Recent investigations into Church & Dwight Vitafusion B Complex Adult Vitamin Gummies allege there are unsafe and dangerous levels of folic acid in these dietary widely-used supplements. According to the Nutrition Business Journal, vitamin gummies now represent more than 10 percent of the U.S. health supplement market, and that share is projected to grow by over 50 percent in the next few years. Originally targeted at children, gummy vitamins have turned into a huge market for adults and seniors.
Tests indicate that Vitafusion B contains more than three times the amount of folic acid per serving advertised on the product label – the daily dose of folate should be capped at 400 micrograms. The Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institute of Health notes that elevated consumption of folic acid can increase the risk of heart attack, increase the risk of certain precancerous tumors becoming malignant, and exacerbate anemia.
The gummy vitamins appeal to consumers with their sweet, candy-like taste and chewable consistency that provides an alternative to swallowing pills. Unfortunately, consumers have begun complaining that New Jersey-based Church & Dwight Co. underreports the folic acid content in its Vitafusion B Complex Adult Vitamin Gummies supplements, making the Vitafusion B Gummies potentially health-threatening. This purportedly deceptive practice of understating the folic acid content is viewed as a fraud breaching warranties on the Vitafusion product and providing unjust enrichment to Church & Dwight at consumers’ expense.
Although folate plays an important role in an individual’s physical and mental health, the overabundance of folate levels can be dangerous.
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If you or a family member have been taking Church & Dwight Vitafusion B Gummies and are concerned about the alleged fraud or potentially dangerous health effects, please contact a consumer protection lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your case. There is no charge or obligation, and the information you provide will help us hold Church & Dwight accountable for any fraud and injuries to consumers.