The Hype Worries Us

As we’ve discussed in the past, we spend a lot of time researching products to carry in our online shop. We see a lot of good products. But sometimes we turn them down because they’re too expensive, or the data they have are not enough.

What we really find troubling is the hype that some marketers use to promote their products. We won’t mention names here. But some of the stuff we read just flies in the face of basic medical science. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be careful when any products claims to cure any disease. There are a number of exceptional products available on the internet which just might cure your particular condition. But it worries us that some folks are making outlandish claims for some very serious conditions.
  • Be careful when any product claims fast or guaranteed results. It takes time to get sick, and it takes time to heal. No product should guarantee anything, not even that it will work for you.
  • Be careful of any product that has many ingredients without a sensible rationale for each ingredient. Tush MD has three ingredients, but there is a clear reason why each ingredient is in there. Same with Traumeel.
  • Pay close attention to who is promoting  product, and how they are promoting it. Stock pictures of doctors and nurses are usually not a good sign. Also, do they tell you who they are? Do they tell you about their medical qualifications? Are they doctors? Nurses? Pharmacists? My degrees are in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical science, and my LinkedIn profile is here.

We think there are a number of wonderful nutraceutical and dietary supplement products out there. Many of them are innovative, and provide really good options to over-the-counter or prescription products. However, we all need to be very careful and look beyond the hype. Our advice is to do your homework and ask a lot of questions before succumbing to the hype. Once you find folks you can trust, then stick with them. Hopefully, will be one of the choices you can trust.