Vitamin O

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by srollins, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. srollins

    srollins New Member

    I would like to hear from anyone that knows anything about this vitamin. I only just heard today that there was such a vitamin.So anything at all would be appreciated.

    Thanks,Shirley
    [This Message was Edited on 04/11/2003]
  2. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    Vitamin O is designed to be an additional source of Stablized Oxygen molecules.


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    Vitamin O
    2001347

    name C. Dale R.
    status other
    age 50s

    Question -
    I am having people ask me about vitamin O. Apparently it is created in a
    solution of electrolytes of oxygen buffered and stabilized to naturally
    occurring salts. When the oxygen is stabilized it then becomes nascent.

    Do you have any information on this? More specifically how this is
    accomplished?
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    It is a crock. It's a marketing ploy to exploit the enormous and unregulated
    dietary supplements market. I have taken some criticism from marketers of
    this snake oil before, but so far I have not seen even the slightest whisper
    of evidence that "Vitamin O" has any benefit. So forget about it.

    Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
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    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2000 -- Two Washington-based companies and the individual who controls them have agreed to pay $375,000 in redress to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false and unsubstantiated health claims in their advertising for a purported nutritional supplement called "Vitamin O."

    The defendants' ads claimed that "Vitamin O" could treat or prevent serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and lung disease by enriching the bloodstream with supplemental oxygen. The defendants ran full-page ads in national newspapers including USA Today.

    As part of the settlement, the defendants are prohibited from representing that "Vitamin O" or any food, drug or dietary supplement they market is effective against any life-threatening disease, or has any other health benefits, unless they possess competent and reliable scientific evidence to support the representation.

    In March 1999, the FTC filed a complaint in federal district court naming Rose Creek Health Products, Inc., The Staff of Life, Inc., and Donald L. Smyth, president and sole shareholder of both corporations. The complaint alleged that the defendants falsely claimed that "Vitamin O" taken orally allows oxygen molecules to be absorbed through the gastrointestinal system, that "Vitamin O" prevents or treats life-threatening diseases and other ailments, and that these results are established by medical and scientific research.

    The proposed settlement would prohibit the defendants from making unsupported representations that:


    "Vitamin O" or any substantially similar product prevents or is an effective treatment for life-threatening diseases, including but not limited to, cancer, cardiovascular disease and pulmonary disease; or

    the effectiveness of "Vitamin O" is established by medical or scientific research or studies.
    The settlement also would prohibit the defendants from making any unsupported representation about the health benefits, performance, efficacy or safety of any other food, drug, or dietary supplement. The settlement would further prohibit the defendants from representing that any academic, scientific, or government organization, or any individual with medical or scientific training, uses, is affiliated with, or otherwise endorses or supports, the defendants' products unless the representation is true.

    In addition, the proposed settlement would prohibit the defendants from deceptively representing that any user testimonial or endorsement of a product represents the typical or ordinary experience of members of the public who use the product.

    The settlement would further prohibit the defendants from giving their distributors any promotional or marketing materials prohibited by the order and from permitting their distributors to make any representations prohibited by the order. The defendants are required to notify each of their current and future distributors about the proposed order.

    The defendants would be required to pay $375,000 for consumer redress within ten days of the date the consent decree is signed by the judge.

  3. srollins

    srollins New Member

    THAT WAS FAST!!!!
    Thank you so much for replying so fast.I am so impressed.
    Thats exactly the kind of information I was looking for.
    Thanks again,