A database that tracks dubious medical claims.


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Claim # Claimant Claim date Forum Type Condition ↑ Plausibility Responses Description
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
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
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
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
41 Clicks (Apple Cider) May 30, 2011 Clicks marketing Supports Weight Loss Implausible 0
Clicks Pharmacy markets Apple Cider as a supplement to supports weight loss Read more
39 Dr Boxall's May 10, 2011 Flyer Reduces Weight Tests are disputed or inconclusive 0
Dr Boxall's claims that Hoodia Gordonii reduces weight and obesity Read more
67 Health Matters (Fat Burn) Dec. 9, 2011 Advert in Mail & Guardian Reduces Weight Untested and implausible 1
The advert claims to the product is a 4-in-1 weight loss solution 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
70 Pharma Natura PTY (Ltd) (Vitaforce Lifestages) Feb. 1, 2012 Website Promotes Vitality Untested and implausible 1
The Web advert makes a number of unsupportable claims about the vitamin products 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
56 Rory Jean Jacques Sept. 12, 2011 Groupon Advert Analyses None Untested and implausible 0
Rory Jean-Jacques offers blood anayses to diagnose a range of illness Read more
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
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

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