DISHONEST STORE OWNERS
Big name products like Prostavar, Super Beta Prostate and Prosvent spend millions of dollars a year to advertise their prostate pills on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. All of this publicity creates demand for these products in health food stores where they are very popular. However, some health food store owners actually sell counterfeits of many of the top products.
Pictured here is a health food store on Clay St. in San Francisco. We caught the storeowner selling a counterfeit product, who was claiming to be selling original products. When we confronted her she covered her face and ran away! Of course, this store is not the only store selling counterfeit products. Many other stores and websites sell imitation or counterfeit products. The number one way to tell if you are buying a counterfeit is the price. If the price is well below what it is advertised to be, the odds are that it is a fake.
Listed below are an example of each
FRAUDULENT MAILER SCAMS
More than ever before, men over the age of 50 are being bombarded with junk mail from companies selling prostate pills. The mailers are becoming increasing more comprehensive and in many cases extremely convincing
(most however, are legitimate and also offer good value). We must state though, that there are a few companies you should avoid like a 3 legged chair.
The Common Elements of Prostate Letter Scams are:
1. The company does not have a website.
2. The company has a doctor pictured and you cannot find any information about the doctor on the Internet.
3. There is a cover letter from someone with a very common name claiming to be the president of the company, and there will be a photo of this person looking very dashing. We have found the photos are purchased from stock photo companies and the names are usually fake.
Zero Ingredient Scams
We are extremely proud to be the industry pioneers of testing products with state of the art laboratory tests. These test in an unbiased manner what is really in the product. You can really find out if what is listed on the products label is in fact what is really in the product. As a result of these tests we were shocked to discover that a large number of products, (including many national brands) were in fact basically worthless. Here is a list of the top 3 "zero ingredients" scams. If you are buying these products your wasting your money.
1. Prostate Support Formula by Real Health Labs -
The laboratory analysis for this product is here in the book for your to see and the results are shockingly poor! We tested three separate batches and all three individual results concurred that the product contained ZERO active ingredients in any of the major categories. That's ZERO. You can walk into just about any major drug store chain and find this well packaged, attractive, seemingly high quality product from this San Diego based company which boasts that it is "Doctor Developed and trusted since 1994." The box also has a logo that states "Laboratory Quality Tested" in big letters right on the front - you never really know until you test it. You can't hide in the lab. The label states that it contains "powders" and not "extracts" - and the results speak for themselves. Many men have written stating that they tried this product and were very disappointed having seen virtually zero results.
2. Antiiva -
This is a classic example of a prostate product that is completely worthless and tarnishes the reputation of the entire natural health industry. Sold only through mail-orders by the same group of “weasels” who sell Prosta-8 and Prostend (see sections below write ups). They try to trick you into believing this is a legitimate prostate product by using pseudo science, phony testimonials and a “pharmaceutical-sounding” name like Antiiva. It’s not. The lab reports expose this fraudulent product for what it is: a rip-off. If you were unfortunate enough to spend money on this "bottle of dirt" you would not have seen any results. Total scam. If you get a letter in the mail from these jokers throw it in the trash!
3. Urinozinc -
This prostate formula from the Vitanery company out of Miami, is widely distributed in most major chain store pharmacies. Their box claims it to be a "patented formula" and a silver emblem proudly blares "Formulated by Doctors." Well the doctors must have been drunk when they formulated this because the laboratory report, shows that is contains Zero Free Fatty Acids, Zero Sterols, ZERO Icariin, and ZERO Quercetin and only 1mg total Pholyphenolics. (see attached lab report). This is practically criminal! Imagine if you have been spending your money on this product thinking it is helping you and now thanks to unbiased lab reports, you can see that this product is a rip-off! Compare this score to those of Prostavar, or Prost Rx or Solaray’s prostate product and it’s comical, like comparing a bicycle to a Rolls Royce.