Vitamin Connection, Burlington, VT, March 28 (CFSAN).A review of the company's website concluded that the products Arnica arnica (är`nəkə), any plant of the genus Arnica, yellow-flowered perennials of the family Asteraceae (aster family), native to north temperate and arctic regions. , Immune Defense Compound and Cat's Claw cat's claw,
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Uncaria tomentosa, Uncaria guianensis; parts used: leaves, roots, bark from stems; uses: antiinflammatory, contraceptive, immune system stimulant, colon disease, arthritis, irritable bowel disease, Crohn's disease; Liquid Extract, were being promoted for conditions that caused them to be drugs.
Unsubstantiated claims included Arnica being promoted for "[S]troke...." And "[D]pression ..."; Immune Defense Compound as an "immuno-supportive therapy" for many infections and also as treatment for "allergies Allergies Definition
Allergies are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances.
Allergies are among the most common of medical disorders. , AIDS and cancer."
In addition, Cat's Claw Liquid Extract was being promoted as an "[A]ntiviral" and "[A]ntirheumatic." NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) An agreement signed between two parties that have to disclose confidential information to each other in order to do business. In general, the NDA states why the information is being divulged and stipulates that it cannot be used for any , Web; Doc. 13459W