GNC Brand ‘Triple Strength Fish Oil’ Not Fish Oil, Suit Says

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GNC brand “Triple Strength Fish Oil” is deceptively marketed because its processing method removes essential fatty acids that would otherwise occur naturally, a proposed class suit in a California federal court against producer-suppliers International Vitamin Corp. and unit Nutra Manufacturing LLC alleges.

Calling the product “fish oil” is fraudulent, deceptive and misleading, New Yorker John Gatto alleges in a suit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Scientists recommend fatty fish because it provides health benefits for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, dementia, and arthritis, Gatto says.

Most Americans don’t regularly…

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