Categories

Thyroid Supplements With a Kick

Posted 21 January 2014

Researchers who tested 10 popular thyroid-boosting products sold online found that nine contained the hormones thyroxine (T4) or triiodothyronine (T3), sometimes both. The amounts varied, but in some cases the recommended daily dose contained amounts of thyroid hormone as high or higher than delivered by prescription medications, according to the report, [...]

AllergoStop – no proof it works

Posted 08 November 2013

AllergoStop is a product that claims to be an effective replacement for corticosteroids, anti-histamines and antibiotics, in that it is effective treatment “with immunoglobulins that play a dominant role at the time of the allergic reaction”. If you are going to claim that your product will reduce your need for among [...]

Miracle Magnesium – ‘Dit laat net jou maag werk’

Posted 01 November 2013

This article on Body Detox / Marcelle du Plessis / Miracle Magnesium, and published in Beeld on 31 October 2013, is titled “It only makes your stomach work”.

Interestingly, according to the article, Marcelle du Plessis says that it does not matter whether she has proof for her products or [...]

Herbal supplements are often not what they seem

Posted 04 November 2013

This article published in the New York Times is in relation to a study which examined herbal supplements, and found that many did not even contain the original herb it claimed to contain!

“Canadian researchers tested 44 bottles of popular supplements sold by 12 companies. They found that many were [...]

Miracle Magnesium oil scam/fraud – The evidence

Posted 30 October 2013 Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away – Philip K. Dick

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another – John Burroughs Overview Marcelle du Plessis / Body Detox makes the claim, among other, that “When Miracle [...]

Magnesium Inflama Spray – ASA breach ruling

Posted 25 October 2013

As mentioned in a previous post, Marcelle du Plessis does not pay attention to societal norms or regulations or ASA rulings. In this breach complaint, i.e., she continues to make unsubstantiated claims for her products, she did not ever bother to respond to the ASA’s correspondence.

[...]

Magnesium Inflama Roll-On – ASA breach ruling

Posted 25 October 2013

As mentioned in a previous post, Marcelle du Plessis does not pay attention to societal norms or regulations or ASA rulings. In this breach complaint, i.e., she continues to make unsubstantiated claims for her products, she did not ever bother to respond to the ASA’s correspondence.

[...]

Body Detox Oxygen Drops

Posted 15 October 2013

Marcelle du Plessis, of Body Detox (and famous for her Miracle Magnesium scam), is advertising this product with the following nonsense: “Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites thrive in an oxygen depleted body. By adding oxygen to your diet, your health will improve dramatically.”

“Candida and cancer cells thrive in a body [...]

Response from Marcelle du Plessis (BodyDetox/Miracle Magnesium)

Posted 05 October 2013

We received the following response to our expose of Marcelle du Plessis of BodyDetox, the owner and seller of a range of products including Miracle Magnesium.

She contends that “[M]ost of the other allegations in your article are also factually incorrect and devoid of truth.”

Unfortunately for Marcelle her response made [...]

ConcenTrace – ASA ruling

Posted 1 October 2013

A consumer lodged a consumer complaint against a print advertisement for the respondent’s “ConcenTrace Ionic Mineral Drops” that appeared in the Cape Times on 25 June 2013 which claimed it ” . . will help improve the pH balance in your body, give a boost to your body’s immune system and [...]