Rulings (53)
  • infirst Ltd t/a Flarin

    • Television
    • 17 April 2024

    A TV ad misleadingly implied that Flarin was better for treating joint pain than other ibuprofen products.

  • Not Guilty Food Co Ltd t/a The Skinny Food Co

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 03 April 2024

    An Instagram Reel on Katie Price’s account was not obviously recognisable as an ad, irresponsibly promoted a diet that fell below 800 calories a day, and made weight loss claims for the products shown that aren’t authorised on the GB NHC Register.

  • Vytaliving Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Press general
    • 27 March 2024

    A press ad for nutritional tablets claimed a food could treat, prevent or cure human disease, featured claims that were not authorised on the GB NHC Register, and made misleading claims around savings.

  • OneCompress

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 06 March 2024

    Two paid-for Facebook ads for bamboo gloves and socks made medical claims for unlicensed products.

  • Vir Health Ltd t/a Numan

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 06 March 2024

    A TV ad for a hair loss treatment guaranteed the efficacy of the product, breaking the Code.

  • GMRD Apps Ltd t/a Impulse Brain Training

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 21 February 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a puzzle game app made medical claims without being registered with the MHRA and discouraged people from seeking essential treatment for ADHD.

  • Happyo

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 21 February 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a behaviour programme aimed at those with ADHD made medical claims without being registered with the MHRA and discouraged people from seeking essential treatment for a condition where medical supervision should be sought.

  • Lynne McTaggart

    • Upheld
    • Email, Internet (website content)
    • 31 January 2024

    Two marketing emails and a website made misleading claims about alternative medicine treating medical conditions, and discouraged people seeking essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • Medi Supplies Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 24 January 2024

    A website made two pricing claims that were misleading and could not be substantiated.

  • GIRLvsCANCER

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 10 January 2024

    An outdoor poster that referenced a swear word was likely to cause serious or widespread offence and was inappropriate for an untargeted medium.

  • Get A Drip Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    The Get A Drip website www.getadrip.co.uk, seen 7 February 2019, listed the intravenous (IV) drip services it offered on a page headed “Our Menu”: “Bolt-Ons”; “Basic Hydration”; “MultiVit Drip”; “Energy Drip”; “Immunity Drip”; Detox Drip”; &l...

  • REVIV UK Ltd t/a REVIV

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    The website for REVIV UK, www.revivme.com/london, seen 1 April 2019, stated on the main page for its London clinic “REVIV IV infusion therapies deliver hydration, vitamins, and antioxidants helping to optimise vital hydration balance and maximise your wellness & efficiency. Whether looking to boost your immun...

  • Golden Tanning Salon Ltd t/a Golden Tanning Salon

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 13 December 2023

    A TikTok post linked health claims to using a tanning bed, which was misleading, irresponsible and inappropriately targeted.

  • Person(s) unknown

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 13 December 2023

    A TikTok post misleadingly and irresponsibly linked health claims to using a tanning bed, discouraged seeking essential treatment for conditions where medical supervision should be sought, and was inappropriately targeted.

  • South African Foods Ltd t/a Candy Store 4 You

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 06 December 2023

    A TikTok post on Saira Hayati’s account for sea salt made health and nutrition claims that were in breach of the rules and claimed to prevent, treat or cure human disease, which broke the rules.

  • Naked Wolfe Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 15 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad featured a model who appeared unhealthily thin.

  • Nimaya Mindstation Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 15 November 2023

    A website and Instagram post claimed that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could treat long COVID, which was misleading and could not be substantiated, and discouaraged essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • The Heal Air

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 15 November 2023

    A website, Facebook post and Instagram post claimed that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could treat long COVID, which was misleading and could not be substantiated.

  • WHM Hair Transplant and Aesthetics t/a WHM Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 15 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad was irresponsible for exploiting insecurities around body image, trivialised the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery and omitted information about the need for a pre consultation.

  • ZING Oral Care Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad), Internet (website content)
    • 15 November 2023

    A website and paid-for Facebook ad misleadingly implied that titanium dioxide-containing toothpastes are potentially harmful.