I started using Melaleuca's vitamins late March 2008 at the behest of family and friends. I never had any urinary problems. Three weeks ago, during a routine medical check, blood was evidenced in my urine. MRI tests revealed a stone in my right kidney. A whole series of uncomfortable etsts were conducted to check my bladder, liver, spleen, pancreas and prostate.
I believe Melaleuca caused this urinary problem although I cannot prove it as yet. I have written a letter to the comnpany's CEO Frank Vandersloot, and am yet to obtain a response from him.
Melaleuca's vitamins VITALITY TOTAL boast nine claims for one's total health. One of them, ProstAvan, claims that it is a "proprietary blend of saw palmetto, lycopene, pumpkin seed, and zinc to support prostate health and normal urinary function in men."
The scam is clear when you come across this waiver: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What the dickens then does "to support prostate health and normal urinary function in men" mean if the product is "not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease????
A class action suit against Melaleuca will be in the best interests of public policy. Companies like these could very well be funded by big-pharma to make sure healthy people become sick so that more prescriptions could be written out for millions waiting to be cajoled into their slaughterhouse of profit.
WILL ANYBODY OUT THERE RID THIS COUNTRY OF SUCH CROOKED COMMERCIAL PRACTICES???
Maple Valley, Washington