Evol Nutrition, Red Dawn Was Sued For Selling Unauthorized Products
Evol Nutrition Associates, Inc., Red Dawn Energy were charged with a class action lawsuit alleging that the company sold products that the FDA disapproves of.
The lead plaintiff, Duane Womack, filed the class action lawsuit against Evol Nutrition Associates Inc. on March 24, 2021, in a New York federal court.
Evol Nutrition Associates, Inc. does its business under Georgia company, Red Dawn Energy.
The class action lawsuit asserts that the company sold products that contained ingredients unauthorized by the FDA.
In particular, the class action lawsuit questions the products sold under the Sleep Walker and the Red Dawn Liquid line because they might contain potential health risks for customers.
Evol Nutrition sells health supplements that come in the form of liquid or pills.
The class action lawsuit declares the company’s supplements contain a chemical called Beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid, also known as Phenibut.
Phenibut is a depressant used to treat anxiety. When consumed, it can have multiple side effects to consumers, including nausea, imbalance, fatigue, and dizziness.
Aside from this, it can also cause individuals to feel the electric shock in their limbs.
According to the class action lawsuit, consuming the substance in high doses can cause significant health problems such as unconsciousness and difficulty breathing.
In April 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Evol Nutrition against their products’ use of Phenibut.
The class action lawsuit states that FDA informed the company that their health supplements were mislabeled because it did not indicate that they contained Phenibut.
It did not properly notify customers about the possible side effects.
It adds that the use of Phenibut in products is also being investigated in Austria, Hungary, Italy, and Lithuania because of overdose and withdrawal reports from individuals who consumed it.
The lead plaintiff argues that Evol Nutrition has falsely marketed the alleged products as safe health supplements.
However, the plaintiff argues that this is false because they contain Phenibut, which is not approved and authorized by the FDA.
Therefore, the complainant argues that the company illegally sells products that contain Phenibut.
The class action lawsuit also claims that the company has not properly warned customers about the potential side effects and health risks of consuming the products.
The lead plaintiff complains that he purchased the product Sleep Walker because it claims that it can provide an energy boost.
Nevertheless, the complainant attests that this is false, and he experienced the side effects of the product after consuming it, including nausea, fatigue, and dizziness.
He adds that aside from being unapproved by the FDA, there was no scientific evidence that consuming Phenibut can cause significant gains for consumers and be used in supplements. The substance was allegedly used as a recreational drug.
Duane Womack maintains that the regular consumption of Phenibut can also cause drug dependence.
He adds that consumers who would stop using it can undergo withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, seizures, and sleep troubles.
If the company has properly informed customers about the potential effects, the class members assert that they would not have bought the product.
Editor’s Note on Evol Nutrition Supplements Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is published to inform you of the latest class action lawsuit filed against Evol Nutrition for allegedly selling products not authorized by the FDA.
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