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Warning: Don't be fooled by copy cat companies who advertise with our name and have taken original content from our website. Their "knock off" products have nothing to do with our #1 rated, Prostate Support Formula, which has given thousands of men the support they seek. This website is the only source for the authentic Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula.
How Does Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula Compare to Other Prostate Formulas
There are other prostate formulas on the market. You may be interested to know how they compare to Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula.
First of all, Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula comes in a 100% vegetable capsule. How many others (if any) can say that?
Secondly, Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula contains the highest quality Beta Sitosterol available. The suggested daily dosage provides 600 mg of GMO free, pine based, phytosterol complex (imported from Germany), guaranteed to be 99% pure and contain NOT less than 70% beta sitosterol.
Thirdly, you've probably heard about those so-called super prostate formulas, that contain every ingredient under the sun . . . many of which you might already be taking . . . or which could potentially result in unwanted side effects or even allergic reactions, but the truth is that the most important ingredients in promoting prostate health are beta-sitosterol, zinc, selenium and vitamin D3. Most other added ingredients offer no additional support.
Furthermore, if a prostate formula does not contain Beta Sitosterol, it is basically worthless.
It is interesting to note that although some new formulas on the market now contain over 600 mg per daily dosage. . . there is no evidence of any additional support from taking more than 600 mg/day.
It does beg the question . . .
Why would any reasonable person take a product which provides more than they need for support?
or which provides ingredients they don't offer any support at all?
When "Nature's Health Supply, Inc" first began producing Prostate Miracle® in 2001, there were just a few other companies out there, who were producing prostate support formulas. Since that time, this comparison page has served as a quick reference for comparing the prostate support formulas made by these hand full of established companies. As new products have been introduced into the market place, we have done our best to quickly review them and update this page with info about how they compare to the other prostate support products. In recent years and even months . . . the "prostate support formula" landscape has changed dramatically. Now the market is flooded with "copy cat" prostate support products . . . and it has become more and more confusing for consumers to sort out the truth about which formula provides the best support for them.
With so many "copy cat" products out there now . . . it's just not possible for us to keep updating this comparison page with every new product that hits the market . . . so we have decided to no longer review additional products for inclusion on this page.
There are however, several new "copy cat" companies that in our opinion are so unprofessional and unethical, that we feel obliged to discuss these companies and the "knock off" formulas they sell.
Fake Prostate Pill Review Sites
Almost everyday we receive inquiries as to why Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula isn't listed on any of the various "prostate pill review sites" being promoted online. We have written specifically about several of these reports in the section below . . . but in general . . . everyone of these reports is a fraudulent fake. They rate their own product number one, while hiding their ownership interest in both the rating site and their product. Naturally, they don't want anyone to know that the product they rate number one has the same ownership as the rating site does.
Obviously these rating sites are not impartial, as they would have you believe. Furthermore, they haven't performed any of testing they claim to have done, for if they had . . . it would have cost them a small fortune. And in fact, we have even been offered high ratings on several of these fake reports . . . for a fee. We have however, chosen to expose these frauds, rather than participate in their scams.
It is actually quite sad that so many unsuspecting consumers have been duped by these frauds. We know there are many victims, because they end up calling us, telling us about their bad experience and then end up buying Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula and becoming customers of ours for life.
We have done our best to expose all of these scams, as we learned of them, but I must tell you it has been a daunting task, because there are so many of them now, and it takes a lot of time to constantly police the search engines in order to catch them infringing on our trademark, report it to google, follow through and find them doing it again with a slightly different name. Not to mention how annoying it is for us to have to dedicate so much space on this page to expose them. It had gotten to the point where this page had become rather user unfriendly because of all the clutter.
For that reason, this page has recently been reorganized in order to group all of these fake review scam sites (and the products they rate number one) together, rather then list them in the order that we originally wrote about them. We have not rewritten any of the reviews however, so please excuse any outdated time references that the original reviews contain.
The table of links below will hopefully make it easy to navigate through our write up of all the fake prostate pill review sites and their products and to skip past them to read other product reviews.
Update Feb 13, 2016
Prostate Remedy Reviews:
Here we go again. We have just discovered a brand new fake review site (Prostate Remedy Reviews) The product they rate #1 is Prostavec. This site (like all the other fake review sites out there) pretends to be an impartial review site and does not disclose their financial interest in the product they rate #1.
"We here at ProstateRemedyReviews.org have a passion for natural health and many of us have suffered from prostate complications ourselves. That's why we went out and compared some of the top natural prostate remedies to see which ones really worked and which ones don't live up to their promises."
- A whois lookup reveals that ProstateRemedyReviews.org is registered with Godaddy by Kyle Dilger.
- A whois lookup of Prostavec reveals that it is also registered with Godaddy, but that the registrant is hidden behind a privacy proxy.
Further digging reveals that Prostavec is made by Rejuvica Health, aka Rejuvica LLC, aka Rejuvica.com.
- A whois lookup of Rejuvica.com, reveals that it is also registered with Godaddy, and that it's registrant also hides behind a privacy proxy.
We have warned time and time again, that no one should ever buy a product from a site that hides it's registration or ownership. Unfortunately, many do not heed this warning and get ripped off as a result.
This is a classic example.
Guess who is a member of Rejuvica LLC. . . . if you guessed Kyle Dilger, you would be right.
So, in other words, Kyle Dilger, the Registrant of ProstateRremedyReviews.org, who rates Prostavec #1, is also a member of Rejuvica LLC, who makes Prostavec.
Does that sound like an impartial review site? NOT.
We consider this deception to be highly unethical and a scam. That alone should be enough to dissuade anyone from buying Prostavec. but just for kicks, let's take a closer look at this product.
Here is what their site says about their formula:
"With years of experience and dozens of product reviews under our belt, we dove into stacks of medical journals, positive consumer reports, and studied exactly how certain vitamins and nutrients contribute to a healthy prostate. We narrowed the list to the 3 essential ingredients that no effective prostate remedy could be without: 1) Saw Palmetto, 2) Pygeum Bark and 3) Stinging Nettle"
We have said many times before that these three ingredients are basically worthless, and that EVERY prostate formula SHOULD contain beta sitosterol instead.
Prostavec contains NO beta sitosterol!
The supplement facts, on their website say that each bottle contains 48 servings and that they suggest 1-3 servings per day. Meaning each bottle is a 16 day supply (based on 3 servings/day) In other words a one month supply is 2 bottles, which they sell for $60. Prostavec is a VERY expensive product, particularly since it does not contain ANY beta sitosterol, and as a result won't likely help you at all.
Buyer Beware Of This Scam site and the products they rate
Update July 10, 2015
"Male Research" is yet another new fake review site. Like all the other similar frauds, they hide their identity through a privacy proxy. The official site of their product, which they rate number one (ProstaLeaf) also hides their identity through the exact same privacy proxy. We never heard of this fake review site nor their bogus, overpriced product before today, and it is interesting that both sites apparently made their online debut on the exact same day.
Even if the average consumer is not savvy enough to do a whois lookup, anyone can see that there is no company name disclosed on the "ProstaLeaf" website. Speaking for myself, I would personally NEVER do business with a company that does not disclose their corporate identity on their own website or even worse, hides their registered domain name identity through a privacy proxy.
Oh by the way, their formula contains all the useless herbs (that don't work) and only 60 mg of beta sitosterol, which is the most important. And, who knows the source of the beta sitosterol they use (they don't say, which means it is proabably Chinese, soy based).
Update September 1, 2015
We just noticed that on their site they make this bogus statement:
Male Research works with a panel of Scientists and Nutrition experts to review the products based on their ingredients, research studies, and user reviews in order to present real information, to help you make the right health decision.
So are we supposed to believe that this organization has hired a panel of scientists and nutritionists to conduct research for them? Why would an organization do so, unless they had a vested interest? But the bigger question is who are these experts? I personally don't believe they hired any experts, rather they are just claiming to have done so, so they can convince unsuspecting consumers that the product they rate number one is the best according to experts. THIS IS SUCH AN OBVIOUS SCAM!
Buyer Beware Of This Scam site and the products they rate
Prostate Revive is a relatively new product being sold by MedixSelect, for which Dr. David Brownstein is the spokesperson.
The good news about this product is, that it is NOT being promoted on a fake review site (at least not that we know of so far). And that MedixSelect does NOT hide their identity.
The bad news is, that Prostate Revive is just another ineffective product. Like so many others out there, they try to impress with a long list of ingredients. This "window dressing" approach often fools many, who think that more ingredients must be better, but as we have exposed before, a tiny amount of unneeded ingredients is basically worthless.
- Saw palmetto, pumpkin seed, phygeum africanium, stinging nettle and other similar herbs contain such a small amount of beta sitosterol, that one wonders why they would even be included in any prostate support formula . . . the answer of course is "window dressing".
- This formula DOES have an adequate amount of phytosterols, however we find it rather strange, that although Dr Brownstein himself says in his video to avoid soy, he uses GMO soy derived phytosterols (as evidenced by the 40% beta sitosterol potency) in his formula. This is a very serious shortcoming with this product.
- Including pomegranate fruit extract to provide ellagitannins, sounds like a good idea, the problem is that it would take 2 grams/day of the extract to provide the 40 mg of ellagitannins, that clinical studies have found to be beneficial. The amount that ProstaRevive provides (200 mg/2 capsule serving) is woefully inadequate (1800 mg less than needed). In other words worthless "window dressing" again.
- The label claim for selenium says "from amino acid chelate", but as we have explained before, there is no such thing as a selenium chelate. This is a bogus label label claim!
Although, we've got nothing bad to say about Dr Brownstein, who appears to be a legitimate holistic health practitioner. . . Others are not so convinced, as evidenced by the following negative online review:
The bottom line is that although this product is NOT promoted unethically as so many others are, we do not consider it to be a good product, and it is WAY overpriced at $39.95/bottle.
Con Artists, Liars and Thieves By Deborah Lancaster on August 21, 2015, email@example.com
"I called the company to cancel the "trial" and any future shipments and was assured it would be taken care of. When I got something I never ordered within the next week, I called once again and was once again assured everything would be cancelled. I even decided to not fight about a refund considering it "my stupid tax" for the year.
60 days go by and I think all is fine and the next thing I know I'm getting 2 or 3 bottles of something I've never heard of, much less ordered. During the next several months I made several phone calls to try to stop this mess. Then my credit card expiration date changed and I figured that would be the end of it, since the card was no longer valid. Wrong, they charged their over-priced, ineffective crap to an expired card. Again, phone calls and emails and letters, one from my lawyer's office. I have an email sitting here assuring me I would not be charged for anything else and my subscription or whatever you want to call it is cancelled. Just logged into my checking account and guess who's there trying to rob me again? Well, I consider using an out of date credit card fraud and since they used the U.S. Mail to accomplish this transaction, it then becomes mail fraud. I will be filing my complaints with the U.S. Postal Service on Monday, but in the meantime, I will be filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission along with every other federal, state, and local agency I can think of. I will stop this racket. If we don't stand up and stop people like this, they'll do it to someone else or more likely, they'll show up on our doorsteps once again.
News Max and this Medix Select will make you absolutely nuts. They can fill your inbox with more crap than ought to be legal by anybody's standards. I'm out to give them a black eye everywhere I can and will use any and all legal means I have to, to stop them. This is no threat, it is a promise. After messing with them for over a year, I think I've been more than patient and, thus far, they have not honored any of their commitments to me.
STAY AWAY FROM THESE BLOOD SUCKING CRIMINALS."
Update August 12, 2015
Prostate Pill Guide:
"Prostate Pill Guide" is another new fake review site that we just discovered. They claim to have a staff and board of advisors with fifteen years worth of industry leading experience, who have studied, tested and reviewed the most popular prostate pills on the market today. However, they don't mention the names of ANY of these so called experts or what credentials they have.
They list five products, which they claim are the best, yet we have never heard of ANY of them before . . . They all have very similar labels and so it appears that they are made by the same company. As of today, the only product on their list with a website is Prost8plus (the product they rate number one).
A whois lookup reveals that the websites for both ProstatePillGuide and Prost8Plus hide their ownership behind a privacy proxy (THE EXACT SAME ONE). Furthermore the website domain name for Prost8Plus was registered in May of 2015, yet on their site they make the absurd claim to be Americas #1 Prostate Supplement, having satisfied over 754,216 men.
This begs several questions:
- Who exactly proclaimed them to be Americas #1 Prostate Supplement? and by what standard?
- How is this even possible for a product we never heard of before, and which has only registered it's domain name three months ago?
- Are we supposed to believe that in three months, they sold over 3/4 million bottles and became Americas #1 Prostate Supplement?
- Are we supposed to believe that ProstatePillGuide is an independent review site, which does not profit from their ratings, yet spends tons of money to research and test all the prostate formulas out there?
If all of this was not bad enough . . . they go on to say their product is "Backed By Published Clinical Trials"
- Ok, so where are these published clinical trials? We could not find any published on their website or anywhere else.
- And what about their ingredients? We could not find a list of their supplements facts on their site.
We get tired of repeating the same warnings over and over and over again, but . . . Isn't it obvious that a company, who hides their identity and makes such absurd unfounded claims is a scam?
Buyer beware of this family of sites. Ii is such an OBVIOUS scam!
Prostate Supplements (aka Prostate Research Labs):
"Prostate Supplements" et al. is the newest family of review sites that we have discovered. The product on the top of their list is their product of course Prost-P-10x.
They have obviously carefully studied our website and decided to compete with us by using a different approach from all of the fake review sites out there.
They try to earn credibility by echoing what we have been saying for years, when they state "Every website that claims a product is #1 is either owned by the company selling that product or is being paid to make those claims"
We have not listed this family of sites under "fake review sites", because to their credit, they openly disclose that they are associated with "Prostate Research Labs", the maker of Prost-P10x. But they hide the ownership of their family of sites behind a privacy proxy, which should be a big warning to any prospective buyer. NO ONE SHOULD BUY FROM A COMPANY THAT HIDES WHO THEY ARE!.
They also make the absurd claim that their site is "the largest website on prostate health". Again what a ridiculous, unfounded, self-serving statement to make!
They proudly show their "2014 Prostate Supplement Reviews", which looks to me, as if it was just copied and pasted (and edited of course, placing their product number one) from another fake review site. I say this because it includes at least one product that is not even being sold anymore (certainly not in 2014). Furthermore, in this review, they attempt to separate themselves from the others by pointing out, that their site includes "Full Name Testimonials" as well as "ingredient studies listed".
The FDA does not allow the promotion of any dietary supplement, through the use of testimonials or clinical studies, which make or imply medical or drug claims. Only FDA approved drugs can make such claims and since Prost-P-10x is a dietary supplement (NOT an FDA approved drug), and is making such claims, I have no doubt that should this company ever get big enough to attract FDA attention, Pros-P-10x would be forced off the market, in two seconds flat, by the FDA for being an illegal drug.
They go on to make the following misleading and absurd claims:
- The First Complete Clinical Grade Prostate Health Program
- Doctor Formulated - professional strength
- Extra Strength Prostate Health Ingredients
- No Other Prostate Formula Has The Strength and Level of ingredients
Q: What do these claims mean?
A: They mean absolutely nothing!
- The nutraceutical industry is not subject to any specification or standard for the term "clinical grade".
- The nutraceutical industry is not subject to any specification or standard for the term "professional strength".
- The nutraceutical industry is not subject to any specification or standard for the term "extra strength".
- No Other Prostate Formula Has The Strength and Level of ingredients
The product claims they make therefore, are just a bunch of none sense. Moreover, to claim that their supplement is "The first Complete Clinical Grade Prostate Health Program" is nothing less than total hype and misrepresentation.
And what about their spokesperson - Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, CNS, RH (AHG)? Their website makes the self-serving claim that he is "The Number One Naturopathic Doctor in Men's Urology" My question is: According to who? What is the basis for this unprovable claim? As far as I can tell, their website is the only place that claims this. He apparently has earned several degrees, but what about the clinical studies that seem to be implied were done with his product?
I have looked extensively, but could not find any. Clinical studies are very expensive to conduct, often costing millions of dollars. If he had actually done them . . . Why not publish them? That would be something to legitimately brag about.
I have listened to and watched Dr Esponosa's video clips . . . all I heard was blabbing anecdotally, about how and why his product works so well. In one clip, referring to why his product (which has a multiple pill dose) is better than other products, which have only a one or two capsule dosages, he actually said "It is very difficult to get a good response with one or two pills, it is virtually impossible most of the times, so sometimes it does require to consume a couple more pills".
It boggles the mind as to how a credentialed doctor could make such an unscientific general statement like that. His inference seems to be that, regardless of what is contained in a two pill dose, it is unlikely to do you any good, unless you take a couple more.
Quite honestly, I thought his comments were pure gibberish . . . very unscientific, unprofessional and not at all convincing to anyone with half a brain. I am not at all impressed, just because he has some letters after his name or that he works at a place called "Prostate Research Labs". The only thing that he could impress me with, would be actual published clinical studies, proving his product is effective. Short of that I am very unimpressed. In fact, I consider him nothing short of a hired gun to promote this highly overpriced product.
This company seems to be trying to mislead people into believing that this formula has been clinically proven and/or that because some doctor formulated it, is has some "prescription-like" strength. Even their product name (Prost-P-10x) is very misleading (implying it is 10 times stronger).
The irony is that this product only contains 65 mg of beta sitosterol, which is THE most important ingredient for supporting prostate health. The manufacturer opted instead to include flower pollen and all the other useless herbs, that so many of our competitors use in their products, which makes for a longer ingredient list, but not a better product.
And if all of this was not bad enough, they use these none-sense claims to justify their exorbitant price of $89.95 (for a one month supply).
Adding insult to injury they close their pitch by saying "you get what you pay for".
I hope no one will be tricked into buying this overpriced product, thinking that since it is the most expensive, it must be the best!
Update Aug 20,2014
We've noticed that once again Prostate Research Labs is aggressively competing with Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula by advertising on Google, using our trademarked name as a search term. They had stopped doing so after we "outed them" in our original write up, but apparently as part of this new campaign, they have made a number of changes to their website, that we never noticed before.
- They claim that their product contains "Clinically Proven Natural Ingredients"
- First of all the FDA does not allow medical claims, in fact when the FDA audited our company, they forced us to remove any clinical studies that we cited on our website.
- They cite many of the same studies that we used to cite (but were forced to remove by the FDA). What is particularly misleading, however is that the put name of their spokesman (Dr. Geo Espinosa) on the top and bottom of their downloadable PDF files, which list these studies, as if he had anything to do with them. we consider this crossing the line and highly unethical.
- 5x More Strength than other brands
- What the heck does this mean?
- Strength of what?
- This is a very unscientific baseless statement!
- Formulated by #1 Naturopathic Urologist
- Who says Dr. Geo Espinosa is #1?
- Again, this company is long on hype and very short on substance
Prostate Health Supplements:
"Prostate Health Supplements" is the newest and by far the most fraudulent fake review site I have ever seen.
From what we can gather, their scam is perpetrated by a tag team of two brothers. To their credit they do not hide their identity behind a privacy proxy. They probably knew that had they done so, we would have outed them immediately for the scamsters they are. Instead they bravely allowed their public "who is" records to show and speak for themselves.
Their fake review site and the products they promote are clearly related to each other. To be honest, after we saw the obvious connection between the review site and the first two products they rate, we did not waste my time looking at all of the other products they promote. Maybe someday when we have more time, we will investigate them as well.
What we can tell you for now, is that not only does their fake review site AND both of the first two products on their list, have their domain names registered with the same registrar, but also have addresses in the state of Utah. This in itself is not fraudulent, but HIGHLY suspicious.
The most glaring warning however, is that when looking into the company names (NetraPharm, LLC and Gadd Formulas, LLC), anyone can easily see the long history of fraud.
We won't even bother to review their products (which appear to all be identical, just with different brand names).
The only other comments we will make is:
- We never heard of ANY of these products before. And yet they claim to have based their ratings on thousands of customer reviews. The idea that there could be thousands of reviews for prostate support products that we have never heard of before is preposterous.
- They claim that one of their criteria for rating products is the "Reorder Rate- How often do people repurchase?". Does everyone seem what a farce this is? How in the world would this supposedly independent review site know the reorder rate of other products? the Answer is: They could not possibly know!
Buyer Beware of this scam. This is the worst one we have ever seen!
Update Feb 12, 2015
Prostate Health Reviews:
Just noticed that this new "fake review site, selling the same products as their last one. It is as if they, knew we would "out them" and once we did, they had this new fake review site ready to "roll out". This one has a caption on the top of the page that says "Your Source for Unbiased Prostate Health Supplement Reviews".
What a joke . . . They are anything but unbiased!
They hide their identity behind a privacy proxy and list NO PHONE NUMBER. That alone is a BIG warning sign. And if you look at their disclosure page . . .they admit (to their credit) that they may be compensated by their referrals and that "the user assumes all risks and should assume an affiliate relationship exists between this website and merchants and vendors"
Consumer Health Digest, Med Health Digest:
"Consumer Health Digest" is yet another new fake review site.
Like all of the others, they pretend to offer impartial reviews, but in doing so rank "their product" Prostatcet (which I have never heard of before) number one. A whois look up reveals that the web sites for both Consumer Health Digest and Prostacet are foreign owned. I can not say for sure if they have related ownership or not, but they sure seem to. Consumer Health Digest is a owned by Health Network Solutions, Inc. (with an address in Malaysia) while Prostacet is owned by Santrinico Enterprises Ltd. (with an address in Cyprus).
That both companies are foreign owned does not by prove fraud, but it does seem to be more than just a coincidence. What really makes me suspicious, however is that both sites are very poorly written, in very poor "broken" English. THE SAME BROKEN ENGLISH. It certainly appears to us, that the same person wrote the content for both sites
We were not able to find any info what-so-ever on Health Network Solutions, Inc. (which makes me wonder if it is even a real company), but there certainly is a long history of fraud cited (based on a scam they ran with "Green Coffee Bean Max") in rippoff report for Santrinico Enterprises Ltd
Ironically their review of Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula was actual quite favorable, and it only was at the end of this glowing review, when they show their list, which has Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula ranked on the bottom, while the product they promote ranked at the top. This is supposedly based on some percentages which they have assigned, but there is no explanation at all, as to how the numeric values of these rankings were determined.
Their scam uses a different approach than most of the others, but it is a fraud none the less!
Buyer Beware Of This Scam.
Update March 19, 2016
Med Health Digest:
MedHealthDigest is a brand new fake site, which we just discovered today. A whois lookup reveals that it is registered in India, a rogue country that does not comply with FDA regulations, does not honor DMCA take down requests and has no respect for intellectual property rights what-so-ever.
The product they rate #1 is Prostara. A whois lookup reveals that the Prostara website hides it's identity behind a privacy proxy. Their website indicates that Prostata is distributed by Himex Biotech, but there is no address nor website for this distributor, which seems quite suspicious. Google search results for Himex Biotech, point to ConsumerHealthDigest which is another notoriously fraudulent fake review site (also registered in India), which also promotes Prostata.
Now they are at again, using this new fake review site. and again promoting Prostara. A quick look at the supplement facts from their product label shows that it only contains 50mg of beta sitosterol (not nearly enough to do any good) and that is soy based. They sell one bottle for $44.95, which is outrageously high, particularly for a product being distributed via a fraudulent scam, that will not do anything for you.
We already outed ConsumerHealthDigest once before and got Google to force down their advertisement, which had policy violations and trademark infringements. It seems to me that both of these fake review sites are run by the same person or persons, considering that both are registered and hosted in India, both have similar names, both rate the same product #1 and both are written with the same very poor "broken" English.
You would be wise to stay clear of Prostara and this obvious scam.
Update Feburary 13, 2015
Prostate Supplement Guide:
We just noticed that this new "fake review site, which is infringing on the Prostate Miracle® trademark and ranks their product Prostacet #1. It is as if they, knew we would "out them" and once we did, they had this new fake review site ready to "roll out".
Update August 3, 2015
Consumer Health Digest is at it again:
We just noticed that this notorious "fake review site, is not only using our copyrighted images on their site (without our authorization), but they have the audacity to put their watermark on the images as if they were theirs. We note that their site is now registered and hosted in Inda, a country that is not exactly known for the respect of intellectual property, evidenced by the fact that they have ignored our repeated DMCA takedown request. To restate this more accurately, they did not literally ignore them, rather they claimed to have resolved the matter, while doing absolutely nothing at all. Although, we can not force their hosting company to comply with DMCA law, our lawyers are working on forcing the major search engines to delete the infringing site from their organic search results.
Buyer Beware Of This family of Scam sites.
Update Feburary 19, 2015
Prostate Pill Reviews:
Isn't it amazing that on THE EXACT SAME DAY that we forced down all "Prostate Supplement Guide" landing pages, which infringed on both the trademark and copyrights of Prostate Miracle®, that a brand new fake review site (called Prostate Pill Reviews) suddenly appears online. Of course just like Prostate Supplement Guide, this bogus site uses our trademark for a search term. and is promoting a new product, which we never heard of before today called Prostavol.
Both of these fake review sites (Prostate Supplement Guide. and Prostate Pill Reviews) as well as the products they rate number one (Prostacet and Prostavol) hide their corporate identity behind the same privacy proxy . . . THE EXACT SAME ONE (in Panama). If that was not enough to raise suspicion, we have uncovered that these sites share the exact same IP address.
Question: What are the odds of unrelated sites having so much in common?
Answer: Slim to none (and slim already left the room).
On the top caption of their page, they say:
"We find all the prostate supplements, We analyze their products and We recommend what to buy."
However, they forgot to mention that the product they recommend is their own product. But alas, they did not really forget to mention that. It is intentional, as evidenced by the fact that they go to such great lengths to hide this connection.
They go on to say:
"There is a breeding ground for companies, who run ads for their products using false claims that have never been tested by a trustworthy independent group. With so many different brands, we decided it was time to perform a comprehensive review".
Wow . . . Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
So let me see if we got this right: Are we supposed to believe that these fraudsters are this trustworthy independent group?
They go on to claim:
"we evaluate the brands using our in-house labs to verify that the ingredients in the pills themselves were the same as their labels claimed. Second, we surveyed hundreds of guys who have used these products over time to get a better understanding of experiences."
So let me see if we got this right: Are we supposed to believe that these fraudsters have their own lab (at a cost of well over a million USD) and spent hundreds of thousand of dollars testing all of these products?
And are we supposed to believe that they contacted hundreds of guys who have used these products?
How in the world did they do that?
The companies that sold those products gave these fraudsters the contact info for their customers? NOT.
All of this is way beyond belief. Absolute total absurdity!
They even have a section on their fake site called "Frauds and Scams". The one glaring omission of course is themselves, the irony being that their company should head the top of this page with upper case, red letters and a bullet, as they are the biggest scamsters we have ever run across.
In the ad copy of their paid avertising they say:
"Expert Independent Reviews", "We tested 49 Brands", "Don't Buy Before You Read This".
THIS IS ALL TOTAL B.S.
Just for the record . . . let's set the facts straight about these fraudsters:
- They are neither Experts nor Independent
- They have not tested 49 Brands
- The only thing you should not buy is THEIR PRDUCT which they promote so unethically
Update Jun 2, 2015
We just received this email today from a victom,who wanted to remain anonymous:
I wish I had seen your information first, then I would not have to go through a lot of aggravation. I went on line and asked for "the best male supplement for an enlarged prostate." What came up was the best ten supplements, and of course the top one was PROSTAVOL. I ordered one bottle and I followed instructions, took the pills for three days. What happened was the prostate got larger and I had to use a catheter for relief. So now I decided to get my money back and called the number on the bottle and got a woman who could not speak english too good, so what else is new. I told her what happened when I took the pills and she said that there was no refund. O-boy, I said is this another scam? She said that they only take the orders and another company delivers them. I said I wanted the address of the other company. She started to give me the address and I asked her, in a high pitched voice, can you please give me another person who can speak clear english? I got to a point I had to hang up. Thanks for outing these bad guys. I hope others can be spared a bad experience like the one I had.
Now if all of this is not bad enough . . . In order to make their product (Prostavol) seem competitive with Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula, these unethical, chronic infringers have literally lifted the supplement facts from the Prostate-Miracle.com website verbatim and appended it to theirs. We are not talking about just using similar ingredients. We are talking about copying the exact layout of our label (including the same verbiage, fonts spacing etc.) I suppose it is fair to say that we would expect nothing less from an unethical company such as these chronic trademark and copyright infringers.
Update June 12, 2015
Consumer Value Reports:
We just discovered that these same scamsters are now using yet another new fake review site to promote their bogus product. Same M.O. as always . . . hiding their ownership interest in it . . . bla bla bla. This is a continuing pattern of deception for them. No doubt, after they are hurt by our "outing" of this fake review site, they will launch another!
Update August 5, 2015
We just discovered that these same scamsters have changed their label once again. First they had their original formula/label, then they abandoned it and copied ours verbatim, and now (after we outed them for this), they have changed once again to a new formula/label. Who knows what is actually in their product? I don't know how anyone could trust a company that changes their formula and label so often. At best they must be considered unstable, and more realistically they would have to be considered untrustworthy. No legitimate company would change their product so often. They remind me of a corrupt politician, who will say anything to get a vote. And this new line from their website is hilarious:
This company's Prostate Supplement was awarded our 2015 Editor's Choice Award of distinction for several key reasons. Let's take a closer look as to why it ranked #1 on our list.
Does anyone really think this an independent review site, staffed by experts, who carefully evaluated all the products out there and found their pick (which is their own product) to be number one? I guess they fool a lot of unsuspecting people. Actually I know they fool a lot of people, as almost every single day, we hear horror stories from customers who have fallen for this scam.
Bottom line: Do not trust ANYTHING these fraudsters say or sell. They are by far the worst scamsters we have ever seen (and that is saying a lot!)
Prostate Health Reviews, Buyer Review:
Update March 20, 2016
Although, BuyerReview.com hides their ownership behind a privacy proxy, it has been revealed to us (from an anonymous source) that the owners of this fake review site are: Brad Markin (married to Sabrina Garcia), Robert Markin and Lori Multz (married to Gary Kaplan). All five of these owners and spouses have very shady pasts with long histories of fraud.
They owned Dermagist.com which has been the subject of thousands of complaints against it:
For their involvement with the BetonSports.com scam, Kaplan and Multz were both indicted for tax evasion, racketeering and conspiracy. According to the indictment , Gary Kaplan has not paid federal wagering taxes on $3.3 billion on wagers taken by the firm.
MaritzMayer Laboratories (maritzmayer.com), who also hides their identity behind a privacy proxy, settled a fraud class action law suit in New Jersey, regarding the deceptive marketing they deployed for their garcinia product.
Previous to the revelation of this connection, we had no idea these fraudsters were related to each other, but now that we know, it makes total sense . . . as they have engaged in the exact same kind of deceptive practices and have been ridiculously persistent in their attempts to infringe on our trademarks and copyrights.
This company should be avoided like the plague
Update March 26, 2016
Today we discovered a new fake review site called
Is it a coincidence that the "roll out" of this fake review site occurred on the day after we got Google to force down the deceptive ad of BuyerReview (a notorious fake review site) that infringed on our trademark?
I think NOT.
I suspect that there is a connection between all of these fraudsters. Particularly since we recently learned of the connection between Altern Marketing and BuyerReview, who's persistent and chronic infringement of our trademark, is consistent with their recent indictment for tax evasion, racketeering and conspiracy.
This family of sites should be avoided like the plague
Update November 9, 2015
We just discovered that these same scamsters have a new fake review site.
Prostate Health Reviews is their latest fake prostate pill report to have just surfaced. Like all of their others, the cornerstone to their marketing campaign is to infringe on our trademark and try to mislead the public into believing, that they are an impartial review site. The product they rate #1 is ProstaRelief.
Like all their other frauds, this fake review site hides behind a privacy proxy. We have issued this warning so many times, but it needs to be said again. PLEASE DON'T TRUST ANY SITE THAT HIDES THEIR IDENTITY. Every prospective customer should ask themselves: Why/What are they Hiding?
In this case it must be because they don't want you to know their review site is owned by the same company that owns the product they rate #1.
Although the ProstatRelief site does not hide it's corporate identity (Cellusyn Labs LLC out of Provo, Utah), it is rather suspicious that both their fake review site and the ProstataRelief site use the exact same domain name registrar. Their previous scam (Prostate Health Supplements-the fake review site that ranked Prostavox number one), originated out of Provo, Utah as well. We outed that company for having an "F" rating with the BBB and we exposed the tons of negative feedback and complaints regarding their unethical business dealings, posted on every corner of the internet.
Is it a coincidence that now out of the blue (just as Prostate Health Supplements has disappeared) that this new fake review, which suddenly appears in its place, uses the same registrar; and the product they rate number one is also based out of Provo, Utah as well?
I don't know about you, but I do not believe in coincidences, particularly with the very long trail of fraud this company has. There is no doubt in my mind that this scam is perpetuated by the same fraudsters, who were involved in the other scam out of Provo, Utah. Of course this Utah company must be brand new, cause it has no BBB rating at all, which is obviously far better than an F rating that the older Utah company had. Naturally, It would make sense for them to establish a new company for their newest scam.
I also find it rather strange that the product site has no mention what-so-ever of how much of each ingredient it contains, yet the fake review site cites chapter and verse about the supplement facts. How would they know unless they are the same owners?
I won't even bother reviewing their product, cause their company history of fraud should be quite enough to dissuade anyone from buying anything from them.
Bottom line: BUYER BEWARE. No other scamsters that I have ever seen even have been such consistently unethical, dishonest and persistent fraudsters. NOT EVEN CLOSE! They literally have so many scams, it is nearly impossible to keep up with, which is why we allocate significant employee-hours, just to keep tabs on them.
Update November 29, 2015
These same scamsters have just launched ANOTHER new fake review site called BuyerReview, still hiding their ownership in the product they rate #1 (PostaRelief). They have the gaul to use the following headline in their paid advertisement "Prostate Supplement Scams". What a joke! THEY are the BIGGEST SCAM ever!. Every few weeks (after we expose them) they launch a new scam site!
Prostate Pill Reviews (aka Prostate Pills Overview, Prostate Reviews and Prostate Product Review):
Why is it that just when one scam finally runs its course, another one immediately surfaces to take its place ? Is it just a coincidence or is it part of a very unethical master marketing plan ?
"Prostate Plus" is that "new kid in town" and I must admit . . . their marketing plan is brilliant and very well executed . . . but isn't that what you would expect from a scam?
Here is how it works. They promote their product on a highly advertised site called "Prostate Pill Reviews", which in their words claims to have:
"compiled a listing of various prostate products and have assessed their overall legitimacy based on their ingredients including quantities, related documentation that validates the product's claims, product guarantee (return/refund policy), price and manufacturer's reputation. Based on these criteria, we attempt to make an honest judgment of whether these products will actually be effective in providing prostate relief."
And as you can probably see where I am going . . . "Prostate Pill Reviews" has given their highest rating to:
drum roll please . . . "Prostate Plus".
Ask yourself this question . . . Why would a supposedly impartial, non profit reviewing organization pay to advertise their site?
The answer is obvious . . . to promote their own product, which they rate number one!
The websites for both "Prostate Pill Reviews" and "Prostate Plus" are beautifully designed and really look very professional and legitimate . . . but the BIG glaring problem is that there does NOT seem to be any real organization called "Prostate Pill Reviews" . . . at least NONE that I was able to find ANYWHERE.
Does that make any sense at all?
Their site has NO contact phone number, NO email address, NO Doctor names AND lists NO credentials what-so-ever AND the registration of both domain names are hidden behind a privacy proxy.
Now if any of this sounds familiar . . . it is because this scam is identical to that perpetrated by "The Prostate Pill Report" (and their various other aliases) where they pretended to be an independent lab, yet rated their own product "Prostavar" number one. This scam was widely exposed, as was their F-Rating with the Better Business Bureau.
I believe, but can not write with absolute certainty, that both of these scams are being run by the same principals. They may have restructured their business entities and created a new product, but it still reaks to me of the same M.O. Furthermore, take a look at the 2 websites . . . both designs look very similar as if the same person designed both:
And finally all sites participating in both scams hide behind the same privacy proxy. (THE EXACT SAME ONE)
It is worth noting that even though there is no domain name registration info available for Prostate Plus, the website customer care page does list Everest Nutrition Corporation as a contact, with the implication being that they produce this product. They also produce zenerx which is touted as being a penis enlarger /male enhancer.
Most people know that penis enlargers don't work and also think that any company that produces and promotes one has very questionable ethics at best. Everest Nutrition Corporation and zenerx have been exposed as a scam in both:
Enough about the companies . . . let's look at some of their statements:
1) They claim that their product "is the #1 Choice in Prostate Treatment"
What is their basis for making this claim? Does anyone believe that they actually went to the trouble and expense of doing a survey of all prostate products sold and found that Prostate Plus out sold all the others? . . . I don't know about you, but I think NOT.
2) Our product "contains only one ingredient scientifically proven to be critical to the effectiveness of prostate health supplements; Zinc (7.5 mg) - Sadly, Zinc is the least prevalent substance in the product, which will certainly impact on its overall effectiveness in treating prostate health issues. Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula also contains Selenium, Beta Sitosterol and Vitamin D3, substances whose effects on prostate health are inconclusive."
This is a totally bogus statement on so many levels. . . it is hard to respond to:
First of all the most important ingredient for supporting prostate health is beta sitosterol which we provide in the correct amount to be supportive. Their ingredients page indicates that even though they say beta sitosterol's effectiveness is inconclusive they do include it in theirs, but they do NOT indicate how much they include. . . probably because they do not enough to be supportive.
Secondly, they say zinc is the only ingredient in Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula that is important in prostate health, but then they imply that 7.5 mg is not enough. The truth is that 7.5 mg is the optimal amount . . . too much could be toxic and too little not supportive. It does beg to question . . . How much zinc does Prostate Plus contain? Their site does not specify the amount!
Now what about price?
The single bottle price for Prostate Plus is $39.95.
The single bottle price for Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula is $29.95
Prostate Miracle®Advanced Formula has a track record of success for over 14 years, has helped thousands upon thousands of men, and is produced and distributed by a company you can trust. Yes it is true that we are tooting our own horn. but at least we are not pretending to be an impartial reviewing agency. Why would anyone try an overpriced, unproven "Johnny-come-lately" product such as Prostate Plus, marketed by such an obvious scam?
Update July 28, 2012
It''s been about a year since Google forced this unethical company to take down their deceptive advertisement. I just noticed today that they are at it again, this time with a new web address: prostatepillsoverview.com. Still infringing on the Prostate Miracle® trademark to promote their cheap imitation product.
Update Sept 26, 2012
Well once again, Google forced them to take down their deceptive ad, which infringed on the Prostate Miracle® trademark. Today, I see that this unethical company has launched a new attack campaign, again with unauthorized use of the Prostate Miracle® trademark and copyrighted images plus ridiculous misinformation to promote their product.
Update May 13, 2013
They have launched their new fake review site - Prostate Product Review. It has the same content and misinformation as all of their other fake review sites. These guys will stop at nothing! - unbelivable!
Update July 28, 2013
They have launched another new fake review site - Prostate Reviews. It has the same content and misinformation as all of their other fake review sites. These guys are unrelentless. We forced this fraudulent and infringing site to be taken down.
ConsumersGuides / Ask Men Answers:
Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements
Here we go again . . . This new fake review site is advertising using our trademark as a search term. with the following caption:
"Shocking! Here's What Happened When We Tested Prostate Supplements".
And just like all the other fake review sites, this one hides their domain name ownership too. It is beyond me, how anyone would trust a product review site that hides their ownership.
Could it be that they have an ownership interest or financial incentive to promote the product they rate #1 (Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements) ?
I also wonder if it is just a coincidence that this site was launched on the exact same day that we forced the makers of "ProstaNew" to remove their latest scam site, which infringed on our trademark.
These issues certainly raise red flags about this company's credibility!
It should be obvious to anyone who reads their published review of Ultra Prostate Support Formula, that the language used is NOT that of an impartial review, rather it is clearly promotional hype used to try to sell their product.
For example . . .
They say "In our tests, we saw the best results with Ultra Prostate Support Formula".
This statement begs the following questions:
What methodology was deployed?
Have these test results been published in ANY respected medical journal?
Have they been published anywhere?
Of course they can not answer ANY of these questions, because it is highly doubtful that they EVER conducted any REAL scientific studies. The type of clinical studies they imply were conducted costs millions of dollars.
Anyone can make self-serving claims regarding supposedly favorable test results, but it is another thing altogether to publish the detailed results. And trust me when I say that, any company that went through the trouble and great expense to conduct such tests, would proudly show their detailed, statistically analyzed results.
Is it even remotely believable that an impartial review site would conduct these very expensive tests? I don't know about you, but as for me, the answer is clearly NO. If anyone would do so, it would be the manufacturer. It is obvious to me that ConsumersGuides is a fake review site and neither they nor the manufacturer have conducted any such studies.
If all of this is not bad enough . . .
amazingly, they talk about how superior their ingredients are yet, I was unable to even find any mention of what the exact ingredients and supplement facts are.
Today I see they have a contact page which says "This web site is operated by Altern LLC, a registered company in Los Angeles, CA".
I suppose it is possible that I missed that page during my first visit to their site or perhaps they just added it, in response to me calling them out for hiding their ownership.
Regardless, I have searched for Altern LLC on the CA Secretary of State website and was not able to find it. I did however, find ALTERN MARKETING, LLC, but can not be sure if they are the company that runs this site or not. I think they probably are, but am wondering . . .
Why would they abbreviate their company name, omitting the word "marketing"? It is not as if they didn't have enough time or space to to type it out in full. I personally think this omittance was deliberate, in an attempt to deceive unsuspecting visitors into believing they actually are an impartial review site, rather than a marketing company. By the way, their contact page displays both a physical and email address, but NO phone number . . . very suspicious in deed.
Here is the real kicker . . . On an interior page of their site (not on the prostate section) there is an "about" page, where they make the following disclaimer: "Some of the information is sponsored by advertisers and ConsumersGuides.com may receive monetary compensation from the 3rd parties mentioned in the articles."
I rest my case!
I just could not leave this alone . . . I had to visit this fake review site again to see what else I might uncover. I found that there is a heading on their site where they outline their "6 Rating Factors In Evaluating Prostate Supplements". In addition to the blatant lie regarding clinical studies they supposedly conducted, they also list "Proven Reputation" as a factor.
This got me thinking . . . What reputation does the product "Ultra Prostate Support Formula" or it's manufacturer "Lawrence Supplements" have? After all, until last week, I never heard of either.
I did some digging and found positive proof of their scam!
- First of all, it turns our that Lawrence Supplements has a website.
- a "whois" search shows that it was only registered 10/24/12 (less than one year ago). So in other words, ConsumersGuides believes that this product and manufacturer have established a "proven reputation" IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
- The footer of the Lawrence Supplement website displays their address as: 8391 Beverly Blvd #271, Los Angeles, CA 90048. And even says it is part of ALTERN MARKETING, LLC.
- The CA Secretary of State website also confirms the ALTERN MARKETING, LLC address to be the same as what the Lawrence Supplement site displays.
- This realy is the smoking gun:
- We are now 100% sure that the ConsumersGuides website is a FAKE REVIEW SITE.
- BOTH the ConsumersGuides website and the Lawrence Supplement website are owned by the same company (ALTERN MARKETING, LLC).
- They were deceptive when they implied they were an impartial review site.
- They were deceptive when they omitted "MARKETING" from their real name: ALTERN MARKETING, LLC.
- They were deceptive when they implied they performed clinical studies.
- They were deceptive when they implied "Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements" had a proven reputation.
I have just discovered a new fake review site called "Ask Men Answers", which also promotes "Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements".To my eyes, it looks to have been built by the same person who built the "ConsumersGuides", "Lawrence Supplements" and "Altern Marketing" sites.
It has the same format, color scheme and fonts as the aforementioned sites AND also has the same style of fake review . . . implying they are impartial (which of course they are not) and giving their highest recommendation to "Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements". No surprise here!.
I'm guessing there are even more fake review sites "out there" promoting this same product. If/when I find any, I will update this fraud alert.
Prostate Health Buyers Guide:
- True Prostate Flow
I have just discovered this same company (ALTERN MARKETING, LLC) is up to it's old tricks again. It now has a new fake review site (Prostate Health Buyers Guide) which now promotes "True Prostate Flow". Same type of deceptive ad copy, same type of bogus formula. I believe that after we outed them regarding the Lawrence Supplements scam, they decided to try again with a new product and new fake review site. These guys never give up!
Buyer Beware of this family of fake review sites and their products "Ultra Prostate Support Formula by Lawrence Supplements" and "True Prostate Flow"
Here we go again! ConsumerHealthShop (registered 11/4/13) is a brand new fake review site, which rates ViProsta number one. The Websites for both ConsumerHealthShop and ViProsta are registered by the same person (Paul Buchanan of Lawrenceville GA). ViProsta is manufactured by HerbalCom LLC (also from Lawrenceville GA). HerbalCom LLC has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau. They have the audacity to promote their scam using our trademark with the following caption:
"Learn the truth about it. Get the facts before you buy"
. . . as if anyone would expect to get the truth or facts from such an unethical company!
These scamsters are at it again. The same owner of ViProsta and ConsummerHealthShop ((Paul Buchanan et al of Lawrenceville GA) is now promoting their new product (BetaFlo) and is promoting it on their new portal (Vitamin Boat). They define what a fraud is, but I will give them credit for one thing . . . at least they do not hide their identity, though one wonders why, considering their well documented history of fraud.
But put aside for a moment the long history of fraud the manufacturer of this product has, and lets look at their product:
It contains nothing of any value . . . only 40mg of beta sitosterol, not nearly enough to do anything. And they have some vitamins (big deal) and also some useless powders. They also include in their inactive ingredients magnesium stearate (which should be avoided) and #1 blue dye (OMG). This is a truly worthless product put out by a very unethical company with a long history of fraud.
Buyer Beware Of This family of Scam sites.
Prostate Pill Report (aka Prostate Pill Insider, M.D. Health Reports and Stigwood Research Institute):
These fraudsters now promote their fake review sites with the headline "Lab Tests Don't Lie" . . . However, they ought to say "but we do" . . . cause they do. I can assure you that they did not spend the big bucks to test all the products they claim to have tested . . . what a joke!.
Prostate Pill Report and Prostate Pill Insider are two web sites which display the names Stigwood Research Institute and /or M.D. Health Reports on their sites to apparently give the impression that they are sponsored by or associated with an independent, accredited, research agency, providing impartial ratings and reviews of prostate products. They have rated Prostavar number 1 with an A+ grade.
Upon researching the legitimacy of this, it was discovered that both of these sites as well as the Prostavar website, not only have their domain-name ownership's hidden, but coincidentally . . . they happen to use the exact same private registration service to hide their ownership. This in itself can not be considered proof of fraud, but it certainly is VERY suspicious. Furthermore, given the unethical history (see below) the makers of Prostavar have had, this type of misrepresentation seems right up their alley and a serious conflict of interest seems very likely
Consumers need to be aware that these sites do NOT appear to be independent or impartial in any stretch of the imagination . . . rather . . . they appear to hide their likely ownership interest in Prostavar and trick people into buying this product based on the A+ rating they gave it, using quotes like this "Achieved the highest lab scores of any product! No wonder it works so well!"
They claim to have gone through the very expensive process of testing all the competitive products included on their list. One of the things they supposedly test for and base their high rating of Prostavar is "free fatty acids", which actually have no therapeutic value what-so-ever in treating prostate enlargement. One wonders why they would place such a high emphasis on and test for an ingredient that has no therapeutic value ? Could it be that they are trying to create demand for their product by misleading consumers about the importance of this ingredient and then bragging about how much of it their product contains
Does it seem like a mere coincidence that both The Stigwood Research Institute and the makers of Prostavar foolishly give such a high weighting to this unimportant ingredient? . . . or does it seem more likely that Stigwood Research Institute and the makers of Prostavar are in cahoots with each other, having the same ownership or at least a common financial interest?
For a research institute that is supposed to be scientific and impartial they sure sound like a company trying to sell their own product, using quotes like this "Remember these scores are PER DOSE! It has more in ONE DOSE than many of the products have in their entire bottle! Bottom line- record break score- think Tiger Woods, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle and Jerry West all rolled into one!"
Furthermore, Superbalife International, the company listed on the Prostavar product label, has received an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) . The BBB provides these facts as the basis for their "F" rating:
- 51 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years and twelve months
- Advertising / Sales Issues: 9
- Billing / Collection Issues: 19
- Complications with Product / Service: 15
- Delivery Issues: 4
- Guarantee / Warranty Issues: 4
- Further Complaint Information and facts- Those with complaints state not authorized debit or credit card use, false advertising, failure to honor their money back commitment, in addition to inability to acquire refunds. Many other customers complain this product doesn't work as promoted, or that information regarding the terms and conditions with the offer are uncertain as well as that company employees try and verbally modify the conditions when called by customers to request refunds or perhaps credits. Some complainants allege after returning products for refunds, the business issues only limited refunds. Others complain that while they are assured refunds, the manufacturer doesn't send them. This company responds to a few complaints by agreeing to issue full or partial refunds, disputing allegations, and also offering explanations or even clarification on their policies, small print. Some who have complained dispute they actually have the promised refunds. Allegations of unauthorized purchases as well as false promoting have been normally not addressed.
- The BBB says "We strongly question the company's reliability for reasons such as that they have failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law's licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, or the company's industry is known for its fraudulent business practices". The BBB also goes on to say "Complainants allege unauthorized credit or debit card charges, false advertising, failure to honor their money back guarantee, and inability to obtain refunds. Other customers complain the product does not work as advertised, or that disclosures regarding the terms and conditions of the offer are unclear or that company representatives attempt to verbally change the conditions when contacted by customers to request refunds or credits. Some complainants allege after returning products for refunds, the company issues only partial refunds. Others complain that although they are promised refunds, the company fails to send them."
- The tacticts deployed by this company may fool some people . . . hopefully, that does not include you. The apparent conflict of interest regarding site ownership, in combination with the inconsistent and false statements they make about other prostate products, as well the misleading and self-serving comments they make about Prostavar . . . AND their "F" rating from the BBB demonstrate to me, their total lack of credibility and ethics. If all of this was not bad enough, this company has blatantly infringed on and plagiarized our copyrighted web content. They are not the first company to do this online, but they are the first company (that I know of) who had the audacity to actually publish a magazine (The Men's Guide to Prostate Supplements) which contains our copyrighted content verbatim.
Please do not be scammed by this company! . . .
Our review of this company should be enough to dissuade you from having anything to do with them . . . but for the sake of completeness . . . let's now take a closer look at the product they promote:
Prostavar RX, made by Superbalife International, is proudly promoted as being "the most expensive natural prostate product in the world". At $49.95 per bottle it clearly is! On their website, they say "Prostavar is quite expensive due to its high doses of the essential components in the formula." They apparently are referring to the saw palmetto extract they use. But as has already been shown, saw palmetto which is comprised almost entirely of "fatty acids", with only a very small part "beta sitosterol", is actually very ineffective as a treatment for BPH AND can even be potentially harmful.
The supposedly independent Prostate Pill Report makes such a big deal about the high levels of "free fatty acids" contained in Prostavar RX, as if that is important . . . they even make the ridiculous, unfounded claim that this is why "more men seem to get better results". There are no clinical studies (that I am aware of) which back up this self-serving claim. Does that sound like the kind of conclusions a legitimate research institute would make ? or does it sounds like misinformation coming from a pseudo company pretending to be independent, but actually just promoting their own product?
What's important to understand here is that the fatty acids have no therapeutic value at all. On the contrary, it is the "beta sitosterol" component of saw palmetto that makes up the supporotive constituents . . . and in actuality, saw palmetto has very little "beta sitosterol" content.
Furthermore, when considering that beta sitosterol has been clearly shown to be the most important ingredient for supporting prostate health, it is quite amazing that a product as expensive as Prostavar RX only contains 50 mg of beta sitosterol, yet they claim that amount is "higher than any competitor" . . . which is a rather absurd statement to make and is just NOT true.
The makers of Prostavar brag about their product containing 28 mg of quercetin. They go on to say "According to a study reported in Urology, men who took a supplement containing quercetin reduced most of their symptoms by at least 25%, including pain and inflammation." This is a rather absurd quote . . . first of all, they don't mention what symptoms were reduced . . . implying that it helps with BPH. Secondly, they don't say what the dose of quercetin used in the study was . . . they only say "a supplement with quercetin" . . . which is ridiculous. They seem to imply that taking any quercetin (even the mere 28 mg/day that their product contains) will help you. And lastly, what they say is a"drug claim" which the FDA does not allow for a supplement. In other words, any product that makes drug claims, which has not been approved by the FDA, is considered an illegal drug.
The truth is that quercetin is a great supplement to take for supporting prostate health but the supportive dose is at least 250 mg/day . . . the 28mg/day that Prostavar RX provides is a joke. In our industry we use the term "window dressing" to describe product labels that try to impress by listing every ingredient under the sun, yet use less than therapeutic doses of these bragged about ingredients. This is a classic example!
If there was a way to add 250 mg of quercetin to Prostate Miracle® we would have . . . but it just didn't make sense to make Prostate Miracle® into a much larger capsule or alternatively, to provide a product (as they did) which doesn't provide enough quercetin to be effective. That is why Nature's Health Supply, Inc. formulated Estrogen Balance®, a companion product to Prostate Miracle®, which provides 250 mg of Quercetin as well as DIM and Flaxseed.
I find it quite amusing that on their website, apparently offered as evidence of their product's superiority, they show a picture of the semi-automatic capsule filling machine they use during their manufacturing process, as if using this machine somehow makes for a better product . . . this is another rather absurd point they try to make.
Lastly, the name of their product Prostavar RX is somewhat misleading . . . it seems to imply that Prostavar RX is a prescription drug or is of "prescription strength", which of course is NOT true.
All in all . . . the marketing strategy for Prostavar RX is very clever . . . though in my opinion . . . highly unethical! They probably fool many customers into thinking Prostavar RX is "prescription strength" and the best money can buy. Ultimately however, Prostavar is NOT even close to being best . . . just the most expensive.
Prostate Health Journal / Fischer Urology:
Why is it that just when one scam finally runs its course, another one immediately surfaces to take its place? Is it just a coincidence or is it part of a very unethical master marketing plan?
As their name implies, "Prostanew" is that "new kid in town" and I must admit . . . their marketing plan is brilliant and very well executed . . . but isn't that what you would expect from a scam?
Here is how it works. They promote their product on highly advertised sites called "The Fischer Urological Institute" and "The Prostate Health Journal" which are supposedly staffed by doctors who are "fed up with current practices in the health care industry" and accordingly have impartially reviewed and performed lab tests on many of the prostate products being sold on the internet. And as you can probably see where I am going . . . These fake review sites have given their highest rating to:
drum roll please . . . "Prostanew".
Their family of sites are beautifully designed and really look very professional and legitimate . . . but the BIG glaring problem is that there does NOT seem to be any real organization called the "Fischer Urological Institute" oro "Prostate Health Journal". . . at least NONE that I was able to find ANYWHERE. Their website explains this away by saying "the staff have contributed their knowledge of the most common health problems and remedies, but wish to remain anonymous."
Does that make any sense at all?
And when they say they wish to be anonymous . . . they are not kidding!
Their site has NO contact phone number, NO email address, NO Doctor names AND lists NO credentials what-so-ever AND the registration of both domain names are hidden behind a privacy proxy. As if that is not alarming enough . . . a whois search on the domain names for Prostanew.com and FischerUrology.org reveals that the former was registered on December 30, 2010, while the latter was registered on January 19, 2011. In other words the website for this supposedly impartial review institute was registered 20 days AFTER the registration of the website for the product which they rate #1. This revelation should be screaming SCAM to any person with an IQ over 50.
Now if any of this sounds familiar . . . it is because this scam is identical to that perpetrated by "The Prostate Pill Report" (and their various other aliases) where they pretended to be an independent lab, yet rated their own product "Prostavar" number one. This scam was widely exposed, as was their F-Rating with the Better Business Bureau.
I believe, but can not write with absolute certainty, that both of these scams are being run by the same principals. They may have restructured their business entities and created a new product, but it still reaks to me of the same M.O. Furthermore, there are other similarities which support this theory. Look how similar the names are "ProstaVar" and "ProstaNew" . . . they certainly seem to have been named by the same mastermind, perhaps in such a way as to facilitate a smooth transition away from the reputation problems the former company/product name has associated with it. Now take a look at the 2 websites . . . both designs look very similar as if the same person designed both as well:
And finally all sites in both scams hide behind the same privacy proxy. (THE EXACT SAME ONE)
Enough about the companies . . . for the sake of completeness . . . lets look at some of the criticism they made of Prostate Miracle®:
1) "DHT is a form testosterone that inflames and irritates the prostate. Prostate Miracle® just has beta-sitosterol. There are many more ingredients that are helpful for BPH."
This comment is ridiculous. None of the other herbs they refer to come close to the support that beta sitosterol provides. In fact beta sitosterol is the supportive ingredient in all of these herbs, but because each contain such a small concentration . . . they are all basically useless AND in some cases may even be harmful.
2) "Anti-inflammation ingredients will reduce the irritation and swelling your prostate has and prevent further damage. Prostate Miracle® has none of these."
None of the ingredients have any anti-inflammatory value
3) "Prostate Miracle® just has four ingredients. We recommend using a more comprehensive supplement that also include anti-inflammatory ingredients."
Prostate Miracle® has been in use for 14 years and has helped thousands upon thousands of men, who as a result of taking it every day, have supported their prostate health. This is because Prostate Miracle® provides exactly what is needed for support and nothing that is not. I am sure that some people may be fooled into thinking that ProstaNew has more ingredients and must be better. I hope that anyone reading this review will see the truth . . .
Immitation products like "Prostanew" and "Prostavar", who's producers hide their ownership interest in fake review sites, which rate their product number one, and boast that their product contains 33 different ingredients are NOT more effective than Prostate Miracle® just more expensive!
The truth is . . . Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula provides a supportive amount of the 4 most important ingredients, and is far more supportive than taking "Prostanew" and "Prostavar", which provide a tiny bit of 33 different, unproven ingredients, which could even be harmful and cause allergic reactions and side effects.
Prostate Miracle® has a track record of success and is produced and distributed by a company you can trust. Yes it is true that we are tooting our own horn. but at least we are not pretending to be an impartial reviewing agency. Why would anyone try an unproven "Johnny-come-lately" product such as Prostanew, marketed by such an obvious scam?
Buyer beware This company is the most persistent infringer we have ever seen.
We catch them, we report them, we force them down and then they reappear with a new identity.
Comparison of Prostate Products
Advanced Bionutritionals is company that distributes "Advanced Prostate Formula" as well as a number of other health products including Pectasol and other formulations developed by Dr Isaac Eliaz, which are also sold through EcoNugenics.LLC.
Before, discussing their product "Advanced Prostate Formula" I want to first talk about their company and the history that Nature's Health Supply, Inc® has with EcoNugenics.
First of all, I think it only fair to say that both Advanced Bionutritionals and EcoNugenics have a very well qualified and impressively credentialed team of professionals, who all write very well about their products.
Now for an account of the history we have had with them.
In 2005 Nature's Health Supply, Inc® approached EcoNugenics with a proposal to feature Dr Eliaz in a TV infomercial, promoting our new (at the time) healthy detox support formula called Pectin Plus®, which uniquely combines Citrus Pectin with the extracts of both garlic and cilantro. At that time, EcoNugenics expressed some interest in the project and we had some dialog discussing the details of how this prospective project might work. We never did reach any agreement however and the next thing we knew, Dr Eliaz had introduced his own combination detox product. I am not suggesting that anything improper or unethical occurred, I am just stating what happened.
We were somewhat disappointed in this development and when we expressed our thoughts to EcoNugenics, they suggested that perhaps Nature's Health Supply, Inc.® could promote their new product on TV instead of ours and in return they would give us a very favorable distributor price break making it a win-win venture. It took some time before they provided us their special price list, but when we finally received it, we was shocked at how "way over priced" their product was. Even worse, the "special" distributor price list they had promised was an insult to our intelligence. Where as, we were expecting discounts based on the purchase of 1000's of bottles at a time, they were only offering a marginal discount off their very high retail price, based on purchases of 24 bottles at a time. What a joke!
Obviously we could never benefit from that kind of relationship, so we went on to launch Pectin Plus® ourselves without any association with Dr Eliaz or EcoNugenics at all. Shortly thereafter, we received a letter from a law firm representing EcoNugenics demanding that we cease and desist from citing any of Dr Eliaz's citrus pectin research on our website and also from using the ingredient Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) in our product, unless of course we bought it from them (at their ridiculously high price of course).
The raw material we had been using was in fact modified citrus pectin and even though we figured we had every right to use this raw material in our product, ultimately we decided that It was just not worth fighting over in court, particularly because, we had never seen any studies demonstrating that modified citrus pectin was any more supportive of healthy detoxification than generic citrus pectin. Additionally, we found a source of citrus pectin which unlike that used in Pectasol, is derived from grapefruits, which were grown pesticide free. (wild crafted). We feel (and so do our customers) that this a great advantage over products like Pectasol (and others) which could very well contain pesticides. Exposure to pesticides in not exactly what one wants, when one want to support health detoxification.
In our opinion, just as with all of the EcoNugenics products, the Advanced-Bionutritional line of products are very much "over priced". As an example, they sell their Vitamin D3 product for $9.95 per bottle, which sounds cheap until you discover that the bottle only contains 60 capsules. Nature's Health Supply, Inc® was one of the first companies out there selling a 5,000 iu capsule of Vitamin D3. A bottle of our Vitamin D3 product (Dmax) contains 250 capsule for only $22.95 . . . obviously a much better deal than theirs particularly when you consider that we offer even deeper discounts on orders larger than 1 bottle. Of course, there is nothing unethical about charging a high price . . . a company has every right to charge what ever they want for their products. But that does not mean that customers should be willing to pay such high prices. Naturally quality comes at a cost, but sometimes a higher price fools some people into believing it is better quality, when it is not . . . just more expensive. (the single bottle price of "Advanced Prostate Formula" is $39.95 per bottle, while the single bottle price of Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula is $29.95. The price difference is even more pronounced with larger orders)
HealthyChoiceNaturals (aka MensHealthTech) produces a "knock off product" which they call "Prostate Care". They have deceptively promoted "Prostate Care" as a "new and improved Prostate Miracle®". . . . which seems like an obvious ploy to trick people who are searching for the original Prostate Miracle®, by Nature's Health Supply, Inc.
Their price is significantly higher than Prostate Miracle® and so some people have been fooled into thinking . . . hmmm . . . "new and improved" Prostate Miracle® . . . it costs more . . . it must be better.
This deception couldn't be further from the truth and has propagated lots of confusion in the marketplace . . . So let's set the record straight . . .
HealthyChoiceNaturals and their "knock off" product Prostate Care are not related in any way, shape or form to Nature's Health Supply. Inc and Prostate Miracle®
In fact our legal department has served them papers demanding that they cease and desist from infringing on our registered Prostate Miracle® trademark. After many phone calls to their corporate office, and after many unfulfilled promises, finally they did comply . . . but just for a short while . . . and then commenced again (perhaps thinking that they could "get away with it" again using a different company identity). Ultimately, Google stepped in and forced them to stop their deceptive online advertising. Amazingly enough, even today, they continue to advertise using our registered trademark (Prostate Miracle) as a search term and also use the deceptive name (Miracle Prostate) in the headline of their online ad. We understand that when you are "number one" everyone one wants to ride on your "coattails" . . . but don't you think this is going too far?
Beware of this company . . .
But enough about their company . . . Let's look at their formula . . . It has 300 mg of beta sitosterol . . . that's good . . . it has zinc citrate . . . that's good too . . . but why do they provide 30 mg per serving? . . . that amount of zinc is WAY too much . . . and could even be potentially dangerous.
Their product also contains some DIM . . . (diindolymethane) . . . that's a nice idea . . . DIM truly is a great supplement to take for supporting prostate health . . . the problem is that you need to take 200 mg /day to get any support from it . . . their product only provides 40 mg per caplet . . . which is not nearly enough . . . Taking DIM in such a small amount is basically worthless . . . it does not make their formula any more effective . . . just more expensive.
If there was a way to add 200 mg of DIM to Prostate Miracle® we would have . . . but it just didn't make sense to make Prostate Miracle® into a much larger capsule or alternatively, to provide a product (as they did) which doesn't provide enough DIM to be supportive.
That is why Nature's Health Supply, Inc. formulated Estrogen Balance®, a companion product to Prostate Miracle®, which provides 200 mg of DIM as well as Quercetin and Flaxseed.
"Prostate Care" is now being promoted as "advanced formurla" and contains Bioperine® for which they claim is "proven to increase absorption by up to 60% ". I do not know what their basis is for making this cliam . . . but in my research, I was unable to find any proof to this claim . . . leading me to the conclusion that any company, who would make such a claim relies on hype over substance.
It is also interesting to note that although HealthyChoiceNaturals sells Roger Mason's book "The Natural Prostate Cure" They must not have read it . . . as Roger clearly states that . . . Lycopene is a total fraud and has no place in a prostate formula.
Prostexanol by Wellmates
The company Wellmates is yet another new alias for Healthy Choice Naturals (the same company that produces Prostate Care). As far as I can tell, their new product brand Prostexanol is nearly identical to Prostate Care with just a different name and label. One wonders why a reputable company would create a new brand and identity for their product and company name as many times as the makers of these products have!
Though their brand and company names are new, their claims are NOT . . . They are making the same exact claims for this new brand as they do for their older brand: "96% effective" and "Relief in 5-7 days" which are both drug claims.
Vixova is a relatively new prostate formula on the market today, produced by New Generation Labs aka Biogenica, LLC. Neither of these company names could be found on the Vixova website, but were found by searching various whois record databases.
Vixova is touted by it's producers as a Swedish Prostate formula containing Pollexia which they say is a naturally-derived standardized pharmaceutical-grade botanical extract whose efficacy, has been scientifically proven with over 40 years of clinical studies.
The Vixova website also goes on to say that Pollexia is arguably the most studied natural extract in the field of prostate maintenance; and that in many cases, it improves men's sexual ability, specifically increasing semen production and climax.
WOW . . . On the surface this sounds very impressive. But let's look a bit deeper into these claims.
First of all a search in the database of the U.S. patent and trademark office (uspto.gov) does not return any results for Pollexia. Neither does a search in the database of Swedish trademarks (prv.se).
So what exactly is Pollexia?
From what I was able to gather, it appears to be a made up unregistered TM trademark for a pollen extract of 8 pollens. But it does beg the questions: What pollens ? From what plants? How can something so nonspecific be considered standardized and pharmaceutical-grade?
Secondly, though, it is true that for many years there have been claims about pollen extracts such as Cernilton and now Pollexia, these claims are so VAGUE . . . it is virtually impossible to make any sense of them. Furthermore, beta sitosterol has been studied for at least as long as pollen extract has and certainly has much more compelling proof of it's effectiveness as a long term treatment for BPH.
Even if one could prove pollen extract had any value in treating BPH (overdosed rats hardly count as proof), pollen extract is exogenous (not found naturally in our bodies) and would at best only help some people temporarily. In contrast beta sitosterol, is endogenous (naturally found in our bodies) and for most people provides continued long term improvement in BPH.
In other words, pollen is essentially useless in the long term treatment of BPH. And the claim of "increasing semen production and climax" is completely unfounded.
The Vixova website does cite some studies And it is worth noting that it is very common now-a-days to pay a clinic about $250,000 to do a double blind study on your product and then pay some third rate journal to publish it. The small print by law must admit this, but almost no one on earth gets full text studies, so they never see the fine print stating "cost have been paid by producer, etc.". Also these "studies" ALWAYS use a name brand and not generic supplements.
I am not saying that I know for a fact these cited studies are tainted, but am just saying the whole thing smells very fishy to me!
The botom line is that even if their claims were true (doubtful) they are drug claims and are thus ilegal.
Dr. Larry May promotes a prostate product on TV called Prosvent, which contains Pygeum Africanum, Lycopene, Nettle Root Extract, Saw Palmetto Extract, Pumpkin Seed Oil along with Vitamin E and D, Zinc and Selenium. Prosvent is rather expensive ($79.95 for a 60 day supply) and is a proprietary formula blend . . . meaning they don't disclose how much of each ingredient is contained in their product.
The breakdown of their proprietary formula does not really matter, however because the most important thing to know about Prosvent is that it contains absolutely NO Beta Sitosterol what-so ever. That is right . . . Prosvent is one of the most expensive prostate products on the market, yet it does NOT even contain ANY of the single most important ingredient for supporting prostate health - Beta Sitosterol.
Warning: We have heard from MANY very angry EX-Prosvent customers, who have innocently taken advantage of Prosvent's "FREE Trial Offer", that not only were they very dissatisfied with the product, but even worse, every month they received 2 more additional bottles, which were charged to their credit card.
- Some have reported that after complaining about this automatic monthly charge, through Prosvent's customer service email address, they received an auto response stating that they would be contacted within 48 to 72 hours, but never were.
- Others have reported that they called the customer service phone number and were put on hold for a very long time, and upon finally getting through to an agent, were told that once the item is shipped, it can not be returned for a refund.
- Others have reported that even after repeatedly speaking to customer representatives, requesting their unauthorized automatic billing stop at once, they continued to have their card charged each month.
- Please note that none of these alleged Prosvent business practices have actually been verified by us, but considering the vast number of horror stories we have heard, we felt it important to make this warning.
Prostate Power Rx
Advance Physician Formulas, Inc distributes a prostate supplement formulated by Dr Ray Sahelian, M.D. called Prostate Power Rx It contains SOME Beta Sitosterol, but ONLY 40 mg/2 capsule serving. (not nearly enough) It is worth noting that Prostate Power Rx also provides Quercetin . . . but only 80 mg /2 capsule serving (again . . . not nearly enough).
The truth is that quercetin is a great supplement to take for supporting prostate health but the supportive amount is at least 250 mg/day . . .
The 80 mg/ 2 capsule serving that Prostate Power Rx provides is unlikely to provide any support.
If there was a way to add 250 mg of quercetin to Prostate Miracle® we would have . . . but it just didn't make sense to make Prostate Miracle® into a much larger capsule or alternatively, to provide a product (as they did) which doesn't provide enough quercetin to be effective. That is why Nature's Health Supply, Inc formulated Estrogen Balance® . . . a companion product to Prostate Miracle® which provides 250 mg of Quercetin as well as DIM and Flaxseed.
One last point about Prostate Power Rx . . . their product name is somewhat misleading . . .
it seems to imply that Prostate Power RX is a prescription drug or is of "prescription strength", which of course is NOT true.
Urinozinc is a prostate product made by Vitanergy. Like many companies, who capitalize on the popularity of Prostate Miracle®, their site can be found by doing a google search for "prostate miracle". They make the claim to be "the only PATENTED dietary supplement for alleviating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate".
This is a rather absurd claim, first of all can nutritional supplements even be patented? And . . . even if they could . . . is that supposed to mean that a patented formula is somehow better than one that is not? It is worth noting that Vitanergy does not refer to their patent number anywhere on their site (that I could find). Furthermore, I have searched for their patent on the USPTO website, but was unable find it.
A look at their supplement facts listed on their website reveals that their product contains some herbs, vitamins and minerals but NO Beta Sitosterol Complex what-so-ever.
Prostate Health Essentials
Prostate Health Essentials is a relatively new product made by Senior Life Health. They promote their product online with some rather absurd claims:
Let's examine these claims closer.
- They are THE number one Selling product
- What is the basis for this self serving claim ? Our sales statistics are not a matter of public record . . . so even if it was true (extremely unlikely) . . . How in the world could they possibly know how their sales compare to ours? The answer to that question is . . . quite simply . . . They couldn't know . . . hence the claim is ridiculous!
- What is the likely-hood that the sales generated from a new "copy cat" company such as SeniorLife Health could possibly exceed those of Nature's Health Supply, an established, trusted, reputable company with thousands upon thousands of very satisfied customers, who have been ordering Prostate Miracle over and over again for many years.
- It does beg the question . . . How much credibility can a company which makes ridiculous self-serving claims like this have?
- "Yes, We have 30+ Ingred. - 30+ Ingrd. are Better Than 4 Ingrd."
- I am sure that some people will be fooled into thinking that a product containing "30+ Ingredients" is superior to a product which contains less ingredients. Many in the natural health industry bank on this fallacy and prey upon the uneducated, using what we in the industry refer to as "window dressing" (a long list of ingredients with less than therapeutic amounts) to lure people towards their product. In reality, there is no value at all in using less than the suppoortive amounts of any particular ingredient. Furthermore, as we have already pointed out, many of the commonly used ingredients in prostate formulas, such as saw palmetto and lycopene, provide no support at all and could even potentially cause negative reactions.
- I must say that, I have never seen a prostate formula with includes as many ingredients as "Prostate Health Essentials" claims to contain. Aside from the points we already made about the prevalence in our industry of "window dressing" and/or providing ingredients you really don't need or want. . . Each capsule of Prostate Health Essentials" claims to contain 519.33 mg of combined ingredients - If their label claim is actually true, I would expect their capsule size to be HUGE.
- Speaking of capsules . . . unlike Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula, which uses a 100% vegetable capsule, the "Prostate Health Essentials" label includes gelatin, indicating that their capsule is not of 100% vegetable origin. Furthermore, their product contains the fillers magnesium stearate and stearic acid. Additionally, it is VERY important to note that although they brag about how many ingredients their product contains, there is no mention of the quality of ingredients. Do they use US sourced Beta sitosterol or the cheaper and inferior beta sitosterol made in China?
- Their product Shrinks Enlarged Prostate in 5-7 days. FAST!
- This is another inconsistent unfounded and ilegal claim they make.
- On the one hand their google ad says: "Prostate symptoms gone in 5-7 days >100% Guarantee"
- But on the other hand their website says "Now, we don't claim it will work overnight. (And if you find a company that claims their supplement does, seal your wallet fast!) We do find that our customers get initial relief within 1-2 weeks, with full results at 4-6 weeks."
- And finally their website says "We guarantee results within 6 weeks or we will refund 100% of your purchase price!"
- So what are they really claiming . . . 5-7 days, 1-2 weeks or 4-6 weeks?
- This is another inconsistent unfounded and ilegal claim they make.
- Powerful Enough to Knock Down Prostate Infections
- One wonders what the basis for this bold claim is. They don't discuss which of any of the contained ingredients does this nor do they cite any clinical studies which back up this claim at all. They just make this claim and expect you to believe it with no supporting information. Of course this is also an ilegal drug claim
The bottom line is that this product is promoted using absurd, unfounded, self serving ilegal claims. The credibility of a new company using such tactics certainly raises a red fag of concern about their product.
Super Prostate Formula
Physicians Choice also promotes a prostate product on TV called Super Prostate Formula. They have an "original" formula and a "new and improved" formula:
Their original formula contains 315 mg of Beta Sitosterol per 3 caplets (105 mg per caplet). Each bottle contains 90 caplets or 9,450 mg of Beta Sitosterol per bottle.
Their new formula contains 500 mg of Beta Sitosterol per 4 caplets (125 mg per caplet). Each bottle contains 120 caplets or 15,000 mg of Beta Sitosterol per bottle.
ProstateMagic is made by Golden Dog Incorporated. Wow . . . talk about a confusing website. On the one hand, they seem to praise the merits of beta sitosterol and even make a point about their product containing a super-charged combination of beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and brassicasterol, but on the other hand, they seem to suggest that beta sitosterol doesn't work and that ProstateMagic, not having it, works so much better.
Since their website was so unclear, I checked the supplement facts specified on their label to ascertain how much beta sitosterol ProstateMagic actually contains. As far as I was able to see, it contains none. At best there could be some beta sitosterol in the Chinese herbs their product contains, but just as the case with saw palmetto, pygeum africanum, stinging nettles, pumpkinseed and other herbs . . . the concentration of beta sitosterol in these herbs is too small to have any supportive value.
Their website says that ProstateMagic is made in the USA, but that does not equate to meaning all of its ingredients come from the USA. As far as I know, Chinese herbs come from China. Furthermore who in their right mind would consume any ingestible originating from China which has such an awful track record for purity, contamination and quality control standards in general.
ProstateMagic is advertised for $49.95, which is very expensive for a product containing no beta sitosterol.
Merazon Health Products produces a product called Provelex. Their formula contains 400 mg of Beta Sitosterol per 3 caplets (133 mg per caplet). Each bottle contains 90 caplets or 11,970 mg of Beta Sitosterol per bottle.
HerbDocs, LLC also promotes a product on TV called Prosta-Norm. Their formula has some Beta Sitosterol, but they don't tell you how much nor is there any mention as to the source (USA or China). It is priced at $39.95 per bottle which equates to 54% - 88% more expensive (depending on quantity ordered) than Prostate Miracle®
Hampshire Laboratories produces a product called Prost-8. Their formula has 300 mg of Beta Sitosterol per caplet, but no mention is made of the source (USA or China). It is priced at $39.95 per bottle which equates to 54% - 88% more expensive (depending on quantity ordered) than Prostate Miracle®
Robert E. Wheeler MD promotes a product called Peenuts®. Their formula contains NO Beta Sitosterol what-so-ever.
Gold Canyon Products produces a product called Prostamax. Their formula contains Saw Palmetto & Golden rod extract but contains NO Beta Sitosterol what-so-ever.
Ultimate Prostate Formula
Purity Products and Herbalife each have a product called Ultimate Prostate Formula.
- The Purity Product formula contains some Beta Sitosterol, but only 60 mg (not nearly enough).
- The Herbalife formula contains NO Beta Sitosterol what-so-ever.
The Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula Difference
- Each capsule of Prostate Miracle®Advanced Formula contains: a whopping 300 mg of Beta-Sitosterol, 7.5 mg of Zinc, 35 mcg of Selenium and 1,000 iu's of Vitamin D3.
- Each bottle of Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula contains 60 vegetable capsules . . . providing 18,000 mg of Beta Sitosterol per bottle.
- Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula contains the highest quality Beta Sitosterol available. The suggested daily dosage provides 600 mg of GMO free, pine based, phytosterol complex (imported from Germany),guaranteed to be 99% pure and contain NOT less than 70% beta sitosterol.
- Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula is produced in GMP certified labs (in the USA) and distributed by Nature's Health Supply, Inc.® (a company trusted by hundreds of thousands since 2001).
- When you consider that Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula is priced lower than most of these others . . .There is just no other product that comes close to it's quality and value!
Not All Beta Sitosterol Is Created Equally
Beta Sitosterol is found in nearly every vegetable we eat, as well in many herbs such as saw palmetto, stinging nettles, pumpkin seeds etc. However, the concentration in these sources is very low. For over 20 years, extracted beta sitosterol has been used, as a much more potent concentrated source than any of the above mentioned herbs. These days, a wide range of beta sitosterol quality, purity and potency are available.
There is a great deal of confusion, regarding the terms: phytosterols, phytosterol complex, beta sitosterol and beta sitosterol complex. Much of this confusion is propagated by some of new prostate formula companies, who misuse these terms in order to misrepresent their formulas as being "stronger".
In order to intelligently compare "apples to apples", it is important to clarify these terms. To set the record straight . . . Phytosterols are a group of naturally occuring plant sterols (alcohols) found in many plants. Included in this group are the sterols: Beta Sitosterol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, Brasicasterol; as well as the stanols: Campestanol and Stigmastanol. Of all the components in this phytosterol mix, Beta sitosterol is the most important one for supporting prostate health..
It is important to understand that beta sitosterol does not exist as an isolated raw material. Technically speaking the extracted form is always a phytosterol mix (aka a phytosterol complex), of which beta sitosterol is just one component. Sometimes this phytosterol mix is referred to as a beta sitosterol complex, but to describe it as beta sitosterol, is technically inaccurate and somewhat confusing, yet so commonly done in the natural health industry, that even we (with this explanation) use the terms interchangeably on our website.
The amount of beta sitosterol contained in any phytosterol complex, will depend on both the natural balance of the source material as well as the purity of the phytosterols, which is based on the quality and precision of the extraction process.
In previous years, beta sitosterol was often extracted from sugar cane, but today it is most commonly extracted from soy, with a phytosterol purity of up to 95% and typically containing 40-55% beta sitosterol.
The majority of beta sitosterol available in the USA today, is now being imported from China. ALL Chinese made beta sitosterol is extracted from soy. Many of the newer prostate formulas out there, use the cheaper Chinese made beta sitosterol. Ever since the early 1980s, when China first began competing in the raw materials sector of the U.S. nutrition industry, their quality control has come into question. Beta sitosterol and other raw materials exported from China are often contaminated with unacceptable levels of heavy metals or with the residues of herbicides or pesticides.
Chinese beta sitosterol clearly falls far below the standard we will accept for use in Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula.
NON GMO Pine Extracted Beta Sitosterol
It turns out that the best source for a high quality beta sitosterol extract is pine. Recent technological advances have led to effective methods for extracting a very pure phytosterol complex from pine, which has a very high concentration of beta sitosterol. It is an expensive process and is not done in the USA, but rather in Europe (where the use of GMO's are banned). Having to import it, makes it an even more expensive raw material. It is however, FAR superior to the Chinese and even the USA produced soy extracts, because not only is it more pure and more potent, but also GMO free as well!
Even amongst the pine extracted phytosterols, there are different qualities available. Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula uses the highest quality phytosterol complex available. Each daily dosage of Prostate Miracle® provides a 600mg of GMO free, pine based, phytosterol complex (imported from Germany), guaranteed to be 99% pure and contain NOT less than 70% beta sitosterol.
Saw Palmetto and Pygeum Africanum are Useless
In a recent article, "natural healing research guru", Roger Mason says "For years now I've been explaining why saw palmetto, pygeum africanum, stinging nettles, pumpkin seeds and other similar herbs are useless, have no therapeutic effect, do not help prostate health in any way and are mere promotional scams. Yet, men keep buying countless millions of dollars worth of saw palmetto and other such worthless products every year.
And all of them are equally worthless because they contain such a low concentration of the supportive ingredient beta sitosterol.
The Beta sitosterol used in Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula is literally two to three thousand times stronger than saw palmetto powder. This means you would have to eat two to three thousand capsules of saw palmetto powder to get an equivalent amount of beta sitosterol contained in one single capsule of Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula. What about the extracts, one might ask? The very, very best saw palmetto extracts are only ten to one extractions so you would still need to eat 200 to 300 capsules of saw palmetto extract. Notice what they say on the extract bottles, "contains 85% fatty acids and sterols". This means you get 99% fatty acids and maybe 1% sterols- if you're lucky.
Want proof of how useless saw palmetto and Pygeum africanum are? Here is a typical study published in the Gazzetta Chimica Italiana volume 118 in 1988 (page 823). Some chemists at the University of Milan extracted saw palmetto berries and submitted them to very extensive analysis. Mostly they found common fatty acids like we find in our everyday foods. They found very minor amounts of caratenoids, alcohols, polysaccharides and a tiny, tiny bit of beta-sitosterol complex. In fact they found a mere one part in 5,000 of beta-sitosterols or only one fiftieth of one per cent. This means in this batch of saw palmetto berries you would have to eat 5,000 capsules to get less than 500 mg of beta-sitosterols."
Saw Palmetto may actually be Harmful to your Prostate
Three recent scientific studies, surprisingly indicated that saw palmetto may actually harm your prostate health! These studies, which were investigating the effect of saw palmetto on prostate tissue all came to the same conclusion: Saw palmetto has an effect similar to chemotherapy on prostate cells - it kills both unhealthy and healthy cells!
- One study published in Prostate (2000 Nov) examined the effect of saw palmetto on stroma cells (the framework cells that build supportive tissue) and on epithelial cells (those which line the glands and ducts of the prostate). The study was done on normal prostate tissue and on BPH tissues from patients treated with and without the saw palmetto. The conclusion was that saw palmetto damages the nuclear and mitochondrial membranes, and causes cellular death in the epithelium and stroma.
- Another study published in the Journal of Urology (2000 Nov) investigated the effects of saw palmetto on primary cultures of fibroblasts (cells that produce connective tissue), and epithelial cells from the prostate, epididymis (the tube that provides for the storage, transmission and maturation of sperm), testes, kidney, skin and breast to determine if the action of saw palmetto is selective and specific to prostate tissue. This study concluded that saw palmetto caused damage and death in prostate tissue, though there were no similar changes observed in other types of cells.
- A third study published in Prostate (1999 Sep) examined the effect of saw palmetto on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Again, the results showed there was widespread damage of intracellular membranes, including mitochondrial and nuclear membranes in both healthy and overgrown prostate tissue.
In light of this new information, it seems prudent to avoid saw palmetto. Its toxicity to healthy prostate cells is reason enough to be concerned about taking saw palmetto.
Lycopene is a Fraud
Many Prostate Formulas contain lycopene and according to Roger Mason "Lycopene is a fraud, a hoax, a deceit and deception." Nearly every single "study" that has been published on lycopene has simply been a paid advertisement in a journal funded by and paid for by Lyco-Mato in Israel. This isn't science- it is advertising. If lycopene had any value scientists around the world would be using GENERIC lycopene in double blind studies to prove its value.
Research update Feb 2011 The American Association for Cancer Research, just published the results of their latest study of lycopene and prostate cancer prevention and concluded that "Lycopene has no role in prostate cancer prevention." Click here to see the details of their study.
A few years back, there was a published article stating that blood studies of lycopene prove it is effective in treating prostate disease (Pure Appl. Chem. v. 74 in 2002). There were however, serious flaws in the methodology used. It turns out that the researchers measured plasma lycopene levels. The problem with that is that plasma does not carry lycopene. Only the blood serum absorbs the lycopene. Countless, proper serum studies of tens of thousands of men prove beyond any doubt that blood serum lycopene levels are completely unrelated to prostate health in any way, shape or form.
Ohio State University concluded in an extensive review (Pure Appl. Chem. v. 74 in 2002), "The consumption of lycopene supplements is not currently recommended for prostate cancer prevention or therapy".
The famous Hutchison Cancer Center (JNCI v. 92 in 2000) basically concluded lycopene is useless when it comes to prostate health.
Ed Giovannucci has been the biggest supporter of lycopene, but even he admits (Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. v. 218 in 1998), "However, it is premature to suggest that either tomatoes or lycopene is causally related to protection from prostate cancer or that the consumption of products rich in lycopene will have a beneficial effect for men suffering from established prostate cancer."
The Japan-Hawaii Cancer Center (Cancer Epidem. Biol. Prev. 6 in 1997) studied serum from 6,680 men and found it unrelated to prostate health.
The biggest of all studies from NIH and Johns Hopkins University (JNCI v.82 in 1990) studied the serum of 25,802 men and found no relation whatsoever with prostate health and lycopene levels.
We could go on all day with such studies to prove the lycopene is a useless promotion for profit but you get the idea by now.
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Look at any other Prostate Formula out there and ask yourself:
How much Beta Sitosterol does it contain per capsule?
What is the purity and potency of the ingredients?
How many capsules does each bottle contain?
How much Beta Sitosterol does it contain per bottle?
What is the cost per bottle?
Once you have done the math . . . you will know that there is no other product that comes close in comparison to the long term prostate support, safety and value of Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula.
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Prostate Miracle® Advanced Formula: Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container: 60
|Amount Per 2 Servings (suggested daily usage)||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||2,000 iu's||500%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)||15 mg||100%|
|Selenium (as Albion® Selenium Glycinate Complex)||70 mcg||100%|
Phytosterol Complex (from non GMO Pine)
(containing not less than 99% Phytosterols)
(containing not less than 70% Beta Sitosterol)
Other ingredients: 100% Vegetable capsule, L-Leucine
Take one capsule in the morning and one in the evening.
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.
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