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

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

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

Could Blood Sugar Premier be a scam? 

Will this supplement actually work?

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

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

The Sales Pitch

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

Blood Sugar Premier video

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They could easily be fake…

testimonial

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

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

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

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

Bad and misleading information...

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

Blood Sugar Premier book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blood Sugar Premier  Review

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

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

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

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

Ingredients

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

Blood Sugar Premier ingredients

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

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

Berberine

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

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

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

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

Curcumin

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

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

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

Piperine

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

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

Do The Ingredients Actually Work?

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

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

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

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

The Company Behind This Supplement - Can They Be Trusted?

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

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

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

Zenith Labs location

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

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

Strange isn't it?

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

Final Thoughts - Scam or Not?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keto Blast Scam

Is Keto Blast a Scam? – Read Before Buying!

Is Keto Blast really the ketosis-inducing supplement that is claims to be? Is this the real deal or is this just another scam supplement that you should avoid at all costs?

It is often advertised as having the benefits of…

  • Burning fat for energy, not carbs
  • Releasing fat stores
  • Increasing energy
  • Making you feel better

... and on top of that is said to be made with "100% natural ingredients". 

It sounds like the real deal, but of course things are not always as they sound. With all of the hype surrounding the keto diet craze, it's no wonder that you were suspicious this might be another scam.

When I first came across this supplement I was thinking the same thing. This led me to doing some research and coming to the conclusion that this supplement is NOT worth purchasing

So if you are thinking about buying into this, think again. You will see in this review why I am saying this.

Misleading Claims

Products like Keto Blast bring out the worst in the online marketing world, which is well known for dishonest and unethical marketing tactics.

One of the tactics marketers are using to sell this Keto Blast supplement as well as other Keto supplements is by claiming that it has been featured on the popular TV show Shark Tank.

But this is all a lie. In fact, I was able to actually find a tweet by Mark Cuban warning about KETO scams going around. 

*For those of you who don't know, Mark Cuban is one of the hosts on Shark Tank.

Mark Cuban Tweet

Besides that, there is a lot of misleading information published directly on the website where you purchase Keto Blast, which is buyketoblast.com (might be other websites selling it too, I don't know).

For example, they claim that a recent study found that Keto Blast supports ketosis, which is simply not true. What the study found was that one of the ingredients in Keto Blast does support ketosis, but they did not test the Keto Blast supplement directly.

Keto Blast screenshot

Shady Sales Tactics

When I was looking into this possible scam I also came across quite a few shady sales tactics.

For one, on the official website there was a warning displayed at the top of the screen that claimed there to be a limited supply and that I should "HURRY!". However, I don't think there is any truth to this warning and it seems to be one of many false scarcity sales tactics used by somewhat unethical online marketers.

This warning seems to be there at every time of the day, everyday... Just doesn't seem real.

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As I was going about looking for information on the supplement I came across quite a few reviews (which seemed to fake) promoting Keto Blast. 

Not only did they seem fake, but some of them included links for me to purchase it and instead took me to purchase a different supplement. For example, on one review site they had a button for me to purchase Keto Blast and when I clicked on it took me to purchase some sex pill called Serexin...

serexin

My first impression when looking into this all was that this seems really scammy. It reminds me of some other scammy Keto supplements that I've reviewed, such as Keto Ultra Diet Pills.

But anyways, enough about why it seems like a scam… Let's talk about the product itself in whether or not it works. Because this is what it's all about, right?

KETO Blast Review

  • Product: KETO Blast
  • Type: Ketosis supplement
  • Price: $46.99 - $59.99/bottle (from what I've seen)
  • Recommended?: No

In a nutshell, Keto Blast is a supplement that is supposed to help you achieve a state of ketosis.

What is ketosis?

Only the biggest health craze ever!… No, but seriously... Ketosis is the term used to describe the state when one's body begins burning fat for the main source of energy rather than carbohydrates.

There are lots of benefits to ketosis, although there is still a lot more research that needs to be done on this area. Some of the said benefits include…

  • Higher energy levels
  • More steady energy
  • Fat loss
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better cholesterol levels
  • Appetite reduction
  • And more...

Normally you would have to achieve a state of ketosis by eating a diet very high in fats and a very low in carbs. This way your body is forced to use fat as an energy source because there just aren't enough carbs for it to fuel your body with.

However, anyone who has tried a keto diet knows that they can be quite difficult to stick to, which is where supplements like Keto Blast come into play... By helping you achieve a state of ketosis without as much effort.

How It Works (If At All)

Keto Blast is all about an ingredient called Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), which is said to be what can help induce a state of ketosis in your body even if your diet isn't all that great.

Is There Proof That BHB Works?

Yes there is, although this particular topic is still relatively new and has lots of room for research.

A 2017 study published in Frontiers in Physiology took a look at the effects of taking BHB on 15 participants. The participants consumed a drink that contained the substance and the results were positive, which led to the conclusion that ingesting such is a practical way to achieve ketosis.

In this study the participants consumed either 12g or 24g of BHB per drink.

The problem here is that I have no idea how much BHB is actually in this KETO Blast supplement. The information on it is limited and they don't state the amount of ingredients on the official website, which is a bit concerning to say the least.

Can You Really Trust This Supplement?

Besides the fact that there are many scammy marketing tactics being used to promote this supplement and the fact that the company doesn't give much information on the ingredients included, it is also worth noting that there has been a pattern of complaints with the BBB about Keto Blast, as you can see here…

Keto Blast BBB

And yes this company does have a F rating, which is as bad as it gets.

I don't even know if I'd call this "Keto Blast" a company. I don't know what to call it. It sounds like it is just the name of the supplement, yet it seems to be the company name behind it all is well.

Conclusion - Worth a Try or Not?

So should you give Keto Blast a try?

Well, you are more than welcome to do whatever you want, but I sure as heck am not going to be recommending this supplement to anyone.

While BHB has been shown to be beneficial when trying to get into a state of ketosis, we have no idea how much BHB this supplement has and there are just way too many red flags for me to fully trust the company producing this supplement.

My advice: Buy another supplement with BHB that actually has a good track record. There are probably plenty of them available on Amazon.com.

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

And be sure to share this post if you have the time. Let's spread the truth and help put an end to scammy supplements like this.

BENGAY for Toenail Fungus

BENGAY for Toenail Fungus – How Effective Is This Treatment Really?

Can you really use BENGAY for toenail fungus and is it effective?

There are so many home remedies out there for this nasty little condition, but the problem is that a lot of them simply DO NOT WORK.

Using BENGAY is just one of many out there. It’s cheap, you can find it at just about any store, and it is well-known to be safe, so there are a lot of reasons why this is something a lot of people are looking into using. HOWEVER, if it doesn’t work there is obviously no point.

So does it work or doesn’t it?

The answer is a bit complicated. It definitely does have potential. But before we get into all of that, let’s first talk little bit about nail fungus itself.

A Quick Briefing on Nail Fungus

Onychomycosis is the technical name for this condition. It can have various causes, but the most common cause is that of a dermatophyte, which is a type of fungus.

Some common symptoms that you may experience if you do have onychomycosis include…

  • Thickened nails
  • Discoloration, usually white or yellowish
  • Brittle, fractured, raggedy looking
  • Dark color sometime develops from dead debris
  • Smells bad

And then of course if you do have some of the symptoms they may also be accompanied by foul faces from onlookers.

Nail fungus is a big problem and some estimates state that around 10% of the population have it, although many people have just minor cases.

You are more likely to develop a fungal infection if you…

  • Have really sweaty feet
  • Don’t let your feet air out
  • Work in damp area
  • Are older, which often means reduced bloodflow
  • Have a weakened immune system

This is why toenail fungus is so much more common than fingernail fungus. It is possible to get both, but because the toes spend much of their time inside shoes and live much of their life in dark/damp environments, fungi are much more likely to thrive in this area.

BENGAY… What Is It?

BENGAY is a topical pain relief cream that is used for temporary pain relief for minor aches/pains of muscles and joints. It is a well-known name brand product that can be found that pretty much any store, your local Walmart, CVS, Walgreen’s, etc.

But… Like VICKS VapoRub (which I will talk more about in a minute), BENGAY also has multiple uses besides that which it is marketed for.

Now one of the uses of course is that it can help treat toenail fungus, which is the point of this post I’m writing. And… It does have some potential.

Why It Has Some Potential

Well… lets take a look at the ingredients included in a tube of BENGAY and you will see why there is definitely some antifungal potential here.

A look at the ingredients..

  • Camphor (4%)
  • Menthol (10%)
  • Methyl salicylate (30%)

Listed above are the 3 common “active ingredients” that you will find in a normal tube of BENGAY. There are some different variations of BENGAY out there that include additional ingredients, but these are the “core” ingredients if you want to put it like that.

Camphor is something that I’ve seen before used for its antifungal effects. It’s most commonly used topically for pain relief and as an anti-irritant (makes sense… after all this is BENGAY), but does have antifungal properties. A study published in Biological Research shows that it was able to inhibit fungi growth to some extent, although this study wasn’t conducted specifically on nail fungus.

Menthol, which gives BENGAY some of that really nice refreshing smell, is often used for reducing inflammation, as a soothing topical treatment for pain and for respiratory problems. As far as antifungal activity goes, there has been some research looking into it. One study found it to be at least somewhat effective at inhibiting both bacterial and fungal growth, and another study showed supporting evidence of antifungal activity.

Methyl salicylate also helps with the smell that BENGAY has. It is the oil of wintergreen and is widely used for pain relief. It is particularly effective at reducing inflammation which could also help with the healing process of nail fungus infections.

Any Proof That It Works?

Unfortunately there isn’t any direct evidence that shows BENGAY to be effective against toenail fungus. What I mean by this is that there have not been any studies specifically testing out its effectiveness against such a condition. That said, there is obviously some indirect evidence as shown above that suggest it can be effective, at least to some extent.

All three of the active ingredients show some promise as a treatment for toenail fungus.

How Does Compare to VICKS VapoRub?

Now I mentioned a bit ago that I wanted to talk some about VICKS VapoRub. And the reason for this is because it is a very similar product. In fact, it actually contains 2 of the 3 active ingredients in BENGAY… Which are camphor and menthol.

However, the amounts it contains are different. It has slightly more camphor than BENGAY, yet has much less menthol than it. And it has no Methyl salicylate.

That said, VICKS VapoRub has several other ingredients contained in it that could help increase its effectiveness, such as cedarleaf oil for example, which has shown antimicrobial activity in lab studies.

You would probably get very similar results no matter which product you use because they are so similar, however, if I had to pick between the two I would probably go with VICKS VapoRub. I think it has the edge by a small amount.

Worth The Try or Not?

If you have a table of BENGAY lying around then why not give it a try?

It defintely has “at least some” potential to fight off a case of toenail fungus. Now whether or not it is going to make much of a difference depends on a lot of things, such as application, the severity of your infection, and so on. But it still might be worth a try.

If you do decide to try it out be sure to clean the infected area as much as possible, which includes filing down your nail and getting all the dead debris out of there. When applying, get the BENGAY all around your nail and underneath as best you can. Apply it liberally and even to the skin around the area… This isn’t going to hurt you.

A Better Option: Emuaid MAX

If you are willing to spend a bit more money then you might want to take a look at Emuaid MAX, which is another product that you would be applying topically. It is one of the very few toenail fungus products that we actually recommend here at Operation Wellness.

Comments or questions? Leave them below 🙂

VICKS Vapor Rub Toenail Fungus Treatment

VICKS Vapor Rub for Toenail Fungus – Myth or Miracle Cure?

Is VICKS VapoRub for toenail fungus effective?

There our a lot of home remedies out there for curing toenail fungus, but a lot of them simply do not work. You have apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt baths, all the essential oils, etc.

VICKS Vaper Rub, which is really called the trademark name of VICKS VapoRub, is one of the many cheap treatment options out there that some people suggest… But… Does… It… Actually… Work?

The answer is YES, at least to some extent... It definitely does have some potential as a treatment option as you will see. And... it's easy to find in stores and it's cheap, so of course this is something that a lot of people are going to be interested in, especially when you look at other treatment options which can get pretty darn expensive.

Some statistics say that around 10% of the population has at least some amount of toenail fungus and around 50% of people 70 years old and older have it. It's a pretty crazy statistic and there is no doubt that toenail fungus is a big problem.

Much of the time it goes away on its own due to the body's effective immune response, but sometimes it can get out of hand and requires serious attention. Of course you do not want that to happen so treating as soon as possible should be a priority.

Toenail Fungus Explained:

The scientific name for toenail fungus is onchomycosis, and this becomes a problem when microscopic fungi organisms begin to set up camp underneath or on your nails. Fungi thrive in the warm and often damp environment that is usually found in that area of your body, which is why people who wear air tight shoes all the time and don't let their feet air out are much more likely to suffer from this.

These nasty little organisms feed off your nail tissue and leave debris in the area, which causes the nail to fracture, lift off the bed, and turn into an all around gross looking mess. Infection can lead to symptoms like...

  • Thickened nails
  • Discoloration, usually whitish or yellowish
  • Brittle fractured nails
  • Distortion of shape
  • Darkened color from all the dead debris
  • Bad smells and strange looks from onlookers

The first thing you want to do before trying a bunch of treatments is to find out for sure if your problem really is a fungal infection. There are other problems that have similar symptoms. And this is something you want to do ASAP, because the longer you wait the more damage it will cause and the harder it will be to get rid of.

That said, using VICKS VapoRub isn't very expensive so if you are fairly certain it is a fungal problem it may be worth the try. After all, even if it isn't, applying this stuff isn't going to be harmful.

What Is VICKS VapoRub?

All this talk about Vicks VapoRub, but what actually is this stuff in the first place?

In short: Vicks VapoRub is a #1 selling branded children and adult cough cold product. Well... That is the main use of it anyhow. However, this Proctor & Gamble Company product is a very versatile and also is commonly used for pain relief when applied topically to aching muscles and joints.

Using it as a way to treat toenail fungus is much lesser-known, but nonetheless is something that people are using it for and finding some success with.

And one of the many good things about it is that you can trust it. There are plenty of toenail fungus treatment "scammy" products that have been exposed on this site, like Fungus Hack for example, and VICKS is definitely not one of them.

Is There Any Real Proof That It Works?

Let's get right to the point here... is there any proof that this stuff actually works? Because I'm sure a lot of people reading this have wasted a lot of time, patience and money trying things that simply turn out to be complete duds.

Does it really work?

Well... when it comes to the effectiveness of VICK's specifically dealing with nail fungus, there unfortunately isn't much research out there. That said, there is some...

A study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2011 took a look at the effects of VICKS on 18 patients who were suffering from onychomycosis (toenail fungus) over a period of 48 weeks (yes... a long time!).

The results were measured in 3 ways. They measured its effectiveness as a cure both mycologically and clinically, as well as on a personal assessment by the patients themselves.

The results: 15 of the 18 patients, or a whopping 83%, showed positive effects. And... 5 of the patients, or 27.8%, had been cured based on mycological and clinical results after the 48 weeks were up. 10 patients, or 55.6%, had infections that cleared up partially and only 3 had no change.

All in all... pretty good results.

Lack of proof?

​​​​As stated, there really isn't much information and research out there specifically on VICKS VapoRub's effectiveness when it comes to this. 

The study mentioned above definitely proves some effectiveness and has some positives, however there has been some criticism as to the way this study was conducted, which might make it carry a little less weight.

However, there is a fair amount more research that has been done on the ingredients that are contained in this vapor rub product, which make results seem all the more promising when used as a treatment.

Why Does It Work? A Look at The Ingredients

In order to answer the question of why does VICKS work?... we first need to take a look at the ingredients it contains.

It has some proof of working, so what it is exactly that makes it effective?

The ingredients included in the normal VICKS VapoRub include the following:

Active Ingredients

  • Camphor (4.8%)
    • Used commonly for pain relief, anti-irritant, against coughs, and yes... even as an antifungal.
    • Reduces pain and swelling and increases blood flow when applied topically.
    • 2014 study published in the journal Biological Research shows it does indeed have antifungal activity, although not particularly when dealing with toenail fungus. It has been shown to inhibit growth of fungi better than other essential oils.
  • Eucalyptus oil (1.2%)
    • Commonly used for coughs, clearing the chest, as a disinfectant, helping control blood sugar, joint pain, against infections and more.
    • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
    • 2015 study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research took 22 participants with toenail fungus and tested the application of eucalyptus oil. The results were that 86% saw superficial nail fungus clear up within 4 months and those with subungual and proximal subungual onychomycosis also saw decent results.
  • Menthol (2.6%)
    • Used to reduce inflammation, sooth cuts/burns, for respiratory problems, etc
    • Cool soothing properties that give a very relieving feeling.
    • Shown to inhibit fungal growth, as stated in Journal de Mycologie Medicale.

Inactive Ingredients

  • Cedarleaf oil
  • Nutmeg oil
  • Petrolatum
  • Thymol
  • Turpentine oil

Potential to Attack Fungus from Multiple Angles

VICKS VapoRub contains many good ingredients that have the potential to fight off fungal infections... and they are all ingredients that are overall healthy and pose no big health risks.

There are a lot of essential oils here. You have camphor and eucalyptus oil that have been tested against fungus and shown positive signs. Then you have other essential oils that are "inactive ingredients" for VICKS's intended use, but will actually help out in the fight against fungus. For example: Cedarleaf oil is listed as inactive but has been shown to have antimicrobial properties.

And of course you have menthol, which we all love the feel of. It carries much of the responsibility for the cool and soothing feeling you get when you apply VICKS... and does actually have real benefits as well.

There are many good ingredients here, both "active" and "inactive" that have the potential to help from many different angles. There may still be a lack of research done directly on the effectiveness of VICKS against fungal infections such as toenail fungus but there is a fair amount of supporting indirect evidence to back it up.

What Real Users Are Saying

There is a lot of talk about using VICKS for toenail fungus and a lot of people recommending it online, HOWEVER, there is a lack of information coming from people who have actually used it to treat such.

Most of the information I have found comes from sources saying things like "it can be used for this", "it has been used for that", and things like this. 

It would be nice to see some more good evidence of it working, but at the same time, the lack of good evidence doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

I was able to find a small number of reviews (pictured below) on Amazon. Of course there weren't many because most people's reviews talk about other things since treating toenail fungus isn't the reason most people buy it.

*If you do have your own success story with VICKS VapoRub be sure to leave it in the comment section below for others to see!

The Price Certainly Doesn't Get Any Better

If you are going to try a treatment for toenail fungus then one thing you definitely have to consider is the price... and the price here is pretty darn good fortunately.

A 1.76 oz (50g) little tub usually costs somewhere around $5-6 and you can pick it up at any Walmart, Walgreen's, CVS, and plenty other stores.

That is a very cheap treatment and I'm sure you are well aware of that if you have been searching for treatments for any good length of time. 

There are some rather ridiculously priced toenail fungus treatments out there that show less promising results than VICKS.

*Emuaid MAX is a more expensive topical treatment, but is something else you may want to read about. It is one of the very few toenail fungus treatments that we recommend here at Operation Wellness.

Application

Now there is no real right or wrong way to go about applying it. However, there are a few tips that can help to increase the likelihood that it is going to be effective.

1) Put your feet in warm water for 15 minutes and then wipe dry with a clean towel

This helps to soften up the area to allow for better absorption. If you don't have time for it you can skip it though, because it is not too important.

2) Trim the nail

Then you are going to want to trim up the nail. Cut off as much of the dead debris as possible. This way the VICKS can get to the root of the infection faster rather than having to try to absorb through already dead nail.

You may also want to trim the edge at a slight angle. This allows for more surface area at the end, which is where much absorption can occur.

3) Apply liberally

Don't skimp out when it comes to applying the vapor rub. Get it on your toenail, underneath it really good, and all around the area. It works best to apply a little, rub it in and let it absorb, and then apply a bit more.

Gloves should be worn so that you don't touch the infected area with your hands and a q-tip can be used to help get around the nail. 

4) Repeat 2 Times a Day

Rinse and repeat. You should try to do this at least twice a day. 

Another Alternative

Another good alternative if VICKS does not work or if you just want to try something different is EmuaidMAX, which I briefly mentioned above.

EmuaidMAX is another treatment that you would apply topically. It can be used for a number of things due to its antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.

However, it is more expensive. That said, it seems to be more effective as well and is also marketed by the company for toenail fungus due to it's effectiveness.

Review of EmuaidMAX here

Comments or questions? Leave them below 🙂

Funginix Review

Is Funginix a Scam or a Treatment That Finally Works? – Review

Funginix it said to be "the trusted topical nail fungus treatment" and the single best combination of antifungal agents, essential oils and extracts for fighting fungus… But is it really?

There are so many antifungal products on the market that are over-hyped and are basically complete ripoffs, like Fungus Destroyer and Ultra Fungus Fix for example, so I completely understand why people are suspicious of this as well. 

Is Funginix a scam or is this the miracle treatment you have been waiting for?

Let's take a look…

Funginix Review

  • Product: Funginix
  • Manufacturer: Sisquoc Healthcare
  • Type: Nail fungus treatment
  • Price: Around $50/bottle
  • Recommended?: For some

Overview

Funginix is an antifungal topical treatment manufactured by a company based in California called Sisquoc Healthcare, which seems to be a decently reputable company by the way. They or a very small company but the good news is that they do have an ​A+ rating with the BBB.

There are also other Funginix products they make, such as a foot soap and foot soak, but I'm focused on their main product here, which is the topical antifungal treatment that comes in a little bottle.

Funginix can be applied to 2 times per day and they say that you should start seeing results within 2 weeks, much of the time a lot sooner than this.

Like any sort of topical antifungal ointment, you should apply under the nail bed and into the cuticles. Pro Tip: you may also want to cut your infected nails at an angle. This can allow for better absorption through the ends of your nails.

But you can apply all you want to and if the ingredients are not any good, it is not going to work. However, the ingredients in the lineup are actually pretty good all in all.

Do The Ingredients Really Work?

Now I'm not going to go over every single ingredient on the list, because there is a heck of a lot. I will go over some of the more important ones however. If you do want to see the entire list you can go to the official website here.

  • Undecylenic Acid, USP 10% - Undecylenic acid has been shown to stop growth of common fungi that causes things like ringworm, athletes foot and jock itch. It is a very common ingredient in nail fungus products.
  • Sweet Almond Oil - This oil is high in vitamin E, vitamin A and contains a healthy amount of fatty acids. This combination is good for reducing cellular damage as well as improving healing.
  • Uva Ursi Extract - This unusual ingredient is actually something I have seen in anti-fungal supplements before. While research done on its effectiveness is very limited, it does show some promise at dealing with toenail fungus. It has what you call "tannins" that help to fight off inflammation and infection.
  • Propolis Extract - Propolis has many good properties... anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-fungal. A flavonoid called pinocembrin, which it contains, is thought to be responsible for much of its antifungal effects.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Juice - Most people are familiar with aloe. It has an anti-inflammatory soothing effect that can help with healing, among other benefits.
  • Vitamin E - A very important vitamin, vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants of the vitamins and can prevent cellular damage and increase healing.
  • Camphor - This ingredient is actually in Vicks VapoRub, which is a commonly used for nail fungus. It has proven effectiveness against dermatophytes (which cause nail fungus). According to WebMD, it can increase blood-flow where applied and helps with healing, reducing inflammation, and other things that would be beneficial for toenail fungus.
  • Menthol - Besides smelling good, menthol is a strong antifungal and antibacterial. It can help kill fungus and prevent it from growing.
  • Tea Tree Oil - This is one of the most popularly used essential oils for treatment of nail fungus, probably because there is some proof that it works. One 2013 study showed its ability to reduce the growth of the Trichophyton rubrum fungus, which is responsible for ringworm.

The list of ingredients, based on the information I can find online and what has been proven in scientific studies, seems to be a pretty good combination. While it might not be the "single best combination" as they say it is, it definitely does have the potential to have positive effects against toenail fungus.

Any Side Effects?

On the official website it states that there are no adverse side effects to using this ointment, and this seems to be the truth.

You may experience some minor irritation and burning sensation, depending on how bad your infection is, but there is nothing major to worry about. It is not like this has a bunch of harsh synthetic chemicals or anything like that.

What Real Users are Saying

When I review a product like this I always like to see what "real" users are saying about it. Sure, they can show all the great testimonials they want to on their website, but I want to hear all of the negative reviews as well.

Amazon as a good place to find real user reviews and fortunately Funginix is indeed sold on Amazon.

I look at reviews here quite often so I have a good feel for how many negative reviews is "too much". This product, as I am writing this, has around 600 customer reviews total and in average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars... And to be honest that is pretty darn good, especially when it comes to antifungal treatments.

Sure, you have a fair number of people that simply do not see any results from this, but you also have a lot of people that are seeing positive effects. Nail fungus can be extremely difficult to get rid of so you will never find a product that has perfect ratings.

Conclusion - Scam or Worth a Try?

Based on what I see Funginix seems to be a decent product and very well could be worth a try if you have been trying everything trying to get rid of a bad case of toenail fungus… And this is coming from someone who can be pretty harsh when it comes to product reviews.

I don't see any reason to call it a scam.

My only concern is that the company that manufactures the product is a very small company and doesn't really have much of a reputation. Sure they have an A+ rating with the BBB like I mentioned in the beginning, but I would still rather see a more well-known company. However, this definitely does not mean that it is a scam or anything like that.

Emuaid MAX is another good topical toenail fungus treatment that I recommend that may be worth a look.

Erectify Ultra

Does Erectify ULTRA Really Work or is It a Scam? – The Truth

Is Erectify ULTRA really the amazing erectile dysfunction cure that is said to be, or is this just another scam that is going to be a waste of your money?

They claim that this 100% natural treatment is a "secret" that the big pharmaceutical industry doesn't want you to know about… It can supposedly work miracles… But of course you can't always believe what you hear online and there are plenty of other scams out there that have made similar claims that I have exposed in the past.

I have gotten several comments by readers asking me to review this product so I finally decided to look into it. I quickly became aware why I was getting comments from people who were suspicious of the whole thing… It is marketed in a very "scammy" fashion and just seems a little bit too good to be true.

But is it a scam?

Well... This get into this review and find out.…

But before I get into the actual meat of the review, I first want to go over the ridiculous video presentation that I came across while doing my research. The video, which you may or may not have seen, with a massive 45 minutes in length and was put on by some guy named "John Stonner", who is supposedly a 58-year-old retired mechanical engineer from Chicago that had ED problems and spent months looking for answers.

*There may be more than one promotional video for this product.

Erectify Ultra video

If you were able to make it through the video that you should give yourself a pat on the back. Most people probably would cut out before even making it halfway through.

In the video presentation there are many things that caught my attention and seemed a bit suspicious… Leading me to believe that this very well could possibly be a scam. 

It Has Nothing to Do With Anything You Have Ever Heard Of..

Of course the guy tells you that this has nothing to do with anything you have ever heard of before… This is because he just wants you to sit there and watch the whole video and lure you into buying the product he is promoting.

He starts out talking about some "hidden sex organ" that controls your erections and is the key to more stamina, libido, sex drive, etc. But of course it has nothing to do with anything you have ever thought of… Nothing to do with testosterone or bloodflow.

* This is already one small lie because as you will see it does have to do with bloodflow.

It goes against everything the mainstream medical industry will tell you... and they are "FURIOUS"

Right on Que… He talks about how the pharmaceutical industry is furious about this video and it will likely get taken down before long. This is because they don't want you to know the real treatments for ED so that they can keep sucking money out of your pockets, or at least that is what he wants you to believe.

I highly doubt this however. I have reviewed a handful of other scams that have made this same exact claim, including Diabetes Destroyer and Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy. While it may be true that the pharmaceutical industry is less than ethical at times, I doubt they have any concern with this video or product.

And of course it was discovered in some remote part of the world where it has been a "secret"

He also claims that this "secret" was discovered being used for centuries in a remote part of the world... Which is also another common claim that I have found many of these "miracle health products" to make.

Apparently it all comes from the mating ritual used by the Tupi Indians.

Erectify VSL presentation

He tells you that these Indians never get ED and have hard erections into their 70s, 80s and even older.

After doing some research he supposedly found that the reason for this comes from the health benefits of some herbal tea that they drink, which contains a "secret ingredient" called Turnera Diffusa.

Some Truth... But Lots of Misleading Information

​​​​As you are probably well aware, there is a lot of rather misleading information in this sales pitch… Which is the reason you are probably suspicious of this whole thing in the first place.

However, there is some truth behind it.

The Endothelium:

Lets first discuss the endothelium… Which he claims is the "hidden sex organ" that the mainstream medical industry does not want you to know about. What he tells you is that it plays an important role in the formation of blood vessels in the penis and the rest of the body, and also produces nitric oxide. Basically what he leads you to believe is that the endothelium is the key to rockhard directions.

With endothelial dysfunction the smooth muscle cells can't relax properly and this prevents vasodilation, which means little to no erection. In a 2006 study (mentioned in the video) this was founded and it is suggested that ED and a dysfunctional endothelium are related.

However, Mr Jon Stonner presents the information in a very misleading way. While there is a good amount of research pointing to this being true, it is only "one piece of the puzzle" so to speak. Having a healthy endothelium does not necessarily mean you're going to have rockhard erections, although the two are linked.

Turnera diffusa (damiana):

Turnera diffusa, or damiana, is what he claims is the key to boosting endothelium health and maintaining erections into your 80s and beyond. He mentions several studies that supposedly prove this to be the miracle cure he claims it to be.

One of the studies mentioned (source here) suggests that it may hold sexual stimulant properties. Another study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology shows that high doses of flavonoids given to rats can prevent endothelial dysfunction... Flavonoids that are found in damiana.

This all sounds like great news, but the problem is that most of the studies are performed on rats at very high doses and is a far reach to realistically say that humans can get the same results.

This is just another good example of there being some truth to what he tells you, but all in all the claims are blown out of proportion.

But anyways… Enough of this… Let's get to the actual review of Erectify Ultra.

Erectify ULTRA Review

Erectify Ultra

Erectify Ultra is supposedly the creation of this Jon Stonner guy, who might not even exist and is probably just a fictitious character that was made up to promote this product.

But anyways… It is a 100% natural supplement that is marketed as a "cure all" miracle, or at least that is how it seems to me.

A look at the Ingredients

In the video presentation you are told that it contains the "perfect amount" of 16 different ingredients, but really doesn't tell you much more than that. Not even on the official website do they tell you the amount of these ingredients that the supplement contains.

I had to do a little digging around and was finally able to find a list of the dosages of all the different ingredients on another website. They are as follows…

  • Vitamin E 20 IU
  • Vitamin D3 40 mg
  • Horny Goat Weed 280 mg
  • Hawthorne Berry 250 mg
  • Damiana Leaf 200 mg
  • Muira Puama 200 mg
  • Ginkgo Biloba Leaf 120 mg
  • Chinese Ginseng 120 mg
  • Tribulus Fruit Extract 120 mg
  • Catuaba Bark 84.5 mg
  • Saw Palmetto 84.5 mg
  • Inosine 50 mg
  • L-Arginine 50 mg
  • Oat Straw 32 mg
  • Cayenne Fruit 20 mg
  • Soy Isolate Protein 0.5 mg

 Now you probably recognize a fair number of these ingredients, such as vitamin D, vitamin E and so on. You may also recognize that a lot of these ingredients are going to be pretty much completely worthless. For example… What the heck is 20 IU of vitamin D going to do for you? Practically nothing. And the same goes for vitamin D… That is such a small dose that I don't even know what the point is of including it in such a supplement.

It is the more exotic ingredients in this supplement that catch your attention… Things like horny goat weed, the damiana leaf, catuaba bark, etc. But don't be fooled by these strange ingredients and all the hype surrounding them.

While this supplement does have a lot of good ingredients that "could" help, if you do little bit of research and look around on reputable sites like WebMD and Examine.com, you will find that these ingredients lack good hard evidence to support many of the claims made by Erectify Ultra and are not going to be comparable to prescription pills.

The Upside:

The upside is that these ingredients are all 100% natural. There is nothing crazy about them and you don't have to worry much about side effects. Of course you have the typical side effects that some people have experienced, like upset stomach, nausea, asthma, and so on… But for the most part there's nothing to be too concerned about.

Another Over-hyped Product

My readers and followers wanted me to review this product and I am giving you my honest answer here… It seems like another over-hyped product that simply is not going to be the miracle they lead you to believe it is.

If it really were an amazing product they would not have to use all the ridiculous "scammy" marketing tactics to lure people in… You know, like the scare tactics they use where they say you have to buy in right away because "big Pharma" is going to shut them down, how they try to scare you away from other ED pills and warn you about all the dangers, and also how they say that the price is going to be increasing if you don't buy in right away.

Will you see any positive benefits to taking the supplement?

While it does have some potential, the doses are too low to have any significant impact.

And you can't really trust this company..

You should also know that this product is made by a company called "Healthy Male Concepts", which I have looked into and can't find any information on. This is a bit worrisome because when taking supplements you want to be able to trust what you are putting into your body.

Conclusion: Scam?

I don't know if I would call this a straight up scam, but I can definitely see why other people are calling it such. If your definition of a scam is a product that is over-hyped and marketed in a incredibly misleading way, luring people in with the hopes and dreams of it being some miracle, then yes this is a scam. However, I'm not going to call it a pure scam myself simply because there is a possibility that it could have some positive effects on erectile dysfunction.

In conclusion this is another product I definitely would not recommend.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. Please leave your comments and questions below. I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Man with Back Pain

Is Dr Ho’s Decompression Belt a Scam or Does It Actually Work?

Dr Ho's decompression belt is advertised as a simple and effective way to alleviate back pain and provide necessary support, but does it really work as good as they claim? And… Is it really worth the money or is it just another scam back pain product that is going to be a big letdown? Let's find out…

There is plenty of promotional material out there for this particular decompression belt, making it by far one of the most popular on the market. It is advertised as being good for people who drive for long periods of time, sit around for most of the day, cook, garden, and so on. Pretty much it is shown as an effective solution for mostly anyone with back pain.

While it does have its perks and is effective for some, this is not going to be an all-in-one solution. It is not going to be a cure-all that works for everyone, as you will see in this review.

Dr-Ho's 2-in-1 Decompression Belt Review

  • Creator: Dr Ho (Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture)
  • Purpose: Back pain
  • Benefits: Support, pain relief, healing, easy to use
  • Recommended?: Yes, but not for everyone (more on why)
  • Best Place to Buy: Click Here

Overview

DR-HOs 2-in-1 Decompression Belt

As the name suggests, a "decompression" belt decompresses your lower back where the belt is put in place. Basically what it does is stretches your back and relieves stress on your lower spine, along with providing good support and improving posture.

This belt is very easy to use. It features Velcro for easy fastening and adjustment along with a small hand pump for inflation, which I will talk more about in a bit. It can easily be worn underneath clothing throughout the day. And you don't always need to have it inflated... Walking around with it on un-inflated will still provide some support which might be helpful.

One of the good things about this particular decompression belt is that it is backed by a leader in the back pain prevention industry, Dr. Michael Ho who is a doctor of chiropractic and acupuncture. He is the creator and his life's work has been devoted to musculoskeletal pain and self-care, much of it focused on the spine.

How It Works

It's pretty simple really… The belt features interior tubes that inflate with air and provide a vertical traction as well as support once they are fully inflated. Inflation is made possible by a small hand-held pump and expands the inner tubes by about 4.5 to 7 inches as they are blown up with air.

decompression belt

The picture above really shows what's going on here. As the belt inflates it compresses the back and expands vertically, pushing up on the rib cage and down on the pelvic crest, thus decompressing the spine and providing more space in between the individual vertebrae.

After it is fully inflated it maintains a rigid shape that also provides good support to keep your back sturdy.

It works like an inversion table...

Basically it does the same thing as an inversion table, which are well proven to do wonders for lower back pain. While it isn't going to provide as good of separation between the individual vertebrae as an inversion table, it does have some perks… perks like being able to walk around with it on, which you obviously cannot do when you are hanging upside down on an inversion table

But Does It Really Work?

Okay... I get it, I get it… In theory it makes perfect sense… The belt decompresses the spine and relieves stress/tension, which then relieves pain and so on. But what are people who have used this belt actually saying about it? Are they cheering with joy at the miracle it has performed or are they disappointed?

Well… If you read reviews online you are likely to find both types of stories. I have read reviews of people with herniated discs and severe sciatica pain that have experienced instant relief when using the belt… People who have blown through tons of money trying to get rid of their back pain and had incredible results… But then there are also those who have negative things to say about it.

Amazon is a good website to find real customer reviews when looking into products like this. While you can't trust every review you read, you can still get a good idea of what real users have to say about things.

There are plenty of good reviews that you will see when scanning through the hundreds of them, such as these two that I took a screenshot of…

reviews

And there also a fair amount of somewhat negative reviews, such as these…

reviews

Now I will say that there are more positive reviews than negative, but the bottom line is that this is NOT going to work for everyone, and in some cases it may even make conditions worse.

Whether or not you are going to experience relief from the belt depends on a lot of things such as what exactly the cause of your back pain is, where it is occurring specifically, and even things like the shape of your body and how well it fits.

Pros v Cons

Pros

  • Provides relief and support - For most people it is more than likely going to provide some relieve due to the decompression of the spine. Support is also a good benefit that will relieve stress and pain.
  • Small and portable - As mentioned earlier, this is something that you are obviously going to be able to wear around with you throughout the day. Inversion tables are great, but you can only use them as you hang upside down in one place while this is small and portable.
  • Easy to take on/off - The Velcro is a nice feature. It is simple to get on and off as well as to adjust.
  • 90 day money-back guarantee - If you don't like it for some reason you can send it on back and get your money back. You have 90 days to do this which is plenty. This just goes to show how much the manufacturer believes in their product.

Cons

  • Expensive - The belt is fairly expensive. However, you might be able to get your insurance to cover it. I'll touch more on this in a bit.
  • Can be uncomfortable - Some people are going to have no problem wearing this while others are going to be uncomfortable. There are many variables that determine this... things dealing with the shape of your body being at the top of the list.
  • Won't help all back pain - This does what it says it does but it isn't going to be a cure-all. Hopefully it will help you but there is definitely not guarantee. At least there is that money-back guarantee though if it doesn't work.

Worth Buying or Not?

If you are considering buying this belt then just make sure you would know exactly what you are buying, because it is a bit expensive. However, if you have tried just about anything and think this has a fighting chance, it may be well worth it.

It is a back pain product that is worth further consideration if you have…

  • Stiffness and tension in the lower back
  • Bulging or herniated disks
  • Scoliosis

...which is going to account for a large percentage of people with back pain out there.

In addition to relieving tension and stress on your lower back, one thing that is not talked about very much is that it can also help your lower back heal itself. By providing separation of the vertebrae it allows for better blood flow and delivery of nutrients, which very well could be the little extra boost that your body needs to heal itself. But again, this is just a possibility and depends on your situation and cause of back pain.

Where to Buy

The Dr Ho decompression belt can be purchased directly on Amazon here

If you have Medicare or private insurance you could get it at little to no cost

If you do purchase it on the official website the good thing is that you can easily get it covered by Medicare or private insurance.

You will be able to submit a bit of personal information about yourself and the company will submit a request on your behalf to have it covered, which may be partially or fully depending on your insurance.

Something else you may want to look into buying to relieve back pain is Turmeric Curcumin, which has shown to be a powerful natural anti-inflammatory. 

I hope you enjoyed this unbiased review and found it helpful. Questions or comments? Leave them down below in the comment section and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Keto Ultra Diet Website

Do Keto Ultra Diet Pills Really Work or is This a Scam?

Do the Keto Ultra Diet pills really work? Is this really the "easiest way to lose weight"? Will these pills actually help your body get into a state of ketosis?

And what is up with this "BHB formula"?

There are a lot of claims made about this diet supplement, which made it seem like the greatest thing to ever hit the market, but can you really trust everything that you hear? The answer is of course you cannot trust at all, which is why I am writing this review in the first place.

And one thing I want to make known right off the bat is that I am not promoting it, which means that this is actually and unbiased review, unlike the many others that I read while doing my research which are just trying to promote the product and make money off of it.

In summary... the Keto Ultra Diet pills are not something that I'm going to be recommending to my readers, and for good reason as you will see.

What is Keto Ultra Diet?

The Keto Ultra Diet is a supplement that supposedly can help you get into a state of ketosis, which can in turn help you lose weight and provide other benefits, such as increased energy and so on. It has the same goal as the Keto OS supplement I've reviewed recently, which is also achieving a state of ketosis.

It is said to be 100% natural, can help you burn fat faster than ever, and I even saw promotions online of claims that people are losing up to 1 pound of fat per day with this stuff.

However, right off the bat... When I first started digging a little deeper into this supplement I was getting suspicious.

One of the first rather unusual things that I came across was that this supplement used to go by the name of "Keto Pro Diet"… And now of course it is called Keto Ultra Diet.

keto ultra diet name change

Now there is nothing wrong with a company changing the name of one of their supplements, but this brings up the question of why? Why did they change name? After all... "Keto Diet Pro" isn't any better or worse of a name than "Keto Ultra Diet", so why the change?

Well the first thing that comes to mind is bad publicity… As and they change the name due to it getting a bad reputation and wanted to start with a clean slate.

But anyways… That is just a guess, and as you will see there are more "strange occurrences" that I will go over.

But first let's talk about what exactly ketosis is… Which is point of taking this supplement in the first place.

Ketosis...

In a nutshell, ketosis is a state in which you can get your body into where it starts burning fat as its main source of energy, rather than glucose or carbs. This is of course a desirable state to be in because many people out there are looking to burn fat and lose weight, not to mention that ketosis has also been shown to provide a nice steady flow of energy throughout the day.

This point of this supplement is to help your body get into ketosis much faster, which naturally can take quite a long time.

Is this really a "revolutionary breakthrough"?

This supplement is all about Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) which they tell you starts the process of ketosis and which they claim they have "modified".

Now I have no idea what exactly they mean when they say they have "modified" BHB because they offer no explanation about such.

While I probably wouldn't go as far as saying that it is a "revolutionary breakthrough", there is some science to back up the claims that supplementing BHB can bring your body into ketosis.

According to Everyday Health, taking supplements like this can help "enhance" your state of ketosis.

A look at the ingredients

First off... Let me start by saying that it was rather difficult to find the actual list of ingredients in this supplement. I read over multiple "shady" reviews with mixed information… One review would say that it has these ingredients, while another review would say completely different ingredients. It took me a while to actually find out what the heck was in this stuff… Because even on the official website they do not tell you, which is definitely strange.

But anyways… Here you can see a picture of what is actually in the bottle…

keto-ultra-diet-ingredients

If the print is too small, it states that there is a 800 mg "proprietary blend" of…

  • Magnesium Beta Hydroxybutyrate 
  • Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate 
  • Calcium Beta Hydroxybutyrate 

Now all of these ingredients are what you call "BHB", just in different forms, and they all occur naturally, forming from the digestive process of fat.

So basically the point of taking these BHB ingredients is to trick your body into thinking that it is already burning fat and in a state of ketosis, which will then (mostly in theory) lead to your body burning more fat and continuing a state of ketosis.

Will it work?

While the information is limited, there have been some studies suggesting supplementing BHB's effectiveness in inducing such a state.

That said, if you are planning on supplementing something like this, you are also going to have to be on a keto diet, meaning a very low carb diet.

Can it be trusted?

One important question that definitely needs to be addressed is whether or not this supplement can actually be trusted.

When it comes to the supplement industry, there are plenty of scams out there that were created for nothing more than to trick people into spending their money on things that do not work, or on supplements that claim they have all the special ingredient in the bottle when in reality they don't.

I saw on the official website that they state this supplement is manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), but unfortunately I see no evidence of this or no other information on it.

Some things that concern me...

One thing that I noticed is that many of the websites that sell this supplement are very sketchy… Often engaging in misleading marketing tactics, such as false scarcity and other rather "scammy" things.

Another thing that I noticed is that my malware blocking software that I run on my computer constantly actually restricted me from going to several of these websites, and obviously had a reason for placing such a restriction.

Then something else that is a bit odd, is the fact that there is another supplement on the market, actually available on Amazon, called "Complete Keto Diet" that looks like another duplicate product with a different name…

Complete Keto Diet

This supplement has the exact same ingredients in the exact same dosage as Keto Ultra Diet, and the bottle has pretty much an identical design, with very little difference.

Not only is this strange enough, but to make matters even worse, there are plenty of negative reviews of this product on Amazon, such as this one for example…

amazon review

The company behind it... Can you trust them?

Of course it is always a good idea to look into the companies that are manufacturing the supplements that you take. As I mentioned earlier on, there have been plenty of cases where untrustworthy companies have ripped off customers, such as by lying about what they put on the label and so on.

Can you trust this place?

Well… In my opinion… Probably not. Unfortunately I was not able to find any information on the company behind the Keto Ultra Diet pills. 

*If you are reading this and do have any information about the manufacturer, please let me know in the comment section below.

Conclusion - Scam?

While this supplement could perhaps help your body get into a state of ketosis faster than what is naturally possible, and in turn could help you lose weight as well as help provide you with a better energy flow, this is definitely not a supplement that I am going to be recommending to my readers.

As far as I see, this stuff just can't be trusted. The company is not transparent by any means and there is little-known about this supplement other than what is said on the label, which really isn't all that much. It reminds me a lot of the shady Ultra Omega Burn product that is still really popular.

Yes... taking BHB supplements might be worth a try, but I would recommend trying a different supplement that actually has some credibility.

Keto Ultra Diet it is marketed in a very over-hyped and somewhat misleading fashion, and overall there is just a lot about it that I don't like the looks of.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave your thoughts, comments, questions, etc. below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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Tinnitus 911 Scam

Tinnitus 911 Is a Scam! – EXPOSED In This Review

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

Official Website: Click Here

Type: Tinnitus treatment supplement

Manufacturer: Phytage Labs

Price: Varies

Recommended?: Not really. You will see why

Tinnitus 911

What Is Tinnitus 911?

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.

Claims Made

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. 


Red Flags


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…

Tinnitus 911 Charlie Gaines

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…

A Look at the Ingredients

You can see a screenshot I took off the ingredient label below…

tinnitus-911-ingredients

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.


  • Vitamin C (60mg)
    • We have all heard of vitamin C before, but is it going to be the cure? Well, I did find a reference to study that shows patients taking an antioxidant rich cocktail of natural ingredients, including vitamin C, was able to reduce tinnitus.
    • Vitamin C is needed for a lot of things in your body, some of which include the formation of blood vessels, muscle and cartilage. It is also a powerful antioxidant and its antioxidant powers may be what make it somewhat effective as a tinnitus treatment.
  • Vitamin B--6 (5mg)
    • Vitamin B-6 it is important for cognitive development, immune system function, protein metabolism in the heck of a lot more. According to the National Institutes of Health it is involved with over 100 enzyme involved reactions
    • There is some controversy surrounding whether or not it helps. People on the Tinnitus Talk forum claim that it can possibly make some people's tinnitus worse. It it is rare, but I guess some people can have negative reactions if they take too much and have to limit themselves
  • Niacin (2.5mg)
    • This it is just a fancy name for it vitamin B3, which helps with healthy cholesterol levels, is good for your skin, and is important for proper brain function.
    • The reason this could be an effective treatment for tendinitis is because it helps to increase blood flow to small areas like the inner ear.
  • Folic Acid (100mcg)
    • Folic acid helps in the production of new cells and is very important for red blood cell production.
    • I did find a bit of information about how this benefits tinnitus, but the source was not very reliable and seemed to be too focused on promoting another tinnitus supplement. But of course this doesn't mean that it does not work or help.
  • B-12 (100mcg)
    • Vitamin B 12 is something that I was able to find some scientific information on relating to tinnitus. There was a study of 139 elderly patients, of which 58.3% had tinnitus. Of those who had tinnitus there was found to be a significantly lower amount of vitamin B12 levels, suggesting that deficiency in this vitamin could lead to this horrible condition.
    • On the downside, this only provides you with 100mcg per dose, which although is more than the daily recommended value, really isn't all that much because this vitamin is verily poorly absorbed. Some people recommend taking as much as 1000mcg per day just so that you can absorb the recommended value.
  • Garlic (150mg)
    • The idea behind putting garlic in this supplement is that it will help improve your condition by increasing blood flow to the cochlea, which could be the cause of your tinnitus
  • Hibiscus Flower (100mg)
    • Hibiscus is packed with loads of antioxidants, it helps lower blood pressure, boosts your liver health, however… I can't find anything directly related to how can help with tinnitus
    • That said, the fact that is packed with antioxidants alone should have a positive effect
  • Olive Leaf 18% Extract (125mg)
    • Olive leaf extract can help boost your immune system, worked as an anti-inflammatory and then antioxidant, and is even said to help fight herpes
    • One of the referenced articles I looked into was on MedlinePlus.gov, where it was suggested that it could help treat tinnitus. However, they suggested that it be applied topically and I don't know how well it would work being ingested.
  • Hawthorne Berry 1.8% Extract (175mg)
    • While I can't find any direct evidence on this ingredient relating to tinnitus, it does have a lot of antioxidants in it so it does have potential
  • Buchu Leaves 4:1 Concentrate (25mg)
    • Buchu leaves can be used to treat inflammation, urinary tract infections, and even STD's.
    •  There it is definitely a lack of scientific information on this particular ingredient, so there is not all that much I say.
  • Uva Ursi 4:1 Concentrate (15mg)
    • I wasn't able to find any good information on this ingredient either, but one thing, which was rather fondly, that I came across was that taking too high of doses can actually cause tinnitus. I found this information on ScienceDirect.com
  • Juniper Berry (15mg)
    • another ingredient common in folk medicines - used in treatment of a variety of conditions - infections, digestion issues, skin deformations, joint pain, etc
    • often sold in the essential oil form and did find some information on how it can possible help to relieve tinnitus
    • Juniper Berry is in ingredient that is common in folk medicines. It is used to treat a variety of conditions including infections, digestive issues, skin deformations, joint pain, and more.
    • This it is often sold in the essential oil form and that did find some information on it being able to relieve tinnitus, but I'm not sure how well it will work being digested.
  • Green Tea 50% Extract (15mg)
    • We all know what green tea is and you are probably well aware of its powerful antioxidant benefits, which are often said to help fight against aging and can even promote a healthier mind.
    • With lots of antioxidants this ingredient is something that is nice to see and could potentially have a positive effect


Will These Ingredients Work?


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.

 

Side Effects

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 Real Users Are Saying

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.

Beware of Fake Reviews!

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.

Scam or Not?

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.

Why I Don't Really Recommend It

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 🙂

Instaflex Advanced Scam

Instaflex Advanced – Scam Supplement or The Cure to Joint Pain? [Read Before Buying]

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.

Instaflex Advanced Review

Supplement Name: Instaflex Advanced

Type: Joint Health

Manufacturer: Instaflex

Price: Varies, Cheapest on Amazon 

Recommended?: Overall, Yes


Instaflex Advanced

What Is Instaflex Advanced?

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.


Instaflex Advanced vs Instaflex


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.

The Ingredients

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…

Instaflex Advanced ingredients

So let's talk a bit about these ingredients starting off with turmeric…

Turmeric Extract (200mg)

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 (100mg)

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.


Apresflex (Boswellia serrata extract) (100mg)


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 (40mg)


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 (5mg)


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.


Bioperine (5mg)


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.



Do They Really Work?


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.

Side Effects

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.


Will It React Badly With Other Medications?


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.

When to Take It

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.

What Real Users Are Saying

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:


Complaints


Doesn't Work


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.


Too Expensive


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.


Negative Reactions

 

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.

The Cost

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.


Moneyback Guarantee


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.

Who Manufactures It?

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.

Why It Won't Work for Everyone

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.

Scam or Not?

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.

Conclusion - Is It Worth Trying?

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 🙂

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