A database that tracks dubious medical claims.


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Click on the claimant name in the second column to see all the claims made by this claimant in the Quackbase database.

Claim # Claimant Claim date Forum ↓ Type Condition Plausibility Responses Description
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
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
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
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
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
35 Solal Technologies (ACES Plus) April 10, 2011 Advert in Cape Times Cures Hangovers Untested 0
Solal ran an advert in the Cape Times claiming that their products are a quick fix for hangovers Read more
61 Solal Technologies (Solal Stress Damage Control) Feb. 14, 2012 Advert in Cape Times Protects Heart Disease Tests are disputed or inconclusive 1
The advert suggests the product protects the heart and brain from stress damage 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
11 Zeblon Gwala (Ubhejane) Dec. 6, 2007 Advert in Ilanga Newspaper Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 3
Zeblon Gwala advertised Ubhejane as an AIDS cure Read more
73 Nativa (RadiCAL) June 1, 2012 Advert in Juice (Mango Airlines magazine) Boosts Immune system Untested 0
Nativa claims that their product, RadiCAL, is good for bones, boosts the immune system, counters opportunistic infections and gives additional energy Read more
5 Rath Health Foundation Nov. 30, 2004 Advert in Mail & Guardian Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 1
Matthias Rath and Anthony Brink placed adverts in the Mail & Guardian and several other newspapers in which they claimed that vitamins reverse the course of AIDS and that antiretrovirals ... 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
68 Health Matters (Immune Restore Optimal Health Supplements) Dec. 9, 2011 Advert in Mail & Guardian Reduces HIV Viral Load Untested and implausible 1
The advert claims to reduce Viral load, restore optimal health, improve CD4 Count 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
12 Prof. Billy's AIDS Clinic June 6, 2008 Advert in Roodepoort Record Cures AIDS Untested and implausible 2
Prof. Billy placed an advert in the paper, stating inter alia: “Stop Suffering in Silence. There is now a cure for Aids! Call Prof Billy Kariaga Ph.D or call Sister ... Read more
7 Gogo's Traditional Medicines (GTM) (Bantam Tonic and Pisces Tonic) June 6, 2008 Advert in Sowetan Newspaper Treats AIDS Untested and implausible 2
The advertisement posted by Gogo's Traditional Medicines (GTM) was for two products: Bantam Tonic, which GTM claims increases CD4 count, and Pisces Tonic, which is said to guard against opportunistic ... 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
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

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