Has anyone heard of a product called Ambrotose?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by EllenComstock, May 14, 2003.

  1. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Everyone:

    Some of you know that I spoke about FM to a local Kiwanis Group on Tuesday night. Well, yesterday I got an e-mail from a lady who heard me speak. She told me that her daughter has a friend who had fibro, she took this product called Ambrotose and lo and behold six months later she is cured! She said the product is sold by Mannatech and it is a glyconutrient. She talked about how important nutrition is and that the body has an ability to heal itself.

    I guess I am angry because it sounds like another snake oil product and I feel like she is making it sound like FM is no big deal and is easily "cured". I am tired of helpful people who know nothing about FM and haven't lived it like we have tell us how easily it is cured. It trivializes what we are going through I feel. I really question if her daughter's friend had fibro at all. And as far as nutrition goes, I am certainly no expert, but I have been exercising faithfully for over 20 years now, have done a lot of reading on nutrition, am conscious of eating healthy (just ask my husband about all the veggies I make him eat!), plus I take vitamins which I have been doing most of my life. When I read that people with FM are often low in magnesium, I added that to what I was already taking. Plus, my FM specialist in Monroe, practices not only traditional medicine, but wholistic as well.

    But then I am thinking that maybe she is just trying to be helpful. Before I respond to her, I was curious to see if anyone here had heard of this product. It seems to me if this was such a wonderful product and the absolute "cure" for FM, we would be hearing testimonials from people here.

    Ellen Comstock
  2. nct

    nct New Member

    Ellen, I've heard of it.
    But mostly on a candida group of mine. I don't recall hearing it anywhere regarding FM.
    The woman running the candida group does take it, and is very happy with it.

    Interesting though.

    Hope someone else knows more.

    Nancy
  3. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    Mannatech is presently under indictment for making fraudulent health claims. It is an MLM pyramid scheme marketing deal.
    Save your money.
    Klutzo
  4. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Klutzo:

    Thanks for the interesting information. I will be sure to pass this along to this woman so she won't recommend it to anyone else. I'm thinking she really was trying to be helpful.

    Ellen
  5. Manwithfibro

    Manwithfibro New Member

    Save your money. I would like to beat and whip these people that take advantage of us.