Joint Juice Lawsuit Alleges Drink Not a Treatment for Joint Pain and ‘Wastes Money’
A Joint Juice class action lawsuit was filed against Premiere Nutrition for allegedly misleading consumers with its Joint Juice product, which was advertised as a treatment for joint pain.
Consumers claim, however, that the product does not treat joint pain and they have been deceived out of their money.
Read about the case under the name: Sonner V. Premier Nutrition Company LLC, Case No. 3:20-cv-07453, N.D. CA.
If you are affected by the allegations in this class action lawsuit, contact us today for help.
Just a Misleading “Marketing Gimmick”
According to the class action lawsuit, Premiere Nutrition “knew, but failed to disclose, that Joint Juice cannot provide the joint health benefits represented and that well-conducted, clinical studies, meta analyses and evidence-based guidelines have determined Joint Juice’s ingredients are unable to support or benefit joint health.”
Consumers are even more intrigued and enticed to purchase the product as its advertisements feature professional football player Joe Montana who said that athletes prefer Joint Juice as a treatment for joint pain.
The product’s messaging also includes a statement saying that it was “originally developed for pro athletes by orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone.”
Part of Premiere Nutrition’s “marketing gimmick” was also offering a “Joint Juice Health Assessment” on its website which prominently brandished the Arthritis Foundation logo.
This led to consumers believing the company’s false claims over its product which put Joint Juice as “one of the most well-known supplements” for the treatment of joint pain.
More than the advertising, Premiere Nutrition also failed to show scientific evidence of Joint Juice’s effectivity to treat joint pain. The lawsuit asserts that “the ingredients in Joint Juice have been extensively studied … and have been shown ineffective at supporting or benefiting joint health.”
Several randomized control trial studies have demonstrated that the active ingredients in Joint Juice are not effective. Glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin “[do] not play any special or unique role in the synthesis or repair of cartilage molecules.” Glucosamine is a common sugar found in the body, and the lawsuit argues that based on studies, “a healthy joint does not need exogenous glucosamine or chondroitin because it maintains its structure and function from the body’s abundant source of glucose and proteoglycan synthesis.”
The studies mentioned in the lawsuit included a series run by the National Institutes of Health for over at least four years which totaled to more than $12.5 million. This led to various organizations denouncing glucosamine and chondroitin as a treatment for joint pain. Among which are the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons warning against its use, the Cochrane Collaboration saying they were no better than placebo, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation stating they were a waste of money, The Department of Veteran Affairs Department, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Rheumatology, and Arthritis Foundation who “strongly recommended against” its use for joint pain, and the National Health Service and the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concurring with all these statements.
Despite this, the company continues to sell and profit from the product, deceiving consumers with their bogus claims.
Editor’s note on the Joint Juice Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Joint Juice Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you believe that what is alleged in the Joint Juice class action lawsuit has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
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