Carrington Laboratories has filed a lawsuit against Abundant Health and Wellness and its proprietor, Wesley Delport, for infringement of its Manapol trademark.
Manapol Powder, a patented product by process, is used in immune-enhancing products and is said to stimulate macrophages, a type of white blood cell.
"It is evident from inspection of Abundant Health and Wellness' products, specifically advanced cell support 8, that they have violated the Manapol trademark. They have no purchase arrangement or license agreement with Carrington," said Dr Carlton Turner, president and chief executive officer of Carrington Laboratories.
He added that this could be the first of many lawsuits seeking legal action and damages against distributors and web-based marketers claiming to contain Manapol Powder and Acemannan Hydrogel.
Carrington focuses on complex carbohydrate technology from Aloe vera L. and has more than 120 patents issued, allowed or pending in 26 countries.