Airborne Supplements

Airborne Supplements
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One of the largest consumer fraud cases in American history.

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New game: scam or no scam? Airborne immune-boosting supplements. Not only a “#1 best seller in the USA,” but was “created by a school teacher,” exclamation point. Scam? Or no scam?

August 2008; the company was nailed by the FTC, and is now paying $30 million for lying to the public in one of the largest consumer fraud cases in American history.

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New game: scam or no scam? Airborne immune-boosting supplements. Not only a “#1 best seller in the USA,” but was “created by a school teacher,” exclamation point. Scam? Or no scam?

August 2008; the company was nailed by the FTC, and is now paying $30 million for lying to the public in one of the largest consumer fraud cases in American history.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

Check out these videos on fraudulent claims made by supplement companies:
Dietary Supplement Snake Oil
Raisins vs. Jelly Beans for Athletic Performance
Safety of Noni and Mangosteen Juice

And check out my other videos on snake oil

For more context, also see my associated blog posts: Vitamin B12: how much, how often? and Soy milk: shake it up!

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  1. Dear Dr. Greger,

    would you please talk about B17 supplements in one of your videos?

    I thank you very much, 
    Alfredo




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    1.  Vitamin B17, also known as Laetrile, is neither a real vitamin nor a cancer cure. It has been shown to be worthless.

      N Engl J Med. 1982 Jan 28;306(4):201-6. A clinical trial of amygdalin (Laetrile) in the treatment of human cancer.

      Milazzo, Stefania; Stephane Lejeune, Edzard Ernst (2006-11-15).
      “Laetrile for cancer: a systematic review of the clinical evidence”.
      Supportive Care in Cancer.

      Milazzo S, Ernst E, Lejeune S, Schmidt K (2006). “Laetrile treatment for cancer”. Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2): CD005476.

      Schraub S. (2000). “Unproven methods in cancer: a worldwide problem”. Supportive Care in Cancer 8: 10-15

      It is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as
      a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition. The FDA seeks
      jail sentences for anyone selling laetrile for cancer treatment, calling
      it a “highly toxic product that has not shown any effect on treating
      cancer.”




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        1. huh, you are right.
          they also hate vitamin C in high doses, but it’s actually help – I know a few cases
          and vote against iodine for hypothyreoid people.




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    2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16127745
      Amygdalin, laetril, B17
      Amygdalin inhibits genes related to cell cycle in SNU-C4 human colon cancer cells.

      CONCLUSION: These results suggest that amygdalin have an
      anticancer effect via downregulation of cell cycle-related genes in
      SNU-C4 human colon cancer cells, and might be used for therapeutic anticancer drug.

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21756879
      CONCLUSION: Our data showed amygdalin could attenuate the development of atherosclerosis by suppressing inflammatory responses and promoting the immunomodulation function of Tregs. The effects of amygdalin ultimately resulted in the enlarged lumen area and the loss of atherosclerotic plaque. All these data indicated the therapeutic potential of amygdalin in preventing and/or treating of atherosclerosis.

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16880611

      Here, we have shown that amygdalin induces apoptotic cell death in human DU145 and LNCaP prostate cancer cells by caspase-3 activation through down-regulation of Bcl-2 and up-regulation of Bax. The present study reveals that amygdalin may offer a valuable option for the treatment of prostate cancers.




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  2. Thank you for this site. I have recently become vegan and your site has informed and validated my choice. How wonderful to learn of the great nutrition in the strawberry and the simple white button mushroom! As for the request of topics, perhaps you can speak on Interstitial cystitis (a condition a close friend suffers from) or healthiest low-acid foods. Thanks again!




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  3. What would you suggest for someone who doesn’t have any problem to fall asleep , but only sleeps a few hours and then wakes up can’t go back to sleep. Does not take any sleeping pills only natural products.




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  4. Dr. Greger
    I have done a lot of research about B-17 and cancer. This caused me to find several articles about Laetrile and Amygdalin. With Amygdalin being the natural food based B-17. As you have shown us in so many of your videos, natural cures, unlike synthetic Laetrile are always the best way to go. Do you have any research about natural Amygdalin found apricot pits?
    Thank you for your time




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