Truth & TransparencyWhen a competitor’s advertising harms consumer trust or threatens a company’s reputation and market share, the advertising self-regulatory system creates a level-playing field for business and helps ensure consumers receive truthful and accurate advertising.
ComplianceAfter a decision, NARB or the challenger can check in on whether the advertiser has made appropriate modifications to its advertising and has 10 days to respond. The case is closed if there is a good faith effort to bring their advertising into compliance.
Non-ComplianceIn cases of lack of good faith efforts to modify or discontinue advertising as a result of a NARB decision, NARB will refer the case to an appropriate government agency, usually the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Guidelines & Procedures
News & Blog
NAD Finds Kerasal Fungal Nail Discoloration Reduction Claim Supported, Recommends Discontinuation of Several Challenged Claims; Advertiser to Appeal
New York, NY – November 4, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that Advantice Health provided a reasonable basis for the claim that its Kerasal Fungal Nail Renewal product “reduces discoloration.” However, NAD recommended that the advertiser...
NAD Finds Certain doTERRA Phrases to be Puffery; Recommends Discontinuation of Challenged Essential Oils Health Benefit Claims; Advertiser to Appeal
New York, NY – October 27, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that doTERRA International, LLC (doTERRA) did not provide a reasonable basis for claims that its doTERRA essential oils provide certain health benefits, including specific benefits for mood,...
NARB Recommends Benefiber Discontinue “100% Natural” and “Clinically Proven” Claims, But Finds “Helps You Feel Fuller Longer” Claim Supported
New York, NY – October 22, 2020 – The National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, LLC (GSK) discontinue “100% natural” and “clinically proven to curb cravings” claims for Benefiber, and determined that GSK...
NAD Recommends Avadim Health, Inc. Discontinue Health-Related Claims for Theraworx Relief for Muscle and Joint Products; Advertiser to Appeal
New York, NY – October 21, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that Avadim Health, Inc. (Avadim) did not provide a reasonable basis for health-related claims appearing on Theraworx product packaging, in website, and social media advertising, and elsewhere so NAD...