WALMART is allegedly under investigation due to recent questions about their dietary supplements.
These inquiries specifically have to do with magnesium products.
Attorneys for Top Class Actions believe that Walmart may be mislabeling the magnesium supplements that are under the retail chain's Equate brand, according to Best Life.
Magnesium is said, by many health professionals, to be a necessity for your body to function healthily, per Mayo Clinic.
We usually get magnesium from milk, yogurt, leafy greens, and other foods.
It is said to support energy production, along with important muscle and nerve functions.
Some people don't get enough magnesium, however, and require supplementation to get more in their bodies, according to the National Institutes of Health.
The trouble is that some have created their own magnesium supplements and have made claims that they can help with insomnia, fatigue, or even bowel movements.
Researchers have said that there isn't enough evidence to support this, however, which is why Walmart has been questioned, per Harvard Health Publishing.
Walmart's Equate magnesium has labeling that claims it's meant to be used to relieve constipation — essentially becoming a laxative.
The bottle says the supplement offers "comfortable relief of occasional constipation."
It also has a disclaimer on the label that the product was not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with it not being "intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."
This is allegedly a significant mislabel, even with the disclaimer, per claims from the attorneys at Top Class Actions.
There hasn't been enough evidence to suggest that magnesium can serve as a laxative.
Qunol Extra Strength Magnesium, which is also sold at Walmart, CVS, on their own website, and at other major retailers, has also come under questioning from Top Class Actions.
The supplement claims that it's "specifically formulated to provide a nutritional boost to your nerve, bone & muscle health."
However, it too includes a disclaimer explaining that it hasn't been evaluated or approved by the FDA.
"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration [FDA]," the label reads.
"This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."
The disclaimer can also be seen on the online product page at Walmart for Qunol Extra Strength Magnesium.
The problem for the attorneys is that the product makes claims that it's a "high absorption" magnesium and has "extra strength."
Once again, this hasn't been confirmed by the FDA or other experts.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Walmart and Top Class Actions for comment.
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