NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Alternative-medicine advocate Gary Null has sued the New Jersey manufacturer of his Ultimate Power Meal, saying he almost died from a Vitamin D overdose.
Null filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court seeking $10 million from Triarco Industries Inc. of Wayne, N.J., the New York Post reported.
In legal papers, Null's lawyers say he suffered from fatigue, pain and cracked and bleeding feet while taking Gary Null's Ultimate Power Meal. He continued to eat the power meal,, "thinking that it would help him and relieve his condition."
After a visit to his doctor, Null discovered he had been ingesting 2 million international units of Vitamin D every day, 2,000 times the recommended dose and 1,000 times what the power meal was supposed to contain, his lawyers said. Clearing the excess from his system took 3 months.
"Six consumers were hospitalized with severe kidney damage, and Null, in the midst of all this, while he was suffering in bed, had dozens of his customers calling him, along with condemning and threatening him," Null's lawyers said.