Avalon Team - Metabol and other dietary supplements, false impression of curative effect, deception of consumers
Deception of consumers
Avalon distributes several diet complementary products, and advertised these as such having curative effects (as e. g. articulation painkillers, antidepressants, etc.). According to OÉTI (a food examining institute) these effects are not supposed to be providing by diet supplementary products but medicines, because these problems require medical assistance to be resolved. The effects listed in the advertisements were deceptive since falsely claimed the diseases mentioned by them would cease to be by the use of the products. The product Vivax was promoted as an antidepressant and sexual potency booster, but these effects could not be attributed to a diet supplementary product. According to the statutes in force, such products must not be shown as products having medicinal effect and the advertisements must not suggest that diet is not sufficient to get the necessary nutritive.