TRIMSPA Supports Clean Up of Diet Industry

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TRIMSPA supports the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) actions to clean up the weight loss industry and encourages its vigorous pursuit of companies who deceive consumers through outrageous and unsubstantiated weight loss claims. The FTC's 2-year investigation of TRIMSPA, which centered on a handful of ads that ran over 2 years ago, was amicably resolved without TRIMSPA's admission of liability and a $1.5 million payment to the agency.

TRIMSPA supports the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) actions to clean up the weight loss industry and encourages its vigorous pursuit of companies who deceive consumers through outrageous and unsubstantiated weight loss claims. The FTC's 2-year investigation of TRIMSPA, which centered on a handful of ads that ran over 2 years ago, was amicably resolved without TRIMSPA's admission of liability and a $1.5 million payment to the agency.

The Company was put under the microscope after Anna Nicole Smith's 69 pound weight loss with TRIMSPA X32 was widely reported in the media. Following a thorough review of TRIMSPA's documentation, the FTC did not question whether her weight loss was real.

The agency's complaint alleged that a handful of TRIMSPA advertisements that ran in 2003 and early 2004, had insufficient substantiation at the time representations were made - an allegation to which the Company disagrees.

TRIMSPA also disagrees with any inference that its X32 product has no scientific support. An IRB approved, double-blind, placebo controlled, clinical study of TRIMSPA X32 showed the product, along with diet and exercise, is effective.

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