The Myths Of Vitamin O
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The Myths Of Vitamin O

Many people have praised the healing power of vitamin O but the government has declared it not to be a true vitamin and warned against false statements of its healing powerr. Is vitamin O a great healing drug or a con from the manufacturers?

There have been a lot of reports lately about the great benefits of Vitamin O. Some companies have stated that their products contain vitamin O which will help rejuvenate your body. But since vitamin O is not a scientifically recognized vitamin, then how can the statements about its benefits be true?

Vitamin O is not a vitamin but actually just a supplement. It was first sold in 1998 with claims that it would give the user an increase in blood oxygen levels. It was thought that increased levels of oxygen in the blood would help to prevent diseases. Makers of the product claimed that in test studies, subjects reported more youthfulness, greater mobility, and a significant increase in mental clarity.

The Federal Trade Commission cited Rose Creek Health Products in 1999 for false health claims about the product. The company paid $375,000 in response to the citation and promised cease from making future unsubstantiated health claims. The product continues to be sold as an oxygen supplement. A lot of people swear that the benefits from vitamin O are amazing but experts are highly skeptical. There is no scientific evidence to back up the claims of its effectiveness.

Vitamin O has been described as a combination of deionized water and sodium chloride. One supplier claims that magnesium peroxide is the active ingredient. One company adds germanium to the formula. The US Federal Trade Commission has gone on record stating that Vitamin O is nothing more than saltwater and does not have the ability to diseases or physical ailments. They have ruled that it is not an approved medicine for any ailment or life threatening disease.

The proponents of Vitamin O use it for a wide variety of treatments. It has been used for:

• Increasing energy

• Fighting depression

• Arthritis

• Yeast infections

• Asthma

• Sinus infection

• Diabetes

• Improving the immune system

• Loss of appetite

• Lack of sexual desire

• Chronic fatigue

• Headaches

• Bronchial ailments

• Rashes

• Menopause

• Poor digestion

Supporters of Vitamin O have also stated that even though it is not a true vitamin, it has the benefits of them. It helps the body ingest oxygen and increase it in the blood, which helps decrease carbon dioxide waste. This process is supposed to give a person more energy and an upbeat youthful feeling. People have also claimed that it helps prevent the onset of cancer and other serious diseases.

The FTC has issued stern warnings and even levied fines against companies who promote the miracle healing powers of Vitamin O. Although the supplement has not been banned, people are warned not to use it in the place of actual prescription medicine. Taking vitamin O may be a helpful supplement for some problems, but it is not a miracle drug for all diseases.


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