What is Noni Juice? Could it be snake oil?
It must have been a sight in the olden days when an angry mob would tar and feather a snake oil salesman. Why would a group of people get that upset? What was the snake oil salesman’s crime?
From all accounts, these guys would gather an innocent group of unsuspecting folks and con them into believing his bottles of useless sugar water were some kind of miracle cure. He’d charge an arm and a leg for his cheap “magic” potion and then try to high tail it out of town –before the mob started heating up the tar.
The interesting thing about this is that the snake oil salesman is still alive and doing quite well today. And people are still getting conned into buying his “magic” bottles of sugar water. It’s sad but true.
But what does all this have to do with Noni Juice? Everything!
For example, Noni contains a so-called “miracle” ingredient named proxeronine which is supposed to be a precursor to xeronine. Now, have you ever heard of anyone dying from a deficiency of either proxeronine or xeronine? No, you haven’t? Have you ever seen either of these two elements on the RDA list? No? Well, have you ever seen any valid peer review research that proves anything whatsoever about these two ingredients? Of course not! And, more than likely, you never will.
There’s absolutely NO real science, NO real research and NO real proof – NOTHING – behind the Noni salesman’s hype that his bottles of sugary juice cures arthritis, ulcers, sprains, depression, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps and on and on and on. Well, you may ask, have these con artists ever been tarred and feathered? Yes, as a matter of fact, they have. Only it was a modern version of “tar and feathers.”
The Morinda company, who first hyped Noni Juice, has been busy settling legal actions taken against them by the Attorney Generals of California, Arizona, New Jersey and Texas. The charges? Making unsubstantiated claims about Noni Juice. Sounds like snake oil salesmen to me.
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