A database that tracks dubious medical claims.


Click on the number in the first column to go to the claim, where you can read full details about it.

Click on the claimant name in the second column to see all the claims made by this claimant in the Quackbase database.

Claim # Claimant ↑ Claim date Forum Type Condition Plausibility Responses Description
11 Zeblon Gwala (Ubhejane) Dec. 6, 2007 Advert in Ilanga Newspaper Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 3
Zeblon Gwala advertised Ubhejane as an AIDS cure Read more
19 Westco International (#119) Feb. 16, 2011 E-mail and Google Advertisements Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 0
The e-mail and google advertisements posted by Luis Reichman advertise a product called #119 as a cure for AIDS. The advertisements and e-mails state, inter alia: "The 119 does encapsulate ... Read more
29 Vulcan Silver March 3, 2011 Website Treats Infection Untested and implausible 0
72 Topline Innovations (Rayma Bracelet) May 14, 2012 Website Alleviates Pain Untested and implausible 1
This company claims its bracelet offers relief from pain, arthritis and other ailments. Read more
46 Tibb Herbals (Septoguard) July 4, 2011 Advert on Highveld Stereo Boosts Immune system Untested 0
57 The Greenhouse Sept. 15, 2011 Website Identifies and treats obstacles to cure chronic illess Untested and implausible 0
www.greenhousehealth.com makes a range of outlandish claims about alternative medicine as a treatment for chronic illness Read more
37 The Global Natural Healthcare Trust May 2, 2011 Website Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 0
This UK funded charity runs a clinic in Orange Farm near Johannesburg in which they treat people with HIV using herbal remedies. Read more
22 T4 Pro Balance Feb. 23, 2011 Website Increases Strength Untested and implausible 0
See the entry for a similar claim by Quantum-Leap: http://www.quackdown.info/quackdown/claims/23/ Read more
59 Synagogue Church of All Nations (anointing water) Oct. 20, 2011 YouTube video Cures back pain, leg pain and high blood pressure Untested and implausible 0
SCOAN international claims to 'pray away HIV'. A branch opperates in Cape Town claiming to heal chronic pain with annointing water. Read more
8 Solid Rock Church April 28, 2010 Advert in Northcliffe/Melville Times Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 2
The Newspaper Advert posted by Solid Rock Church stated, inter alia: “Bring the blind, the lame, Aids and cancer victims 43 Crutches! 25 Walking sticks! 2 White canes from blind ... Read more
1 Solal Technologies Oct. 1, 2010 Flyer Prevents Aging Untested and implausible 3
Solal claims to be an "anti-aging specialist". This is one of their most strident claims. Read more
2 Solal Technologies (Solal Health Shake) Oct. 1, 2009 Advert in Beeld Newspaper Improves Nutrition Untested and implausible 2
Solal placed a health shake advertisement in Beeld. Read more
25 Solal Technologies May 1, 2010 Advert in Fairlady Magazine Delays macular degeneration Untested and implausible 4
Solal claims in an advert in Fair Lady that their product delays macular degeneration. Their advert was also misleading about the causes of this condition. Read more
26 Solal Technologies Feb. 1, 2011 Flyer Alleviates Vitamin Deficiency Tests are disputed or inconclusive 2
This Solal flyer claimed that more than 80% of South Africans tested are deficient in vitamin D3, which is essential for heart health. Read more
31 Solal Technologies (Naturally Sweet) Dec. 1, 2009 Advert in The Star Sugar has harmful effects Hyperbole 8
A Solal advert in the Star claims that too much sugar or artificial sweetners can cause cancer. This sets off a protracted battle at ASASA with the Sugar Association. Read more
32 Solal Technologies Aug. 26, 2010 Advert in The Star Vitamin D functions as a vaccine Untested and implausible 3
Solal placed an advert in The Star claiming that Vitamin D is as effective as a vaccine. Read more
33 Solal Technologies (Krill Oil) Sept. 5, 2009 Advert in Beeld Newspaper Improves Nutrition Untested 2
Solal ran an advert titled "Why Solal Technologies believes that omega 3s from krill oil are better than fish oil." Read more
35 Solal Technologies (ACES Plus) April 10, 2011 Advert in Cape Times Cures Hangovers Untested 0
Solal ran an advert in the Cape Times claiming that their products are a quick fix for hangovers Read more
43 Solal Technologies (Craving Control) June 15, 2011 Advert in Beeld Newspaper Helps Stop Smoking Untested and implausible 0
This advert claims that several products can prevent heart disease or help you give up smoking and reduce the risk of a heart attack. Read more
45 Solal Technologies Oct. 1, 2010 Advert in Business Day Prevents Heart Disease Untested 1
Solal claims Omega 3 deficiency can increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, diabetes and depression and that most people are deficient in Omega 3. Read more

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