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Nature's Bounty Faces Consumer Fraud Class Action Over Biotin Products

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New York, NY: A consumer fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in New York against The Nature’s Bounty Co. alleging the supplement maker misrepresents its biotin supplements as being able to improve hair, skin and nails. According to the plaintiffs, the product actually is an unnecessary addition to the amounts of biotin that a healthy person typically consumes each day.

According to plaintiff Perla Mazzo, the supplements provide roughly 150 times or 300 times the recommended amount of biotin that a healthy individual aged 18 or older should consume. Mazzo asserts in the complaint that the average adult is already consuming sufficient amounts of biotin without supplements. Therefore, the complaint states, the products are unnecessary and don’t provide any of their alleged benefits

“The taking of biotin at these levels is a waste of money and wholly pointless,” Mazzo states in the complaint. Therefore, the representation on the front labels of these supplements that they “support healthy hair, skin, and nails,” is misleading, the complaint states.

Consumers pay between $10 and $25 a bottle for products they wrongly believed would provide health benefits, the complaint alleges.

“Mega-doses of biotin do not support healthy hair, skin and nails, because the general population already consumers sufficient, if not additional amounts of biotin from their daily diets,” according to the complaint.

Further, Mazzo claims that there are articles that claim excessive amounts of biotin may be harmful, causing problems such as acne, allergic reactions and respiratory issues.

The plaintiff seeks to represent a nationwide class of consumers who have purchased the biotin products, or alternatively, a class of Florida consumers who bought the supplements. The suit alleges violations of Florida unfair competition laws and common law.

Mazzo is represented by Roy E. Jacobs of Roy Jacobs & Associates and Laurence D. Paskowitz of Paskowitz Law Firm PC.

The suit is Perla Mazzo v. The Nature’s Bounty Co., case number 2:18-cv-01255, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Reader Comments

Posted by
Christopher Philbrick
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Taking in combination, no benefit offered other than contributing to rampant digestive explosions.

Posted by
Karen Olson
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This product is expensive and didn't work as advertised.

Posted by
lucinda reyes
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I have been using biotin for about a year now and it hasnt helped me at all.in fact it has made my hair really thin and falling out.I stopped taking ir about 6 months ago and my hair started to come back in.I was ashamed to go out in public because it was so thin,IM so glad I stopped using it.

Posted by
Tesha
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after having battled hair loss due to illness, I began taking Nature's Bounty Biotin. The product did not perform as advertised; rather, had adverse affect on my hair growth. Once I stopped taking the product I began to see improvement. I wish to be included in this suit

Posted by
Elvira Simmons
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I purchased two large bottles of biotin and have been using them daily for an extended period of time. I am not satisfied with this product. It has not increased my hair growth. I have not seen any improvement of hair growth or health.

Posted by
Charles Atwell
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I've been using this responding Biotin for almost 10 years and I always thought it was a good natural product to use obviously it is not because I have felt no different the $30 a bottle that I have spent over the years is is instrumental in trying to continue with good health and practice of good health by taking natural products this medication obviously is is a natural product was supposed to work especially with my my health I am appalled at the fact that this will I thought doesn't work and I will have second thoughts about using any of nature products lines of any of their products for that fact Nature's Bounty products please include me in this lawsuit

Posted by
Frances Rutz
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I take Biotin due to my Dr. telling me to take due to hair loss after having back surgery. If it is true to be fraud I need to know. I take daily and can get expensive!

Posted by
Sharon Bailey
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I take this Biotin vitamin daily for my hair loss. Include me in this class action if it is suppose to be fraud and doesn't work need to know to quit purchasing. can get expensive!

Posted by
Renee VanHook
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Vitamins are expensive and they did not work, It made my skin worse. Dark spots.

Posted by
Theresa
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This is a frivolous lawsuit. If you don't want to take Natures Bounty Biotin, don't. If someone thinks they are benefiting from this supplement, why should it bother this busybody. I took it about a year ago and it did seem to help with my hair loss.

Posted by
Winter
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I have taken this product. Please contact me because I would to be included in the class action lawsuit.

Posted by
Charles Atwell
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I've taken the Biotin for many years and Disturbed at the fact that false false information false claim of this helps you with your hair and skin I never noticed any changes in my body so I would like to be included in this lawsuit

Posted by
Kristine Hull
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I have been using biotin, I am not satisfied with this product. It has not increased my hair growth at all. The label is very misleading.

Posted by
Terri McGraw
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I’m had surgeries and one of them was removal of the lower half of my stomach. Since then I have had issues with the ability to absorb nutrients. I take “mega” doses of Biotin because I have balding problems as well as paper thin fingernails that peel off in layers. I have purchased 2 bottles and noticed nothing was improving so I threw them away..

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