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Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 3

This is a followup to my first and second posts: Nonyx Nail Gel and Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 2. It’s gotten so many comments that it’s hard to sort through these older posts.

Please make followup comments here.

And don’t forget to read the original post and other related posts including Fungal Nail Infection Treatment and Zetaclear.

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

Fungisil is a Scam

Just do 5 minutes of googling and you’ll realize that Fungisil is a scam. It’s almost definitely made by the same people that make Zetaclear.

Why do I say it’s a scam?

  • The ingredient list has nothing but common, inexpensive ingredients like undecylenic acid (a good topical antifungal. Buy a lifetime supply for $20 at a health food store)
  • Crazy expensive, $40 for 0.5 oz. And that is a 2-4 week supply. You’ll need to treat for 3-6 months
  • Online marketing. Googling for “fungisil” finds loads of fantastic, glowing reviews that were obviously written by poor marketers and not users.
  • Lots of online marketing comparing Fungisil to Zetaclear. And no reviews of Fungisil to other antifungal topicals.

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 2

This is a followup to my first post: Nonyx Nail Gel. It’s gotten so many comments that it’s hard to sort through them.

Please make followup comments here.

And don’t forget to read the original post and other related posts including Fungal Nail Infection Treatment and Zetaclear.

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

Fungal Nail Infection Treatment

This feels a little like an “overshare” but hey… I’ve been documenting the treatments I’ve received for my fingernail and toenail fungal infection. Phew, I’ve tried a lot of drugs over the years for this stuff. In high school I had it on my right index finger, then it moved to other fingers, then disappeared from my fingers and on to my toes. After 20 years of treatment (yow) my right big toe is still “yucky”.

Two other blog posts about this:
NonyX Nail Gel – with a hundred great comments
Zetaclear – don’t buy Zetaclear. Here’s why

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Zetaclear

Zetaclear is a scam.

To start with, just look at the ingredients in ZetaClear Clear Nails Solution  as mentioned on their website (in order of prevelance).

Undecylenic Acid – Moderately effective. Available from your local Walgreens for $12 per ounce or so. It’s generally available in 10% or 25% strength. I wonder what % is in Zetaclear because they don’t say.zeta-clear_label

Tea Tree Oil – It’s a pretty good natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It might help with your nail fungus but it costs $10 for 4 oz at your local Walgreens

Clove Oil – smells nice. Kills fungus? Not so much.

Almond Oil – nice oil for back rubs…

Jojoba Oil – wha?

Vitamin E Oil – Good for lots of things. But not for fungus.

Lemongrass Oil – Smells nice on Thai food. Not so much help with fungus.

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Zetaclear Nail Fungus Relief Homeopathic Spray
Ok, then they have this ZetaClear Oral Homeopathic Spray. This is… Need I remind you that homeopathy is quackery? I’m not talking about herbal medicine here but homeopathy. If you still want to buy ZetaClear Homeopathic Spray… man, I’m not stopping you!

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Ingredients in Zetaclear Nail Fungus Relief Homeopathic Spray from their web site

Antimonium Curdum 200C

Arsenicum Album 200C

Mancinella 30C

Nitricum Acidum 30C

Sulphur 12X

Thuja Occidentalis 200C (Arbor Vitæ)

Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol 20% v/v, Purified water.

Just a homeopathic reminder, this product is 20% alcohol and 79.999999999999% water (yes, that many 9’s). All the rest is potent medicine! ;-)

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10-10-11 Update: They used to have a terrible bad return policy. I see today that they have changed it to be reasonable. I have struck out my previous comments (below) about their return policy.

Here is the core of their new return policy from their site

  • You should return the item to us within 90 days of your purchase date.
  • We do not accept items back that have been opened or used. Opened Items are Non Refundable.
  • Shipping and Handling Fees are Non Refundable.

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Here is their previous return policy:
Return Policy

Take a look and see that the company’s return policy charges $10 per bottle restocking fee and doesn’t include return shipping. The stuff doesn’t cost $10/bottle to make! So, when it turns out that it doesn’t work, even AFTER you return it and gotten your partial refund, they will have made money on the deal.

Here is the full text of their TERRIBLE return policy:

7. 90 Day Return Policy:

We take great pride in the superior quality of our products and want you to be pleased with your purchase. We believe in offering the very best value, quality and selection to our customers. You may return any unused and unopened item purchased from us for any reason within Ninety (90) days of your purchase. If you purchased your merchandise through a “Buy Three, Get Three Free” or similar offer, all items must be returned in order to receive a refund. If you return a partial amount of merchandise, you will forfeit the free product and receive a refund on the discount price per item based on the total purchase.

Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal. You may return any item shipped by HealthBuy.com or GSCM fulfillment, keeping the following in mind:

* You should return the item to us within 90 days of your purchase date.

* There is a $10.00 restocking fee for each unopened item ($5 if item was less than $20).

* We do not accept items back that have been opened or used. Opened Items are Non Refundable.

* Shipping and Handling Fees are Non Refundable.

Example: If you purchase 1 bottle for the price of $39.95, and returned one unused, or unopened, bottle you would receive a refund (less the restocking fee of $10) for a net refund of $29.95.

To request a refund you must obtain an RMA (Return Authorization). Requests must be made online and submitted with your order information and explanation of the why you wish to return the product. You will recieve your RMA via email once our customer service department has identified your eligibility for a return under our policy. Please do not call for an RMA. If you return your product without a RMA number you will not be refunded. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable. For returns via mail, you must carefully package the product, you are responsible for the cost of return shipping, and we must physically receive the return within the 90 day period. Health Buy reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject any return that does not comply with these requirements. Once your return has been received, a refund check will be issued within 30 days and an e-mail confirmation will be sent.

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There are many discussions about nail fungus going on on my blog. Search my blog for the word “fungus” for more.

NonyX Nail Gel

I was in a Walgreens today in the footcare aisle. I’ve had yucky toes from a nail fungus for a long while so I was checking out the latest products to rid myself of the yuck. I found NonyX Nail Gel. It claims to get rid of built-up nail keratin, which has been a yucky side effect of the yucky fungus. I was interested.

I noticed that NonyX was by far the most expensive product on the shelf at $25. “Hmm, “I thought,” it must be powerful stuff if it costs that much.” I almost walked out with a bottle. But since I’m such a comparison shopper, I decided to do a little homework first…

Ingredients: Water, ethanoic acid, xanthan gum, fragrance.

Hmm.. What is “ethanoic acid”? A google search says it’s just another name for acetic acid… the main active ingredient in vinegar!

They are selling 4 oz bottles of vinegar for $25. What a country!

I’ve started my toes on $2/gallon vinegar treatments. I’ll tell you in a month how it went.

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Update 9-5-12:
Over the years the posts and discussion on my site have grown. Here is a large sampling:

      1. Nonyx Nail Gel
      2. Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 2
      3. Nonyx Nail Gel: Part 3
      4. Fungal Nail Infection Treatment
      5. Zetaclear
      6. Fungavir
      7. Fungavir Review: Meh
      8. Fungisil is a Scam
      9. Funginix is a scam
      10. Search my blog for the word “fungus”