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Body Solutions Products Come under Fire by the FTC. - The bankrupt company earned nearly $200 million since 1999, and the hundreds of radio stations earned millions in advertising revenue. Why is the FTC finally going after them. Isn't the well dry, hasn't the horse died? Hundreds of radio stations, and hundreds of DJs participated in this fraud. They were part of the scam from the beginning. Why didn't the FTC go after the radio stations and the DJs as well? These people knew what they were doing, and so did their station managers, and yet they did nothing to stop the scams. They were part and parcel of one of the largest diet scams in the history of marketing via radio.
Normally a bankruptcy brings condolences for the creditors.- Rick Casey - Sept. 20, 2002
Mark Nutritionals head bankrupt twice before
But it's a different story with Body Solutions.
How sorry can you feel for serious business executives who extend millions in credit to a man who says his product will let you lose weight in your sleep?
Mark Nutritionals, maker of the weight-loss system Body Solutions, filed for Chapter 11 protection. The company reportedly owes $10 million to radio stations that had disc jockeys personally promote the product.
They are bankrupt - You lose
Fad unlikely to aid weight loss - San Jose Mercury -
Centuries after traveling salesmen first peddled ineffective weight-loss tonics and
reduction salts, health experts insist there is still no over-the-counter product that allows
dieters to have their cake and lose weight, too. The Mercury was denied access to claims by the company that 30 studies showed that their stuff works.
Lose money when you sleep, not fat
Diet Fads Tested: Body Solutions
- SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- There's trouble brewing for Body Solutions, a diet company that's been advertising heavily on Bay Area radio stations.
The company marketing the product, San Antonio-based Mark Nutritionals, is facing class action lawsuits from consumers in Florida and Michigan. The Orange County District Attorney's office is also investigating it for possible false advertsing.
Lawsuit against Body Solutions - Florida
Janet Makinen vs Mark Nutritionals Inc. Case No. 51-2002-CA-000149-XXXX-ES
When Janet Makinen heard about Body Solutions on the radio, it sounded easy: Take the Body Solutions supplement before
going to bed, and lose weight while she slept. Makinen filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against Mark Nutritionals Inc, the Texas-based manufacturer of Body
Solutions. The lawsuit claims Mark Nutritionals deceived consumers by saying they could "lose weight while you sleep." Furthermore, Mark Nutritionals never alerted consumers to the fact their program entailed the purchase of additional products,
including a product that contains ephedrine, which can pose health problems for some people, the lawsuit states.
Body Solutions comment from Phil Kaplan.
In my opinion, it's THE all-time worst payola scam I have ever heard on AM radio. I don't understand why the FTC doesn't shut these people down. Product endorsement is illegal in some parts of Canada. So, why doesn't the U.S. get to these people under FTC regulations. This makes the payola scandal of the 50s look like there was nothing to it. Kind of like what Body Solutions does for your weight loss, eh?
Calorad continues to help you lose money while you sleep
Calorad pushes the envelope as far as claims are concerned. There are dozens of copycats, but none does it quite as good as Calorad. Please do not ask me any further questions about it. I'm growing sleepy, and I'm still not losing weight.
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Body solutions wins in court over advertising competitor
The case does not discuss the merits of the claims made by either party. Barry Siskind says that they spent over $1 million on clinical studies. Why doesn't he tell us who did the studies and where they were published?
Body Solutions is the target of a lawsuit
Two Michigan men are suing
the company behind the weight loss product called
"Body Solutions." A Downriver man said that he spent more
than $170 on the product and did not
lose any weight after using it for three
The company does not have a refund
policy. The lawsuits allege that Mark Nutritionals violated the State
Consumer Product Act by claiming that people could lose weight
while sleeping, when it has no proof for the claim.
The lawsuit says that disc jockeys do not reveal that they receive the
product for free and are paid for testimonials.
Snooze and Lose? Weighing the Merits of Body Solutions claims - L.A. Times By JANE E. ALLEN,
The enticing pitch by Body Solutions, widely heard in radio ads, has not been proved
to be more effective than tried-and-true methods.
Ingredients include caffeine, ginkgo biloba (an herb
believed to enhance memory) and ephedra (a controversial herbal stimulant that
speeds up the heartbeat and sometimes elevates blood pressure).
The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates foods, drugs and medical
devices, is determining whether to more tightly regulate ephedra and other
related ephedrine products.
Resolve is the key ingredient in latest weight-loss solution
By ALINE McKENZIE / The Dallas Morning News
"Lose Weight While You Sleep!"
The research didn't include a group that
simply didn't eat at night, or one that
took a placebo. The study has not been
published in any peer-reviewed
scientific journal. No placebo was used...
One of Body Solutions ingredients may cause cancer. This compound is banned for sale in Canada.
Nobody should be taking chromium
Berkeley Wellness Letter reviews research and potential dangers of taking extra chromium.
So what's the bottom line? Don't buy this or any other weight loss crap you see advertised anywhere.