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TSscootersRcool
post Sep 11 2019, 01:19 PM, updated 7d ago

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Supplements in question: http://www.max.com/maxone/full/us/en

I've no experience with supplements.

My mother recently developed progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and has been taking the pills in the link above.

They cost a pretty penny (MYR 700 for 3 bottles) and she pays it. The person who first sold it to her (and one other close family friend) is another friend they met through their religious meetings (Church).

I recently found out about this and looked into it, but could not find info, but that may be due to my inexperience with these things, so have decided to ask around for various things.

Turns out this supplement has... different effects to different people? My mother with PSP said it cures her leg aches/pains... if she takes 6 pills at once every morning. (prescription says to take 2 a day, morning and afternoon)

For the family friend mentioned... it reduces strain on her knees and gives her more energy.

Also found out, from the family friend, who still believes it works and has seen info on it but cannot quote me the source off the top of her head, that their mutual church friend who sold/recommended it to them is also a member of the company producing/selling these pills...

These all add up to quite a lot of red flags for me, any thoughts?
Pikichu
post Sep 11 2019, 05:16 PM

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From the website, it does not list the ingredient of MaxOne.
I have no personal experience using MaxOne and have not heard of it or
the RiboCeine and Glutathione from people in the know.

If Glutathione is really as it claims on website than many cases of alzheimer's would have a cure?

Not all alzheimer's are actually alzheimer's just that they symptoms are similar.
Also lots of young people are exhibiting such symptoms.

Correct me if needed, US FDA does not regulate supplements.
Meaning the bottle consumers buy, there is no guarantee of content, purity, etc.
Research have found that some supplement content can vary from label.

Another thought is that did your mother deal with the cause of her condition?

Third thought is your mother buying from her contact or online or direct?
Surely if someone profiting would claim that their product is best.
Have you not read NYtimes coverage of Nutrition Society of MY ?
...recommending breakfast with 25% sugar content to kids.

So what you have posted here, information is insufficient.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditi...es/syc-20355659

What do you want to accomplish?
If not working for your mother, then end the spending.
TSscootersRcool
post Sep 11 2019, 06:53 PM

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QUOTE(Pikichu @ Sep 11 2019, 05:16 PM)
From the website, it does not list the ingredient of MaxOne.
I have no personal experience using MaxOne and have not heard of it or
the RiboCeine and Glutathione from people in the know.

If Glutathione is really as it claims on website than many cases of alzheimer's would have a cure?

Not all alzheimer's are actually alzheimer's just that they symptoms are similar.
Also lots of young people are exhibiting such symptoms.

Correct me if needed, US FDA does not regulate supplements.
Meaning the bottle consumers buy, there is no guarantee of content, purity, etc.
Research have found that some supplement content can vary from label.

Another thought is that did your mother deal with the cause of her condition?

Third thought is your mother buying from her contact or online or direct?
Surely if someone profiting would claim that their product is best.
Have you not read NYtimes coverage of Nutrition Society of MY ?
...recommending breakfast with 25% sugar content to kids.

So what you have posted here, information is insufficient.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditi...es/syc-20355659

What do you want to accomplish?
If not working for your mother, then end the spending.
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Thanks. I have done more research since posting this and discovered that the parent company has been claimed by others as a MLM.
I've taken the subscription out and she is buying through her contact, from what I understand.

Her condition is not curable by any means. In simple terms, it's essentially Parkinson's, just worse.
(it's how we describe it as the doctor did for us)

It is looking like this is all in fact a scam, though the seller (our dear family friend) has claimed she makes *no* extra money from this, adamantly so.
I will not be pursuing any legal action, but I would urge others to look into MLM if they end up in a similar situation as we did.
Pikichu
post Sep 11 2019, 08:43 PM

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QUOTE(scootersRcool @ Sep 11 2019, 06:53 PM)
Thanks. I have done more research since posting this and discovered that the parent company has been claimed by others as a MLM.
I've taken the subscription out and she is buying through her contact, from what I understand.

Her condition is not curable by any means. In simple terms, it's essentially Parkinson's, just worse.
(it's how we describe it as  the doctor did for us)

It is looking like this is all in fact a scam, though the seller (our dear family friend) has claimed she makes *no* extra money from this, adamantly so.
I will not be pursuing any legal action, but I would urge others to look into MLM if they end up in a similar situation as we did.
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Glad you saw through the situation.
Make your mother comfortable.

I am not experience in Chinese medicine, maybe you can consult sinseh if accupuncture can promote blood flow and ease her discomfort?
Otherwise, just drive her to the park.

 

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