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Garbage Supplements in 2018 -Roger Mason
Let's look at the nutritional supplement garbage that is being currently sold (in no particular order). 90% of the natural health industry, unfortunately, is made up of whores, liars, thieves, criminals, charlatans, and psychopaths, to put it politely. These people actually FABRICATE supplements that have no value. They then put out lots of stories and publicity behind them, so the public believes it. Don’t forget the fake “studies”. It's always about money of course. They make used car dealers look good.
RESVERATROL is still the biggest scam going. Instead of feeding grape skins to pigs, they are now being sold to people at high prices. There is no science at all behind this, but there is endless advertising. The claims get more outrageous every year. Worthless.
UBIQUINOL is junk. It is unstable and has no shelf life. No, there is just no way to stabilize it. Real Japanese coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) costs about $800 a kilogram, and you need at least 100 mg a day. Skin creams or toothpaste need at least 0.5% clearly stated on the label. Ubiquinol is not CoQ10, is unstable, has no shelf life, and no reputable company will sell it. All those newsletter doctors are crooks. Read our article CoQ10 Frauds. “Trans CoQ10” (ubiquinol) is the latest fraud.
LYCOPENE is useless, as proven by published blood serum studies in tens of thousands of men. Anyone who sells you lycopene is a liar, a fool, or both. Read the article in our library on lycopene. Another massive scam. The "studies" are just paid ads.
PQQ (pyrroloquinoline) is more garbage sold by the likes of Life Extension and Suzanne Somers. The “studies” are meaningless cell tests.
COCONUT OIL- This is a saturated fat, and not a good choice at all even for cooking.
ASTAXANTHIN is a minor carotenoid with no science behind it at all. Junk.
POLICOSANOL is just octacosanol in new clothes, with a new name. It will not lower your cholesterol, no matter how much you take. It has almost disappeared.
KOMBUCHA MUSHROOMS just won't go away. Useless. You see this crap in almost every natural food store in the cold drink section.
GROWTH HORMONE SECRETAGOGUES don't work. Do you really think a $39.95 OTC pill is going to raise your GH? American GH costs about $1,800 a year, and must be injected. There is no such thing as oral GH or OTC GH “secretagogues”. Even the prescription secretagogues like Hexarelin have all failed. SeroVital® is still on TV!!!
KRILL OIL (or squid oil, or hemp oil or chia oil) have low percentages of omega-3 fatty acids, are expensive, and almost never refrigerated, as it must be. Refrigerated flax oil is the real deal. (Read the article Flax Oil is Amazing.)
JELLYFISH FOR ALZHEIMER'S is on TV all the time. Prevajunk has no value at all, but makes scientific claims to prevent Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.
SAW PALMETTO is still being sold for prostate health. The berries contain a mere 1 part in 3,000 of beta-sitosterol, so you'd have to eat about 3,000 capsules a day.
CHELATION, oral or injected, is a scam. Try Heavy Metal Magnet™ for six months. This is a safe seaweed extract that binds with heavy metals.
CHRYSIN doesn’t lower estrogen levels, or do anything else beneficial.
COLLOIDAL SILVER has almost disappeared. Colloidal silver does have EXTERN-AL anti-septic properties, but is useless when taken internally.
ORAL SOD is worthless and comes from melons!!! You would have to inject or use a nasal spray with read superoxide dismutase. Neither are available. Real SOD is expensive, and stated in PIU (pyrogallol inhibition units), not mg, IU, or any other way.
MODIFIED CITRUS PECTIN is a real laugh. Regular old cheap citrus pectin is very effective, as is apple pectin. You sure don't need to "modify" a soluble fruit pectin. More crooks selling pectin at extortionate prices.
HYALURONIC ACID taken orally is broken down in the stomach. Useless. The topical creams don’t do anything but hydrate the skin. That’s why we don’t sell one.
SPIRULINA and CHORELLA are more laughs. These algaes have been around for three decades, and people are still buying them. Not one single valid published study.
NAD+ hit in 2018. Pseudo science. Worthless. Fake studies behind it.
BEE PRODUCTS have been around since Abe Lincoln ran the country. If it comes from a bee, don't buy it. Bee pollen, bee propolis, bee jelly, bee whatever...
STEVIA is not a safe alternative to using sugar, honey, and other simple sugars. Using stevia and other sugar substitutes cause the same damage as natural sugars. Just get over your sugar addiction, and stop trying to cheat. Read the Sugar is Sugar article.
MUIRA PUAMA will not help your sex life or anything else.
POMEGRANATE and MANGOSTEEN products are just promotional junk.
CINNAMON overdoses for diabetes don’t work. Cinnamon is a great spice though.
WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS like green coffee beans and CLA are all worthless. None of them work, or obesity would be cured. Billions of dollars every year wasted on this stuff. You lose weight by making better food choices. Use diet and exercise
NATTOKINASE has no value, and no science behind it. Natto is a fine condiment, but Westerners do not like it. It is merely a fermented soy product.
ORAL B-12 cyanocobalamin cannot use taken orally. You must use 1 mg of methyl cobalamin. This is what we put in All Your Vitamins®.
R-ONLY LIPOIC ACID is a joke. All the studies use reglar R,L lipoic acid.
5-HTP worthless hydroxytryptophan is still around.
7-KETO DHEA is another scam. If you prove your DHEA level is low just take regular, plain, cheap, over-the-counter DHEA tablets.
MALE SEXUAL ENHANCEMENT products. Any man who buys these needs psychiatric care. Do you really think you’ll regain your sexual potency by taking some $39.95 OTC pill? Good sex depends on GOOD HEALTH and good relationship. Read the Male Sexual Dysfunction article.
FEMALE SEXUAL ENHANCEMENT products. See the above. Good health, good relationship, and good psychological and emotional balance are the keys here. Read the Female Sexual Dysfunction article.
CMO, or cetyl myristoleate, has no value for your arthritis. This has almost disappeared. How stupid are people anyway? Read the article Bone Health.
HOMEOPATHIC remedies contain no actual ingredients whatsoever. That's a scientific fact, and readily admitted to by proponents of homeopathy. These delusional fools have had over 100 years to prove their case. They have failed miserably.
VITAMIN C MEGADOSES will make your blood acidic and ruin your health. Take no more than 250 mg of vitamin C, which is 400% of what you need. Overdoses of anything are harmful including oxygen, sun, food, water, fun, sex, or religion.
ARGININE is still popular after all these years. All the “studies” are done with poor, heavily overdosed, injected rats.
RED RICE YEAST is not the way to lower your cholesterol. Read my book Lower Cholesterol Without Drugs. DIET is far more important than supplements here. This has about disappeared in 2018 fortunately.
WHEY PROTEIN is almost always full of indigestible lactose. Whey is a waste product from cheese manufacturing. Americans already eat TWICE the protein they need in the first place. A low protein diet is proven to promote health and longevity. High protein diets ruin your kidneys and promote cancer.
MGN3 and AHCC are made up names for supplements that don’t work.
SAM-e still being sold despite no clinical evidence for anything.
SUCRALOSE (aka Splenda®) should be banned for human or animal use. This is a halogenated toxin with chlorine. It is anything but a safe and proven alternative to regular sugars. It is not “made from sugar” at all; it is a synthetic and harmful chemical. In 2017 you see it is countless products because it is cheaper than sugar. Read your labels!!!
VITAMIN D OVERDOSES over 1,200 IU. The RDA is only 400 IU, we recommend 800 IU, and elderly sickly people could even push it to 1,200 IU. This is a fat soluble hormone (it’s not a vitamin) that is stored in the body. High doses are toxic.
There are only about 20 proven permanent endogenous (in your body and/or your daily food) supplements recommended in my books. They include beta glucan, CoQ10, beta-sitosterol, lipoic acid, NAC, PS, vitamin D, vitamin E, beta carotene, a complete vitamin and mineral supplement, flax oil, acidophilus, FOS, quercetin, soy isoflavones, DIM, glutamine, sulforaphane, and glucosamine.
If you are over the age of 40, you'd do well to take all of them. This is in addition to the hormones you would need personally. If you are under 40, there are only about 8 you should take. Please read the article Supplements for Younger People. We offer a convenient pack of all eight supplements for those under 40. Vitamins, minerals, FOS, acidophilus, beta glucan, vitamin D, and vitamin E, and flax oil. We offer a pack of 18 supplements over 40 as well. Please read my booklet The Supplements You Need, and the articles Serious Supplement Program and Balance Your Hormones.