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Claim number: 1
Claimant: Solal Technologies
Claim date: Oct. 1, 2010
Forum in which the claim was made: Flyer
Claim methodology: Supplements
Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Frequent
Actual claim: Prevents Aging
Plausibility of this claim: Untested and implausible
Solal claims to be an "anti-aging specialist". This is one of their most strident claims.
- Response no 68: ASASA Ruling on 2011-06-29
- Response no 3: ASASA Ruling on 2010-12-15
- Response no 1: Treatment Action Campaign Complaint to ASASA on 2010-10-15
Documents relevant to this claim
Solal distributed a marketing booklet/flyer in 2010 (precise date unknown) which made approximately 280 health claims including anti-aging. In particular, Solal claimed that a product called Acetyl-L-Carnitine:
- Increases brain carnitine levels.
- Exerts antioxidant effects in brain.
- Helps prevent age-related memory decline.
- Assists with chronic fatigue.
Marcus Low of the Treatment Action Campaign has lodged a complaint against Solal with ASASA. At the time of last updating this entry in the Quackbase we are still awaiting a final ruling on this matter. Solal's logo, website and Facebook page state SOLAL Technologies - Antiaging Specialists. Their website claims the following products counteract aging:
- The Anti-Aging Pill™
- Stress Damage Control™
- Advanced Cellular™ Anti-Aging Antioxidant (or Super Nutrient Antioxidant or ACES Plus™)
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (Dual R-form)(or Alpha Lipoic Acid)
- Ubiquinol Co-Q10 (or Co-Enzyme Q10)
Harris Steinman has written a demolition of Solal's anti-aging claims. His article exposes just how sloppy this company's research is.