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Friday, September 16, 2016

Dr. Keith Ablow is selling what now?

I was reading about Dr Keith Ablow in a Fox News column about his views that Hillary Clinton is a shameless liar.

I then recalled I saw him selling diet pills on TV commercials. I thought I would use the internets to take a look at what it is and if it's legitimate, or snake oil.
I went to the website for the product called Golo, and wow is it ever expensive. $40 for a 30 day supply.

So what's in this magic diet pill anyway? Once again I used my Google Fu to find a website. They call the diet pill Golo. Golo's website makes you watch a convoluted movie in order to find out what's in it, and it doesn't answer in plain English. I found a website called . It told me that the diet pill has the following:
— Magnesium: 60 mg
— Zinc: 5 mg
— Magnesium: (as magnesium oxide) 30 mg
— Zinc: (as zinc oxide) 5 mg
— Chromium: (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) 70 mcg
— Proprietary Blend 405mg: Banaba Leaf Extract, Inositol, Rhodiola Root Extract, Barberry Bark Extract, Gardenia Fruit Extract, Salacia Bark Extract, Apple Fruit Extract.

I did some further analysis on each of the ingredients and found only one that really has any seeming ability to fight off the dreaded insulin resistance that he talks about.

The ingredient is Salacia Bark Extract. According to Web MD and other websites, it has been used for centuries for people with diabetes. It naturally lowers your sugar levels, but should it be used by the average overweight person without a prescription?

I'm no doctor, so don't take my word for it, but if someone who is overweight and has type 2 diabetes and they take this pill without realizing their blood sugar levels, I can only imagine the horrors of what might happen. I lost a friend to type 1 diabetes when he couldn't reach his medicine in time in the middle of the night. He was found just a foot or so from his pill bottle, and with no strength to open it, he died alone at age 30.
I wouldn't want that to happen to anyone else (except maybe Putin or Assad).
The other odd thing about Salacia is that it only costs a few bucks a month. The other ingredients don't seem to do anything for weight loss, but might make a decent vitamin supplement that you may already be getting.
This Doctor is trying to sway our presidential election by calling Clinton a shameless liar while he bloats the price of a well known cheap supplement and calls it a "diet pill".
Who's the shameless liar now?