A database that tracks dubious medical claims.


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Claim # Claimant Claim date ↑ Forum Type Condition Plausibility Responses Description
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
21 BioLife Feb. 22, 2011 Advert in Cape Times Boosts Immune system Tests showed no significant effect 0
The advert placed in a supplement section of the Cape Times on health claimed that BioLife's multivitamins will "certainly boost your immune system and in so doing, reduce incidence of ... Read more
23 Quantum-Leap Feb. 22, 2011 Website Increases Power Untested and implausible 0
Several companies sell bracelets with holograms on them, claiming that they increase strength, balance, energy, fitness, relieve pain and alleviate a myriad illnesses. They offer no evidence that their products ... 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
15 Homeopathy for Health in Africa Feb. 11, 2011 Website Treats AIDS Tests are disputed or inconclusive 0
The website states, inter alia: “Homoeopathy works by stimulating and enhancing the immune system and therefore it is precisely in this disease(AIDS) that homoeopathy can be most effective”. It also ... 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
30 Apostle Shada Mishe (AMBUSH) Feb. 1, 2011 Website Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 0
The advertisements claim that the product AMBUSH cures AIDS. View the YoutTube advertisement at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V53D1w_Po Read more
3 Christ Embassy Jan. 23, 2011 Television programme Cures Breast Cancer Untested and implausible 2
Pastor Chris, the leader of this cult church, claims to cure a woman with breast cancer in front of a large crowd. Read more
28 HIVEX Jan. 19, 2011 Times Live Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 0
24 Pharma Natura PTY (Ltd) (Jungle Vites) Jan. 17, 2011 Radio commercial Improves Mood disorders Tests showed no significant effect 2
The commercial for 'Jungle Vites' states, inter alia, 'Mums it's back to school time and with Jungle Vites focussed kids you have one less then to worry about'. The advertisement ... Read more
4 HIVEX Dec. 14, 2010 Website and Timeslive article Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 4
13 SA Natural Products Pty (Ltd) (A Vogel Neuroforce) Dec. 1, 2010 Advert in Weekend Argus Treats Mood disorders Untested 2
A very important decision of the ASA regarding what degree of expertise will be considered as sufficient. Read more
58 Solal Technologies (Omega 3 & 6) Oct. 4, 2010 Advert in Business Day Increases risk of heart attack, diabetes, depression and arthritis Omega deficiency Untested and implausible 2
Solal Technologies made unsubstantiated claims that omega deficiency increases the risk of numerous diseases 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
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
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
10 Carpe Diem Enterprises (Tara Klamp) June 20, 2010 Website Safe Circumcision Tests showed this is unsafe 1
Carpe Diem Enterprises has been distributing an unsafe circumcision device called the Tara KLamp. Note claim date is simply a date we checked their website. The claim was first made ... Read more
14 SA Natural Products Pty (Ltd) (Multiforce Alkaline Powder) May 1, 2010 Advert in the Sunday Times Reduces Acidity Untested 2
The complainant submitted that although it is a fact that alkaline will reduce acidity, there is no proof that "Multiforce Alkaline Powder" can reduce acidity in the human body. The ... 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
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