This class action lawsuit claims that PhD Fitness’s Pre-JYM and Post-JYM sport supplements are advertised to have characteristics and benefits that they, in fact, do not.
One plaintiff in this lawsuit, John Sandviks, is a resident of Aiken, South Carolina. In the past year and a half, Sandviks has purchased several of PhD Fitness’s products, including Pre-JYM and post-JYM from Bodybuilding.com. Before purchasing these products, Sandviks read the marketing materials that are on the Bodybuilding.com website and believed that the product contained the proper doses of the ingredients listed on the labels. If he had known that the products did not contain proper doses of the ingredients listed on the labels, he would not have purchased the products.
PhD Fitness falsely claims that their products contain “proper doses” of “13 science-backed ingredients. The following ingredients in Pre-JYM are not scientifically proven to be properly dosed and/or effective:
Many of the ingredients contained in the Pre-JYM supplement are also contained in the Post-JYM supplement. Post-JYM also contains 3 grams of L-Glutamine which Defendant claims “ramp(s) up post-workout repair”, “is important for muscle recovery and growth”, and “Research suggests that supplementation with glutamine allows subjects to recover quicker between workouts.” Simply because a substance, such as glutamine, is a nutrient, does not necessarily mean that its enhanced use is beneficial. Glutamine naturally found within the body does play a role in certain mechanisms supporting muscle growth, recovery and immunity support. However, as noted in the numerous scientific citations contained herein, glutamine supplementation has been found to be completely ineffective at mimicking these physiological responses. Simply put, the ingestion of L-Glutamine does absolutely nothing for the recovery from exercise, recovery of muscle tissue or ability to decrease muscle wasting (anti-catabolic).
Based on the facts of the case, the plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege the following violations: