Rulings (3)
  • Cosmetic Medical Advice UK Ltd t/a Dr Rita Rakus Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 22 April 2020

    : a. The first post, from drritarakus_, featured an image of Dr Rakus receiving an IV drip, with the text “DR RITA HAVING HER SUPER IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTER DRIP AT THE CLINIC”. The body text of the post began “Dr Rita Raku Clinic is now offering the 250mg Nad+ High potency B vitamins and Vit C in a 500ml saline solution is[sic] super immune booster drip … Why boost NAD+ to improve your immunity? March 13, 2020 When a virus infects your body, it must enter your cells in order to survive”. It continued by describing the role NAD+ was thought to have in the immune system, and ended with the claim “Boosting your cellular NAD+ levels and sirtuin activity may therefore be a good way to boost your immune system and protect yourself from viral infections”. b. The second post, an Instagram story from dr_galyna, also stated “Why boost NAD+ to improve your immunity?” and continued with a description of the role NAD+ was thought to have in the immune system, ending with the claim “Boosting your cellular NAD+ levels and sirtuin activity may therefore be a good way to boost your immune system and protect yourself from viral infections”. Further text included “Dr Rita Rakus clinic is a medical clinic! We carefuly [sic] monitor Government and The World Health Organisation advice and at the moment only one thing is very clear! Strong Immune System Is key and we are very determined to help our patients with #immunityboost”.

    The complainant challenged whether the implied claims that the advertiser’s IV drip could … all posts about their IV drips from their advertising. They said they had not intended to claim that … the IV drips could prevent people from catching coronavirus/COVID-19 or have any direct medicinal

  • The Private Harley Street Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 22 April 2020

    The complainant challenged whether the implied claims that the advertised Immunobooster IV drip could … Immunobooster IV drip might play a part in boosting the immune system, which was important if and when someone … became infected with coronavirus/COVID-19. They did not believe the ad stated that the IV drip would

  • REVIV UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 22 April 2020

    mention of coronavirus/COVID-19 in the promotion of an IV drip product would bring the product … . We considered that consumers would interpret the claims in the ad to mean that an IV drip containing … a high dose of vitamin C, and in particular the Megaboost IV drip offered by REVIV, could help

Informally resolved (2)
  • Nuriss Skincare and Wellness Centre Ltd

    • 15 April 2020
    • Number of complaints: 1

  • Collagen Aesthetics Ltd

    • 29 April 2020
    • Number of complaints: 1