A database that tracks dubious medical claims.

Claim number: 42

Claimant: A Vogel

Claim date: June 14, 2011

Brand name: Echinoforce

Forum in which the claim was made: Advert on SABC TV 2

Claim methodology: Herbal remedies

Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Frequent

Actual claim: Prevents Flus and colds

Plausibility of this claim: Untested


A Vogel ran an advert at 18h45 on 14 June 2011 on SABC 2 claiming that Echinoforce prevents colds and flus and boosts the immune system.


See also this claim for an A Vogel product by another retailer (SA Natural Products):