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):