The former RHOC star has started selling CBD products that apparently were not labeled correctly and had misleading information on the labels.
Gretchen Rossi, the RHOC alum and her husband, Slade Smiley, have been selling CBD products under the company name Bio Reigns, which offers a varity of products from a “Limitless” option described as CBD + Curcumin Complex, to a Pet Tincture, described as the same, and even some Organic Gummy Bears. But when Inside Edition sent some products off to a lab to test their ingredients, the lab reported different ingredients than what was printed on the label.
As reported by Bravo, “Though labels on one of the Bio Reigns tinctures claimed that the product has 560 mg of CBD and curcumin, lab tests allegedly indicated that it had about 1 mg.” CBD products, or Cannabidiol, is a product that people take for all kinds of reasons, from pain relief to headaches and everything in between. The problem is that the FDA is not necessarily testing the products to confirm what the labels might say. On the bottom of the Bio Reigns website, it says:
"These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."
Apparently, since the Inside Edition report, Gretchen says that the labels have been updated to be more accurate. Gretchen tweeted out a Black Friday deal for the company, and one of the only replies said, “No thanks swindler!!!” No matter how you swing it, that’s a pretty big difference from what was advertised on the label. When Slade was asked about the label discrepancy, he said, “that’s the amount that’s in the bottle.” So the product being sold had 559mg less than it was supposed to have in it.
Sure, so should the label not clearly tell you what is in the bottle? “According to expert, Damien Gadomski, PhD, from IEH Labs, the product contained hardly any CBD.” What is the point of the label otherwise? We wish the couple the best on their journey through scamming CBD customers and whatever else they are into these days.
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