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POM Pomegranate Juice Claims False

Updated on June 18, 2013

There have many times I have seen POM pomegranate juice in the grocery store. A few times, I had bought into their advertising claims and purchased the juice. Kinda pricey at $3 or so, especially for the small amount one gets. But, if their health claims are true, might be worth it.

POM Wonderful pomergranate juice claims to its juice has been proven to treat heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.

The FTC has instructed its makers to cease making such false claims without proving them via at least two well controlled human clinical studies. Such claims are misleading and until proven are consumer fraud. The manufacturer of POM stated that its claims are backed by centuries of traditional medicine and common sense that antioxidants are abundant in pomegranates.

One ad for the product even went as far as stating the user could "cheat death" by using the drink. The FTC basically said it's bullshit until clinical studies prove it POM's makers retorted that their ads are protected by the 1st Amendment. Huh? Misleading and false claims are never protected by the 1st Amendment. Of course, its makers are worth $2 billion, much of it from their drink, so, I guess I might say the same things to save face.

If you like it for the taste and placebo effect, buy it. Otherwise, forget it.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      Well maybe, but the FDA considers it false claims without studies.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Pomegranate juice tastes wonderful and is beneficial to your health. It probably helps these conditions you mentioned, just don't take it as the sole source for improvement.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      Ditto. That is how I live.

    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      There is no magic bullet to save your life and keep you healthy forever. I think eating fresh produce is one of the best ways to keep the body healthy. If you read everything online you would be taking a million vitamins, supplements and eating special food daily. So we do the best we can eating, exercising and enjoying life.

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