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Creatine lawsuit

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Muscle Marketing USA, which distributes Creatine Serum, files $150 mil. lawsuit July 3 against Degussa Bioactives for unlawful and unfair business practices, false advertising and unlawful concealment of facts relating to the firm's Creapure powder. MMUSA alleges Degussa's ads misrepresent facts about creatine by telling consumers Creapure is safe, "even though it is associated with ailments ranging from stomach cramps to dehydration." Firm further contends that since 1999, Degussa "has repeatedly attempted to misappropriate information about the chemical formulation and nature of Creatine Serum," which is a liquid form of creatine marketed to athletes. 1MMUSA's Web site maintains Creatine Serum is safer than powders because small doses "have the equivalent benefits of large amounts of powder"...

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