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Claim number: 64
Claimant: Omega 48
Claim date: March 21, 2012
Brand name: Omega Herbal48
Forum in which the claim was made: Website
Claim methodology: Herbal remedies
Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Once off
Actual claim: Treats Almost anything; (including Cancers; Diabetes; HIV & AIDS)
Plausibility of this claim: Untested and implausible
The product is claimed to be designed "for the purposes of eliminating bacterial and parasitic born diseases" and "serves as a powerful antiseptic, bacteria killer and virucide"
The product claims to be based on Nano-technology - they offer no evidence of this other than a certificate which indicates some of the particles of the product may be smaller than 100 nanometers. This is not nano-technology - a typical glass of water contains many particles far smaller.
It claims to turn unhealthy blood-cells into healthy ones ("turns unhealthy red blood cells (misshaped cells, contains bacteria, high cholesterol, low oxygen, etc.) into healthy red blood cells". Blood cells cannot contain bacteria or cholesterol.
The website makes some outrageous claims in regard of ARVs - effectively claiming to work better if you stop taking them: "Yes it can be used alongside ARV’s but trials have shown the CD4 count does not rise as much as it does in those who are not taking them. HIV/Aids sufferers who are not using ARV’s experience a dramatic increase in their CD4 count". The testimonials on the website also make unsupportable claims about the products effectiveness in treating HIV and AIDs.
THe claims that this prodcut acts as a 'blood-cleanser' are unscientific and hugely improbable.