This could have been done better. I mean, the placebo effect DOES work. Trouble is… (via ABCNews)
They are settling a lawsuit for $23 million. Monies to be distributed for those
stupid enough to that believe this is a preventative and cure for colds.
Now the following took 3 seconds of investigative reporting. Look at the image I snapped of their website today. It says “The famous original formula – created by a school teacher – contains 17 herbs and nutrients…”
The ingredients list:
- 8 “herbal extract proprietary blend”
- 2 “amino acids”
- 8 “other ingredients” are sorbital, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, orange flavor, mineral oil, acesulfame potasium, sucralose.
If I’ve got my math right, only one of those “other ingredients” isn’t a “nutrient”. Do you think it’s the mineral oil or the orange flavor? Yeah, right.