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NerveRenew Review – Scam Supplement? [Read Before Buying]

NerveRenew is said to be able to treat neuropathy without any side effects, but is it really as good as they tell us? I've reviewed far too many scammy supplements in the past to trust that something works just because that is what the company says.

Is NerveRenew a scam that you would be better of avoiding?

In this NerveRevew review I'll be going over what exactly it is, the ingredients it has and what science has to say about them, side effects, complaints and more.

Enjoy...

What Is NerveRenew?

NerveRenew
  • Product: NerveRenew
  • Manufacturer: Neuropathy Treatment Group (aka Life Renew)
  • Supplement Type: Neuropathy relief
  • Price: $49/bottle (they offer a free trial)
  • Recommended?: Yes
  • Where to Buy: Click Here

NerveRenew is a neuropathy treatment supplement made by Neuropathy Treatment Group, which sometimes goes by the name of Life Renew for some reason (not sure why).

At first glance things look good. The company has been around for about a decade and they have an A+ rating with the BBB...

Neuropathy Treatment Group BBB

But of course you can't always judge a book by its cover.

Alleged Benefits

The said benefits of taking this supplement are that your neuropathy will be cured, which includes feeling being returned to limbs, no more tingling and burning in your hands and feet,  etc.

The sales pitch I came across talked about some man named "Michael Brady" who was a structural engineer who had suffered from neuropathy for over 10 years when he came across NerveRenew and was able to cure himself from the condition by taking it.

However, I'm a bit hesitant to believe this story. It sounds like it very well could be made-up and the fact that the image shown of this "Michael Brady" guy is a stock photo (as shown below) definitely doesn't help...

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After a quick reverse Google image search I was able to find that this photo is a stock photo from ShutterStock that anyone can purchase and use online...

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But anyways... this isn't the first time I have come across marketing material like this and although it might not be 100% true, the supplement could still be well worth buying, so let's take a look at what this supplement contains and whether or not it has real potential to help out with neuropathy.

Ingredients - Will They Really Help?

Below is the label from Nerve Renew with the list and dosage of each ingredient...

nerve renew ingredients label

Let's take a look at each of the 7 ingredients listed here and how it may or may not help with neuropathy...

1. Vitamin B2 ( Riboflavin) - Riboflavin deficiency has long been associated with neuropathy of various kinds. In an article published in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease in 2016 they found that patients with riboflavin deficiencies had symptoms from cranial nerve deficits such as hearing loss, sensory ataxia, axonal neuropathy and more.

That said, I've come across sources stating that riboflavin deficiency is "extremely rare" in the United States and most other developed countries. However, it has also been reported that 10-15% of the global population have an inherited condition of limited riboflavin absorption and that as high as 54% of British adults (non-elderly) were borderline deficient (the statistics are all over the place and not very conclusive).

Riboflavin is found mostly in milk and dairy products, meats, dark-green vegetables. In Western diets much of peoples' intake comes from all the dairy products consumed.

Nerve Renew contains 4mg per serving, which is 235% of your daily need.

2. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) - The weird thing about this vitamin is that you can get neuropathy if you don't have enough or if you have too much. 

One interesting study I found was about people getting neuropathy from consuming too many energy drinks containing the vitamin (2017 study published in Neurology). 

However, you are more likely to suffer problems from deficiency rather than excess. Some symptoms that signal a potential vitamin B6 deficiency (but definitely don't mean this is the problem) are skin rashes, cracked lips, sore tongue, moodiness, a weak immune system, low energy... and of course tingling and pain (along with others).

It is closely linked to functions of the nervous system and is involved in 150 different enzyme reactions in the body total... meaning it is very important. It is active in the process of producing serotonin and norepinephrine, 2 neurotransmitters, as well as in the formation of myelin, which is a sheath later that insulates nerves and helps keep them functioning properly.

Nerve Renew contains 4mg of this vitamin as well... 200% of your daily need.

3. Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) - You probably get the point by now... B vitamins are important for a healthy nervous system--Vitamin B12 falls in with the others and is a treatment option for neuropathy at times.

Like vitamin B6, B12 is also very important when it comes to keeping your myelin sheaths in-tact. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to damaged sheaths and this can cause neuropathy and brain malfunctioning.

Vitamin B12 is being used to treat Type 2 diabetic patients with neuropathy... and it is also being looked into more as a treatment for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. Diabetics develop neuropathy at high rates, likely due to uncontrolled blood sugar damaging nerves.

In 1 serving of this supplement there is 2,000mcg of vitamin B12, or 33333% of what you need daily. This is a lot, but it can still be taken in this high of amounts without adverse effects.

4. Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) - This is another important vitamin that plays a role in the health of the nervous system and is thought to affect neuron development. While there are still a lot of unknowns, studies suggest that a deficiency can lead to increased risk of central nervous system diseases.

A recent 2019 study in Diabetic Medicine looked into vitamin D levels in people with Type 2 diabetes who have peripheral neuropathy and those who don't, along with healthy volunteers. What they found was that those with peripheral neuropathy had lower levels of the vitamin, and that those with painful neuropathy had the lowest levels... lower than those with painless neuropathy.

Deficiency of vitamin D can be very high in elderly populations, some sources stating that as much as 61% of the elderly are deficient even in the United States (source: J. Steroid Biochem Mol Biol.).

50+ percent of our vitamin D intake is supposed to come from the sun and then the rest from our diet, which is why deficiencies are more common in colder months when people are indoors more.

Nerve Renew contains 500IU which is 125% of what we need daily.

5. Benfotiamine - Don't be fooled by the name... benfotiamine is a derivative of vitamin B1 or thiamine. The difference is that it is fat soluble and seems to be more easily absorbed by the body. which might be the reason it was found in a study published in Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes to help more with peripheral nerve function.

This supplement provides 300mg per dose.

6. R-Alpha Lipoic Acid - ALA is a natural antioxidant that has a number of benefits. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have been found to be therapeutic for the central nervous system, which is why it is commonly used to treat nerve damage.

study by the American Diabetes Association found that 5 weeks of oral ALA supplementation improved neuropathic symptoms. In this study there were 181 diabetic patients with neuropathy tested and the optimal dosage was determined to be 600mg per day.

While better than nothing, this supplement only contains 150mg per dose.

7. Proprietary Blend of Herbs - In addition to all of the vitamins, there is also a 43mg per serving blend of herbs that includes the following...

  • Feverfew Herb Extract 
    • Native to Asia, feverfew leaves are commonly dried and used for medicine for various reasons. There are some reports of it helping with neuropathy but evidence is far from being conclusive.
  • Oat Straw Herb Extract
    • Aka Avena sativa, this extract comes from green oats and has been used as a traditional medicine since at least the middle ages. It is said to be able to reduce inflammation as well as calm the nervous system, both which would be beneficial for neuropathy treatment.
  • Passion Flower Herb Extract
    • Native to the Americas, passionflower has been used as a traditional medicine for ages. It is commonly used for sleep problems, anxiety and pain. The calming effects it is said to have can help with nerve damage.
  • Skullcap Root Extract
    • This plant has been used as a traditional medicine by both the Chinese and Native Americans, and like most traditional medicines, it has been used to treat a variety of conditions. Limited studies suggest that it may have neuroprotective properties.

Will These Ingredients Help?

While the evidence that the herbal blend will help is limited, there is definitely potential and plenty of science showing that all the B vitamins along with vitamin D can help with neuropathy.

However, whether or not it is going to help in any one situation depends on many variables, such as how much of the particular ingredients you are already getting in your diet.

There is no guarantee that this blend of ingredients will help, but based on my findings it seems that it definitely could.

Side Effects

It is of course always suggested that you talk to your doctor before taking any type of supplement, however... that said, there is little chance this will cause any side effects.

It is nothing more than a blend of vitamins and natural herbs--and although some of the herbs are less studied, the dosages are small and likely safe.

Cost

NerveRenew costs $49 for a month supply. However, they offer a "free 2 week trial"... or at least they do right now as I am writing this...

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But you do have to pay for shipping and this is pretty darn costly in my opinion.

  • Standard Shipping for $6.97
  • Rush Shipping for $9.97

So it's not really free and my guess is that they are pocketing some of the money from the "free" trials they are giving out. 

Why? Well, because that seems like a high price for shipping a small supplement.

But anyways, it is what it is.

Another thing I want to point out is that when you sign up for your free 2 week trial you will have to check this box...

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What you are agreeing to here is to be billed $49 on a monthly basis for more NerveRenew each month. So you might want to mark your calendar so this doesn't hit you by surprise!

*You can cancel before your 2 week trial is up so that you won't be billed.

Money Back Guarantee

They do offer a 1 year money-back guarantee... or at least I have seen this advertised. However, I haven't really been able to find much information on it.

How It Compares to Other Alternatives

The sales pitch I came across mentioned that Nerve Renew has a lot of vitamin B (which we know) and so do their competitors... "but that's where the similarity between our formula and others ends."

A Different Form of Vitamin B1

As I've went over, Nerve Renew uses the form of vitamin B1 called benfotiamine, instead of thiamine as they claim most other supplements use.

The purpose of this is to increase absorption in the body, because benfotiamine is more easily absorbed. And this is true--benfotiamine is absorbed up to 3.6 x more because it is lipid-soluble and not water-soluble.

But This Isn't Uncommon

Upon doing a little research it seems that benfotiamine isn't all that uncommon as we are lead to believe. A quick search for neuropathy supplements on Amazon brought up a handful of results that I found benfotiamine in.

As far as I see, this seems to be the norm, not the other way around.

And The Same Goes for Vitamin B12

We are also told that Nerve Renew is special becaue it contains the form of vitamin B12 called methylcobalamin that is more easily absorbed than the 'more common form'.

However, it appears to me that most neuropathy supplements that contain vitamin B12 have it in the form of methylcobalamin, just like Nerve Renew... so there is nothing special here either.

Customer Reviews/Complaints

On the official website for this product they show a bunch or great reviews from people who are more than pleased with their results after taking NerveRenew, but of course it's expected to see the best of reviews on their own website.

What I'm interested in is a more unbiased source of reviews--I want to see the good and bad.

Amazon is a good source of reviews and, although you can't trust them all the time, reading through them can be helpful when looking for what real users have to say.

There are over 200 reviews at the time of this review with an average rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars... not horrible but not that great either...

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There are a fair number of people who are more than happy with the results and have experienced great benefits...

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But of course there are also a fair number of complaints, some of the more notable ones I'll go over...

Complaints

No Expiration Date - One complaint I want to address is that about there being no expiration date...

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It's true that we have no idea how old the supplements are that we order. There is no date.

That said, the good news (semi-good) is that old vitamins won't likely cause you any harm... and since the company seems to be reputable and to get a good amount of business, I doubt they are sending out old supplements.

Too Expensive - There are some complaints about it being too expensive but most of them are older. It seems that the cost used to be higher than $49 a bottle, which is the reason I'm not seeing any recent complaints about this--although I still think that $49/bottle is pretty expensive.

It Doesn't Work - Of course the main complaint that you will find comes from people who this supplement simply did not work for.

For some people it made no difference... no less pain, no less tingling... nothing...

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But does this mean it doesn't work? No, not necessarily. There is never any medication supplement that works universally the same for everyone.

Spam - This isn't a complaint about Nerve Renew, but rather the company behind it. Apparently they spam quite a bit so you may want to create or use an email address you don't really care about when entering information for your free trial and so on. There are a fair number of complaints with the BBB about this...

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Overall the complaints are nothing too alarming. I was expecting to find people complaining about it not working, as you will find with any supplement.

Quality Concerns

One thing I always look into when reviewing supplements is the quality of ingredients.

I like to be able to trust what I'm ingesting and being to trust the company and manufacturing process is a must.

Overall what I've found seems to be good. The company has been around for around a decade and has an A+ rating with the BBB as mentioned earlier. 

Also, they state that their manufacturing facility goes through 3rd party audits twice a year and that every ingredient is tested for purity.

Now I have no proof of the independent audits that are conducted, but I'll take them at their word since they seem like they can be trusted on this.

Is NerveRenew a Scam?

NerveRenew is definitely not a scam. The only reason I'm addressing this question is because I know there are people asking and calling it such.

It does seem that the marketing behind this supplement can get a bit carried away, but it's no scam.

Pros v Cons

Pros
  • Proven ingredients (the herb blend isn't all that 'proven' however)
  • Trusted company with A+ BBB rating
  • Quality ingredients tested for purity by 3rd party
  • Made in the USA
  • Natural ingredients with no side effects
  • Money back guarantee
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not guaranteed to work
  • Free trial isn't really free (and you get signed up for the monthly $49 bottle auto-ship)

Conclusion - Worth Trying or Not?

NerveRenew could very well be worth a try and there is a chance that you will see improvements with your neuropathy condition after taking it. 

The people who are most likely to not notice any difference are those who have very healthy and balanced diets, who are already getting enough vitamins and whatnot--but just because you think you eat healthy doesn't mean you do!

If you are interested in giving it a try you can get NerveRenew on the official website here.

*Note: You should take it consistently for at least 3 weeks to see if it is going to work for you.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

iGenics Review

Is iGenics a Scam Supplement? – What You Should Know

iGenics is a vision support supplement that is promoted as being some amazing natural remedy, but is it really as good as we are told?

The answer is no.

Is iGenics a scam? I wouldn't go as far as to say that, but in this review I'll be going over why what this supplement is, the ingredients it has, why it won't work as well as we are told, some concerns I have, and more...

iGenix Review

  • Product: iGenix
  • Type: Eye health supplement
  • Manufacturer: ScienceGenics
  • Price: $69/bottle with discounts if you purchase more than 1
  • Recommended?: Not really
  • Where to Buy: Click Here

iGenics is an eye health (vision support) supplement produced by ScienceGenics, which is a very small company with limited information on them (as I'll go over). It is a 100% natural supplement that is said to be able to cure just about any negative eye condition, such as glaucoma, cataracts, AMD and more.

As you will see in this review, this supplement is a bit disappointing. Although it has some ability to help treat eye problems and help with vision, it is not going to be the cure-all it is promoted as.

To begin this review, let's first go over some of the ridiculous sales pitch...

The Sales Pitch

There are a couple variations of the sales pitch going around. One of which I came across was a video presentation...

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... and another was a written text version...

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*Note: The sales pitch I'm talking about here comes from the written text version.

Supposedly this supplement was created by a guy named Dr. Charles Williams who claims to have served in the military, but there is no information provided for me to be able to prove his existence and he could very well be made-up. It certainly wouldn't be the first time I've reviewed a product promoted under a fake name. For example I recently reviewed a product called Lean Body Hacks that was said to be created by a guy named Randy Smith, who turned out to be a fake.

The religious approach

He claims that the secret to good vision comes from the "tree of life" talked about in the Bible, and that this plant is a "true Godsend".

This is a common sales approach I've noticed when it comes to natural supplements like this, but often nothing more than that--just a sales approach to get people to buy.

It's all about oxidation and inflammation

Dr. Charles Williams claims it's all about oxidation and inflammation, and that is is the reason for cataracts, glaucoma, AMD and other eye problems.

While there are definitely other causes of eye issues, oxidation is without a large cause. But how can we possibly stop oxidation? Well... he acts as if his amazing new discover of 9 herbs will do the trick.

Inflammation is also a big problem that he claims his concoction of herbs will take care of.

Ridiculous claims..

He talks about how DNA replication and how every cell in our eyes is replicated within 7 days--and acts as if we should have a brand new set of eyes every week!...

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Well if this were the case then there would be no such thing as aging and we would all live forever!

Every cell in the body replicates but the reality is far from what he leads us to believe. Aging is a part of life.

He acts as if God has put these plants on Earth to make us immortal or something. 

So anyways... the sales pitch is obviously a bit on the ridiculous side and over-the-top, which is probably what led you to think this might be a scam and to do a little extra research, but whether or not this will actually work depends on the ingredients... so let's take a look...

Ingredients - Will They Work?

igenics ingredients
1 & 2: Lutein and Zeaxanthin

These ingredients have become very popular for eye health, and it's no wonder since they are 2 very important antioxidants that are found directly in the eyes.

In fact, they are the only carotenoid antioxidants found in the eyes that can be supplemented through diet.

As far as research goes, they have been shown to potentially help treat everything from AMD, to cataracts, to retinopathy and more (source: healthline).

The eyes are delicate and these can help stop the free-radicals causing havoc--in addition to being beneficial for your skin and in other areas.

3: Bilberry Extract

It seems that many of the natural eye supplements have this ingredient, even though the science supporting it's ability to improve eyesight is severely lacking and inconclusive.

They talk about how WWI fighter pilots ate bilberry jam and had better vision because of it, which is something that hasn't been proven and has been used to market other somewhat shady eye-health supplements as well, such as Eagle Eye 911.

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That said, what is known is that bilberry is a good source of antioxidants that could help with pretty much everything from eyesight to wrinkles.

It is a very rich source of anthocyanins which give it the dark blue/black color it has as well as it's powerful antioxidant profile.

4: Vitamin C

We all know vitamin C is good for the immune system and keeping colds/sickness away, but it's also great for eye health, which you could say is somewhat dependent on immune health (as with the health of any part of the body).

Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness and this vitamin has been shown to slow its progression. 

Additionally, vitamin C was shown to protect against cataracts in a long 10-year study--and it is suggested that vitamin C intake may play a larger role in cataract development than bad genetics.

5: Ginko Biloba

The name sounds pretty interesting and rightly so. This plant is native to China and surrounding areas where it has been used as a traditional medicine for hundreds of years.

Like many traditional medicines, modern science is finally starting to catch up with them and back some of the claims of healing powers that have been around for ages.

Extracts of this plant are largely comprised of flavonoids and terpenoids, which have been more closesly looked at in recent studies for their ability to potentially treat eye conditions such as glaucoma.

Ginko biloba is shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects as well as rheological effects, which can help to increase blood flow in the retinal vein of the eye (source: 2012 article in Molecular Vision).

While there is a lot of unknowns as far as how effective ginko actually is, it looks promising.

6: Zinc

Zinc is what is sometimes called a "helper molecule" because it helps bring vitamin A to the retina of the eye, which is then used to produce melanin and protect the eye.

Bad vision, poor night vision, cataracts... these have all been linked to a deficiency in zinc and unfortunately this can be pretty common.

Nations like the US have some of the lowest rates, but it is still estimated by some researchers that about 12% of people may be deficient, and higher amounts for elderly people--a global estimate from a study in PLoS One states that globally the deficiency may be around 17.3%.

7: Copper

Copper has some good antioxidant properties as well and is often recommended to be combined with zinc, partly because taking zinc can actually lead to copper deficiency--so it's a good idea to supplement extra.

Another notable benefit includes its ability to encourage connective tissue growth.

8 & 9: Vitamin A & E

Vitamin A and vitamin E are both powerful antioxidants.

Researchers believe that vitamin E intake is important for protecting your eyes and it may help prevent cataracts.

We've all heard how carrots are good for our eyes, and this is largely because of the vitamin A content (well actually their beta-carotene content, which is converted into vitamin A in the body). This vitamin helps keep the eye lubricated and is important for good night vision.

Will These Ingredients Actually Help?

All of these ingredients are great and have 'potential' (as I keep saying), but here are some reasons they might not be as great as they seem and why many are likely to cause no effects...

  • Bilberries are close cousins to blueberries... and many of us probably are already eating such.
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in eggs and green leafy vegetables, which we are already getting to some extent. In fact, many people out there who eat healthy are already getting plenty. This supplement supplies 10mg of both lutein and zeaxanthin per serving and as you can see there are a good number of foods here that contain a lot, which you might be eating right now.
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Source: USDA

So if you are already a big eater of green leafy veggies, this extra dose of lutein and zeaxanthin isn't going to do anything for you, because your body can only take in and use so much of it anyhow.

  • Vitamin C is great for eye health. I couldn't find any really recent studies, but a study published in 2005 found that about 31% of Americans are deficient in this vitamin (source: nutri-facts.org). This would mean that the extra 500mg dose that a serving of iGenics provides would be beneficial. That said, vitamin C is very easy to get naturally and if you consider yourself a healthy eater who eats fruits and vegetables (many are abundant in vitamin C) you likely don't have to worry about a deficiency.
  • Vitamin A deficiency is very common in developing countries, and can lead to eye problems including blindness, but in countries like the US it's not nearly as common.
  • Vitamin E deficiency is even more rare and isn't likely to be caused by inadequate intake but rather a metabolism or fat absorption problem. 
  • Ginko biloba is one of those old traditional medicines that has had some scientific backing in recent years, but at the same time there have been studies showing it to be ineffective for various eye treatments. The results are far from being conclusive that this is a good eye support supplement.

This definitely has potential to help. Every ingredient included here has some amount of scientific backing and research in one way or another and can potentially help to improve eye health and vision.

I don't want to be too hard on it, but the fact of the matter is that it is not going to be a miracle worker and fix everyone's vision like they make it seem in the promotional material.

Price

As it usually goes with supplements of this kind, they really push you to purchase a bunch of bottles by giving a massive "discount" if you do.

The price starts out at $69 per bottle and then decreases the more you buy, as follows:

  • $69 for 1 bottle
  • $59/bottle if you buy 3 bottles
  • $49/bottle if you buy 6 bottles
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How can they possibly discount the price $20 from $69/bottle to $49/bottle if you buy 6? ​

Well, I think its pretty obvious that this supplement is massively overpriced to begin with.

Money Back Guarantee

They do offer a 180 day money back guarantee, which they claim you can get by simply emailing them if you are not satisfied--you don't even have to return the product!

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Sounds great and all but I'm hesitant to believe this is as good as it seems.

It sounds a bit fishy and like an absolutely horrible business decision, especially because a lot of people are going to disappointed that iGenics doesn't perform miracles like you are led to believe.

I've seen claims like this many times before that aren't entirely true--sometimes the company makes the customer jump through a bunch of hoops that make it nearly impossible to get a refund.

But anyhow, the contact information they provide if you do want to try to get a refund is:

  • Email: support@fixeyesight.com
  • Phone: 855-210-1826

*On the website they also list another email (support@sciencegenics.com) that may be helpful when trying to get in contact with them.

Concerns

Lack of Company Information

The company behind the iGenics supplement is a very small company called ScienceGenics, which there is very limited information on.

Their address is listed at:

4804 NW Bethany Blvd. Suite i2-110
Portland, OR 97229

... however, upon further research it appears that this is the same exact address of a company called Kesa LLC, which is a beauty supply company.

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Could it be that ScienceGenics is owned by this company? Who knows... there is such limited information.

Ingredient Quality

Going along with there being very little information on this company is the concern about ingredient quality.

Can you trust the quality of the ingredients they have?

I don't know about you, but when it comes to supplements like this that you have to ingest I like to be able to trust what I'm ingesting.

Also, the quality of ingredients can make a huge difference.

Bad Marketing Tactics

The fact that their marketing tactics are deceptive, misleading, and... well... unethical, should be a bit concerning too.

This is something else that leads me to believe this company might not be all that trustworthy.

Is iGenics a Scam?

The answer to this question largely depends on what your definition of a scam is.

If the product does contain good quality ingredients (as I guess I have to assume it does because I don't have proof otherwise) then I wouldn't consider it a scam... at least not a complete scam.

However, if you consider something that is a marketed in a misleading manner a scam, then you could possibly consider this such.

Pros v Cons

Pros

  • Ingredients are proven to work (to some extent more or less)
  • 180 day money back guarantee

Cons

  • Misleading promotions
  • Many people likely won't notice any difference (if you are a 'healthy eater' you probably get adequate amounts of most the ingredients)
  • Lack of company information
  • Pretty high price
  • Questionable ingredient quality

Conclusion - Worth Trying or Not?

In my opinion there are many more cons than pros here, but it still could possibly be worth the purchase.

Lutein & zeaxanthin, ginko biloba, bilberry extract, etc... these can all potentially help, largely due to their high amounts of antioxidants. Just don't expect too much.

I'm not going to be personally recommending iGenics due to the many reasons disused above, but if you do want to give it a try you can order iGenics on the official website here.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please share this post to help spread the truth. Also, be sure to leave your comments and questions down below. I like to hear back from my readers 🙂

Joint Pain Hack review

Joint Pain Hack Review – Scam Supplement?

Joint Pain Hack is said to be able to completely get rid of joint pain in just 30 minutes, but can it really?

Or is Joint Pain Hack a scam that you would be better off avoiding?

If you are questioning the legitimacy of this supplement then good for you. The promotional material is ridiculous and my first impression was that it seems way too good to be true.

After starting to look into it, it seems that most of the reviews are just promoting it and not really offering very good info, which is why I decided to write my own. 

Will it work? Is it worth the cost? Is it a scam? I'll go over all of this...

Joint Pain Hack Review

  • Product: Joint Pain Hack
  • Type: Joint supplement
  • Manufacturer: Nutrition Hacks
  • Price: $69 for 1 bottle (discount if you purchase more)
  • Recommended?: Not really

Joint Pain Hack is a joint health supplement manufactured by the company Nutrition Hacks, who is also behind Fungus Hack and Memory Hack.

There are 3 areas that are the focus of this supplement: reduction of pain, rebuilding cartilage, and re-hydrating the joints to keep them healthy.

However, I am hesitant to believe all that is said about this product because of how it is marketed and because some of the claims made simply don't make sense. For example: the articular cartilage that is in our joints does not regrow due to the fact that there are no blood vessels in the cartilage and red blood cells carrying oxygen cannot reach damaged areas.

This is all pretty well known.

The Sales Pitch

There are a few different sales pitches floating around the internet promoting Joint Pain Hack but they are all fairly similar.

One popular one you might have seen is a video I took a screenshot of here:

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.. and there is also a written text version I came across like this:

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I'll be talking about the text version because it seems to be more heavily promoted right now.

Like many of the somewhat 'shady' health product promotions online, this starts out with a story (probably fake) about some guy named Sam Pitt (also probably fake) who has joint pain so bad that he almost kills himself--and of course this little incident leads to "the BIGGEST breakthrough to relieve joint pain that you or I will ever see in our lifetimes".

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And of course we are told that this 'hack' can get rid of your joint pain in an incredibly small amount of time... "in as little as 30 minutes to be exact"...

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The typical "big bad pharma" sales pitch

As I was expecting to hear before I made it through the entire sales pitch, they of course tell us that the medical industry is covering up the truth and keeping this 100% natural joint pain cure a secret just so that they can make money selling us drugs like Aspirin and so on.

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While I definitely don't trust the medical industry 100%, I trust this guy even less.

And of course a ridiculous backstory..

In the sales pitch I read, the guy claims he discovered this "secret" from a stuntman, and claims that it is a very common hack used by stuntmen all over.

Really?

Let's not forget the fear-mongering

The sales pitch is meant to scare people--to scare us into purchasing the product being promoted.

The backstory of this Sam Pitt guy is absolutely horrific--he has one of the most horrible cases of joint pain I've ever heard of--so bad that he almost kills himself over it.

...but of course there is a good chance it is all made-up... because it sounds an awful lot like some of the many other ridiculous sales pitches I've come across while reviewing other shady products, such as Ear Clear Plus for example.

And lastly there are the impossible sounding claims

As mentioned, one of the claims made is that this supplement can restore cartilage. It is said to have a chondroitin and glucosamine complex that "has been shown to rebuild the joint cushion [cartilage]".

BUT, also as mentioned, this doesn't seem to be possible. According to WebMD, "it has not been proven that glucosamine and chondroitin...  rebuild cartilage"-- and there are plenty of other reliable sources that state the same thing.

Ingredients - Will They Work at All?

In the sales pitch there is a lot of emphasis put on this supplement being the ONLY supplement with this special combination of ingredients..

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The ingredients included (that I know of) are as follows...

"Agent Orange" - Yes, they literally call the one ingredient "agent orange", as if it is something spectacular and top secret, which it is not.

I'm guessing that they are referring to turmeric here, which I have read Joint Pain Hack does contain from other reviews.

Turmeric, or rather curcumin which is a compound in turmeric, does possess some pretty powerful anti-inflammatory properties that are well proven with research--HOWEVER, the quality and concentration of the turmeric extract is something I don't know, and this could make a world or difference.

Bioperine - While I didn't here this ingredient mentioned in the sales pitch, it is mentioned in other reviews and it makes perfect sense that it would be included here.

Bioperine is black pepper extract that helps increase the absorption of things like turmeric, which your body won't absorb very well all by itself.

Hyaluronic Acid - This is for joint hydration. It is produced naturally by the body, but supplementing some more can be a good. It is found in high amounts in connective tissue, the skin, and the eyes.

Chondroitin & Glucosamine - These two supplements are very popular in joint pain product, but their effectiveness hasn't been proven all that well. According to Arthritis.org and NIH.gov, there really isn't hard evidence showing that they help with arthritis conditions.

There are also other ingredients which I have had trouble finding out about. They are not stated in the sales presentation nor are they listed on the actual product page on NutritionHacks.com.

However, from reading what others have wrote online it seems that additional ingredients include:

  • Ginger root
  • Basil and rosemary leaves
  • and Methylsulfonylmethane

Will These Work?

Let me just put it like this: they definitely WILL NOT work like you are led to believe. 

The science evidence supporting much of the claims made is lacking and overall I don't see anything that special about this supplement compared to others with the same ingredients, or at least much of the same ingredients.

I know they tell us that this supplement is "special" because it contains the perfect combination of everything, but this is just a marketing stunt and as far as I know holds no truth. 

Cost

The price depends on how many bottles you want to purchase. Purchasing just 1 bottle costs $69 but if you purchase more the price is discounted as follows...

  • 1 Bottle - $69/bottle
  • 3 Bottles - $59/bottle
  • 6 Bottles - $49/bottle
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They claim that the original price for just 1 bottle is originally $99 and that the $69 is a discount to begin with, but this seems more like a marketing stunt to me--because honestly $99 for 1 bottle would be a massive rip-off, and even $69 for one bottle is still quite an expensive investment for what you are getting here.

Overpriced? In my opinion absolutely.

Refund Policy

On the website it is stated that there is a 180 day money-back guaranteed. They specifically state that "we'll refund you to the last penny, no questions asked", but who knows how true this actually is.

*Note: You will have to pay for return shipping if you want a refund.

Your first step to getting a refund would be to contact the Raposo Fitness Enterprises support team (this is the company behind the Nutrition Hacks Company).

  • 1-888-517-1007
  • contact@naturalnutritionhacks.com

Concerns

Lack of Information

The overall lack of information is a big concern for me, especially when it comes to supplements like this that you have to ingest.

Neither in the sales presentation nor on the actual product listing on the official website do they give a list of ingredients and the amount of each ingredient, and this is just one example.

Company Location

Something that I find strange is how the company behind Nutrition Hacks, Raposo International Enterprises Inc., is registered in Barbados...

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Why not in the USA? After all, the owner of this company is from the USA.

Could it be that the company is registered here to escape liability and get away with more unethical practices?... just a thought.

Also, does this mean you will have to return your products to Barbados, which would deter pretty much anyone from doing so due to high shipping costs?? Probably not, but I'm not entirely sure and it's also worth a thought.

Misleading Promotions

The incredibly misleading promotions making this supplement sound like a miracle worker is obviously another major concern.

This brings up trust issues once again. Can you trust a product that is promoted in such a way?

Is Joint Pain Hack a Scam?

While I wouldn't call this supplement a complete scam, it is pretty obvious that the company is misleading us with the promotions, much of which is likely made up and/or unproven. 

Now if you call something a scam that is misleading and lures people to buy in like this then you could call it a scam. I guess it depends on what your definition of a scam is.

Conclusion

Joint Pain Hack does have some potential to help with joint pain, but overall I am very disappointed with what I see here. It certainly does not live up to the hype.

It does have potential to help reduce inflammation and pain, but since I don't know the potency of the ingredients I can't really say much here. It also can help keep your joints more lubricated with the hyaluronic acid it provides, so it's not a complete bust--but it isn't going to magically repair your damaged cartilage and will not work as claimed.

But like I said, it does have some potential and if you do still want to buy it you can purchase Joint Pain Hack on the official website here, but I'm personally not going to be recommending it.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments and/or questions below and I'll get back to you soon 🙂

Lean Body Hacks Scam

Is Lean Body Hacks a Scam? – My Advice: AVOID

Welcome to my review of Lean Body Hacks. If you are looking for an unbiased review that isn't just promoting it trying to make money then you are in the right place.

Is Lean Body Hacks a scam like it very well seems it could be?

Or will this help you shed the pounds right off??--just like the mother who supposedly lost 79 pounds in 8 weeks without any exercise and without going on any crazy diet.

Unfortunately you are probably going to be disappointed. This is NOT the miracle product that it is promoted as being and in this review I'll be going over why--along with a bunch of lies they tell us.

Lean Body Hacks Review

  • Product Name: Lean Body Hacks
  • Creator: "Randy Smith" (fake name)
  • Cost: $37
  • Recommended?: No

Lean Body Hacks, in a nutshell, is an ebook that provides different hacks to losing weight--the main one being a "golden ratio" or spices and herbs that you can buy at your local grocery store.

Overall the marketing material behind this product is grossly misleading and this is definitely not something I am going to be promoting. Most people likely won't notice any real difference after doing these "hacks".

The Ridiculous Backstory

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The story starts out with an overweight mother named Lisa overdosing on Tylenol and her daughter crying as she witnesses it all.

Apparently Lisa became very obese after having 2 kids and hurting herself after doing a high intensity workout, which left her crippled and led to more weight gain.

What put her over the edge and made her try to kill herself was when she came home and found her husband cheating on here with their neighbor.

But This Story Sounds a Bit Fishy...

I don't believe much of this story and for good reason. 

First off, the spokesperson is supposedly a guy named Randy Smith, who is Lisa's son--and he's talking about how his dad cheated on her and broadcasting this story all over the internet.

Not exactly something you would expect from someone who is supposed to be a respectable ex-marine.

The "Big Bad" Pharmaceutical Industry Sales Pitch

What we are told is that there is a multi-billion dollar scam going on that has been keeping people from meeting their weight loss goals.

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He calls it "the biggest conspiracy in the 21st century" and says that they purposely lie to keep you obese.

Now while I definitely don't fully trust the big pharma companies, I trust what this guy is saying even less. I have exposed many scammy health products on this website and many of them say the same things, such as Tinnitec, Gluco Type 2 and others.

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False Scarcity

As expected, we are told that the big pharmaceutical companies are trying to shut him up and he will have to take the video down shortly.

This is nothing more than a form of 'false scarcity'. He is just trying to get people to buy in as fast as possible without sitting back and really thinking about the decision.

Believe me, no pharmaceutical company cares about this product because it definitely does NOT threaten their business.

'Randy Smith' Doesn't Exist...? Huh
Lean Body Hacks Randy Smith

The spokesperson tells us his name is Randy Smith and claims to have been a marine sniper who proudly served the USA.

However, this is all likely one big made-up story. 

The photo shown above is actually a stock photo from Deposit Photos... meaning that it is NOT some guy named Randy Smith. It's a photo that anyone can buy online and use as they wish.

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Typical Fear Mongering

As expected, the spokesperson takes the typical fear mongering sales approach that I would expect from a scammy promotion like this.

What they try to do is scare viewers into buying what they are selling. He talks about how if you have "any excess body fat" you too could be at serious risk of life threatening diseases.

While it's definitely true that obesity leads to many problems, he goes a bit too far with what he's saying.

And of Course This Is Some Ancient Remedy That Is Super Easy

As the fake marine sniper 'Randy Smith' tells us, a scientist was brought out to help him and other marines stay fit and this scientist had a golden ratio of spices and herbs.

His name was Michael Zhang and he has a masters degree and is supposedly world famous Thai boxing champion.

Now I did find some "Mike Zhang"s who are Thai boxers, but this story could easily be made up--and I'm going to assume it probably is based on all the other lies and misleading info we are told.

But anyways, enough about the backstory. Let's get into what exactly this 'hack' really is and why it WILL NOT WORK.

What Exactly Is This Hack?

It's nothing more than a concoction of spices and herbs--but it's all about the "golden ratio"--as I'm sure you remember 'Randy Smith' repeating over and over again about 100 times.

The spices and herbs include...

  • Capsicum - This is another name for the chilli pepper, which is pretty well known to aid in weight loss. One study showed that even a low dose of extract can help burn an extra 116 calories per day (source: express.co.uk).
  • Turmeric - There is more than one way turmeric can help with weight loss, but at the top of the list is though reduction of inflammation (inflammation can lead to weight gain). A 2015 study found that curcumin, which is a key compound in turmeric, can help with weight management. 
  • Fenugreek - This herb has long been used as an alternative medicine for all sorts of things. One interesting 2014 study from BioMed Research International found that it can help inhibit fat accumulation (in rats).
  • Ginseng - This has some powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and has a number of benefits, such as helping increase energy levels, help with weight loss and more.

What fake-Randy tells us is that you don't have to change your diet or lifestyle at all and if you take this golden-ratio of these ingredients the fat will basically just melt right off.

While there definitely is some science backing up the claims that these can help, don't expect miracles.

The funny thing is that I was actually taking all these ingredients before, for probably a period of over 6 months and didn't notice any fat-loss difference.

I was taking turmeric for a foot injury, fenugreek I was mixing in with my daily smoothies, capsicum I was getting plenty of from my spicy eating habit and ginseng I was getting from tea and such.

BUT--I guess I wasn't getting the "golden ratio".

Another Problem

Another problem is that when you buy these ingredients at the grocery store you won't necessarily be getting enough of whatever it is you are trying to get.

For example, when you buy turmeric for cooking it is not even close to being the kind of ultra-concentrated turmeric that you find being sold as supplements.

It's Mostly a Bunch of BS

While there definitely is some science backing up the claims that the above mentioned ingredients can aid in weight loss, there is no way in heck you are going to lose a bunch of weight taking these ingredients and doing nothing besides this. I think many people will experience unnoticeable results.

And if there really is this "golden ratio" then why is he not publishing this information? He should have this published in a scientific journal and have studies conducted on it's amazing benefits--Oh... that's right... the pharmaceutical companies are probably trying to stop him from this! (how could I forget)

This is a great example of a marketing pitch that takes some small evidence and blows it way out of proportion.

Fake-Randy says that this is how the marines get people in shape, but this is complete BS. They get people in shape by making them do intense workouts--the type of workouts that he claims you shouldn't be doing.

Conclusion - Scam?

Lots of lies, misleading claims, fake pictures, etc.--do you think this should be considered a scam?

I suppose that buying Lean Body Hacks could potentially help you lose weight, but it's nothing like it's promoted as being.

One of the only good things about this product is that it is being sold through Clickbank, which means you can get a refund within 30 days.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. If you did, please give it a share to help spread the truth!

Also, leave your comments and/or questions below. I like hearing back from my readers 🙂

Is Vision 20 a Scam

Is Vision 20 a Scam Supplement? – What You Should Know

Vision 20 is an eye health supplement that sounds amazing, but also sounds too good to be true.

Is Vision 20 a scam supplement you should avoid? Well, I’m not recommending it and you will see why.

It seems that most of the reviews out there are just promoting it like crazy, so I think reading mine will be a breath of fresh air. In this I’ll be going over some of the ridiculous information you are told, whether or not the ingredients will actually help and more.

Vision 20 Review

  • Product: Vision 20
  • Type: Eye-health supplement
  • Cost: Varies, from $33 – $49 per bottle (depending on purchase quantity)
  • Recommended?: Not really

Vision 20 is an eye-health supplement created by Dr Ryan Shelton at Zenith Labs. After my review I found that it does have some potential to help, but it isn’t something I’m going to be telling people to go out and buy. The marketing behind it is too much for my liking and I also think it is a bit too costly.

To start off this review, let’s go over the ridiculous sales pitch, which is probably what made you think this might be a scam in the first place…

The Ridiculous Sales Pitch

What I came across is the video presentation shown below, but I’m sure there are probably multiple variations and I know there is a written text version as well. No matter what sales page you landed on, I’m sure it was ridiculous and made Vision 20 sound too good to be true.

Vision 20
It seems like the sales pitches always start out with some sad story. The story here was about a lady named Diane who lost her ability to drive, read, and lost her independence–she got lost at night while driving and had to ask for directions, which embarrassed her because she didn’t seem very capable.

We are told that an “invisible blue radiation is attacking every man and woman in America over the age of 45”, which is misleading.

What they are talking about here is blue light, which does damage our eyes. But its affecting everyone, not just older people. And, it’s not like this is some new occurrence. The most blue light we get comes from the sun, and even if you lived 1000 years ago you would have the same blue light problem from it. That said, it is true that we are ‘overexposed’ to some extent nowadays due to all the electronic devices we look at.

Typical Fear Mongering..

The sales pitch here is your pretty typically scammy fear mongering type–where they try to scare you into buying their product.

In the video presentation I watched the spokesman stated very firmly that declining eyesight “will make your family think that they have to take care of you”, “it will rob you of respect at work”, “it will trap you at home” and so on…
screenshotIt’s true that bad eyesight can lead to all of this, but they take this sales pitch a bit too far and try to make it seem like it is an absolute fact that all of this will happen.

Of Course It’s Some Hidden Natural Remedy..

Just like many of the other scammy supplements I expose on my website here, the secret to saving your health all comes from some flower that you might have growing in your yard right now–which will protect you against blue radiation.

The flower?

Marigold…

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As the sales pitch goes–Marigold contains 2 very special nutrients called Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

A Little Background On The Company Behind This Product

So… Vision 20 is a product by Zenith Labs, who has a medical director named Dr Ryan Shelton, who you probably heard of if you read or watched the sales pitch.Dr Ryan Shelton Vision 20I am actually familiar with this company and Dr Ryan because I have reviewed products in the past that are made by it, such as Blood Sugar Premier and Hearing X3–which by the way were marketed in very similar scammy ways and neither did I end up recommending to my readers.

The company and Dr Ryan Shelton are well known for hyping up products to seem like they will work miracles when they really are nothing all that special, which is exactly what they are doing with Vision 20.

Also, Zenith Labs is a very small company that I don’t really trust all that much. Not just because of the ridiculous marketing tactics they use to sucker people into buying their products, but also because the company address they give us doesn’t really make sense.

On the website (zenithlabs.com) they state that their address is:

4610 Prime Parkway

McHenry, IL, 60050, USA

… however, when I search this address in Google the only company I can find located here is called Corporate Disk Company, which is a company that does printing, CD/DVD duplication/replication and things like this.

So I don’t really know what’s going on here.

*If someone is reading this that works for Zenith Labs could you please clear the air on this?

Ingredients – Will They Really Work?

Here is the label from a Vision 20 bottle…

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The main ingredients are Zeaxanthin and Lutein. But we are told that they are only absorbed if also taken with zinc, and of course you need the exact right type of zinc–and they act like this supplement is the only one on earth that has it. Furthermore, they tell us that we need the EXACT right ratio of these ingredients and that it is “almost impossible” to figure it out on our own–which is why we need to buy Vision 20 of course!

Will Zeaxanthin & Lutein Help?

One of the ways mentioned that these two carotenoids help your eyes is by protecting your lens, absorbing ROS toxins that could potentially damage them. This is true. These carotenoids are what make up the macular pigment in our eyes and are thought to protect against a number of eye diseases. They are known to have light filtration properties that protect our eyes by keeping damaging blue light from going too deep into our retinas, and they also have been shown to have local antioxidant activity, protecting against oxidative damage (source: 2017 study published in Molecules).

As stated on Healthline, these two compounds basically work as a natural sunblock. They are not all hype and really do have a fair amount of scientific studies backing their importance.

Other Ingredients

Bilberry extract is another ingredient here that is really hyped up. In the sales pitch we are told that British Air Force pilots ate them and their night vision improved because of it, allowing them to shoot down Nazi planes with better accuracy. While this story hasn’t really been proven with solid evidence, there is some hope for this ingredient. There is definitely a lack of scientific backing as for its ability to improve your eyesight, but at the very least it is a good source of antioxidants and should help protect against oxidative damage. Furthermore, it has been shown to help with dry eyes and a 2015 study from the Journal of Nutrition, Health, & Aging found that it helps with eye fatigue as well.

As far as Rose Hip goes, there doesn’t seem to be all that much evidence backing it’s ability to improve eye health, but a lot of articles that I have found online do suggest it does help.

There are also other ingredients like Beta-carotene, Lycopene, and vitamin C–but these are very easily found in normal foods and most people are likely already getting enough in their diets.

An Over-hyped Product That Could Work

It seems like what we have here is another product that is way over-hyped, but could actually work–or at least help.

I am not a fan at all of the marketing around this product. Much of it is extremely misleading and they try to scare us into buying it, but based on the ingredients alone it’s not all that bad.

Conclusion – Worth Trying or Not?

I’m not going to say you shouldn’t buy it, and if you want to you can buy Vision 20 on the official website here, but I’m not going to be actively recommending it either.

In my opinion, yes it could help with eyesight, but it is too over-hyped and because of this it is over-priced. I think there are better alternatives out there.

What you could do is simply look for products with the same ingredients on Amazon, which there are plenty of.

Anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Be sure to leave any comments or questions below and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Vision X20 scam

Is Vision X20 a scam? – What You Should Know

Vision X20 is promoted as being the greatest eye-health supplement ever, but is it really? Or is Vision X20 a scam that you would be better of avoiding?

In the promotional material you find online it seems pretty amazing. I mean, there are claims that you will see results within just 3 days and the before and after pictures they show from the outside of the eye look amazing…
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But of course the reason you are looking more into this supplement is because it seems a bit ‘scammy’–which is the same first impression I got when it came across it–reminding me a lot of other somewhat scammy eye health supplements, like Eagle Eye 911 for example.

In this review I’ll be giving you the truth. I found that most of the reviews out there are just promoting it and the information they provide is basically just a sales pitch.

Vision X20 Review

Vision X20 is a supplement that is being promoted like crazy online right now. They make it seem like the holy grail of eye health supplements, but unfortunately in my research I have found it to be very disappointing. It is nowhere as near as the sales pitches and promotions you have likely come across online make it seem.

The sales page I came across was what you see below, but I’m sure there are multiple different ones out there…

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Yes, there is some potential for it to…

  • Protect your eyes
  • Help slow eye aging & degeneration
  • Regenerate key vision cells
  • Fight to reclaim your perfect eyesight

… as they tell you it can, but overall this is a very overpriced, disappointing, and very ‘scammy’ supplement.

To start off this review let’s go over some of the many red-flags that I came across, which will likely make you put away your credit card and exit out of the sales page (if you were thinking about buying this).

Loads of Red Flags

The sales page I came across is absolutely filled with red-flags. There are lots of lies being told and all in all, this is some very scammy marketing.

Fake Testimonials

For example, you can see below that these people supposedly have been using Vision X20 and getting really good results… after all, it says “real people. real results”. But it would be better if they just wrote “fake people, fake results”…

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Why?

Well, because the images of these people are all fake. “Lillie M.” (pictured above) isn’t really “Lillie M”. The picture of her is a stock photo available for purchase by anyone…

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In addition to those testimonials being fake, what I found out next might even be worse.

Fake Doctors

The doctors are FAKE TOO!

Further down the sales page there was a section about how Vision X20 is “Doctors Recommended” and then there were a bunch of quotes listed from what are supposed to be real doctors, as you can see here…

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What you can also see is that I labeled this as being fake.

First off, I did a reverse Google image search for the photo used and found that the doctor in the photo is another stock photo that anyone can buy online and use as they wish…

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Secondly, this doctor’s name is supposedly “Dr. Genet” and they are an Ophthalmologist. Now this doesn’t give me that much to work with because they only give a first name for the doctor (or last name; I guess it could be either). But anyways, I searched for a Dr. Genet who is an Ophthalmologist and the only thing I could find was a LinkedIn profile for an Ophthalmologist named Dr. Genet who is from Ethiopia, but there is not really any information on him nor is there an picture.

My guess–this is all fake.

Unbacked Claims

What also might be fake are the claims made that this supplement has “saved the eyesight of over 10,000 people.” in France, which you can see here…

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I am very hesitant to believe this claim after finding all the other lies told–and the fact that there is absolutely NO SUPPORTING EVIDENCE that this has actually happened certainly does not help.

Why The Name Change?

One thing that I find pretty strange and suspicious is the fact that this supplement recently changed its name from Vision RX20 to Vision X20 as we know it today.

Vision RX20

Why? Well, who knows!

The ingredients and everything are the exact same with the exception of 1 additional milligram of Niacin being added to the mix.

I suspect the reason for the name change is for marketing purposes. Likely the bad reputation Vision RX20 was getting caused the manufacturer to change the name–so that it could be re-marketed as a new product with a clean slate. I’ve seen this sort of thing done a hundred times before so I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this was the case.

Will It Help Your Eyesight At All?

Okay, let’s take a look at the ingredients…
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Much of what this supplement contains (vitamins A, C, E, and B1, zinc & niacin) you are already likely getting enough of–so we’ll skip talking about these because you won’t see much benefit.

The other ingredients on the list are:

  • Selenium – This mineral is essential for your overall health and can help prevent cataracts, is linked to preventing glaucoma and more. However, deficiency of this mineral is rare, so taking more of it in this supplement likely won’t help.
  • Bilberry fruit extract – While there isn’t a lot of proof of it helping with vision, it does have anti-inflammatory properties and is thought to help with retinopathy (source: WebMD).
  • Fish oil complex – Fish oil is known to help with inflammatory problems/diseases and, according to the article The Role of Fish Oil in Inflammatory Eye Diseases, it might help with dry eye disease and age-related macular degeneration.
  • Lutein & Zeaxanthin – I’ve seen these included in eye-health supplements before. They are thought to prevent AMD as well as prevent blue light from entering deep into the retina–thus preventing damage.
  • Astaxanthin – This is a carotenoid that is known to have some pretty good antioxidant properties and protect against age-related problems. It has been shown to protect against cataracts, age-related macular degenertation and glaucoma.

You are more than welcome to look into all of these ingredients on your own, but based on my findings after doing some quick research, there is definitely some proof that taking such could help improve eye-health–and the dosages included in this supplement do seem to be adequate. That said, much of what this is providing you with your body won’t really need because it is already getting enough of it and there is certainly no guarantee that it will help.

Can You Really Trust The Manufacturer?

Okay, so at this point we know that much of the marketing is a bunch of BS, but based on the ingredient profile it seems this supplement does have some potential.

But can we trust it? After all, there are plenty of supplements that say they include one thing but really don’t–and if I’m going to be putting something into my body I want to be sure that I can trust it.

The company behind Vision X20 is called Life Sprout Bioceuticals. They have a C+ rating with the BBB and are headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

I was expecting to come across a more scammy looking company to be honest, but it appears that Life Sprout Bioceuticals is legitimate. They are a very small company and there isn’t all that much information on them, but they are transparent with who runs the company, where they are located and even provide a phone number for customer support (1-800-308-7136).

*You can go to their website for more info: lifesproutbioceuticals.com

Price – NOT Free

On the sales page I was on it led me to believe that I was going to be able to get a free bottle of this stuff, which is misleading. It didn’t actually say the word “free”, but the marketers behind this product know what they are doing.

Anyways… the cost per bottle depends on how many bottles you buy…

  • 1 month supply – $59/bottle
  • 4 month supply – $37/bottle
  • 8 month supply – $24/bottle

As you can see, the discount for buying more bottles is a lot–and this leads me to wonder if the cost of 1 bottle at $59 for a 1 month supply is reasonable to begin with.

If they are able to take the price down to $24/bottle and still profit from it, then the starting price of $59/bottle has got to be a massive ripoff.

Is Vision X20 Worth a Try? Final Thoughts

It seems like what we have here is a product that does have some potential to work, but it is marketed in a very scammy and misleading way–and is overpriced.

So for this reason I don’t feel that I should be recommending my readers to buy it. I think there are better and cheaper alternatives out there that would be worth the money much more than this. I would suggest taking a look at eye health supplements on Amazon–which there are plenty of.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. There weren’t really any unbiased reviews out there so I thought it would be helpful to write this.

Please leave any comments or questions below. I like to hear feedback from my readers 🙂

Is AlphaViril a Scam

Is AlphaViril a Scam Testosterone Boosting Supplement? – Review You Should Read

HFL’s AlphaViril supplement can supposedly boost your testosterone and increase your libido–and is even said to work like five products in one–but is it really as good as Dr Sam Robbins claims it to be?

Or is AlphaViril a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money–getting your hopes up for nothing?

You are probably reading my review now because you don’t quite trust what Dr Sam Robbins says about it–it just sounds too good to be true, which was exactly what I thought at first as well and is the reason I am writing this review now.

I first came across AlphaViril after landing on the video presentation you can see here…

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There are so many scam testosterone boosting products out on the market that simply don’t work, that I am always suspicious when I come across something that sounds a little bit toooo good.

One of the main selling points to this particular supplement is that it attacks low testosterone problems from multiple different angles–by not only helping boost testosterone levels but also by decreasing levels of “anti-testosterone hormones”.

AlphaViril Review

  • Product – AlphaViril
  • Manufacturer – HFL Solutions (by Dr Sam Robbins)
  • Price – $49.97/bottle (price drops if you purchase more than 1)
  • Recommended? – To some extent (more on this)
  • Where to Buy – Official website here

As we already know, AlphaViril is a 100% natural testosterone boosting supplement created by Dr Sam Robbins and sold under his brand, HFL Solutions. Dr Robbins claims that he originally formulated AlphaViril back in 1999 and used exclusively with professional athletes, but has since expanded the marketing around it–now selling it to the general public so that anyone can buy it.

The potential benefits of this supplement, as stated on the website, include…benefits of AlphaViril
Among it’s many claimed benefits, Dr Robbins also claims that it has no negative side effects–although this does not seem to be the case and I will talk more about it shortly.

Ingredients

There is a long list of ingredients included in this supplement and it is formulated to work in seven different areas, including:

  1. Testosterone Optimizer – Testofen (Fenugreek extract), Avena Sativa, Tongkat Ali, maca root
    • These are the ingredients intended to increase levels of total testosterone and free testosterone in the body.
  2. LH, FSH, SHBG Optimizer – Pro-Tribulus Terrestris, Stinging Nettle, Ginger
    • While these ingredients also have a testosterone boosting effect, they are primarily included here for their benefits of helping keep testosterone levels high over longer periods of time.
  3. Female Hormone Optimizer – DIM, White Button Mushroom, Vitex Agnus
    • This is the complex of ingredients that are included in the formula to help lower “anti-testosterone hormones”, such as estrogen.
  4. DHT Optimizer – Zinmax, Zinc Picolinate, Copper, Selenium
    • DHT is a male sex hormone that is commonly associated with male pattern baldness. It is an androgen that is a byproduct of testosterone. These ingredients are intended to keep DHT in line so that you don’t experience the negative effects of it–and also to help improve prostate health.
  5. Stress Optimizer – Sensoril, Ashwagandha, Horny Goat Weed
    • These ingredients are for targeting stress hormones–helping reduce them which can benefit overall health–but they also have testosterone boosting effects.
  6. PDE-5 & Nitric Oxide Optimizer – Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa, L-Arginine
    • Here are the ingredients that Dr Robbins tells us are for improving nitric oxide production (although there are others). L-Arginine is a commonly included ingredient for NO boosting supplements and is well studied in this area. These can help give you a better pump in the gym and increase blood flow to the penis.
  7. Dopamine Optimizer – Macuna Pruriens
    • Macuna Pruriens is thrown into the mix to help increase dopamine production, providing you with a happier, better feeling. This is a good source of L-DOPA, which is a precursor to dopamine and can increase levels of such.

Now if you have ever bought testosterone boosting supplements in the past, you are probably familiar with many of the ingredients listed above, such as horny goat weedL-Arginine (doesn’t boost test but is often included in test boosting supplements), tribulus, and so on.

A lot of the ones included here have been used for thousands of years and traditional Eastern medicine and some are more modern findings. Not every ingredient has the best scientific backing for its effectiveness on humans, but overall there is a decent amount of scientific evidence that supports the supplements in it of these ingredients for its intended use–although I would definitely like to see more evidence.

Dosage

But of course the ingredients are only one part of the equation. In order for this all to work, there has to be the right amount of each ingredient and unfortunately this is where I think the product falls very short.

Below you can see a picture of the label of AlphaViril…

AlphaViril

Every ingredient that I listed above, the entire blend, makes up less than 1 gram total per serving, which is very low.

Maybe this “doctor formulated” dosage works surprisingly well with all of the different ingredients in combination, but this is still concerning to me.

For example, horny goat weed, as mentioned is often included in test boosting supplements, has only really been shown to increase testosterone levels in rats at very high doses–doses much higher than that included here.

Side Effects

We are told that there are no side effects to taking the supplement, but it seems that many who have taken it would beg to differ.

In my research I read over quite a few user reviews and found that heartburn is a side effect that is somewhat common, some people have experienced nausea after taking it, and one person even said they felt like they’re going to have a heart attack (although this definitely does not seem to be common).

For the majority of people out there, there probably will not be any negative side effects worth mentioning, because the doses included here are so low, but there is the potential for some.

Is The Money-back Guarantee Real?

If you have come across promotional material for AlphaViril then I am sure you have heard all about the money back guarantee–in which Dr Sam Robbins claims that if this doesn’t help improve testosterone levels in 30 days you will get a full refund plus an additional $100 back for free.

He makes the same guarantees with his other products as well, such as Blood Flow Optimizer, but unfortunately you should not get your hopes up thinking that you will ever actually be able to get them to follow through on this guarantee.

Just think about–they would have to be absolutely crazy to offer a guarantee like this with the hopes of staying in business. 

If AlphaViril didn’t work for you and you did try to claim your full refund plus $100 cash back, you would probably be asked to provide lab tests showing your testosterone levels before and after as proof–and even if you could provide these, how could you ever prove that you actually took the recommended doses for the recommended period of time?

This is just a somewhat scammy marketing tactic that likely holds no truth (truth as we are led to believe that is).

What Others Are Saying

AlphaViril also sells on Amazon and at the time of me writing this there are over 90 reviews left by customers, who have supposedly tried it. 

Overall it’s rating is surprisingly good, with an average of 4 out of 5 stars…
AlphaViril Reviews Amazon

That said, I review products all the time and have developed somewhat of a keen eye for fake reviews–and I am no doubt suspicious of the legitimacy of many of the reviews left for this product. Some of them just seem to be fake and not very realistic.

Conclusion – Is It Worth The Money?

While I do think that AlphaViril definitely holds some promise and has the potential to boost testosterone levels naturally to some extent, in my opinion it is overpriced and a bit overhyped as well.

Whether or not it is worth the money is ultimately a decision that is up to you. It does include a lot of good ingredients that have some scientific backing, so it might be worth a try.

What do you think? I’m always interested in hearing the opinions of my readers–so please leave your comments or questions below 🙂 And if you have tried AlphaViril then I would really appreciate you leaving a short review describing your experience with it.

Blood Flow Optimizer scam

Blood Flow Optimizer – Scam or Anti-aging Miracle Supplement?

Blood Flow Optimizer is most commonly marketed for its anti-aging benefits, in which it is said to provide all around better health, such as more energy, less fatigue, healthier looking skin, thicker hair, etc.

But does it really work as good as you are told? Can you really trust Dr Sam Robbins? Or would this better be summed up as being a scam that everyone should avoid?

The reason you’re probably reading this review is because the product is obviously overhyped, at least to some extent. What I mean by this is that things just seem a bit too good to be true–the product is often promoted as some sort of miracle worker and in this review I will be giving you a realistic look at Blood Flow Optimizer without all the hype.

Spoiler alert – It’s not the amazing product that is claimed to be.

The Sales Pitch

As you probably know, the man behind this supplement goes by the name of Dr Sam Robbins.

There is a bunch of different promotional material out there on the internet for Blood Flow Optimizer but what I came across was a video presentation as you can see pictured below, in which this supplement is said to improve blood circulation in just a few hours, and is one of the most valuable anti-aging solutions there is…

video presentation

It’s all about improving blood flow, which has an effect on every single part of your health. Poor blood flow means poor overall health, and thus good blood flow means better overall health. So yes, it is totally possible for a product to give you healthier hair, shinier skin, more energy, less fatigue, less ED problems, Etc just by improving blood flow.

And it is also true that many of the drugs doctors typically recommend don’t address the real problem that comes with aging and leads to less blood flow, which is plaque buildup. Instead, they prescribed drugs that will help thin your blood but don’t really do anything to get rid of the plaque, which will continue to build up and the problem will just keep getting worse.

Blood Flow Optimizer is said to attack the problem from multiple angles, by decreasing plaque buildup, strengthening the walls of your arteries, and preventing future plaque buildup.

In the video presentation that I watched, Dr Sam Robbins explain that it works to improve blood flow and overall health in seven different ways…

  1. Thins blood and helps improve circulation
  2. Supports proper fibrin function and healthy blood clotting
  3. Helps move excess minerals out of your arteries and to places in your body where they need to be
  4. Promotes strong and flexible blood vessels
  5. Works as an anti-inflammatory
  6. Helps remove heavy metals and toxins
  7. Has antioxidant properties–which fights free radical damage

Over-hyped?

As mentioned, the reason you are reading my review is probably because you think this sounds too good to be true, and it does–which reminds me of other overhyped products I’ve reviewed in the past like Internal 911.

And don’t worry, you and I aren’t the only people to think this. A consumer protection group called The ASRC actually reached out to HFL Solutions (the company who makes this product) and asked them to discontinue many of the unbacked ridiculous claims that they were using to market Blood Flow Optimizer.

You can read the article by the ASRC (council of the Better Business Bureau) if you wish, but below I took a screenshot to show you a summary of what the article was about…

screenshot

And while it appears that they have cut back on some of the unbacked ridiculous claims made, I would still definitely consider this supplement to be very overhyped–meaning it probably is not going to work as good as you would think based on the promotional material.

But anyways, let’s get into the actual review and talk about what’s in this product and whether or not it is going to do anything for you.

Blood Flow Optimizer Review

Blood Flow Optimizer is a supplement that consists of 100% natural ingredients which are intended to increase blood flow and improve overall health, which is being mostly marketed to people getting into their later years looking for anti-aging benefits.

And as I just went over, it is an overhyped product, so much so that the ASRC felt the need to get involved and ask them to quit making many of the claims that they were with regards to Blood Flow Optimizer’s benefits.

Ingredients

Below is the label from Blood Flow Optimizer which I found on the official website…

ingredients


Will it work?

It does provide a good array of different vitamins and amino acids, which are well known to have energy boosting qualities, and can make you feel younger. You then have a few somewhat strange ingredients, such as white willow extract that has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years and is said to help with fevers, inflammation, migraines, increasing blood flow, etc.–but overall, like I said, there really isn’t all that much to it.

The recommended dosage varies a lot. It is recommended that you take at least one pill twice per day, but most people probably won’t notice any positive effects from this amount, or at least very little.

All of the ingredients combined don’t even make up 1 gram per serving–one serving being one pill.

Based on what I see here it seems that this supplement is significantly overpriced and really doesn’t provide all that much.

And as far as the reviews go, things don’t look too promising. It is actually sold on Amazon as well as the official website and these are some of the most recent reviews…

Amazon reviews

Who Is Dr Sam Robbins?

There Is a lot of controversy surrounding Dr Sam Robbins. In fact, if you do a quick Google search for his name you will find many people calling him a “quack” and “phony”–lots of complaints.

He is the founder of HFL Solutions, the company who manufactures Blood Flow Optimizer, and is most well known for promoting testosterone boosting supplements.

The good information I was able to find on him is very limited. He does appear to be a real person, contrary to what many people claim, but 99% of the information I was able to find comes from people complaining about him and isn’t even really worth mentioning.

Cost

The cost varies depending on how many bottles you purchase…

  • 1 bottle – $49.97
  • 2 bottles – $39.97
  • 4 bottles – $34.97
  • 6 bottles – $29.97

One thing that I noticed right away is that there is a massive price difference depending on whether you purchase one bottle versus six bottles–nearly a 50% discount.

Now this may sound great and all, but I actually had a problem with it. If they are still able to profit from selling bottles at $29.97 a piece, then does the original price really need to be $49.97 per bottle in the first place?

In my opinion this supplement is very overpriced.

Money-back Guarantee

One of the big selling points that you may have heard is there a money back guarantee. According to the website, “if Blood Flow Optimizer doesn’t help improve your blood flow and reduce arterial plaque at the end 30 days, you’ll get a full refund + an additional $100.00 cash back”. 

Really? You get a full refund plus an extra $100 cash back?

I’m pretty sure that no one is ever going to receive a full refund Plus $100 extra, the reason being because no one is ever going to prove that this supplement didn’t improve their blood flow at the end of 30 days–unless they had a bunch of doctor tests performed before and after showing the difference.

So definitely do not count on this guarantee. It Is just another somewhat scammy marketing tactic.

Conclusion – Worth a Try or Not?

While Blood Flow Optimizer definitely does have the potential to improve blood flow, thus improving overall health, my finds have been disappointing. It seems to be another overhyped and overpriced product that many people likely won’t see much effect from.

For this reason I am not going to be personally recommending it–because I think there are much more fairly priced products on the market that give you a lot more bang for your buck.

What do you think? I like to hear from my readers and would appreciate any comments or questions left below down in the comment section…

does Ear Clear Plus really work

Does Ear Clear Plus Really Work? – Scam Alert

Ear Clear Plus is said to target the root cause of tinnitus 100% naturally, but will this really do the trick? Is this really the cure-all that they make it seem to be?

Does Ear Clear Plus really work? 

Or is this just another scam that is going to be a waste of your time and money?

The questions of whether or not this actually works and if it is a scam are definitely not out of line. There are many scam products out there being marketed to people who are desperate for a solution to their tinnitus–products that don’t work and are being sold for ridiculous prices.

Right off the bat, this sounds like a scam…

I’m guessing you are probably thinking the same thing, after all, you are reading my review right now looking for more information on this product.

You probably watched the ridiculous video presentation from “Greg Peterson”, which was insanely long. (If you were able to make it through the entire video, then you deserve a pat on the back.) 

The video starts out with Greg talking about how he almost committed suicide on his birthday right in front of his family–and how this horrific event then sent him on a two-year journey that led to the discovery of this natural cure to tinnitus.

The video presentation is filled with a lot of hype and ridiculous claims–which make the supplement sound way too good to be true. Greg acts as if he has come across some newly discovered miracle cure to the problem that is going to work for everyone, which seems a bit suspicious since there are numerous different causes of tinnitus.

Lots of Typical Scam Marketing Tactics

Of course, just like nearly every other miracle cure tinnitus supplement being marketed out there, Greg claims that pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment are “willing to spill blood to keep tinnitus sufferers away from it”.

I could making a long list of other scammy products I have reviewed in the past that have used this same exact marketing tactic–that of making you think that the entire medical establishment is out to get you and they are trying to shut this amazing new miracle down. For example, the promotional material behind Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol and Tinnitec said the same thing.

Now while I am definitely not a big fan of the pharmaceutical companies and I do agree that they probably do let greed get the best of them quite often, they are not always there “bad guys” and even if they were, it definitely does NOT mean that Ear Clear Plus is the answer.

Not only does much of what is said in the video presentation make this supplement sound like a scam, it also doesn’t help that “Greg Peterson” is probably a fictitious character that was made up just to promote this scammy product…

ear clear plus greg peterson

As you can see below, the image that was shown of him in the video presentation is actually a stock photo…

screenshot

But enough about the video presentation let’s move on to the actual review of this product and talk about whether or not it is going to work…

Ear Clear Plus Review

  • Name: Ear Clear Plus
  • Type: Tinnitus supplement
  • Manufacturer: Alliance Health
  • Price: 3 bottle plan at $59/bottle; 6 bottle plan at $49/bottle
  • Recommended?: No, and for good reason

Overview: Ear Clear Plus is a 100% natural supplement that is intended to treat tinnitus.

The supplement’s success is based on a “newly found” cause of tinnitus that has to do with damaged in the synopsis of the brain, which leads to faulty connections in the brain and causes tinnitus among other problems.

It consists of a concoction of different natural ingredients that supposedly help treat the root cause of the problem, and is not just supposed to help lessen the severity of it as many supplements do.

Ingredients

The Different ingredients included are:

  • Hibiscus
  • Hawthorn berries
  • Olive leaves
  • Niacin
  • Garlic
  • Buchu leaves
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B6
  • Green tea
  • Juniper berries
  • Uva Ursi
  • Vitamin C

This supplement contains a long list of very different ingredients that are intended to attack the problem from multiple angles, such as by helping to calm the nervous system, detoxify the body, improve neural connections, boost the immune system, along with many of the ingredients having good anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties–which are good for pretty much any health problem.

Sounds good and all, but will these really do the trick? I mean–let’s be honest here– green tea, vitamin C, vitamins B6 and B12, niacin, garlic… most people are probably very familiar with these ingredients and many probably consume them adequately on a regular basis–AND STILL HAVE TINNITUS!

Olive leaves, hawthorn berries, hibiscus, buchu leaves, juniper, and uva ursi are the only “somewhat unusual” ingredients on the list and unfortunately there is definitely NOT any strong evidence suggesting that these are going to be the miracle cures for the condition.

But then again–the mainstream medical establishement is trying to cover this all up, right? They are “willing to spill blood” to keep this all a secret according to “Greg Peterson”.

Ingredients Concern

Unfortunately there is very limited information that I have been able to find on the ingredients in this supplement. In fact, the ingredients that are listed above came from the video presentation. I have not been able to find an official list by the company or anything like that. 

Additionally, we have absolutely no idea how much of each ingredient is actually in the supplement. For all we know, it could be made of 99% “filler” ingredients and only 1% of the ingredient mix listed above.

Cost

Just as expected, the price you will have to pay to get your hands on a bottle of this is pretty ridiculous–which is to be expected since this seems to be another supplement being marketed to those desperate for a cure.

The price varies depending on how many bottles you purchase. If you purchase three bottles you will get each one for the price of $59, but if you purchase six bottles you’ll get each one at a price of $49 a piece.

Awesome–all that money and you don’t really even know what you’re getting.

The Company Behind This

Alliance Health

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to supplements and things that I am putting in my body, I want to be darn sure that the company manufacturing them can be trusted.

Unfortunately, there is absolutely no reason to trust the company behind this product, which is “Alliance Health”.

Above you can see the logo for this Alliance Health company. The reason I put it there is because there seem to be several different companies with the same name–and of course this one in particular has virtually no background information.

I have not been able to dig up any information of value regarding this company–and I definitely DO NOT trust them.

Conclusion – Worth a Try or Not?

While there is some scientific evidence that the ingredients included in this supplement can help facilitate the repair of neural connections in your brain (very limited and not concrete by any means), and this can potentially help with tinnitus, saying that it is going to cure the ringing in your ears in just a few weeks is one heck of a bold statement to make–and one that I definitely do not believe.

Ear Clear Plus seems to be another overhyped product that is just going to get a bunch of people’s hopes up and then let them down–having wasted money and still have the problem they were trying to fix in the first place.

While there is some possibility that this supplement could help with tinnitus, it is definitely not something I will be recommending to my readers.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please share this post to help spread the truth–the real truth.

Also, leave any comments or questions below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Blood Sugar Premier scam

Is Blood Sugar Premier a Scam? – What They Don’t Tell You

Blood Sugar Premier sounds too good to be true, does it not? 

Many of the promotions for this natural supplement make it sound like the greatest treatment for diabetes to ever bless this earth--but let's be honest here--things sound a scammy.

Could Blood Sugar Premier be a scam? 

Will this supplement actually work?

I had my suspicions upon coming across this products so I decided to dig a little deeper into things and in this review I'll be going over my findings.

Spoiler Alert: Blood Sugar Premier is NOT as good as they claim!

The Sales Pitch

My guess is that you probably came across the video presentation for Blood Sugar Premier. You know, the one about some "2000-year-old Chinese... secret"…

Blood Sugar Premier video

The video presentation is very over-hyped and is sure to make anyone a bit suspicious of what is actually going on here. Overall it just sounds too good to be true… And you know what they say about things that sound too good to be true--they probably aren't true.

It reminds me a lot of the sales pitches for Gluco Type 2 and Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy, two other scammy diabetes products I've reviewed in the past.

In the video the spokesman talks about how there have been new blood sugar secrets found in some ancient book called "the Old Testament of natural health", written by the father of Chinese medicine.

Of course... some ancient book in a faraway land--this is usually how it goes.

I've reviewed quite a few scammy supplements in my day and it seems that many of them use very similar sales pitches. 

Usually they claim that some new "secret" has been discovered in some remote part of the world. Usually it is some method, secret ingredient, etc. that has been used for thousands of years in secret--which is similar to what is being said here.

Testimonials with no proof... Right on cue...

In the video presentation we are shown a bunch of testimonials from people emailing the company expressing their thanks and gratitude… But of course there is absolutely no proof that these testimonials are real.

They could easily be fake…

testimonial

"The mainstream medical industry wants to sweep these discoveries back under the rug"

And… Just as expected… We are told that this new "secret" discovery is trying to be covered up by the mainstream medical industry.

There have been plenty of supplements I have reviewed that have had promotions saying something along these lines. Usually they tell you that "big Pharma" is out to shut them down and that you need to watch the presentation until the end right now, and buy the product before it is gone forever, which is basically exactly what they are telling you in this video…

screenshot

Now while I do agree that the big pharmaceutical companies often let greed get the best of them and have much more power than they should have, I don't believe that any large pharmaceutical company is actually trying to get this video presentation taken down--because I don't think it is any threat to them.

Bad and misleading information...

We are told in the presentation that the writer of this "lost book" in which Blood Sugar Premier has been formulated from went by the name of Shen Nong...

Blood Sugar Premier book

What is said is that this guy is the father of Chinese medicine-who tested over 350 different herbs for medicinal purposes, created acupuncture and even discovered tea--BUT what we are not told is that this guy actually might be a mythological Chinese deity in folk religion.

In other words… We don't even know if this guy actually existed!

He is often depicted with horns and such--which seems to be comparable to the mythological Greek gods.

That said, there are supposedly books that have been written by Shen Nong, many of which have been lost--and we are told that some of the lost information has now been found…

screenshot

While I did find some information about some of the books he supposedly wrote being lost, such as 'Shen Nong Jin' and Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing'-- I found nothing about them being "found".

So ya--a lot of confusing, misleading, and unbacked information being fed to us in the video presentation.

But enough about that… Let's talk about whether or not the supplement actually works…

Blood Sugar Premier  Review

  • Product: Blood Sugar Premier by Zenith Labs
  • Cost: $49/bottle (less expensive the more you buy)
  • Recommended?: Not really
  • Where to Buy: Official website here

Blood Sugar Premier is a 100% natural blood-glucose lowering supplement that can supposedly reduce blood sugar levels so that you can live a healthier and more enjoyable life, without taking potentially harmful medication.

The supplement is manufactured by a company called Zenith Labs, which isn't exactly the most trustworthy company, but I will get more into that in a bit.

Overall I would not really recommend taking the supplement, although you could potentially see some positive results and there won't be any harmful side effects. There is some good to it, it's just not nearly as good as we are led to believe from the video presentation and ridiculous sales pitches that are floating around the Internet.

Ingredients

Below you can see the label from Blood Sugar Premier and its list of ingredients…

Blood Sugar Premier ingredients

Now there are a lot of different ingredients there, but the top 3 ingredients that much of the focus of the video presentation is on include berberine, curcumin, and piperine (black pepper fruit extract).

And--we are told that this supplement contains "the perfect ratio of berberine, curcumin, and piperine"--which of course we were all expecting to be told based on the over-hyped sales pitch.

Berberine

Berberine is an alkaloid that can be found in a variety of different herbs, including Chinese Goldthread, and has traditionally be used in Chinese medicine. It's uses include everything from helping with diabetes, to lowering cholesterol, to helping with weight loss and more.

A study published in 2016 in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine concluded berberine to be a "potent oral hypoglycemic agent". In the study patients with type 2 diabetes went through 8 weeks of treatment taking 300mg of berberine three times per day and showed decreases in blood glucose, cholesterol and more.

The mechanisms in which it is able to decrease blood glucose levels are still not completely clear, but some researchers believe it comes from berberine's ability to alter Bifidobacterium species, which are a species of gut bacteria that live inside us all.

Additionally, berberine has been shown to help break down fat deposits and prevent them from forming around the pancreas--which helps keep the pancreas functioning as it should and helping keep blood sugar down.

Curcumin

Curcumin is a compound found in the turmeric root, which is part of the ginger plant family.

Among its most well known benefits are that of it's anti-inflammatory effects--but it has also been shown to have some benefit at lowering blood glucose levels--although more human studies on this matter would be nice.

One interesting study published in Diabetes Care that I came across tested curcumin's treatment ability with pre-diabetics, aka people who would likely develop diabetes. In this study the pre-diabetics were separated into 2 groups, one group supplemented curcumin and the other took a placebo. The results were pretty darn good--after 9 months of treatment 16.4% of the placebo group developed diabetes while no one form the curcumin group did.

Piperine

Piperine itself does have some anti-diabetic, and has been shown to mitigate obesity and type 2 diabetes in rates, but the main reason for it being in this supplement is its ability to increase the absorption of curcumin.

Curcumin isn't absorbed easily by the body and piperine is well known and proven to increase its absorption as well as the absorption of many other compounds.

Do The Ingredients Actually Work?

The first thing that I want to point out is that the amount of curcumin included here is very small. It only contains 50mg of turmeric extract and who knows how good this extract actually is. Most turmeric supplements will say "95% standardized curcuminoids", but this makes no mention of such.

Also, the 50mg of berberine hydrochloride might not be nearly enough. The one study that I mentioned above (also talked about in the video presentation) where berberine was shown to have anti-diabetic effects--patients were given 300mg of berberine three times per day!--that's a heck of a lot more than 50mg!

Not only is the amount of science on this particular subject very limited and not all that well proven--but the science that is out there leads me to believe that the amount of the main ingredients in this supplement simply are not enough.

You might see some results, but this is without a doubt a disappointing find.

The Company Behind This Supplement - Can They Be Trusted?

One of the big problems I have with this supplement is the fact that it is manufactured by a company called Zenith Labs, which doesn't exactly have the best reputation.

First off… They don't have much of any reputation at all, besides that of selling other scammy products like Hearing X3 and Vision 20.

Much of the information I have found out about this company doesn't really add up. For example, on their website (zenithlabs.com) they state their address as being…

Zenith Labs location

...but when I did a Google search for this address I not find anything about any Zenith Labs.

The only company I could find at this address is called Corporate Disk Company who specializes in making CD's, DVD's, etc.--which obviously has nothing to do with supplements.

Strange isn't it?

I don't know about you, but if I am taking something like a supplement, that I am putting in my body--I want to be able to trust the company behind it. Unfortunately I cannot trust this company because they don't give much reason for me to trust them.

Final Thoughts - Scam or Not?

I think that Blood Sugar Premier is a pretty good example of another overhyped supplement that is not going to perform as well as we are led to believe.

There is definitely some potential here for it to decrease blood glucose levels and benefit your overall health, but from what I see I wouldn't keep my hopes up too much.

The sales pitch is ridiculously misleading, it contains fairly low doses of the main 3 ingredients, and Zenith Labs just doesn't seem like a very trustworthy company--pretty disappointing.

That said, if you are at your wits end and would like to give Blood Sugar Premier a try, you can purchase it on the official website here.

I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. Be sure to share this post to help spread the truth to others.

Leave all comments or questions down below and I'll get back to you soon 🙂

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