Over 5.000 People Getting Refunds from Sunrise Nutraceuticals, LLC

The global dietary supplements market is projected to jump to USD 278.02 billion by 2024, according to Grand View Research, Inc., a valued and respected market research and consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. The modern US supplement industry accounts for $37 billion, according to the National Institutes of Health.

More than 5.000 people were misled by a supplement claiming to treat drug addiction. Florida-based supplement maker was selling an herbal drink mix that was thought to help treat addiction.

The company called Sunrise Nutraceuticals, LLC marketed its Elimidrol powdered drink mix claiming it could successfully overcome opiate withdrawal and help people get rid of addiction permanently.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now emailing 5.379 refund checks making up over $210.000 to people having purchased Elimidrol as an effective treatment for opiate addiction withdrawal. The average refund amount equals $39.

Nutraceuticals are tricky businesses and are tabbed as high risk. That’s why it’s not easy to get approved for a merchant account for this type of business. The industry is largely unregulated, and the companies operating in the field are considered high risk due to the chance for legal action in such a loose market.

As a rule, banks stay away from nutraceutical companies, so you, as a nutraceutical merchant, should find a reputable credit card processor in the field to apply for a nutraceutical merchant account. With a reliable and experienced merchant account specializing in the high risk sector, you’ll be able to get the best high risk eCommerce processing solutions and the most competitive rates for nutraceutical merchant accounts.

According to the FTC’s November 2015 complaint, Sunrise, based in Boca Raton, Florida, deceptively claimed that Elimidrolwhich was made of herbs and other compounds, could alleviate opiate withdrawal symptoms and increase the chances of overcoming opiate addiction.

The court order settling the FTC’s charges prohibited Sunrise from making such unreal claims. The company agreed to pay $235.000 for consumer refunds. Sunrise is among hundreds of supplement makers that have been sued by the FTC for allegedly making false health claims.

The FTC case against Sunrise represents only part of the agency’s work with the Food and Drug Administration to protect consumers from unsubstantial health advertising. People who think a claim on a dietary supplement is false or have had an adverse reaction to a supplement, are recommended to report it to the FTC.

Author Bio: Electronic payments expert, Blair Thomas, co-founded eMerchantBroker in 2010. His passions include writing/producing music, and travel. eMerchantBroker is America’s No. 1 nutraceutical merchant account company, serving both traditional and high-risk merchants.