More Fun from Life Extinction "Catalog" -Roger Mason In a recent Life Extinction catalog (it's not really a magazine) there was more stupidity than usual. If you doubt that it is merely a catalog with a price tag, please look at the back 12 pages of products and then tell yourself it's really a magazine. Also look at the countless full page color ads for their many products, but no ads for any other companies. You have to pay $75 ever
year for the “privilege” of buying their overpriced junk.
They are pushing lycopene for women's heart health, men's prostate health, and God knows what else. Lycopene is useless and has no value at all. We have every "study" ever published in our
research files. Basically they are paid advertisements. The Life Extinction price of $24 for 60 X a mere 5 mg capsule is outrageous. This costs them about $2 to manufacture and they want $24? They also sell saw palmetto and Pygeum, which are even more useless- at high prices of course. Click here to return to the article library.
They sell alpha lipoic acid, which is a fine supplement. Their price for 250 mg X 60 capsules is $37 yet this also costs about $2 to manufacture. They want $37 for a $2 bottle! They make their own products so there is no middleman here. They sell a $2 product for $37 and you have to pay $75 every year to get ripped off like this?
Policosanol has no real studies at all to back it up and is useless. This costs $47 for a bottle of 60 X 10 mg. The "studies" all originate in Cuba, that bastion of scientific freedom. It costs them about $3 to make, and they sell it for $47? Please read the articles on policosanol in our library. Why not take real beta-sitosterol- which has three decades of proven effectiveness- to lower cholesterol. They sell Super Junk Forte to raise your testosterone for $48 a month. This contains chrysin, muira puama, nettles, ginger root, zinc, and good old maca root. This costs them about $3 to make. Folks, this wouldn't raise your testosterone if you ate a whole bottle a day. You need real prescription testosterone to raise your levels, not promotional junk like this. Their CoQ10 price is equally extortionate. Again, you must pay money to join their little club to get these bargain prices. They sell maca root for $48 for a 30 day supply. This also costs about $3 to make. Maca root is a is a fibrous, inedible turnip South American farmers feed to their livestock, and has no medicinal value at all (read Maca Fraud). They tell you caffeine is safe and the FMA, AMA, and ACS all say that caffeine is safe. Anyone with a brain knows caffeine is a poison. They are pushing caffeine for weight loss. They call guarana a "health tonic" when it is simply less toxic and less addictive than coffee. I'm not making this up folks-they actually said that caffeine should be used to treat cancer!!! You think I made this up, right? Well, they said caffeine is good for treating cancer and. "provides cancer preventive protection". That is a quote dear readers. They actually said caffeine will protect you from cancer when our caffeine consumption is one of the causes of cancer. Words fail me here.
Women can prevent breast and other cancers with a low fat, high fiber, natural food diet, taking proven supplements, and balancing their hormones. The Life Extinction folks want them to take the toxic drug vanlafaxine. They call this, "safe and effective relief". What's safe about it? Look up the side effects for vanlafaxine on the internet and you'll be horrified.
This column has told you repeatedly that ALL non-prescription growth hormone supplements are garbage. Well, LEF sells a whole assortment of them. If you want to raise your growth hormone level you have to shell out about $1,200 a year and inject 1 IU of real pharmaceutical rhGH which you can only get by prescription. No over the counter GH products work. Period.
Is there any value to this catalog posing as a magazine? Yes, occasionally. Recently they had a good article on men using testosterone to cure depression. However, they don't sell saliva test kits for testosterone or any other hormone. They are so stupid they actually recommend toxic oral testosterone esters, rather than safe, effective natural transdermal testosterone cream or sublingual drops. Testosterone cannot be taken orally. Even when they try to say something of value they screw it up.
This could be a real magazine and still offer their own products products. They could tell the truth like we do. They could sell real, proven, valuable, effective supplements instead of overpriced garbage. They could lower their prices radically and still make a good profit. They could offer powerful supplements like beta glucan, DIM, beta sitosterol, and other such products that would really help people.
This is one of the most influential and widely sold "natural health" publications available. They rake in over $100 million a year. It's enough to bring tears to your eyes.