attorney General said after filing lawsuits that the product is “a clear-cut fraud.”
Attorneys are filing class action consumer fraud lawsuits represent clients who have purchased the following products:
- Prevagen Regular Strength
- Prevagen Extra Strength
- Prevagen Mixed Berry Chewable
If you have been misled by a mislabeled consumer product, and have questions about the legal remedies available, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a class action false advertising attorney, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding supplement mislabeling lawsuits.