A health and wellness company is the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed on March 10 over allegations that it misrepresented the amount of protein contained in its nutrition products.

James Eashoo filed the lawsuit against Iovate Health Services alleging its MuscleTech, Six Star and EPIQ products had less protein than advertised.

The lawsuit alleged Iovate engaged in what is know as “protein spiking” where products are spiked with amino acids that then register as proteins. Eashoo said he's purchased Iovate's products for the last four years because the company advertised it had high levels of protein in its products.

Eashoo is seeking class status for those who purchased Iovate products. He is asking for more than $5 million in damages plus court costs, and estimates in the lawsuit that thousands of people purchased Iovate's products.

Eashoo is represented by Daniel L. Warshaw, Bobby Pouya and Matthew A. Pearson, of Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP in San Francisco, California.

United States District Court Central District of California case number 2:15-cv-01726.

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