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Warning: Fake Puritan’s Puritan’s Pride Health Supplements

Warning: Fake Puritan’s Puritan’s Pride Health Supplements

By Jedrick Gatpayat |April 2020

Warning: Fake Puritan’s Pride health supplements are out there. Counterfeit products are dangerous and harmful to your health.

If you are not careful, you may end up buying one. Instead of being healthier, you may end up damaging your health.

How do I know if it is authentic / original?

The easiest way to ensure that your Puritan’s Pride health supplements are authentic here in the Philippines is to buy it from our authorized stores. Our authorized stores are as follows:

Watsons Philippines

We are available in over 540 Watsons branches nationwide. For more information, click here.

Lazada LazMall Flagship Store

We are available in Lazada through our official LazMall flagship store. All supplements purchased from our LazMall flagship store are guaranteed 100% authentic.

Are the Puritan’s Pride supplements sold by other sellers on Lazada authentic? Please read the report of our investigation in the last section of this article.

Shopee Mall Flagship Store

We are available in Shopee through our official Shopee Mall flagship store.

Are the Puritan’s Pride supplements sold by other sellers on Shopee authentic? Please read the report of our investigation in the last section of this article.

BeautyMNL

We are also available in BeautyMNL. To visit BeautyMNL, click here.

Zalora

We will soon be available in Zalora. To visit Zalora, click here.

Puritan’s Pride Website

Of course, you can also buy your favorite Puritan’s Pride health supplements on our official website. Visit www.puritanspride.ph.

Red Flags of Counterfeit Supplements

Before we proceed with the details of our investigation, below are important red flags to remember. If you see at least 1 of the red flags, stay away. Report it to us.

  • Low Price. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is fake.
  • Suspicious Seller Profile. If the seller profile shows little to no feedback or if seller sells other products and brands with high prevalence of counterfeits, stop and evaluate.
  • Poor Packaging. If packaging shows damages such as labels with questionable quality and poorly installed, stop and ask yourself if it is worth the risk.

Investigation of Counterfeit / Fake Complaints by Customers

Since February 2019, we have received numerous reports from customers about the existence of counterfeit Puritan’s Pride health supplements. Given the danger and health hazards counterfeit health supplements pose to our customers’ health, we decided to investigate.

We conducted several test buys from suspicious unauthorized sellers, both online and offline. And our investigation proved that YES, COUNTERFEITS DO EXIST.

Below are highlights on what we found out. These highlights are consistent with all the reported supplements we have investigated. This item is Vitamin C 1,000 mg 100 caplets.

#1 Caplet Appearance is different.

Caplet size/thickness: Original is thicker than the counterfeit.

original vs counterfeit caplet thickness

Caplet coating: Original is not too shiny and less smooth than the counterfeit.

Caplet color (inside): Internal part of the original is tan speckled which conforms to the product’s technical specifications found on its certificate of analysis. Counterfeit is white speckled.

#2 Sticker Label is different.

Sticker Label Details: Original’s primary panel of label has tan-light brown color vs. Counterfeit’s darker shade of yellow which, overall, is too dark compared to original.

Sticker’s Poor Quality: Counterfeit’s sticker labels are not properly installed. Excess sticker glue can be found in the edges of the bottle. Bumps can also be seen.

Key Takeaways

Awareness is the first step in dealing with counterfeit products. Knowing that there are counterfeit Puritan’s Pride health supplements, be cautious when buying your Puritan’s Pride health supplements.

The good news is it is very easy to avoid the counterfeits. Just buy from any of our authorized stores nationwide, online or offline.

Also, if you encounter a counterfeit item or seller, please report it to us. You can email us at info@puritanspride.ph. Report and make this world a healthier place.

 

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