CAUTION: Beware of Low Quality, FAKE Sea Buckthorn Omega 7 Supplements!
FAKE INGREDIENTS & FAKE CLAIMS?
We’ve said it many times before… not all sea buckthorn is created equal.
Well, now we have the analysis to prove it.
More on that in just a second… but beware, you might not like what you’re about to read.
You’ve probably shopped around online and have come across different brands selling sea buckthorn omega 7 supplements.
But did you know, one of the bestselling “omega 7 supplements” on Amazon claiming 900 mg (90%) omega 7 per serving, contained less than 2% omega 7.
You read that right, LESS THAN 2%!
Well it’s time we set the record straight. We’ll be stepping on some toes, and that’s okay…
This bottle might look familiar?
This “omega 7” supplement is claiming to contain sea buckthorn oils, but upon our purchasing, we found these capsules to be filled with nothing but POWDER!
No wonder it sells for a fraction of the cost of SIBU Omega 7 Support.
Just a month ago, this “900mg omega 7” supplement was the #1 seller on Amazon, which has now disappeared from all product listings.
If a product is doing great, why pull it off Amazon?
Here are a few more of the "top selling" sea buckthorn oils we put to the test, and the results were shocking, to say the least.
HOW REPUTABLE IS THE COMPANY?
Keep reading, here's where it gets scary...
Dr. Marilyn Glenville (https://www.marilynglenville.com) in her article Beware Of Fake Health Supplements On Amazon! states an alarming fact about these low quality, fake supplement sellers:
In other words, when a fake supplement fails, the seller simply opens a new account, creates a new label, and they’re back in business selling the same sham of a product they were selling before to unsuspecting consumers.
So did this bestselling “900 mg omega 7” brand disappear and simply pop-up under a new company name to avoid scrutiny and legal action?
What we do know is that whatever is in their capsules is NOT sea buckthorn oil, as they claimed on their Amazon listing.
And their 900mg omega 7 per serving claim? Completely false.
How do we know? We tested some of the best-selling omega 7 supplements being sold on Amazon and here is what we found…
The closest competitor measured up at only 24% omega 7.
Not bad, but SIBU T7 Turkestanica Sea Buckthorn guarantees a minimum of 40% omega 7, with averages ranging up to 50%.
That’s double the omega 7 than the most potent competitor.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH DANGERS & RISKS?
Aside from money wasted, the more concerning issue is what are these supplements doing to our health?
What are we actually putting in our body when we go for supplements solely based on price?
An article from Business Insider entitled Fake products sold by places like Walmart or Amazon hold risks of everything from cyanide to rat droppings states:
You read that right… “risks of everything from cyanide to rat droppings”
But wait, it gets worse…. Yes, worse.
Five star reviews have become a marker of a product’s true quality and efficacy, right?
So much so that many shoppers will base their buying decision off of those shiny yellow stars.
What if we told you many of those reviews were bought, or in other words, FAKE.
theHUSTLE digs deep into fake Amazon reviews revealing Amazon averages up to 30% of fake reviews!
(graphic from theHUSTLE.com | Click here to read the full article 5-star phonies: Inside the Fake Amazon Review Complex)
This problem isn’t new, and it only continues to grow.
As more and more shoppers aim their buying decisions towards price over quality, more and more fake supplement sellers will emerge to fill the demand.
Shopping for lower priced supplements to find a “cheaper” cost will usually, if not always, result in a lower quality, and potentially dangerous product.
When it comes to supplements, quality of ingredients is everything.
Here a few tips to help ensure you’re getting a quality supplement:
Is it coming from a reputable brand/company & how long have they been in business?
- Do they only sell on amazon? Be sure to look for an official website.
- Do they guarantee specific levels of nutrients?
- Is the company transparent in their ingredient sourcing & ingredient listing?
- Do they have any official 3 rd party certifications (USDA Organic, PETA, Ashley Koff, etc.)?
Do you have any supplement horror stories? Please share you experiences in the comments section below...