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Crèche Guard Couth, Cold & Allergies Syrup

Posted 03 July 2013

Kenza Health is selling the scam product, Biobust (a product that claims it can increase the size of a woman’s bust!). When the product, Crèche Guard Cough, Cold & Allergies Syrup was brought to my attention and I realised that it was a Kenza Health product, I wondered if this may also be a product that conflicts with scientific evidence, i.e., whether it may be a scam as well. So I evaluated the ingredients and compared it with credible databases of knowledge of “natural medicines”. As you will see below, this product is a mixture of herbs, and nonsense, extrapolating from evidence that don’t even exist.

Kenza Health then asks Dr David Nye, a homeopath who has supported a number of this products for which scientific evidence does not exist, in order to substantiate the product. The ASA summarises: “In most instances, Dr Nye expects Read the rest

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Oscillococcinum – ASA ruling

Posted 26 April 2012 

Consumer complaints were lodged against a Boiron laboratories television commercial as promoting the product Occilococcinum. The voice-over states, “When flu symptoms appear, take Oscillococcinum immediately”, “Take Oscillococcinum immediately for the relief of flu symptoms” and “Oscillococcinum, homeopathic medicine from Boiron laboratories”.

In essence the complainants submitted that the implied efficacy of the product is unsubstantiated and misleading. The complainants explained that this product is nothing more than duck liver and heart, which has been processed, and then diluted to a measure of one part liver/heart extract to 100200 parts water (100 to the power of 200). As such, there are literally no heart/liver molecules left in the final product solution. What’s more, there is no evidence to show that consuming duck liver/heart has any effect on the flu.

The ASA ruled in favour of the complainants.

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Hivex ASA Ruling

Mr Marcus Low, on behalf of the TAC (Treatment Action Campaign), lodged a complaint against the website advertising seen on 

The advertising promotes the respondent’s treatment as a “… pioneering radical treatment for people with HIV”. It explains how the treatment works and claims, inter alia, that patients on the treatment were 5,7 times less likely to need hospital treatment, antiretroviral drugs, or die. Patient testimonials are also The complainant raised concerns over the veracity of all claims implying that the treatment is effective for people with HIV / AIDS. It argued that the respondent’s claims of effectively treating this disease are unsupported by scientific evidence, and are therefore likely to mislead people.

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Hoodia Slender Gel ~ Slender Max sanctioned!

Hoodia Slender Gel (aka Slender Max) has continued to flagrantly ignore the ASA rulings. Another bunch of complaints were laid with the ASA. This is a company claiming that there product, when rubbed on the skin, will result in weight-loss. Of course, no evidence that it works, and very unlikely – in particularly since it is highly unlikely that hoodia will be absorbed through the skin. Scam? You decide.

Well the ASA may eventually becoming a little tougher? See the ruling below.

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ASA Ruling: Organo Slim / Betrim



Note: This product is a scam  Read this precautionary story!


“Given that the respondent not only repeats its offense of making unsubstantiated weight loss claims, but also that it appears to employ the same unfounded marketing strategy for at least two of its products, the Directorate is satisfied that an Ad Alert in terms of Clause 15.4 of the Procedural Guide is justified.”

If you see an advert for this product, is is likely contrary to the ASA ruling and we would appreciate it if you could comment at the end of this post as to where you saw the advert.

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Simply Slim ‘defies’ the MCC

Prof Roy Jobson, professor of pharmacology at Rhodes University, has posted an article on the Mail &Guardian ThoughtLeader blog expressing his views on the re-launch of Simply Slim. You know, the product without proof of efficacy that also contained a Scheduled and risky ingredient, sibutramine, that the MCC "banned".

"Simply Slim relaunched their new product, as spokesperson of the Department of Health (DOH) Fidel Hadebe stated on 15 April 2010, “in defiance of the MCC [Medicines Control Council] directive” — ie before it had been registered and a certificate of registration issued by the Registrar of the MCC as is required by the Medicines Act. If this is incorrect, my full apology will be made, and a link to a copy of the certificate of registration will be posted on this blog."

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Slim HerbAqua

Posted 14 February 2010 

Slim HerbAqua claims to be an effective aid for weight loss and is a mixture of 33 herbs. On the HerbAqua website it states: “Slim Herb Aqua contains a powerful herbal formula with a nine-fold action that will reduce appetite, boost metabolism and improve digestion” and “[F]or effective weight loss, drink 1 bottle a day, follow a healthy eating plan and an exercise programme.” Even if the ingredients had evidence for efficacy in weight-loss, these are the simple facts:

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