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Hard Eight Bulk Supplements Number of Servings Class Action

Hard Eight Nutrition, LLC, which does business as Bulk Supplements, makes nutritional supplements. The containers bear a representation of that the ingredients in them can make a certain number of servings. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the containers don’t contain nearly enough to make that number of servings. “In fact,” the complaint claims, “they can make, on average, just 53.85% of the servings represented.”

The Nationwide Class for this action is all persons who bought any of the products in the US within the applicable statutes of limitations period. The complaint also defines a California Subclass and a California Consumer Subclass, for those who bought the products in that state.

The products include at least the following supplements:

  • Potassium Chloride
  • Creatine Monohydrate
  • L-Citrulline DL-Malate 2:1
  • Beta Alanine
  • L-Citrulline
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Taurine
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • L-Arginine

The complaint reproduces pages of images of the packaging, which shows the name BulkSupplements.com, and label information. The products do not contain scoops or measuring spoons, but the complaint alleges, “Reasonable consumers understand a teaspoon to be the unit of measurement based on how consumers take supplements.” This is allegedly confirmed on the website.

For example, the packaging of the Potassium Chloride 100g supplement reads “Servings per Container: 500.” The instructions say to “take 200mg (about 1/10) once daily.” According to the complaint, this “1/10” indicates a tenth of a teaspoon.

A teaspoon of this supplement weighs around 5.69 grams; a tenth of this would be 569 mg. But the actual serving size is supposed to be 200 mg, which is 35.15% of 569 mg. “In other words,” the complaint says, “a consumer following [Hard Eight’s] serving instructions will only be able to make 35.15% of the servings represented on the packaging.”

The complaint also computes it another way, “by comparing the aggregate servings of the Potassium Chloride supplement. In order to make 500 servings, there would need to be 284,500 milligrams [569 milligrams x 500 servings]. However, there are only 100,000 milligrams in the 100 g package. This also yields just 35.15% [100 milligrams / 284,500 milligrams].”

“In sum,” the complaint alleges, “if a consumer reasonably follows [Hard Eight’s] instructions, the Product will yield 175.75 servings, which is equivalent to just 35.15% of the represented number of servings.”

The complaint makes similar calculations for the other supplements. For example, the Creatine delivers only about 58.82% of the promised servings.

The complaint alleges that the promises about the number of servings constitutes false, misleading, and unlawful conduct. It says that Hard Eight “has grossly exaggerated the number of servings that its supplements can make in order to induce consumer purchases and to charge more for these supplements.”

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

Hard Eight Bulk Supplements Number of Servings Complaint

August 20, 2021

Hard Eight Nutrition, LLC, which does business as Bulk Supplements, makes nutritional supplements. The containers bear a representation of that the ingredients in them can make a certain number of servings. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the containers don’t contain nearly enough to make that number of servings. “In fact,” the complaint claims, “they can make, on average, just 53.85% of the servings represented.”

Hard Eight Bulk Supplements Number of Servings Complaint

Case Event History

Hard Eight Bulk Supplements Number of Servings Complaint

August 20, 2021

Hard Eight Nutrition, LLC, which does business as Bulk Supplements, makes nutritional supplements. The containers bear a representation of that the ingredients in them can make a certain number of servings. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the containers don’t contain nearly enough to make that number of servings. “In fact,” the complaint claims, “they can make, on average, just 53.85% of the servings represented.”

Hard Eight Bulk Supplements Number of Servings Complaint
Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Misrepresentation of Number of Servings