Shub Law Firm is investigating claims that Mighty Gum is allegedly advertising that its Immunity gum contains health benefits such as stress reduction, sexual health, and immunity boosting.
With new health crazes and trends, more and more companies are finding their way around FDA guidelines, which puts consumers at risk. Mighty Gum advertises a chewing gum that is infused with adaptogens. They claim that these adaptogens, otherwise known as herbs commonly used in Ayurveda practices, carry multiple health benefits. Ayurveda is based in Indian medicine, but according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “has not been thoroughly studied in either Western or Indian medicine.”
NO SCIENTIFIC BACKING OF THE BENEFITS OF MIGHTY GUM
Mighty Gum praises their use of ingredients such as Elderberry, Astragalus, Reishi Mushrooms, and Ashwagandha. They claim that these adaptogens “have been known to provide our bodies with energy, help us eliminate toxins, support our cognition, help us utilize oxygen more efficiently, improve our mood, help us sleep better and help normalize our imbalances.”
Unfortunately, there is no sufficient scientific backing of the long-term benefits of these ingredients. According to this Time article with Dr. Brenda Powell, there are very few studies on the long-term effects of adaptogens, and it is misleading to claim extended health benefits. The article also warns of side effects of adaptogens, such as negatively interacting with prescription drugs and causing allergic and gastrointestinal distress.
MIGHTY GUM’S MISLEADING CLAIMS AND POSSIBLE RISKS
Adaptogens are commonly offered as ingestible products, such as teas, syrups, or the plant itself. Mighty Gum is a product only for chewing, which questions further the supposed benefits of these ingredients. Mighty Gum claims that chewing their product “allows the enzymes in our mouth to prepare what we eat to be absorbed,” but there is little explanation of how this process works.
For example, Mighty Gum claims their Elderberry ingredient contains immune boosting properties and skin benefits, but is most often ingested as a tea or syrup. According to Healthline, despite supposed benefits, the ingredient has not been tested extensively in humans and “cannot be recommended for specific health benefits.” Healthline also points out that the Ashwagandha ingredient should be avoided by pregnant women, people with autoimmune diseases, and people with thyroid disease. Similarly, there is limited research on the health benefits and effects of Ashwagandha, Astragalus, and Reishi Mushrooms.
LET’S FIGHT BACK AGAINST GROWING HEALTH SCAMS, LIKE MIGHTY GUM
As companies find their ways around FDA guidelines, consumers suffer. Mighty Gum may not be as transparent with the effects of their ingredients as they should. We’re here to fight for consumers who have been misled by false advertising and deceptive marketing! At Shub Law, our attorneys specialize in representing consumers who are victims of deceptive marketing practices, like those committed by companies making false advertising claims about their products.
Contact us if you or someone you know purchased a Mighty Gum product and believes you were deceived by the numerous supposed health benefits. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 856-772-7200. Shub Law Firm is a national leader in representing consumers, just like you, who have been scammed by big companies that put profit over their customers. Our experienced class action attorneys are here to help you get justice. Contact us now! All consultations are free of charge.