- First and foremost I think you trivialize those with disabilities (and those with the prospect of disability) when you make a comment suggesting taking this pill could magically remove disability. The best and brightest are working hard to mitigate and reverse the nasty and disabling side effects of MS and to suggest one little pill can do all the scientists couldn’t is ridiculous. Maybe you should also take a look into Alex Chiu’s Eternal Life Rings for your niece since I am sure those reverse disability too!
- I’m not going to get into the science of the glyconutrients but there are a lot of red flags about this drug namely is that this one drug all by itself will basically fix all of your problems. If this doesn’t throw up a red flag to you I don’t know what does. To go along with that there are no magic cures for MS – or any other disease for that matter – everything comes at a cost.
- Another red flag is that these saccharides (carbohydrates/sugers) are only available from Mannatech and all the research and other sites seem to always come back to them or one of their salespeople.
- You start the next section with ” I read your post about Mr. Brown and his efforts to educate you about glyconutrients.” This was an unsolicited commercial email. I think it is very clear that Mr. Brown was interested in Pimpin’ his product and any other motive was secondary. This drug seems to frequently say it helps bolster the immune system. This is something I certainly don’t need any assistance with since my body seems to be doing a pretty good job on its own eating up my Myelin. You are really coming off a a shill for the Mannatech company as Kurt suggested – maybe a little Astroturfing for them.
- What the heck does this mean and how does it qualify you as an expert to recommend a product: “I’ve read the research, understand about the cellular communication and auto-immune diseases”
- “I have learned that since 1996 students who are in medical school are learning about the eight essential saccharides from Harper’s Biochemistry.” I have no doubt that they are learning about carbohydrates – I haven’t looked in Harper’s to see what they say on those compounds – have you?
- You said “Your family needs a healthy husband and father who can participate in their lives to the fullest.” Other than being emotive crap I find this exceptionally offensive as should anyone who is in any way disabled. While a disability would certainly alter how I do things it would not make me less involved with my family or less of father or husband.
- You said “I hope you still have Mr. Brown’s contact info. Just because he is in the health business doesn’t mean that he is not a sincere, caring person who wants to help others. Your doctor makes a living from your visits and so do the drug companies. (They are the ones that I don’t trust.)” And Mr. Brown apparently makes a living from selling these products – by your logic shouldn’t I distrust him too?
- All other issues aside the choice of their company name of Mannatech irritates the crap out of me. I find Ambrotose (ambrosia?) another play on food from above.
Personally you’ll see me sending my money to Alex Chiu before I’ll be sending any money to Mannatech. Of course there is always that snowball’s chance in hell that they are on to something but I won’t hold my breath.