Los Angeles, CA: Reserve Life Organics LLC (d/b/a Reserveage Organics), is facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit alleging the company makes false and misleading statements regarding the health benefits of its anti-aging products.
The lawsuit, entitled Kathleen Hold v. Reserve Life Organics, Case No. 3:13-cv-02206, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, claims that the Reserveage product made by Reserveage Organics does not contain resveratrol, an ingredient derived from French red wine grapes. Instead, the lawsuit asserts, the product actually contains Japanese Knotweed, a cheaper, more readily available source of resveratrol.
Filed by plaintiff Kathleen Holt, the lawsuit states that Reserveage deceives consumers into paying a premium for health supplements that contain very little of the advertised resveratrol, an ingredient that allegedly has anti-aging capabilities. Holt also claims Reserveage Organics does not admit that the products contain substantial amounts of magnesium stearate, an additive that is allegedly hazardous to human health by adversely affecting the immune system.
Specifically, the lawsuit states, "The main ingredient in resveratrol, and the main ingredient providing substantial resveratrol, is nonorganic Japanese Knotweed, not French red-wine grapes, which is a much cheaper and more plentiful source of natural, as opposed to organic, grape-based resveratrol."Further, "In addition, despite defendant' claim of 'From the Heart of France,' plaintiff believes that defendant' Japanese Knotweed is sourced from China."
The consumer fraud class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the plaintiff and all California residents who purchased Reserveage resveratrol products within the last four years. The lawsuit contends that the company' marketing violates California' False Advertising Law and Unfair Competition law, among other claims.