Royal jelly benefits men in many ways. It may not seem like a very manly substance, but this strange natural edible is incredibly healthy and has some benefits that any man should see the value in.
In the short post I'll be going over 10 of the manly ways in which it can be of benefit to you. And by the way, I'll be referring to it occasionally as RJ throughout this post… So just know that I'm talking about Royal jelly here.
But anyways, before I get into the incredible benefits that RJ beholds for even the manliest of men, we first need to discuss what the heck this stuff is in the first place.
It is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world as a "superfood", but a lot of people don't really know what it is and where it comes from.
Royal jelly is actually a secretion that comes from honey bees… Specifically from the worker bees that are out there busting their humps all day and night to keep the hive together and things rolling smoothly.
You may have never seen it before because supplements of RJ are often sold in capsule form, but it is a very viscous white liquid.
It's composition will vary depending on the bees and many other factors, such as the particular environment that the bees are living in, but generally speaking according to WebMD you can expect royal jelly to be about…
This incredibly nutritious secretion is more than just a food that humans eat. I mean just think about it… Why would these bees be making food for humans?
The truth of the matter is that this substance is a very important source of nutrition for the queen bees and is actually the reason the queen bees become so large, healthy, and live so long.
Fun Fact: The larvas of Queen bees and other worker bees are actually no different. It is the consumption of this royal jelly that separates the queen bee from the rest.
RJ it's fed to baby larvae for the first several days and is comparable to colostrum that human babies get from their mothers after birth, which is also jammed packed with nutrients.
Now you may still be thinking that this doesn't sound very manly… After all, it is a queen bee that this food is intended for. What can it do for you... A man?
The truth is a lot. There are plenty of scientific studies on this stuff and it is really increasing in popularity in the Western world, although it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
But anyways, enough about what it is… Here are the 10 very manly benefits that royal jelly has for you…
When you think of the most manly thing possible, you probably think of testosterone. Both men and women have this hormone, but men have significantly higher levels... About 20 times more production than women.
You may have also heard of it when it comes to steroids… Because testosterone is a anabolic steroid. However, we are talking about injecting steroids here… We are talking about increasing testosterone naturally.
It isn't much of a wonder that it helps increase testosterone. After all, it has been found to aid in the development of the Queen bee's gonads.
As far as actually increasing testosterone goes, it has been shown to increase serum levels in male rabbits as well as in hamster testis.
The reason is thought to increase testosterone is because research suggests that it gives sex hormones, such as DHEA-S, a boost… And thus your testosterone levels get a boost.
Helping heal fractured bones is also a big deal.
After a long day of splitting wood, swinging sledgehammers, dodging battle axes and doing whatever it is that you do… There might be times where you have had hairline fractures or even full-blown broken bones. And I don't think anyone wants these.
Well… The good news is that the short and long term effects that RJ has on bone formation (healing) our positive, according to this test done on rats.
In this particular study it was shown that new bone formation was higher for those who ingested RJ compared to the control group which did not.
And in addition to aiding in the bone healing process, it is also good for healing wounds in general. Researchers have decided that much of the wound healing ability that RJ possesses comes from a protein it contains called defensin-1. This protein has been found to be extremely effective at speeding up the healing process.
It might be nothing more than a minor flesh wound, but having no wound at all is always better.
Everyone needs sleep, including men. Sleep is necessary for every single aspect of overall health. Whether you are looking to gain muscle, run faster, grew thicker hair, have more energy, etc.… Sleep is a key ingredient and without enough of it you will only be running on 4 cylinders when you could be running on 8.
Supplementing RJ can actually help to improve your sleep, or lack of.
In its contents you will find a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is found in your body's nervous system. Having a lack of this compound can result in memory problems, lack of sleep, and other problems dealing with the brain.
It it is also said to help relieve mental stress and anxiety, which are very common causes of not getting enough sleep.
Your liver is very important… Especially if you fancy alcoholic beverages. Having an unhealthy liver is no condition you want to be in when going to a tailgating party before Sunday's big game.
The liver filters all the bad stuff that you eat or drink, and with all of the newfound pollutants increasing on a global scale, liver health is something you need to look out for.
Signed tests that tested the liver helping abilities of RJ on mice found that after just seven days of feeding RJ to them, they showed improvement in liver protection. In the study the mice had their livers damaged by administration of a toxin before being fed the RJ.
Sperm health is something that every man is going to think about one day. If you are still young, then you probably have not thought about it yet… But you will get there.
Unhealthy sperm is something that no man wants and royal jelly can actually help with this, as well as helping with fertility in women.
It it is no surprise because it is filled with many good nutrients that support a healthy hormonal balance, which can greatly impact your sperm health.
I was able to find multiple studies showing that royal jelly is effective for such health, both performed on animals and on humans.
The first study worth mentioning involved mice getting a oral dose of RJ for 30 days, which proved to increase sperm count, sperm motility, as well as mature and undamaged sperm. This is likely due to the antioxidant nature of this substance since it is well known that oxidative stress can have a big impact on sperm.
In a human study mentioned on examine.com, royal jelly was shown to produce no significant benefits when it comes to sperm count… HOWEVER, it did prove to increase sperm motility.
So while there may be some conflict thing results as far as what exactly RJ can do for your sperm health, both studies agree that it can help in one way or another.
Royal jelly can also help boost your metabolism, which is all around good for everything. A better and more efficient metabolism helps to get more things done. So that maybe, just maybe you will have the newfound energy to build that new tool shed or lay that new patio that you have been putting off for months or maybe even years.
RJ has all eight essential amino acids. This is important because the "essential" amino acids are amino acids that your body cannot synthesize on its own, meaning that they need to be obtained through diet. Having enough of these amino acids can help you build more muscle, lose more weight, and just keep your body running more smoothly.
Protein supplements are being marketed more commonly than ever towards people with the goal of losing excess pounds. This is because of the amino acids that they contain and how they are proven to assist in the weight loss process.
A boost in the metabolism helps to increase your body's natural fat burning capabilities. And hopefully this can give you a better and more sustained flow of energy and in turn will help you lose excess fat, if you have any.
Royal jelly has actually been a traditional Chinese medicine taken for various things, including weight loss, for years (as mentioned in the beginning) but it is just now starting to really catch on more in the Western world.
Inflammation can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing. Information is your body's natural response to stress, but too much of it is when it gets bad.
There are in increasing number of studies suggesting that inflammation plays a bigger role than most people once thought when it comes to all sorts of diseases, ailments, and conditions.
It is present everywhere… In everything from cancer, to arthritis, to asthma, to your common flu and its unwanted presence can help prolong negative health and works. It has been shown that getting rid of excessive inflammation can slow cancer cell development, help wounds heal faster, and more.
Royal jelly happens to have many enzymes, vitamins and flavonoids that can help with the problem of inflammation.
According to this scientific study, it is thought that the anti-inflammatory effects of royal jelly come from its anti-radical and antioxidant effects, although there could be many reasons for these inflammation fighting properties.
Flavonoids are something that are well known for fighting off inflammation. What are they? They are natural pigments that are part of what make fruits and veggies so good for you and they suppress certain pro-inflammatory mediators by blocking their synthesis.
One source I came across suggested that you should apply royal jelly topically because too much heat will destroy some of the vitamins and active enzymes that are potent anti-inflammatories, but I don't know how big of a difference it would actually make. I'm guessing that ingesting RJ, as you would with most supplements, will do the trick to some extent.
Weight loss is another benefit to be had. I already mentioned that it can speed up the metabolism which can in turn help you lose weight, but what I didn't talk about is how it contains relatively high amounts of lecithin, as does other bee products like Manuka honey.
Why is this important? Well… Because lecithin helps your body break down into get rid of fat, or at least that is the theory. It is known to help break down fat and water but there is a lack of evidence that actually breaks down fat in your body. That said, a lot of people swear that it does help having taken supplements with it for themselves.
Lecithin is something you may or may not have heard of before, and maybe have even heard of it being used for completely different reasons, such as for treating arthritis, memory problems and so on. It is an essential nutrient that our bodies don't make enough of in that you need to get by the foods you eat.
And the side effects are pretty much all good. It is also shown to help lower bad cholesterol (LDL). What it does is keeps cholesterol from building up along the artery walls.
Something else that I found quite interesting is that it has been shown in studies to reduce white adipose tissue in mice while not reducing the amount of brown adipose tissue. In other words, it reduces the amount of what is commonly called "bad fat" while leaving the amount of what is commonly called "good fat" alone.
As a man or any living being for that matter, the last thing you want is a viral infection, which can seriously weaken your immune system and overall health and occasionally lead to unwanted breakouts depending on what type of infection you have.
One interesting study I came across that tested royal jelly's antiviral ability against herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1) compared to the popular drug acyclovir, showed that RJ is a good and healthy alternative to the antiviral medication acyclovir.
The findings of the study showed that RJ decreased the viral load from 70,795 to 30 and acyclovir went the whole way to 0. So while acyclovir was found to be more effective, RJ definitely showed some promising results in the fact that it is natural makes it a potential good alternative, especially for people who react badly to the acyclovir medication.
The potent antioxidant profile that royal jelly has is likely responsible for much of the antiviral component that it brings to the table. Antioxidants obtained from food help to strengthen the immune system. One of the reasons that malnourished individuals are more susceptible to viruses and other infections is because of a lack of antioxidant intake.
And last but definitely not least, coming in at number 10, is that royal jelly can potentially make you smarter, as can a personal favorite of mine.. Turmeric Curcumin.
You don't have to be smart to swing an axe or through hamburgers on the grill, but you do have to be smart to crunch numbers and run a successful business… Which is equally as manly.
I mentioned that RJ contains the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is known to promote brain health and other things, which is one of the reasons why supplementing this stuff can help improve focus, memory, and more.
In one double-blind placebo study, a large group of healthy people took royal jelly for a total of six months. The result at the end… Tons of benefits… One of which being improved mental health.
In another study it was shown that taking RJ orally can significantly increase the number of a certain type of cell that functions in the cognitive processes. These cells can be damaged or die for a number of reasons in the result is an impaired mind. Increased regeneration of the cells = a smarter you.
Royal jelly without a doubt has tons of health benefits that are good for everyone, including man. These health benefits are becoming more and more widely known thanks to the increasing research being done by scientists… Which is slowly proving that many of the benefits said to be had by this secretion in Chinese medicine are actually true.
But should this be a part of your daily diet? Well… That is all up to you. Do you want to…
Well if you answered yes then maybe it is worth buying.
But it's far from being a "cure all". Sure, it will help with all of these things, but don't expect this to be some magical substance that is all of a sudden going to make you a superhero.
Anyways… I hope you enjoyed this short post and found it informative. Please leave any questions or comments down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Does oatmeal lower blood pressure? Could this normal and everyday food that can be bought at any grocery store be the key to getting your blood pressure down to how the levels? Is this the secret weapon you have been waiting for?
You have probably heard plenty of times that consuming a low sodium diet is the way to go… It is all about sodium. Sodium is the enemy, but is oatmeal the ally?
I completely understand why consuming oatmeal to lower blood pressure is something that you hope works. After all, oatmeal is cheap, delicious, and can be consumed in a variety of different ways… Oh yeah, and it is natural. I think just about anyone would rather lower their blood pressure naturally compared to taking medications that could potentially have harmful side effects.
But anyways… YES, oatmeal does help lower BP and this is not just some folk medicine with no hard proof backing up these claims. A study published in the Journal of Family Practice showed that adding oats to your diet can reduce both systolic and diastolic BP by as much as 7.5 and 5.5 points respectively. In the study there were two groups compared, one which consumed a low fiber diet and another which consumed a high fiber diet of oats over a six-week period… The group that consumed the high fiber diet consisting of oats having a profound effect on the lowering of blood pressure.
But what’s the problem with high blood pressure anyhow… Is it really that big of a deal?
Of course it is and since you are reading this article I am guessing you are already well aware of this.
High blood pressure is pretty straightforward… It is high pressure inside your blood vessels that places in unnecessary strain on your cardiovascular system. It makes your heart work harder than it should as well as your blood vessels in addition to making everything less efficient at doing their job. Thus the heart, which is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood and nutrients throughout the body, works harder and has less output.
But besides that there are a number of other problems like income from high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be the gateway to all sorts of things that you don’t want, the worst being heart failure, heart attacks, and strokes. It is commonly associated with higher levels of cholesterol buildup because of how the insides of the arteries become damaged with micro tears, leading to cholesterol not flowing smoothly throughout and instead getting stuck to the walls, which can build up.
But besides having an effect on your cardiovascular system and increasing the risk for related diseases such as heart disease, high BP also leads to a lot of problems that you might not think are directly related, such as increased weight gain… Which can in turn lead to just about every problem under the sun.
But what is it about oatmeal that can help your body out to lower blood pressure? Well… A few of the reasons it helps our because it…
It’s High In Fiber
According to WebMD,oatmeal ranks in the top 10 for sources of fiber, containing about 4 g per cup of cooked oats. And it doesn’t matter how you consume it… Cooked or not, it’s going to be a good source of fiber.
Diets high in fiber are associated with significantly lower rates of hypertension. A large meta-analysis of clinical trials that I came across suggests that fiber intake may reduce BP.
It Helps Lower Cholesterol
Cholesterol and blood pressure have a complicated relationship. High levels of cholesterol can put you at a higher risk of getting high blood pressure, and vice versa as I mentioned in the previous section.
The reason high levels of cholesterol can increase your blood pressure is because of how your arterial walls will become blocked and blood flow will become restricted as cholesterol builds up. Blocked blood flow means that your heart has to be artery and that your blood really has to squeeze and push itself more than it should in order to get where needs to go.
MayoClinic suggests that the reason oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol is because of its soluble fiber content, which can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your blood. Basically the soluble fiber soaks up the cholesterol itself so that your body can get rid of it.
Provides Good Minerals
Oatmeal it is also a decent source of minerals such as potassium and calcium, which are proven to help lower blood pressure.
In 1 cup of cooked oatmeal you are getting about 143 mg of potassium. Now there is no real RDA (recommended daily allowance) set for how much of this mineral you should be getting, because deficiency in potassium is rare, but 143 mg is a nice little dose nonetheless.
Potassium and sodium are things that you want to keep in a nice healthy balance. You do need some sodium, but of course you don’t want too much. Potassium helps keep the negative pro-hypertensive effects of salt (high in sodium) at bay.
When it comes to calcium you’re getting about 187 mg in 1 cup of cooked oatmeal. In addition to that, many people will eat their oatmeal with milk which is also a good source of calcium. The RDA for this mineral is around 1000 mg a day for adults.
187mg might not sound like much per serving, but it is better than nothing.
Low calcium intake has been shown to be related to high BP and other cardiovascular diseases. Koreans actually have a high rate of hypertension and, as expected, the consumed diets very low in calcium.
Fatty Acids Can Help
Fatty acids can also be good for your BP and oatmeal has several. Per 100 g you get about 0.11 g of omega-3 and 2.42 g of omega-6 fats.
Now there is a lot of talk about omega-6 fats promoting inflammation and blood vessel constriction, which would lead to higher BP. However, there is now a lot of new information coming out and research being done showing that this fatty acid also does the opposite… Helping improve blood circulation and lower BP.
Omega-3 fats can also help and are commonly promoted in healthy heart supplements. For example, fish oil is high in omega-3 fats and I’m sure you have heard of people taking this in supplement form before. Just about every bottle of fish oil that you will find at the store will mention how it is healthy for your heart, or maybe have a picture of a heart on it.
While oatmeal is a good food to add to the lineup of natural BP lowering health foods, this is definitely not something that is going to work all on its own. It is just one piece of the puzzle… It is just one food that you should add to your arsenal to get rid of your high blood pressure problem and keep it that way for good.
If you really want to get rid of high BP, and get rid of it fast… Naturally, then you should take a holistic approach. You can do all sorts of things to help lower blood pressure, some of which include…
Of course there is the eating part of the equation and how you should eat a healthy diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains in white meats, all the while reducing your salt intake, but there’s a lot more you can do. Exercise and staying active has been shown to also have a big effect on blood pressure, partly because it can help you lose excess weight (if you have any) which is often linked to high BP. And if you are a smoker or a heavy consumer of alcohol, you are going to want to cut back on that for sure. And of course RELAX… You need to try to relax more and reduce those stress levels. Something as simple as relaxing more throughout the day, taking a few minutes here and there to ease your mind, maybe through meditation or something like that, can have an effect.
So in closing, yes oatmeal can help lower blood pressure and if you are not already consuming this delicious natural grain then you might want to think about adding it into your diet. However, it is not going to be a one-stop solution by any means. It is just a heart healthy food that can help reduce BP in a number of different ways in that has many other health benefits to it.
But anyways… I hope you found this post helpful, and if so, please give it a share to help spread the word. If you have any comments or questions just leave them them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Tinnitus 911 is said to be a "cure all" to tinnitus, but is it really? Will this supplement really perform miracles and get rid of that annoying ringing sound in your ears... or is true what some people are saying... that Tinnitus 911 is a scam?
They say that 90% of tinnitus treatments out there do not work, but will this one finally do the trick? Is this the treatment you have been waiting for like they tell you?
Well… In this review I'm going to be going over everything you need to know about this particular supplement. Will it work? It might, it might not. There is no doubt that this is a very overhyped product that isn't the miracle is claimed to be, however there are some upsides to it and some users will likely see positive effects after taking it.
In this short review I'll cover what exactly it is, some of the claims made and red flag is raised, I'll go over each of the ingredients, what real users are saying about it, complaints and more.
Tinnitus 911 Review
Name: Tinnitus 911
Website: Click Here
Type: Tinnitus treatment supplement
Manufacturer: Phytage Labs
Recommended?: Not really. You will see why
So as you are probably already well aware, Tinnitus 911 is a supplement that is intended to treat tinnitus.
What is tinnitus? It's is something else you are probably well aware of, or at least I would assume so, but it is a condition that involves ringing in the ears when there is not any auditory sound present. Basically it is your ears playing tricks on you and in some cases can be incredibly hard to deal with.
The reason I am reviewing Tinnitus 911 in the first place is because there are very bold claims made about this supplement. It is promoted as a sort of "cure all" and this is very hard to believe since tinnitus can have many different causes.
Overall, based on my research I think that this supplement does have the potential to work for some people, but it is not something that I am recommending and you will see why throughout this review.
There are probably several different video presentations out there promoting Tinnitus 911. Maybe you came across one or maybe you didn't.
The promotional video I came across was presented by some guy named "Charlie Gaines" who supposedly suffered some tragic story about how he lost everything and then stumbled upon some 100% natural cure to tinnitus. He tells you that everything in the story is true, but this is a lie in of itself.
I'm not going to discuss the entire sales pitch and everything that was said in the ridiculously long video presentation, but basically he claims that this 100% natural cure you came across works flawlessly and can even work with in a few days.
Also, in addition to fixing your tinnitus problem, it also reduces or even eliminates degenerative brain problems such as dementia.
But as I said, when he tells you that the story is true he is lying.
There are a heck of a lot of red flags throughout the promotional video and if you watch to yourself I am sure you agree with me on this. It just seems a little bit too good to be true and is definitely a bit unbelievable.
Also, I did some thinking around and found out that "Charlie Gaines" himself is actually not who he says he is. I've reviewed similar overhyped products with ridiculous sales pitch is in the past, so I knew what to look for. I ended up doing a reverse Google image search for the man showed in the video presentation and found that is actually nothing more than a stock photo that anyone can purchase online…
In other words, this is NOT "Charlie Gaines".
After figuring this out for myself, I found that they actually tell you this in the disclaimer at the bottom of the sales page. As you can see below, they actually tell you that Charlie Gaines is just a pen name…
So what can you believe and what can you believe? Or the ingredients in this supplement even going to do anything for you?
Well… Let's take a look…
You can see a screenshot I took off the ingredient label below…
Will these ingredients fixture tinnitus once and for all? I'll go over each of them individually… One thing you will notice is that pretty much all of these ingredients are packed with antioxidants. This is good because tinnitus is sometimes caused by damaged structural and functional cellular components due to free radicals, which antioxidants fight against.
While most of the ingredients included in this supplement are either proven to work to some extent, or at least have potential, this is not the "cure all" miracle supplement that is promoted as.
One thing that you have to realize is that many people, who are suffering from tinnitus, are already benefiting from many of these ingredients. Vitamin C, vitamin B6, niacin, folic acid, vitamin B12, garlic, and green tea are all things that many people probably already get enough of… Yet you still might have tinnitus. So what's the deal?
I'm not saying that this supplement is not going to work, but I am saying that it is overhyped and isn't going to be a sure way to cure tinnitus.
Luckily there aren't really any side effects that are going to have to worry about. This is a 100% natural supplement and there are no "crazy" ingredients included that are going to make your body wonder what the heck is going on.
All in all, this is a very mild supplement.
Of course I do have to say that you should always talk to your doctor first before taking something like this however.
What are people who have actually taken the supplement saying about it? Are they all saying that it has cured there tonight is in that is the greatest thing ever?
Unfortunately… The answer is no.
This supplement is actually sold in a number of places, including on Amazon. On Amazon I skimmed through the reviews and found that many people are saying to avoid it, calling it things like a scam and an "expensive hoax"…
There are some people that claim that has worked for them, but all in all… The reviews are not that great on this product.
Which brings me to my next point… Beware of the fake reviews!
I came across quite a few different fake reviews out there claiming that this is the greatest tonight's cure to ever exist. However, the people making these reviews are just promoting it so that they can make a quick buck.
Take for example the YouTube video I found below. The woman in this video claims that Tinnitus 911 is the greatest and that it cured her tinnitus, yet she is actually a paid actress that is available for hire on the website Fiverr (a digital freelance marketplace)…
And this is just one example… There are plenty more out there.
Is it a scam like some of the other tinnitus products I've reviewed?... like for example Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol?
I would not call Tinnitus 911 an outright scam, because I do believe it has the potential to work for some people. It is packed with a lot of good ingredients that are very high in antioxidants among other things that could possibly have a positive effect on tinnitus.
The "scammy" part about it all is how it is being promoted. It is promoted in a very misleading way and giving people false hope. That is why I am warning people about it. It depends on how you look at things but in some ways this is a scam in my opinion.
Not only do I not really recommended because of the deceptive promotion going on for this product, but it is also rather expensive and without a doubt overpriced.
For example, on the official website it costs $69.95 for one bottle, but when you order four bottles the price per bottle drops down to $49.95.
How is it even possible that they have this much room to move the price around… Dropping it down from $69.95 to $49.95? The answer is that it was massively overpriced in the first place.
That said, if you are desperate and want to give Tinnitus 911 a chance and see if it works for you, you can purchase Tinnitus 911 on the official website here.
I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. Please leave any questions or comments down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Super Memory Formula is supposedly some incredible memory enhancing formula created by Dr Michael J Duckett that is 100% natural and works in a matter of weeks. Or at least that is what they tell you… But can you really trust everything you hear? Is this the real deal or is Super Memory Formula a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money and leave you discouraged at the end of the day?
With all different supplement scams out there you can never be too careful with what you buy… Especially when they seem a little bit too good to be true, as this one does.
But anyways… I did some investigating into this supplement and in this review I'll be exposing it for what it really is, which is not as good as you are led to believe. Sure, this supplement could have some positive effects on your memory and overall brain health, but it is not the "cure all" miracle worker that it is promoted as.
If you are possibly thinking about buying into this supplement, you are definitely going to want to read this over before-hand.
Super Memory Formula Review
Name: Super Memory Formula
Type: Memory enhancement
Creator: "Dr Michael J Duckett"
Recommended?: No and you will see why
I'm guessing that you probably came across the "controversial video" with the spokesperson Dr Michael J Duckett, who supposedly created this supplement. The video presentation probably sounded a bit far-fetched and you then became suspicious that this might be one big scam.
Maybe this is what happened, maybe it isn't, but anyways… The first thing I want to talk about is the ridiculous promotional sales pitch video for Super Memory Formula.
The video starts out with Dr. Michael J Duckett talking about how his 23-year-old son killed himself. Apparently he was suffering from depression and ended up using a gun to end his life.
But this is just the beginning of the story. The real story is how Dr. Michael J Duckett got depressed after this and slowly became more and more forgetful, his memory fading. He claims that he would forget where he put his car keys, forget dates, and all sorts of stuff.
This situation then sent them on a journey to find the "truth" about memory problems, which he found is some brain destroying chemical that is links to all degenerative memory diseases, which later in the promotional video you find out he is talking about an enzyme called STEP.
The story goes that he spent countless hours doing research in academic journals, forms, etc., and then came across some amazing study by Yale researchers that was all about some compound called TC-2153 that was shown to inhibit the STEP enzyme in mice.
So anyways… He took a mortgage out on his house and offered $300,000 to anyone who could help them re-create this TC-2153 compound which was shown to be so amazing. Yes… He actually claims that he took out $300,000 and was offering it to anyone who could do this. Sounds a little far-fetched, doesn't it?
However, he was then informed by a medical researcher that all of the same elements that are included in this magical compound can be found in nature. It was at this point that he developed some pill formulated from natural ingredients.
He was supposedly the first want to test out this new pill and saw big differences after 10 days, and by 21 days he was feeling very sharp and his wife was impressed.
Sounds amazing and all… But is this just a bunch of crap? A bunch of BS? Or is there any truth to this promotional video?
Well, there is some truth to it as I will discuss shortly. But first, I want to discuss some of the red flags that caught my attention and made me more suspicious than ever that this could be a scam.
I think we can all agree that the whole story sounds a little bit ridiculous. In fact, it sounds completely fake.
When he talks about his son's death and walking in on him, only to find him laying in a pool of blood, it sounds fake as can be. He talks about this in a very calm and collected manner as if he is a real spokesperson, not a father who loved his son.
Another red flag is how he places a lot of emphasis on the evil pharmaceutical industry, constantly making them out to be the devil in every way. Things like this remind me of other scammy products I've exposed like Diabetes Destroyer and Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy.
Sure, the pharmaceutical industry is a bit "shady", I think we can all agree on this, but this guy goes a bit too far and the purpose of this is to instill fear in you.
He claims that big Pharma is teaming up in trying to take the presentation down, because they don't want you to know the truth, but this is just a marketing tactic called false scarcity and is intended to give you a push to buy this product as fast as possible.
And a very big red flag is the fact that there are fake reports presented throughout the video. In the video he mentions a couple different people, such as "Brian S" of Grand Rapids Michigan…
He tells you that these people supposedly saw miraculous recoveries in their memory after using this supplement, but unfortunately they are more than likely completely fabricated stories.
Why do I say this?
Well… Because I found out that the images of these people are actually fake. Take "Lisa R" of Spokane WA for example (pictured below). I ran a reverse Google image search for the picture shown and found that is used on multiple other websites online, meaning that is probably a stock photo that is available for anyone to use and also meaning that it is not really "Lisa R"…
And the last red flag I will go over is the fact that this guy really uses the fear mongering approach to try to sell you Super Memory Formula. He talks about some common memory drugs that are often prescribed by doctors and acts like they are going to kill you.
At one point he mentions the chemical formula of some popular drug and says that you should avoid taking it because they name is hard to pronounce, which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If you take any sort of chemical formula, whether it be to a natural compound or synthetic, it is almost always difficult to pronounce.
Okay... So you probably already know the answer to this, but what exactly is Super Memory Formula?
Well, in a nutshell it is a supplement that is made up of "100% natural" ingredients that is formulated to the boost memory retention capabilities of your brain, as well as improved focus, mental sharpness, etc.
But is it really worth buying? Probably not and you will see why.
Okay... So let's talk about the ingredients included in this supplement and whether or not they really work. Below you can see the label from the back of one of these supplement bottles…
First on the list is pantothenic acid, which is just a fancy name for vitamin B-5. This vitamin is important for healthy brain function and has been shown to enhance alertness, mental cognitive abilities, mood, and even reduce brain fog.
It has a role in the synthesis of proteins, carbs, and fats and helps keep your brain energized, which leads to many of the benefits.
In addition to this, it is also involved in neurotransmitter synthesis.
All in all, this is an ingredient that is well backed by science for improving mental capabilities.
L-carnitine is called a "mitochondrial boosting supplement" because it helps to produce energy, which is made by the mitochondria of our cells.
Supplements with this ingredient are often taken for a variety of degenerative mental conditions, such as Alzheimer's.
Dimethylaminoethanol is another promising ingredient and can potentially boost your ability to learn and retain memory.
I found several good scientific sources discussing the importance of this compound, such as that published in Drug Metlab Letters. Apparently it is needed for the optimization of acetylcholine production, which is a neurotransmitter that is very important when it comes to learning and memory.
This ingredient is a synthetic phenylalanine that produces epinephrine, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which are all neurotransmitters that are very important for cognitive function.
According to Neurohacker, it also binds to glutamate AMPA receptors in enhances the communication in your brain, which means better learning and memory.
The good thing about this DL-phenylalanine compound is that it provides benefits of both D-phenylalanine and L-phenylalanine. However… It is synthetic and what this means is that it is not natural… Which means that the "100% natural ingredients" statement is false.
Now this isn't better anything, it is a well tested compound that is backed by science. That said, it makes you question whether or not there are other lies told in the video presentation about the ingredients and whether or not you can actually trust the company manufacturing this supplement.
Choline it is important for cell membrane production. But this is in all that important for what we are talking about here. What is important is that it is a precursor to acetylcholine, which as mentioned above is a neurotransmitter that is important for learning and memory.
And last on the list is phosphatidylserine.
This little guy carries messages between cells, helping with cell to cell communication. The problem is that the amount of this you have in your body decreases as you age and since it is important for a sharp mind, your sharpness decreases along with it.
On WebMD it states that when supplemented it can improve short-term memory, mood, and concentration.
I don't know about you, but I think some of these ingredients are pretty darn hard to pronounce and according to what Dr. Michael J duckett tells us… We shouldn't be taking ingredients that are hard to pronounce.
So does this mean we shouldn't take it supplement?
As far as I see there really aren't any side effects that you have to worry much about… Just the general side effects that come with pretty much anything, such as a headache, upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. However, these are just "potential" side effects and most people probably won't have any problem taking this.
That said, I do have to say that it is always recommended to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements.
So is Super Memory Formula really all that great? The answer is know… Not by a long shot. This is a great example of a very overhyped supplement that is not going to perform the miracles that you are led to believe it will.
And I'll explain why…
Take pantothenic acid for example, which is one of the ingredients included in this product. With each serving you get 10 mg of this ingredient, which might sound good and all, but the problem is that many people out there are probably already getting enough of this ingredient in their normal diet.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it can be found in sunflower seeds, chicken, tuna, avocados, mushrooms, and in high amounts within fortified breakfast cereals…
And Choline is even a better example for the point I'm trying to make. In Super Memory Formula you get 300 mg of this stuff per serving, but most people out there are probably getting more than they already need just from their normal diet alone.
Check out this chart from NIH...
You can see that there are many common foods that are very high in choline and that an extra 300 mg isn't really going to make much of a difference.
There are a few ingredients that it has which most people probably don't get enough of their normal diets, which is good, but the point is that most of this "special formula" is really not special at all and is going to do much for you.
So is Super Memory Formula a scam? Well… I will leave this question up to you to decide. Do you consider extremely misleading promotions and supplements that are not nearly as good as their claim to be to be scams? If the answer is yes, then yes this would be considered a scam in your opinion.
All this said, this supplement does have the potential to provide some positive mental health benefits and I wouldn't doubt that some people will see improvements. However, it is rather expensive and there are definitely better alternatives out there on the market, such as Memory Hack for example.. For this reason I'm not going to be recommending it.
But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. Please share this post to help spread the truth so that others don't buy into this without really knowing what they are buying.
Also, if you have any comments or questions, please leave them down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Is Instaflex Advanced really some advanced new formula that is going to finally put an end to your joint pain? Is this stuff the real deal that you have been waiting for? Or is it all a bunch of hype… Is it possible that Instaflex Advanced is a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?
The last thing you want to do is to waste money on another supplement that does not work, especially when it is a bit on the pricey side such as this one. We have all been there… Trying supplement after supplement for one reason or another and not finding anything that works.
But is this different? Well… Let's find out. In this review I'll be going over everything you need to know about Instaflex Advanced, including what exactly it is, how it compares to the original Instaflex, the ingredients in whether or not they actually work, side effects, when you should be taking it, what real users are saying about it, complaints and more.
Since you took the time to do some research and are currently reading my review, I'm guessing you already have a pretty good idea of what exactly it is, but anyways… Here's the briefing:
Instaflex Advanced is a new and "advanced" joint support formula brought to us by Instaflex. It is said to be "doctor formulated" and will relieve discomfort, improve flexibility, and provide joint relief in as little as seven days.
Overall I like the ingredients included into this is a promising supplement brought to us by a company that can be trusted… The downside being that it is a bit on the pricey side. However, it is all about what price you are willing to pay for relief.
This supplement isn't going to work for everyone, as I will talk about later in this review, but it definitely is not a scam and many people do see positive results after taking.
You may or may not be familiar with the original Instaflex, which is just called Instaflex Joint Support. I actually wrote a review on this supplement in the past and found the overall it is also a decent joint support supplement. However, I would say this new advanced formula is better, as you would expect.
The new "advanced" supplement is quite a bit different. It has some of the same ingredients, such as the legendary turmeric and boswellia, but offers additional new ingredients and does away with some old ones, like glucosamine and chondroitin.
Some another plus sides besides added benefits include that you only have to take 1 pill a day (versus taking 3 pills a day with the original version) and there is no ingredient that comes from shellfish so you don't have to worry about shellfish allergies.
Whether or not this supplement works all boils down to what ingredients it has.
Below you can see a picture of the label, which includes turmeric extract, resveratrol, Apresflex, UC-II, hyaluronic acid, and Bioperine…
So let's talk a bit about these ingredients starting off with turmeric…
You have probably heard of turmeric before. It was originally used in traditional Chinese medicine and is an ingredient in spicy dishes, such as curry but it has become increasingly popular throughout the Western world, mainly due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric is nothing new when it comes to joint support supplements, or any sort of supplements that deal with inflammatory conditions for that matter. And while many of these supplements may be a bit overhyped, turmeric is a fairly well studied ingredient that does actually work.
The reason turmeric is effective against inflammatory conditions has to do with a chemical it contains called curcumin, which is a natural polyphenolic compound that lowers histamine levels and fights off inflammation.
In addition to having a good amount of anti-inflammatory properties there are added benefits, such as strong antioxidant power that can also be of benefit when it comes to aiding your body in the reduction of joint pain.
In this supplement you get 200 mg of the turmeric extract with every serving. This is a big improvement over the original version which only had 50 mg, which I complained about in my past review. That said, the turmeric here is only standardized to 82% curcuminoids while the original was standardized to 95%. Either way though, you are getting more curcuminoids with the advanced formula due to the much higher dosage.
Another big improvement is that it contains it Bioperine. This ingredient has a big impact on turmeric that I will get into shortly.
Resveratrol is next on the list and you get 100 mg of this. You may have heard of it before and, if so, there's a good chance you heard of it in wine. This high antioxidant ingredient is found in grapes, nuts, berries and more. Because of its high antioxidant content it is thought that it may help prevent cancer, diabetes, early aging and more.
In addition to being a good source of antioxidants it is also used for anti-inflammatory purposes. There is a good bit of information on the anti-inflammatory responses of resveratrol that I came across in a medical journal. Apparently the way it works is by inhibiting pro-inflammatory mediators, some activated immune cells, as well as the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that are active in the inflammation process.
The strange thing is, however, that some people actually report an oncoming of joint pain with resveratrol use. But this seems to be in rare cases.
Next up is Apresflex, which is just a name for a patented form of boswellia serrata extract. It is said to be a superior form compared to other boswellia serrata extract products out there. This included at 100 mg doses per serving.
You may have heard of this ingredient before because it is fairly popular when it comes to joint pain creams. There are quite a bit on the market that have boswellia in them and based on what I have seen they seem to get some pretty good reviews from users.
Boswellia serrata comes from a tree that grows throughout India and nearby areas. Again, this is another ingredient that has been used in folk medicine for ages and that has been proven by science to actually work.
Studies of this particular patented form of extract show that it has the potential to relieve joint pain in as little as seven days, helping with arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and other conditions with high levels of inflammation.
There have been studies performed showing that people who take 100 mg on a daily basis have showed "significant" effects when it comes to pain reduction in joints. This is good because there is 100 mg per dose in this supplement.
UC-II, which is in undenatured type II collagen, is said to be twice as effective as glucosamine and chondroitin which are ingredients that were used in the original formula. In addition to this you don't have to deal with shellfish allergies as you do with glucosamine, so this is a nice change of ingredients for the advanced formula.
This type of collagen is commonly found in joint health supplements, but probably not as commonly as it should be. The undenatured form of this collagen, which is the kind that is included in this supplement, has been shown to be more effective than denatured collagen.
UC-II has been shown to reduce enzyme secretion that breaks down the collagen and to slow inflammation. And besides slowing inflammation it is also a protein that plays a key role in the structural support of cartlidge tissue, which degrades in the aging process. In fact, it makes up 60% of cartlidge tissue and is absolutely essential for good and strong joints with healthy movement.
Hyaluronic acid is less commonly known but if you have been doing a fair amount of research on joint health you may have come across this. Although there is some controversy around the practice, some people get hyaluronic acid injections for osteoarthritis, but it is somewhat unclear whether or not this is actually an effective treatment. Additionally you may have heard of people getting this stuff injected into their face to reduce wrinkles, which is kind of like an alternative to Botox.
Why is this stuff important? Well… It actually makes up part of the synovial fluid and vitreous humor, which lubricate the joints in the eyes respectively.
This substance tends to decrease as part of the natural aging process and it has been found that patients with arthritis tend to have lower levels.
All this said, there isn't all too much evidence that ingesting this orally will have positive effects, although it makes sense that it would.
Oh.. And by the way… The old formula contained only 4 mg of hyaluronic acid while the new advanced formula contains 5 mg.
Last but not least is Bioperine, which I was very excited to see on the list of ingredients.
What is this stuff? Well the name "Bioperine" is just a trademark the name for piperine, which is the extract from black pepper that is so darn effective at increasing bioavailability of nutrients.
In simple terms, Bioperine helps your body absorb more of the nutrients in this supplement and has been shown to be very effective when it comes to increasing turmeric curcumin absorption, which I actually wrote an article on
But this is no one trick pony. Bioperine has lots of benefits besides increasing absorption, such as improving cognitive function and mood.
According to studies it has been found that, in general, it can increase absorption by at least 30% and I have even came across studies that claim it can increase absorption by a heck of a lot more than that, but either way, a 30% increase is pretty darn good.
All of the ingredients on this list have at least some scientific backing behind them. There is nothing here that is based purely on myth or theory… They have all had scientific studies testing their ability to reduce joint pain either directly or indirectly by reducing inflammation.
Now will it work? Well… There is some controversy surrounding the effectiveness of some of these ingredients within the scientific community, as there always be, but overall it definitely seems that this supplement should have a positive effect on joint pain, lack of joint mobility, etc.
As with any supplement out there to be some potential side effects and it is always the safest bet to consult with your doctor before taking something like this. That said, there aren't any crazy ingredients in here and most people should have no problem taking this.
And there is no glucosamine so you don't have to worry about shellfish allergies like you do with the original Instaflex.
Some potential side effects that you could get from the ingredients included in this supplement could be upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc.
As stated, you should always consult a doctor. On their website Instaflex says that they are unaware of any specific interactions with medications. What this means is that if you are taking a mainstream medication then you are probably okay, but of course, like I said, ask your doctor first.
On the Instaflex website it states under their FAQ section that you should take 1 pill a day with water, but I slightly disagree with this. While I do agree you can take it with water, because of course need some sort of liquid to take it with, I think it would be better if you also take it having some food in your stomach so either right before or after you eat.
The reason for this is because some of the ingredients are better absorbed with food. Take the Boswellia serrata extract for example. This extract contains an important compound called AKBA that is fat soluble and absorbs much better if you take it with fatty food, instead of just with water alone.
How much of a difference will this actually make? Who knows… But if I were going to take this and wanted to give it the best chance of working possible, I would take it with a meal.
The big question… What are people who have actually taken this supplement saying? Are they seeing positive effects or are they seeing nothing at all?
Finding real user reviews is something I always like to look for when reviewing a potential scam supplement.
What I found here is a combination of good and bad reviews, as I would expect. However, the good outweighed the bad.
There are a fair number of people praising the supplement for fixing their knee pain. Knee pain seems to be one of the common problems that people are taking this before and have found relief while taking it. In fact, I was reading one review where a person was to the point where they were on crutches their pain was so bad and Instaflex Advanced help to relieve it significantly.
Is this going to be a 100% fix? Probably not. Based on what I have found most people have found it to give them some level of relief, not entirely getting rid of the painful condition.
The overall rating it has on Amazon isn't all that great, but it isn't bad either. It has a 3.8 out of 5 star rating with over 700 customer reviews…
So why the low star reviews? Well… Some of the more common complaints I came across are listed below:
The main complaint is simply that it does not work. Some people have tried this for an extended period of time and took it just as they were supposed to, yet experienced no positive results. This is just the way things are. You will never find a supplement that works for everyone and there are many reasons for this, some of which I will go over in a bit.
Free Trail Scam
I also saw several complaints about this being a scam. I am not completely aware of the situation, but apparently there is, or was, a free trial in which you could order a sample pack and pay $4.99 for shipping. However, the people complaining say that they all of a sudden got a full bottle in the mail later on and were charged nearly $75, in which they were billed automatically.
Like I said, I don't know exactly what is going on here, but I think it is worth mentioning. But although it is a complaint, negativity like this is not associated with whether or not the supplement actually works.
And of course there is the complaint that this supplement is simply too darn expensive. It is expensive and I completely agree with this complaint… Not much to say here.
Poor Customer Service
There were multiple complaints I came across about there being poor customer service. Most of these complaints seem to be coming from people who were trying to get refunds and had a very unpleasant encounters with customer service representatives.
And the last complaint worth mentioning is that some people have even experienced negative reactions while taking this. Yes, it is possible for this to happen, although it seems highly unlikely.
There our two different bottle sizes from what I have seen. You can either buy a 14 day supply for around $30 or a 30 day supply for around $60.
It is a lot of money, but they do have a moneyback guarantee in which they state that they cover you for 30 days after the product is shipped to you and if you are not 100% satisfied you can send back the unused portion and get a full refund.
I'm guessing you will have to pay return shipping however.
The reason I am including this section is because I think it is always important to know who manufactures the supplements you are putting into your body. In this case it is Instaflex, which is owned by Digital Direct LLC. The same company also owns other brands such as Nugenix, which is fairly well known.
It it is nice to see that they have an A+ rating with the BBB (not that this really means much) and that their products are being sold in trusted stores such as Amazon, GNC, Walgreens, etc.
So can they be trusted? It appears so.
One thing that everyone has to understand is that this supplement, although it may work amazingly for some people, will not work for everyone. The reason is because there are 100 different causes of joint pain and there will never be a "cure-all" supplement.
Just think about it… Your joint pain could be from arthritis, tendinitis, maybe some sort of sprain or strain, etc. And even arthritis alone has hundreds of different causes.
The treatment for different causes can be very different and while this supplement does have a nice lineup of ingredients that will attack joint pain from multiple angles, it still isn't going to cure everything.
In my opinion Instaflex Advanced is not a scam. It is a supplement that has good ingredients that are proven to work and has plenty of good reviews.
It seems that many of the people calling it a scam are those who have took the free trial offer and have been charged additionally without knowing. And in these cases I totally understand why they are calling it a scam. But like I said earlier, these complaints have nothing to do with whether or not the supplement works.
The decision is ultimately yours, but I do think that this is a very well formulated joint pain supplement and there's a good possibility that you could see positive effects from it. Now of course I have no idea what is causing your joint pain, but I am just talking in generality.
It is somewhat pricey but it might be worth giving a shot. You never really know and you try something like this. And if you are looking for the best deal, I would check it out on Amazon.
But anyways, I hope you enjoyed my review and found at least somewhat helpful. If you have any questions, any at all, please leave them them below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Instaflex Joint Support is promoted as a one-stop solution to joint stiffness and joint pain, but is it really all that great? Will this stuff really improve your painful joint condition in a short period of time? Or is Instaflex Joint Support a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?
The last thing you want to do is to waste money on another supplement that does not work. Sometimes it seems that more supplements out there simply don't work, rather than do. But is this different?
In this review I'll be going over all you need to know about Instaflex Joint Support, including what exactly it is, I'll be going over each and every ingredient, the potential side effects that you could face, what real users are saying about it and more.
If you are interested in this product but are a little bit hesitant to go through with purchasing it, you are definitely going to want to read this over.
* This is a review of Instaflex Joint Support not Instaflex Advanced.
Instaflex Joint Support Review
Name: Instaflex Joint Support
Type: Joint Health Supplement
Price: ~ $50 for a 30 day supply (varies)
Recommended?: Overall, yes
As I am sure you are well aware, Instaflex Joint Support is… Well… A joint supplement just as the name implies.
On the bottle it says that it can relieve discomfort, improve flexibility and improve mobility, which it does appear to be effective app for many people who try it.
One thing that I like is that it includes a lot of natural ingredients. And I'm not talking about the next big thing on the market, like ingredients that are over-hyped and sold at ridiculous prices… It contains ingredients that are actually proven to work, at least to some extent.
The downsides are that it does not work for everyone and it does not work for all types of joint pain, and of course it is rather expensive. Oh yeah, and you have to take three pills a day which can be a pain.
Below is a picture of the ingredient profile straight from the bottle. You can see that it contains glucosamine sulfate, MSM, white willow bark extract, ginger root extract, Boswellia Serrata extract, turmeric root extract, cayenne fruit, and Hyaluronic acid...
Glucosamine helps keep your joint cartilage healthy and strong to keep your bones nice and cushioned. That said, there is not much proof that taking glucosamine sulfate supplements helps.
According to arthritis.org, most studies show little to no improvement with the supplementation of glucosamine. And WebMD says that "some" studies show it relieves mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis and that it "may work for other joints, too".
Overall there is definitely a lack of evidence that this works, but I will say that many people who take such as supplements will tell you that it does help.
MSM is often consumed for its anti-inflammatory properties. According to this publication in the scientific journal Nutrients, it has been shown in human and animal trials to help with inflammation and joint pain, among other things.
White Willow Bark extract is an ancient remedy for inflammation that has been used for thousands of years. It works similar to aspirin because of a chemical that contains called salicin.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties it is commonly used for joint pain and many people swear by it.
I'm sure everyone has probably heard of ginger root and its effectiveness at reducing inflammation. Well, ginger root extract is another ingredient on the list and, according to arthritis.org, it has similar anti-inflammatory properties to that of ibuprofen.
Boswellia Serrata it's probably something that most people have never heard of before. This is actually a gum resin that is extracted from a tree. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and to reduce joint pain in patients with osteoarthritis.
And then we have good old turmeric root extract. Turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries but has been growing a lot in popularity recently, in particular in the Western world. It is becoming one of the most popular natural joint supplements on the market and for good reason.
The benefits of taking the concentrated turmeric root extract are fairly well studied, showing that it is high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
On the bottle it states that this extract is standardized to 95% curcuminoids, in which the main ingredient is curcumin. This is what you want to see on a bottle. Curcumin is the magical chemical that makes turmeric such a good choice for joint pain.
However, this supplement only contains 50 mg per serving and does not contain any piperine, which often goes by the trademark name Bioperine. Piperine is a black pepper extract that has been shown to significantly increase the absorption of turmeric, some studies showing as much as 2000% increase absorption.
Based on the fact that it only contains 50 mg of the extract to begin with and then doesn't contain piperine, I can imagine getting all that much benefit out of this particular ingredient.
I have a post about the effectiveness of taking Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine if interested.
This ingredient is more commonly applied topically to the skin in order to reduce pain. Ingesting it, as you will be doing if you take this supplement, might not be as effective but it may still have some benefit for pain reduction.
This stuff is produced by the body and is part of lubrication fluids such as synovial fluid, which keeps your joints lubricated, as well as the location fluid that is in your eye.
That said, ingesting this ingredient doesn't appear to be all that effective and considering the low dose of just 4 mg, I'm not too sure you will get much benefit out of this either.
While I am definitely a bit disappointed in some of the doses, which are rather low in my opinion, this does have a lot of really good ingredients and when used in combination I imagine the potential for being much more effective.
It it's also worth noting that there was an 8 week clinical study performed by a "Major University" that showed significantly reduced joint discomfort as well as improved movement over a placebo group.
The only concern I have with this is that Instaflex, which is the source that mentions the study, does not provide the University's name. I find this a bit strange.
There really isn't all that much to worry about when it comes to the side effects. Most of the side effects you might come across from the majority of ingredients included in the supplement are things like nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, hair loss, bloating, etc.
The more abnormal side effects that you could potentially get come from the willow bark extract, which contains salicylates. Potential side effects from this include vomiting, upset stomach, ulcers and stomach bleeding.
But as I said, there really isn't much to worry about here. There is nothing that I see that is dosed to high and for the overwhelming majority of people who take this supplement there will likely be no problem.
Also, be sure to follow the precautions that are mentioned on the label…
One thing that I always like to do when I'm reviewing supplements like this is to find real user reviews… But of course this is easier said than done because it is hard to tell what is real and what's fake on the Internet.
One source where usually find some good independent reviews is good old Amazon. As I'm writing this Instaflex Joint Support has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars with around 1500 customer reviews, which is in all that great but it isn't bad either…
This supplement is also sold on other websites, such as Walgreens where has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars… Much better.
When reading through reviews you will find a lot of people claiming that this supplement does indeed work unit that it can produce noticeable results in a week or less.
However there are always complaints as well. Some of the more common complaints that I have come across include the following.
Of course the main complaint is going to be from people who simply did not see any positive results from taking it, which brings up a good point.
Results will vary and, just like any supplement, it is simply not going to work for everyone due to a variety of variables in play, such as the cause of joint pain you may be experiencing.
Another complaint is that you to take three pills per day. Now for me this is no big deal, but I know a lot of people really have trouble taking pills and it can be quite a task. Taking three pills per day for a single supplement is quite a bit.
And then you even have some people complaining that this supplement has made their condition worse than it was originally. While this is worth mentioning, it is also worth mentioning that the number of reviews that I found like this are very few… Very few.
Why does this supplement possibly make some people's conditions worse? This question is something that is left to be answered.
Something else that I think is very important to discuss is the manufacturer behind the product. When it comes to supplements like this that you have to ingest, it is a big deal knowing whether or not you can trust the company who creates it. There are plenty of stories about supplement companies lying to customers about what is in the bottle and you don't want this.
Fortunately, Instaflex seems to be a reputable company. Right off the bat I say that the product has a good ingredient formula, is not too over-hyped or promoted in a misleading way (well maybe to some extent), and the company even goes out of their way to do some good such as by sponsoring the Arthritis Foundation.
You also may have seen some of their supplements sold at GNC, Of the Vitamin Shop, etc.… Which aren't going to waste their time with unreliable brands and scam products.
All in all, what I see with the company is good and I think they can be trusted.
Like I went over in the complaint section, this supplement is not going to work for everyone. It is unfortunate but it is true.
Why not? Well… Because joint pain is just a symptom of some other underlying condition. There can be a thousand different reasons why you may be experiencing joint pain… Arthritis, cartilage tears, tendon strains, the aging process and damage from free radicals, and so on. So it makes sense that there is not any "cure all" supplement out there that is magically going to fix all joint pain.
That said, inflammation is a symptom of all joint pain. It is your body's natural response to injury and isn't necessarily a bad thing, however relieving inflammation can relieve pain and if you think of it like this, then Instaflex Joint Support should be effective (to some extent) for just about everyone, although some people will experience unnoticeable results.
Instaflex Joint Support is definitely not a scam. This supplement is produced by a company that has a good reputation and is formulated with a list of scientifically proven ingredients, many of which are natural and good for you in a variety of ways besides just alleviating joint pain.
Sure, it has its downsides, like how the doses of certain ingredients could be higher, but overall it seems like a pretty solid supplement that can potentially produce some pretty solid results.
This is ultimately a decision that you have to make. If you have never tried anything like Instaflex Joint Support then it very well may be worth the money.
Are you guarantee results? No. But there is a good chance you will get results and it is just one of those things that you never really know until you try.
If interested you can find it at the lowest price on Amazon here.
I hope you enjoyed my review here and found it helpful. If you have any comments or questions you can leave them below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Memory Hack is promoted as some incredible new brain health supplement that "works for anyone of any age" and is described as a "never before seen memory hack" that can completely eliminate dementia and Alzheimer's… But is this really the case? Is this really the miracle supplement that is advertised as? Or is it possible that Memory Hack is a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?
As you may know, on my website here I like to review different supplements and expose the truth… Dissecting every part of them that I can. Memory Hack caught my eye because of how it is promoted. It is a very hyped up supplement that seems too good to be true, so I knew I had to investigate.
In this review I'll be going over what exactly this supplement is, the sales pitch behind it, some red flags, what the "three-step protocol", the ingredients and whether or not they actually work, side effects and more. If you are thinking about potentially purchasing this supplement then you are definitely going to want to read over my review here before doing so.
And by the way… This is a review of the Memory Hack supplement that is manufactured by Nutrition Hacks. There are a few different "memory hack" supplements out there which is why I bring this up.
Memory Hack is a brain boosting supplement created by Nutrition Hacks that includes all natural ingredients, and many of them. It is said to benefit cognition, intelligence, motivation, attention and concentration, in addition to improving overall health and increasing energy levels.
I'm guessing that some sort of promotional material probably lead you to my review here. Things probably sounded a bit too good to be true and you are starting to wonder whether or not this might be a scam. And it's no wonder that this happened… This supplement is promoted as a "cure all" and some of the claims made about it just don't seem realistic.
That said, although I definitely would consider this supplement to be extremely over-hyped and I would agree that the benefits are exaggerated, it's ingredients are proven to increase brain health to some extent and for many people out there it may be worth trying. But anyways… I will get more into this all throughout the review.
First I want to talk a little bit about the ridiculous sales pitch the supplement is promoted by...
First off you should know that there are more than one sales pitch is out there. There are multiple promotional videos promoting this supplement. What I will be going over here is what I have found to be the "main" promotional video (pictured below).
It all starts off with some story about a 57-year-old mother of three, named Lisa, who was able to turn things around and improve brain health overnight.
Apparently Lisa was suffering from dementia and was told by doctors that she had only six months before she would not be able to recognize anyone, including her and family members.
The spokesperson in the video, who says his name is John and he claims he is Lisa's husband, talks about how she would forget where she left her keys, forget about food on the stove, etc., but things really got bad when one day she held a gun to her son's head after mistaking him for an intruder.
The story goes that after this incident John went out on a mission to find a cure to his wife's brain deteriorating disease. He ended up getting in contact with a neurologist, whose name is never mentioned, who supposedly is against the pharmaceutical industry and all of their wrongdoings. There is a lot of talk about how the pharmaceutical industry is out to get you and is nothing but bad news.
But anyways… This neurologist came up with a simple three step protocol which this Memory Hack supplement is formulated based on.
This supplement is supposedly so powerful that Lisa went from being in very bad condition to being completely symptom-free of the brain disease within just a few days.
*Another different promotional video that I came across was about some lady named "Michelle" who couldn't remember her sign, having suffered from dementia as well. And of course she turned thing is all around with this amazing protocol, just as Lisa.
There are a lot of red flags throughout the promotional material presented, below are a few that I think are worth bringing up.
They take the typical "big bad Pharma" approach that I am all too familiar with. Basically they talk about how the pharmaceutical industry is making a fortune off of your pain and suffering, how they lie to you about treatments, and how they want you to stay unhealthy and in bad condition.
While it may be true to some extent that the pharmaceutical industry behaves in ways that are "less than ethical", there is no proof of what John is talking about throughout the video and I am hesitant to believe it because I have heard this same sales pitch before with health products like Ultra Omega Burn, Diabetes Destroyer and many others.
Another red flag is the crazy background story to this whole promotional video. I'm talking about how Lisa supposedly held a gun to her son's head after not being able to recognize them. It seems that many products are often promoted under the most ridiculous stories.
Sure, I have no proof that this story is not real, but I am certainly very suspicious that there is any truth to it.
Next up let's talk about this "John" guy. Who is he? Is he really John?
Well… Unfortunately I have no idea, but I doubt that this is actually his name. There is no verifiable information given for me to be able to look into this further in order to prove his identity. My guess is that he is just a made up character created for the purposes of promoting this product, but you be the judge.
There is really no 3-step protocol, or at least not in the sense of a protocol in which you would take three actionable steps. The "3-step protocol" that is talked about in the video presentation is just the protocol that this secret neurologist supposedly followed to create the Memory Hack supplement.
The three steps that this supplement are formulated based on include…
And below I will talk about the ingredients included in this supplement that supposedly accomplish all three of the steps and whether or not they are as effective as you are led to believe.
Throughout the video presentation that I watched the guy talked about all the different ingredients that this neurologist created this supplement with and why you have to have exact amounts… Specific amounts of each ingredient for this to work. This is just his way of saying that you must buy Memory Hack and nothing else… Because of course the amounts of these ingredients are unknown and are not mentioned in the video nor on the bottle.
But anyways, the different ingredients included here are:
But or any of these ingredients really all that special? You are told about all the scientific evidence backing these ingredients, but can you really trust what you are told?
Well… Believe it or not… Although much of what you are told in the video presentation is fluff and hype, there is some truth to what you are told. These ingredients are proven to work to enhance memory and it is fairly easy to find reliable information on such.
For example, if you look up ginkgo biloba and brain fog you will find plenty of results. I came across a 2011 study that supports the widely accepted belief that it can be used as a treatment for working memory deficits that are the result of aging. In this study there were two groups tested, one given a placebo and the other given in extract of ginkgo biloba, the results being that there were noticeable memory improvements in the group that supplemented the extract.
And when it comes to L-theanine there is also plenty of information out there regarding its ability to help with memory and overall brain function, Much of which can be found on Wikipedia. This amino acid is well known for having a positive effect on brain health. It has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier unscathed and is known to improve cognition, reduce mental stress and more.
L-theanine it's actually found in green tea, which happens to be another ingredient that is in this supplement.
Alpha GPC it's another ingredient that there is a lot of emphasis put on and plenty of scientific data to back up what you are told. Alpha GPC helps in the delivery of choline to the brain. And according to the National Institutes of Health it is very important because it is needed for your body to produce acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that affects memory, mood and more.
And these are just a few examples of some of the many ingredients included in this supplement. You are welcome to do your own research on these ingredients, but I can save you time by telling you that Yes, they are all proven to work. I wasn't really expecting to see anything good after coming across the ridiculous video presentation for this supplement, but based on the ingredient profile this definitely has the potential to benefit the brain.
Unfortunately there is no mention about how much of each of these ingredients are included in this supplement, but it doesn't seem to be anything worth worrying about.
All of these ingredients are 100% natural, which doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but is good to hear.
Basically we just have to trust that Nutrition Hacks has formulated this supplement responsibly and hasn't put too much of any ingredient in, because of course too much of anything can potentially be harmful.
That said, I haven't seen any reviews about people having any negative side effects with this supplement, so I don't think there is anything to worry about here.
So the big question… Do I consider Memory Hack a scam?
Well I think you can probably see at this point that I do not. While I definitely agree that the sales pitch is extremely over-hyped and claims are somewhat exaggerated, based on the ingredients of this supplement should work at least to some extent. However, it certainly is not going to be the "cure all" brain supplement that they lead you to believe it is.
Is it really going to be able to cure any type of dementia? Can it really improve your memory in ways you never thought possible? No... These are examples of over-hyped and over exaggerated claims, similar to another supplement I reviewed by Nutrition Hacks called Fungus Hack.
While I do not care for the misleading sales pitch and the somewhat deceptive marketing tactics used, this supplement may be worth a try for many people out there. It has all natural ingredients that have a lot of science backing them up and are proven to work. Just don't fall for the idea that this is going to magically fix any sort of brain health condition in a matter of no time.
If you are interested and want to give Memory Hack a try, you can go to the official Memory Hack website here to place an order.
I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. I try to keep things as honest and as unbiased as possible, which I hope you appreciate. Please share my post to help spread the truth.
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Ultra Omega Burn it is said to be a miracle supplement when it comes to losing weight, but is it really? Can all the hype surrounding this supplement be justified or is this just a big waste of money. Or could it even be possible that Ultra Omega Burn is a scam?
If you look up Ultra Omega Burn reviews online you will find tons of results. You'll find many people claiming that this is the greatest weight loss supplement to ever exist and you will find others claiming that there are better alternatives. However, which should you trust?
It seems that many of the people writing positive reviews are just doing so to promote the product and make money while those writing negative reviews are just doing so to promote some alternative supplement in order to make money. Because of this, it can be very difficult knowing what to believe.
I hope I can change all of this. In this review, I will not be promoting any alternative product, nor will I be promoting Ultra Omega Burn itself. The goal here is to leave as unbiased of a review as possible and really provide helpful information regarding this particular supplement.
Throughout this review I'll be talking about what exactly Ultra Omega Burn is, the sales pitch that is somewhat misleading, whether or not the "special" ingredient is really all that special, potential side effects, what real users are saying, why you might not want to trust this supplement and more.
If you are thinking about possibly purchasing this you are definitely going to want to read over my review first.
Ultra Omega Burn Review
Name: Ultra Omega Burn
Type: Weight loss supplement
Price: $49.95 for 1 month supply
Recommended?: No, and for good reason (explained in review).
Ultra Omega Burn (or UOB as I will refer to it as occasionally) is a weight loss supplement that includes one ingredient. This "special" ingredient is called palmitoleic fatty acid, a.k.a. omega 7, and supposedly Ultra Omega Burn is the "purest and most potent" form of palmitoleic acid available on the market. But of course these are their words, not mine.
What this supplement supposedly does is helps your body's fat cells open up so that they can release their contents and allow their stored fat to be used as energy, thus allow you to burn more fat and lose weight, in addition to providing steady energy levels.
This special ingredient also is said to help people lose weight by acting as an appetite suppressant, keeping you feeling full for longer.
And besides weight loss, UOB is also said to have many other positive effects on your health, such as increasing skin health and improving digestion.
While there is a lot of good to be said about UOB, this is not a supplement that I'm going to be recommending. The reason is because it is marketed in a shady and somewhat deceptive way, the company behind it is not all that trustworthy as far as I see, and there really isn't much active ingredient in this supplement… Not to mention that the price is pretty high.
There are probably multiple promotional videos out there for UOB. I know there are a lot of reviews talking about this "Derek Evans" character who supposedly is the one who invented this supplement, but the promotional video I came across did not mention this guy.
But anyways… It doesn't really matter… All of the promotional material pretty much tells you the same sort of thing.
The video presentation that I came across started out talking about how Japan's population has a very low obesity rate of only 3.2%, compared to America's 36.5% obesity rate. And… According to the spokesperson this is all because of one nutrient that "our soil" is void of, unlike Japan's soil.
According to the sales pitch, in the US in the 1970s, some big agricultural company created a herbicide that destroyed this nutrient in our soil, but of course the a "prefer not to name" this company.
The spokesman says that the company behind this whole disaster is trying to keep information like this from leaking out, and you are very lucky to have landed on the video presentation… Which will likely get shut down. However, this is likely a bunch of baloney and I have heard ridiculous sales pitch is like this 100 times before. It reminds me a lot of the "big bad Pharma" sales pitch that has been used to promote other scam health products such as Herpes Blitz Protocol and Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol, which I have reviewed on my site here.
But anyways… The guy claims that losing weight has nothing to do with calories or any of the other things you have been told by the weight loss industry. Instead, it comes down to fat cells'ability to communicate with each other and send messages on when to "open up".
And the "secret" ingredient Palmitoleic acid, or Omega 7, supposedly increases our fat cells' ability to communicate with each other which will thus lead to more fat being released for energy consumption and increased weight loss.
As you are probably aware if you came across a similar sales pitch, much of the information provided is either questionable, misleading, and/or false. There is some truth thrown in there, but let's talk about the "fluff"…
One of the most ridiculous things that you are told is that losing weight has nothing to do with calories… Which is a bunch of BS.
I don't care how good your cellular communication is and how much of this Omega 7 you consume, if you are taking into many calories you are not going to lose weight. In order to lose weight you have to be at a caloric deficit, meaning that you are taking in less calories than you are burning.
This is a very simple role to follow and if you do not follow it then you will not "shed" the pounds.
You are also told that there is some sort of "weight-loss conspiracy" going on in which cheap sources, poor extraction methods, etc. are being used when it comes to weight loss supplements. While this may be true to some extent, the purpose of the spokesperson talking about this is to scare you into thinking that Ultra Omega Burn is your only good option.
The goal is to get you to think that any other Omega 7 supplement out there is going to be sub-par and will only be a waste of your money and/or could be potentially harmful to your body.
You are told that UOB contains the most pure and most potent palmitoleic acid available, but I see no proof of this being true. There is no information provided on the extraction process used, where this oil is sourced from, how it is stored, etc.
You are told how every part of the manufacturing process is very important to keep in the integrity of the oil intact, but there were no details provided on what goes on behind the scenes making the UOB supplement.
So how are we supposed to trust that this is the most pure and potent form available? The answer is we cannot trust such a statement.
As I mentioned earlier, the promotional material I came across made no mention of this "Derek Evans" character, but after reading some other reviews I found that many people are claiming that this guy is supposedly the man behind it all.
That said, there are also some other reviews out there proving that this guy is a completely made up character. Derek Evans is a fictitious character that was made up just for the purposes of promoting Ultra Omega Burn.... The guy doesn't exist.
I see this type of thing quite a bit, for example with the Red Tea Detox (a very scammy weight loss product).
Throughout the video presentation there are several different studies mentioned that make palmitoleic acid sound incredible, but is this ingredient really that special? He mentions one study that was featured on the Dr. Oz show in which two mice were fed the same exact diet, but one also supplemented with palmitoleic acid... The result was that the one that had supplement this special ingredient remained then while the other became morbidly obese.
Sounds awesome, but is there more to the story?
The truth is that palmitoleic acid, or Omega 7, is a pretty incredible fatty acid. And yes, it has been found to improve cellular communication (at least partly by reducing inflammation), increase hormones that make you feel full, and boost collagen production which leads to healthier looking skin and hair.
That said, some of the claims that are mentioned in the presentation are over exaggerated and somewhat misleading.
Through my own research I found many studies to support the claims made in the promotional material… Such as one good study that took a large sample of people and found that it can decrease inflammation and aid in weight-loss. I also found information that you can read on WebMD about Sea Buckthorn, which has a high amount of Omega 7, and is commonly used for skin health and skin condition treatment.
The problem isn't that palmitoleic acid is ineffective or doesn't work, but rather that Ultra Omega Burn just doesn't contain enough of it. It contains 250 mg per serving and according to some sources I have come across, this just isn't enough.
One of the good things here is that there are no harmful side effects to worry about. I mean, you should always consult with your doctor before taking a supplement like this, but all in all this is a very safe health supplement… As long as you can trust what it says on the bottle.
One thing I always like to do when reviewing a supplement like this is to look for reviews from real users… Real people that have actually tried the product and have experience. Unfortunately, these can be difficult to come across. As I mentioned in the beginning, most of the reviews out there that you find are written just to promote products and make money and cannot be trusted fully.
Luckily I was able to find some real reviews however, which I found on Amazon. Yes... You can buy Ultra Omega Burn on Amazon and this is a great way to find real independent reviews left by customers.
As expected, the overall rating is not all that great. Overall, at the time of me writing this review, it has a rating of 3.6/5 stars, which isn't that great but I guess it is in all that bad either.
However, I will say that some of the positive reviews on here seem to be a bit strange and I suspect that some of them may be fake… Which would lead to a better overall rating than this product should actually have.
Remember when I talked about the side effects above and I said that there shouldn't be any side effects to worry about as long as you can trust what is on the bottle? Ya, well I don't know how much can actually trust this place. The manufacturer behind this supplement is shady from my point of view.
The name of the company behind Ultra Omega Burn is listed as Nutra Active Pte Ltd, which there really isn't much information on.
The official website for this company can be found at nutraactive.com, but there still isn't much to be said when you land on the site. It is the most basic site ever in could have easily been thrown together in a day's time. The website features an About Us section that includes a couple paragraphs about how they sell health products and Ultra Omega Burn is their best-selling product (and only product), and then there is a section dedicated specifically to Ultra Omega Burn, but that is it.
There is such a lack of information about this company that it is definitely worrying.
Furthermore, after doing a little deeper into this company I found that there is some suspicious activity mentioned on the Better Business Bureau's website, or on BBB.org, specifically that mail sent to the listed address has been returned due to there being "no receptacle".
So this brings up the question… What type of legitimate business would have no mailing address? Is the address listed the real address? There is definitely something strange going on here and I don't like the looks of it.
Other than what I found on the official website and the limited information I found from the Better Business Bureau, there was not much else out there… And nothing else worth mentioning.
This company is pretty much a ghost. The only other information worth mentioning is that the official website, which is that is nutraactive.com, has been around since 2015. I performed a WHOIS search to find out this information, because of course none of this is mentioned on the website itself.
The sales pitch puts a lot of emphasis on how you need to get good quality Omega 7 acid… You don't just want to go out there and by any old Omega 7 on the market. And this is good advice… But can you really trust what you get when you buy Ultra Omega Burn?
Is this really the purest and most potent form of Omega 7 on the market? I see no reason to believe that it is and highly doubt this is the case. Based on what I have seen there is not much of a reason to trust this supplement.
So is UOB worth buying? Well… Let's recap a bit of what I have one over throughout this review.
Pretty much everything I see about this supplement is negative, other than the fact that Omega 7 is one heck of a ingredient.
The bottom line is that there are much better alternatives out there on the market… Alternative Omega 7 supplements that are produced by much more reputable companies and that contain more Omega 7 per serving at a lesser price… Which pretty much make them better deals all around.
Now as I said, I'm not going to be promoting any specific products here because I want to leave this review as unbiased as possible, but what I suggest doing is simply going to Amazon.com and searching for Omega 7 supplements. You will find a lot of them with much better reviews than UOB.
Ultra Omega Burn seems to be another very over-hyped weight loss supplement that simply is not worth the price. Will it work? Maybe… I mean the "special" ingredient that it contains does have a lot of science to back it up, but there are definitely better alternatives that include a more adequate dose of this ingredient.
You can purchase UOB if you want to, after all it is your money… But this is definitely not something I'm going to be recommending. Not only do I think there are much better alternatives out there, but I also have no respect for the way they market this product… Luring people in using deception and trickery.
But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. Please share this post to help spread the truth and let others know that this supplement is not the miracle that is claimed to be. Also, leave any comments or questions down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Ring Ease is supposedly some miracle cure for tinnitus… Or at least that is what they lead you to believe. But is it really all that great? Can this 100% natural supplement really "quickly and permanently" cure your tinnitus like you are told? Or is it possible that Ring Ease is a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?
It is no secret that there are a lot of scam health products out there, many that are claimed to be cures for tinnitus. In fact, I have reviewed several other tinnitus scams on this very website, Tinnitus 911 and Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol being two that come to mind.
It is completely logical that you are suspicious of Ring Ease. Any supplement like this that claims to be a "cure all" and will work for anyone is a major red flag. How can one supplement cure tinnitus for everyone if there are multiple causes of tinnitus? It just makes no sense and I knew after coming across this product that I had to do a little investigating and write a review.
In this review I'll be going over all you need to know before hand. If you were thinking about possibly purchasing this supplement, you are definitely going to want to read over my review beforehand.
Ring Ease Review
Name: Ring Ease
Manufacturer: Life Now Naturals
Type: Tinnitus treatment
Recommended?: Absolutely NOT
Okay... Well you probably already know what is, but for those of you reading this who might not be completely aware, what is Ring Ease exactly?... Or maybe I should say what is Ring Ease claimed to be?
Ring Ease is a 100% natural supplement that is said to cure tinnitus for anyone who suffers from it. Furthermore, it is promoted as a way to "quickly and permanently" cure tinnitus, which is one heck of a claim to make.
Now what exactly is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a term used to describe constant or at least semi-constant ringing or buzzing in the years. Basically it is the perception of sound without there actually being any auditory sound going into the ears. It is your ears playing tricks on you and is actually extremely common.
From the research I have done I have found that one in five people have tinnitus, although in most cases it is not all that bad. I myself have tinnitus, but it certainly isn't to the extent that some people have it where it keeps them up at night.
According to MayoClinic it is often caused by age-related hearing loss and loud noise exposure, but it cannot be caused by a number of different things, even medications. In fact, I even found a study that has found a relationship between people's emotional conditions and tinnitus (stress).
But anyways… The bottom line is that tinnitus can be caused by number of different things and that Ring Ease claims to be a cure no matter what. If this is true then this product really is a miracle. Tinnitus can be an absolutely horrible in life changing condition that some people go for years of suffering from without ever finding a cure.
But does it really work and should you buy it? Well… I'll get into this in a second, but first let's go over the sales pitch.
Maybe you watched the video presentation, maybe you didn't. If you did then this ridiculous sales pitch is probably what led you to be suspicious of the product and ultimately look into whether or not it is a scam.
The video is presented as a "short but controversial video" with David Smith being the spokesperson. Apparently this David Smith guy's father almost burned to death in his sleep due to tinnitus, but of course now he has perfect hearing without any surgery… All thanks to Ring Ease.
The Ring Ease supplement supposedly comes from Psalm "1700-year-old trick" discovered by Buddhist monks.
David Smith claims that his old doctor friend, Dr. Mathers, new some monks that drink a tea which helps with their hearing… And of course this is some natural miracle hearing treatment. In the video presentation he hints that it is all about this ingredient called "citrus maxima", which I found has a more common name of Pomelo.
He tells you that is all about the bioflavonoids that are found in citrus maxima, which are powerful antioxidants that fight inflammation.
In addition, ginko biloba, Thai garlic, and magnesium are other special ingredients that are supposedly powerful treatments for tinnitus.
David claims that inflammation is the root cause of tinnitus and other forms of hearing loss. He tells you that all stems from the inflammation of the cochlear nerve and of course all of these exotic ingredients are natural cures/treatments for such inflammation.
I think that it is pretty obvious that this all sounds a bit too good to be true. I mean just think about it… This guy's dad almost died in a fire, he goes out on a mission to find a cure and comes across this 100% natural cure that is some ancient secret… And of course it can "quickly and permanently" cure tinnitus.
I've reviewed quite a bit of health scams in it seems that many of them are promoted as ancient secrets that have since been rediscovered and are now being opened up to the public.
I guess the reason for a sales pitch like this is because it is more intriguing and luring. Who wouldn't want to learn about some ancient hidden secret that has since been uncovered? I sure would.
Another red flag is all of the criticism of the hearing industry. Throughout the video presentation David calls their latest hearing technology a "gimmick" and says that they don't actually want to help cure your hearing… They just want to keep you hooked on their latest medications/products and profit from you.
Now while this may be true to some extent, and I think most people have some distrust for the medical industry, he takes things a bit too far and makes it seem as if everyone involved in the industry is out to get you. He takes a ridiculous approach to things and is doing so to scare you into purchasing his 100% natural cure-all product… Ring Ease.
Of course the video presentation might get shut down at any second. He tells you that the hearing device industry along with the pharmaceutical industry hate this presentation and are out to shut it down. This is pretty much the same sales pitch I've heard from numerous other scams I have reviewed, including Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol that I mentioned earlier along with others such as Diabetes Destroyer.
At one point in the video presentation he claims that this natural supplement has helped secure over 21,000 people all over the world. However… If this is true why is there no proof of this ever happening? And why isn't this receiving more popularity?
I get it, I get it… The medical establishment is trying to shut this operation down and keep it hidden. But seriously… If there really were 21,000 people who were cured from this then you would think there'd be a lot more talk about it all over social media.
David Smith, who is supposedly the person behind this all, claims to have a PhD in botany from the University of Idaho, a dad who almost died from tinnitus during a fire, and claims to have the most effective treatment for tinnitus on the market.
But who is this guy really? Unfortunately, I have no idea and there is a good chance he is a completely made up character. There is no verifiable information given on this guy during the video presentation so there's really not all that much I can say here.
All I know is that his story sounds a little bit too good to be true and I have come across many scam products that are promoted under fake, fictitious names.
Throughout the sales pitch he mentions all sorts of studies in talks about how the ingredients he came across have been "statistically significant", but this is a bit misleading. What he doesn't tell you is that being "statistically significant" during a scientific study is much different from what ordinary people would call statistically significant. Basically what I am saying is that being statistically significant and clinically significant are two different things.
Some ingredient may be shown to be statistically significant during a lab study, but this doesn't necessarily mean it will translate into statistically significant results when it comes to human treatment.
The last red flag want to mention is the company that manufactures this product, which is Life Now Naturals. More about this company in a bit, but what you should know now is that there is very little information on this company at all… Which is definitely very worrisome.
The truth is that ginko biloba, citrus maxima, Thai garlic, etc. are not nearly as special in amazing as you are led to believe. What's going on here is the creators of this supplement have taken exotic ingredients that not many people know about, nor have in their diets, and put them in this supplement to make you think that you are missing out on something amazing.
That said, these ingredients are "proven" to work to some extent.
Some of what the spokesperson tells you is true to some extent, he just presents things in a very misleading way.
For example, ginko biloba has been shown to produce "statistically significant" results that were superior to a placebo when tested on groups suffering from cerebrovascular insufficiency, which inflammation has been shown to play a role in.
Inflammation is the cause of many diseases/conditions, or at the very least play some part in them, including asthma, arthritis, sinusitis, etc. However, there is very little information linking inflammation to tinnitus in the information that is out there is lacking.
For example, I actually found one study that seems to say that inflammation is good for tinnitus, which is very strange. The reason is because inflammation produces prostaglandins which have been shown to be helpful. In one study, 8 out of 24 patients receiving a synthetic prostaglandin medication showed improvement in tinnitus while the placebo group did not.
But there is definitely a lack of studies in this area and most of what I have found shows that inflammation worsens tinnitus, as you will hear from many people experiencing this condition. Even on arthritis.org they talk about how anti-inflammatory foods are good and even mention Thai garlic as being such, as well as a powerful antioxidant.
When it comes to ginko biloba, I found a pretty interesting double-blind study (link here) of people with tinnitus. In this study 360 people were given 50 mg of ginko extract three times daily for 12 weeks and another 360 people were given a placebo. At the end of the study 34 pull from the group taking the extract said their tinnitus had reduced while 35 people taking the placebo said it reduced… Which means there was no real effect in this particular study. Both groups were claiming their tinnitus was reduced.
I have read that ginko biloba can decrease tinnitus severity when it is the result of cerebral insufficiency, but of course this all depends on the cause of tinnitus… Meaning that it definitely is not a "cure all".
And as far as "citrus maxima" goes, a.k.a. pomelo, there really isn't anything worth mentioning.
What you should take away from this section is that, while some of these ingredients do have the potential to benefit and/or treat tinnitus to some extent, they are not nearly as effective as their claimed to be. The promotional material for Ring Ease it is extremely misleading and only the information that supports the case of this being a "cure all" is given.
There aren't any side effects that really need to be worried about, although you should always consult with a doctor before taking any sort of supplement like this.
The ingredients are all natural and basically all this supplement does is aids your body as an antioxidant. It is not a drug that is going to produce extreme results in any manner.
So does Ring Ease work? Is it worth purchasing?
Well.... This all depends on your particular situation. It all depends on what exactly is causing your tinnitus and the severity of your tinnitus. For many people out there this supplement is going to have little to no effect, unfortunately. That said, it does have the potential to produce positive results for some people, although I would not count on it.
Earlier I mentioned that the company behind this supplement was a red flag and now I'm going to go into more detail on this.
The company that manufactures Ring Ease is known as Life Now Naturals, or at least that is what it states on the bottle. The official website for this company can be found at getlifenownaturals.com. This is the only website I can find associated with this company, although there is not much information out there.
On the website it states that the real name behind this company is:
New Life Organics LLC
30 N Gould Street, Suite R
Sheridan, WY 82801, United States
And the return address shown is:
3420 Cavalier Trail, STE E, Cuyohoga Falls,
The reason I am talking about the return address is because there is another company called Nutrify Health that shares the same return address… And this other company also has little to no information about them.
Thing else worth mentioning is that the About Us page on the official website provides one small paragraph of information that tells you just about nothing at all. It just says that they are a company that is made up of professionals that make natural health products… That is it. That is all we know about this company. And as far as I see they only make two products… Ring Ease and a Turmeric Circumin supplement
So can you really trust this place at all? I mean, I don't know about you, but when it comes to supplements like this that you have to ingest I would like to be a little more confident in the company behind it all. There are a lot of supplement scams out there and when you don't have a third party like the FDA looking over everything you have to be extra careful.
Upon doing my research I came across a number of reviews out there for Ring Ease talking about how great this product is and why you should buy it. However, these are all fake and all the people writing these reviews are just promoting the product to try to make money. This is not unusual at all, and no better how bad the product is you will always find good reviews out there from people trying to make money.
In fact, I can't find a single review out there that seems to be legitimate. Not a single review that seems to come from someone who has actually tried this supplement out. All of them that I have found appear to be quite obviously fake.
I don't think I will be so harsh as to call this a complete scam, but I would definitely say that there is a lot of "scammy" activity going on. Ring Ease is a great example of another health product that is promoted in a very deceptive and misleading way. It is promoted as a "cure all" that can "quickly and permanently" cure your tinnitus but there is no proof of this being the case and based on the ingredient profile, it doesn't make any sense that this would be true.
While Ring Ease does possess the potential to have positive effects on tinnitus, it is definitely not a product that I'm going to be recommending and I certainly do not think it is worth the price. Unfortunately this is just another over-hyped product that doesn't live up to the claims made.
I hope you enjoyed my honest review here and found it helpful. Please share this review to help spread the truth before others buy into this scammy supplement after being lured in with misleading information.
Also, leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Red Tea Detox by Liz Swann Miller is claimed to be the “single best method for loosing pounds quickly and easily”… But is it really? Is often promoted as a way to lose 14 pounds in 14 days… But is this really the miracle that people are saying it is?
Or is it possible that Red Tea Detox is a scam you should be avoiding at all costs? I know a lot of people are asking this question, which is the reason I am writing this review. After digging around and doing research into this program, I can tell you there are definitely some things that you are going to want to hear. Much of what you were told was probably a lie, and/or misleading.
While this red tea recipe does have the potential to aid in weight loss, and you definitely could lose some pounds while following along, it is not the miracle recipe that it is claimed to be.
Since you are wondering if this is a scam I’m guessing you came across one of the video presentations, which are quite ridiculous. There are several of them out there it seems, but I will be basing my review on the one I came across, which was found on RedTeaDetox.com, which is the official website.
The video presentation starts off with Liz Swann Miller telling some crazy story about being in Africa and some red venomous snake staring at her, rattling its tail. She says that she then passed out and woke up surrounded by an African tribe, with the shaman giving her some cup of tea that changed her life forever.
Apparently Liz went through a difficult pregnancy and A lot of excess weight. During this trip to Africa this tea she discovered was supposedly the secret to fat loss, allowing her to lose 41 pounds in a matter of weeks.
But of course this is mostly a “secret” and she claims to be the first person to bring this to America, which is a complete lie as you will see soon.
Much of the video presentation is very misleading and I am hesitant to believe any of the story of her going to Africa. It is likely completely made up and false.
It it is no wonder you are asking yourself if this is a scam. The information given is absolutely filled with red flags, some of which I will go over below…
Liz really needs to take a class and geography. Above her video presentation she claims that this recipe is some “secret West African red tea”, but then in the video talks about the tribe drinking this tea being from Kenya… Which is in East Africa… On the entire other side of the continent. So which is it? East or West Africa?…
When she supposedly encountered this venomous snake, she mentions that it rattled its tail. This leads me to believe that she is talking about a rattlesnake, which based on the research I have done are only found in southern Africa. So which is it? South, West, or East Africa? Africa is a big continent and this makes a huge difference.
You may have also noticed that the before and after photo of Liz seem to be a bit suspicious. The face is very similar, the hair can easily be changed, but the skin tone is noticeably different between the two photos. It is also hard to tell, but in the after picture her cheekbones appear to be more pronounced. But again… It is hard to tell since in the one picture she is smiling and in the other she is not.
I’ll also add in that in the before picture, the face seems to be a bit strange… It just doesn’t look natural. But anyways… You decide.
Well… Now I’m guessing that the before and after picture above are definitely fake. Why? Well… Because after doing a reverse Google image search of the after picture, I found that it is just a stock photo. This is not “Liz Swann Miller”. It is just a stock photo that anyone can purchase online and use as they wish…
Another red flag is that the numbers just don’t add up. This Red Tea Detox it is often promoted as a way to lose 14 pounds in 14 days, but above the video it states that you can “shed 1 pound of fat every 72 hours”, which would mean that you would lose 1 pound every three days. So which is it?
I have come across sales pages like this plenty of times before. They usually start out with some crazy life-threatening story, and then the author traveling to some remote part of the world to discover some “ancient secret”.
And I’m not kidding when I say I’ve come across this sort of sales pitch plenty of times before. Blood Pressure Protocol, Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy, The Medicine Man Hearing Remedy… these are all products I have reviewed in the past that have been based around some remote and ancient secret.
And then of course there are a lot of other ridiculous parts of the sales pitch. Overall, the entire thing just sounds like a fairytale. Can you really trust any of it? This is the big question.
It seems like your typical over-hyped product that simply is not going to be nearly as good as you are told.
In the presentation you are told that this red tea is made up of five miracle ingredients, however only Aspalathin is actually named. The other four ingredients she doesn’t actually call by name, so I don’t know what they are.
When it comes to aspalathin what you are told is the truth when it comes to its health benefits, however this is not any secret. There’s plenty of information you can find online about making tea from rooibos, which is a plant found in South Africa that contains aspalathin.
Aspalathin has been shown to have a number of benefits, including reducing stress, powerful antioxidant activity, and it can potentially reduce triggers of hunger.
There it is definitely more research that needs to be done, but this study shows that Aspalathin likely reduces stress by hindering the production of cortisol, a stress hormone.
When it comes two reducing hunger, this is due to its ability to help regulate glucose metabolism. But again… There’s a lot more research that needs to be done here and little information on it.
Other studies, such as this one, show it to be a powerful antioxidant by lowering the production of stress-related metabolites, preventing lipid peroxidation, and regulating glutathione metabolism (an antioxidant produced by the body).
I really want to stress that this is definitely not a secret. As I mentioned, there’s plenty of information regarding making African tea from rooibos online. Liz claims to be the first person to bring this information to America but this is just a bunch of BS.
You can actually buy rooibos tea at grocery stores all over the US, such as Walmart for example. Is Walmart a secret? Definitely not.
Now of course there are the other four ingredients that are included in this “secret” to you, that I do not know of. However, based on what I see so far, I highly doubt they are a “secret”.
Something that I always like to do when reviewing looks like this is to look at customer reviews, if I can find any. It is always a good idea to get information from people who have bought the product and tried it out for themselves. However… When digging around I really didn’t find many reviews of much value.
I found lots of good reviews, however they don’t seem to be honest. For example, on TrustPilot, the independent review site, there are tons of good reviews but they are also filled with affiliate links to go purchase the ebook. Can you really trust them? Probably not…
While there is definitely a lot of very “scammy” activity going on when it comes to the marketing of this Red Tea Detox by Liz Swann Miller, I am not going to call it a scam. But you can form your own opinion on this, depending on what your definition of a scam is.
The reason I am not calling it a scam is because this Red Tea Detox recipe does have the potential to aid in weight loss… Which is the whole point. It may not be nearly as good as you are led to believe, but it can potentially work.
That said, I would definitely not purchase this Red Tea Detox product. I would search online for rooibos teas, or just go to your grocery store and see if they have any. I mean… What you really want to purchase a product like this?… One that is marketed in such a way that is almost dehumanizing? I sure wouldn’t.
But anyways… It is your money and you can do with it what you want. I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please share it to help spread the truth. Also, leave any comments or questions down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂