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    Its A Con Job....

    If somebody from the forum tries to get you involved in some supplements that will bring you back your lost health etc - just don't get involved... the product is not even approved by the Ministry of Health!

    I have been conned... and promises of answers from Japanese experts why it doesn't work for me and money back guarantee etc - its all bullshit! So much for trust and respect for someone from this forum. They don't even bother to respond to my SMS anymore when I ask to bring the stocks to KL!

    I don't know what my wife did with the balance of my stock but I have paid thousands of ringgit and now back to just my trusted old Spirulina.... just a lesson learn...

    Money isn't everything.... sure I lost about RM3000 but at least I stopped consuming the product early!

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    SM, sorry to hear this.SM,at your age in mid 50,s you do not need all those "miracle supplements',just do breeze walking in the beach every day and some strecthing your body is good enuff for you...but cut your cigars and single malt..

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    MLM company product? Anyway to benchmark against our biro or MOH is not 100% correct. Many reasons are involved in not getting approval for a product in Malaysia including bribery. Therefore better to check against downunder or south neighbour for the product registration details. Unless its buatan Malaysia fake product.
    I have seen many products do not have clinical trials documented too. Consume at your own risks. Thats doesnt mean they are not good.
    I would say RM 3000 is a small price to know a friend.

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    why not name and shame the person? Especially with proof. It depends on how one does it. You can state the facts such as so and so are now selling these products and I am a very dissatisfied customer.

    I have heard so many times these kind of cases and while I am lucky (because I am a naturally skeptical person), others were not. I have seen how someone are willing to con others, those being conned get angry for a few years and then all are forgiven after a few more years. And we wonder why there are so many con jobs in Malaysia?
    We only have ourselves to blame by being nice to those who mistreated us.

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    when they want to sell you anything they are your bestest friend. when they cross the bridge already they pull the plank and you are on your own bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiangMalam View Post
    If somebody from the forum tries to get you involved in some supplements that will bring you back your lost health etc - just don't get involved... the product is not even approved by the Ministry of Health!

    I have been conned... and promises of answers from Japanese experts why it doesn't work for me and money back guarantee etc - its all bullshit! So much for trust and respect for someone from this forum. They don't even bother to respond to my SMS anymore when I ask to bring the stocks to KL!

    I don't know what my wife did with the balance of my stock but I have paid thousands of ringgit and now back to just my trusted old Spirulina.... just a lesson learn...

    Money isn't everything.... sure I lost about RM3000 but at least I stopped consuming the product early!

    Jan is right.. there is hardly a better way to stay healthy.

    I think the spirulina that you consume is good stuff and should continue with it.

    If you don’t mind I “lecture” a bit..

    Apart from food and exercise… rest at the right time (11pm-6am) is important too to stay healthy.

    Cheers

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    I came across many times friends and good friends wanted to sell health supplements to me.

    I always use an open approach and I told them – I don’t want and would not try whatever supplements recommended. I know what I want and and know where to get it if I need health advice..”

    Well, most have omitted me as their potential customer..

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    Sm, lucky u stop early n did not mess up your health with the supplements. Consider it a blessing.

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    Aside from some multi vitamins (which may be necessary if we do not have a balanced diet), i think any other stuff are not necessary aside from exercise and a healthy diet with the occasional bkt/roast pork/hokkien mee/char kwey teow/curry mee and the mandatory beer and or whisky.

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    I am easy going guy.... i.e. I am nice guy until somebody steps on my toes or stab me or double cross me... thus I trust quite easily. And I ALWAYS help others and ALWAYS willing to give a hand to others....

    In this particular case, I was taken in by the presentation and sounds logical etc so I decided to give it a try. Afterall I am given 4 bottles to try first.... but halfway through my 4 bottles and not knowing the effect, I was asked if they could use my credit card to sign for the package. I had signed a form earlier with my credit card details and everything because if the product works, I can take on a package which is supposed to be cheaper. But the air freight alone is USD199 (RM600!)

    One day while I was boarding my flight at Penang Airport to KL onward bound to Jakarta, I received a call and was asked if they could use my credit card to get some stocks.... so I thought I was helping out in their logistics so I said yes.

    Later I found out, I had activated my package! I had problem, I had inflammation of my old problem like haemorrhoids but was told its normal in the beginning. I couldn't sleep etc and so I was told my case is rare and thus will be referred to their product specialist in Japan.

    Nothing came....

    I asked for the products to be returned and my money returned... and after some pushing, I received an sms saying they are coming to Penang. But on the day they came, I had my phone in my club locker as I took my boat out for a trip half way round the island as I need to run-in the new fuel pump I had replaced for the Volvo Penta diesel engine.... I did not know they were in Penang...

    When I came to KL the weekend after, I brought the stocks with me and sms them, no response....

    So, that was it until now, one month later.... this case is now > 3 or 4 months altogether...

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    You don't need to buy your supplements from any MLM company.

    MLM is just what the name implies - clever marketing.

    You can obtain virtually any supplement you need from any health food store
    such as Iherb and Vitacost. MLM companies bring in some of these and promote
    them to the gullible public as some super "miracle" supplement under their crafty,
    highly profitable pyramid scheme, skyrocketing the price up several hundred percent
    by the time it reaches you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiangMalam View Post

    I don't know what my wife did with the balance of my stock but I have paid thousands of ringgit and now back to just my trusted old Spirulina.... just a lesson learn...

    Money isn't everything.... sure I lost about RM3000 but at least I stopped consuming the product early!
    RM3K is a lot to test out some supplements, though you are not the first that I have heard of such stories. I had a friend who ended up buying a few cases of some health drink which cost 27K [or around there]. He tried 1 bottle and felt good....by the 2nd bottle, he was having constipation and sleepless nights [could be the maxed out CC ]

    I think adding on some supplements can help....but keep it simple. Spirulina is good and cheap

    End of the day.....we still need to watch what we eat and try our best to get the best nutrition from it. Enjoy everything, don't deprive yourself but..... Everything in moderation, be it food and drink, and let your body tell you when you have had enough, not your greed

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    You should have a "core" first, regardless of what supplement regimen you take up.
    At your age, which is around mine too, start off with a good, well formulated
    multivitamin/mineral, in order to cover all the bases. Virtually all life extensionists
    have one as the core of their life extension, or antiaging, protocol.


    If you do not want to order from overseas, the local one which I usually suggest to
    friends and relatives is Livewell's DailySential 45+. I give this to my aged father,
    take it myself on alternate days, and have just bought a pack for my car's aircon man.


    http://www.livewell2u.com/products.php?p=dailysential


    Note that many pharmacies here do not stock it, due to it being a very slow mover.
    (The general public here do not recognize a good formula when they see one.)


    I chose it because it has a small amount of CA Meyer's ginseng, 40 mg, as well as
    as a small amount of iron, 7 mg, which is what I want for my old man, not the full
    18 mg "daily requirement" level included in some cheap multivits like Centrum.
    Secondly, it is a convenient one-a-day. It's quite difficult getting most people to
    take two or three multivit capsules daily, let alone six, as with some of the cutting-edge
    products from the States.

    The second reason I selected it is due to the moderately good amounts of lutein and lycopene,
    antioxidants whose benefits I am sure you know about.


    Ideally, they are supposed to list out which salts or forms they use in their formulation,
    as most of the cutting-edge ones in the US do, but local manufacturers are not up to
    that technical level yet.

    For example, they just list it as "iron", which is likely to be ferrous sulfate or fumarate,
    though the nonconstipating form of iron I prefer is Ferrochel iron, or ferrous bisglycinate.

    Be aware, however, that most of the good, cutting-edge formulas from the States do
    not have iron, or they have both iron and iron-free formulas, due to the fact that iron,
    especially in higher amounts, causes heavy free radical damage. The same for copper,
    and some multivits have choices which exclude this as well.


    Because DailySential 45+ does not have calcium and magnesium (that is how they
    managed to squeeze everything into just one capsule - these two take up lots of space),
    include in OsteCal by the same company. You can buy this anywhere, low cost.
    Only downside is it is a big, oval tablet, but you can break this up.

    http://www.livewell2u.com/products.php?p=ostecal-plus


    I selected it due to the inclusion of calcium citrate/malate/borogluconate,
    and magnesium citrate/glycinate.



    A very good allround noniron, moderate cost formula for men our age, one that is
    taken by many in this forum, is Now's Adam.

    http://www.longecity.org/forum/forum/6-supplements/

    http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Adam-...0-Veg-Caps/387

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    We all know that there is seldom a miracle cure. Sensible eating habits, regular exercise and a healthy life style beat all those so called miracle cures. A lady near my office kept pestering me to buy her products. I learnt how to say no to her.
    Mastering modern technology is easy; even a Neanderthal can do it... Besitai 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tham View Post


    If you do not want to order from overseas, the local one which I usually suggest to
    friends and relatives is Livewell's DailySential 45+. I give this to my aged father,
    take it myself on alternate days, and have just bought a pack for my car's aircon man.


    http://www.livewell2u.com/products.php?p=dailysential


    Note that many pharmacies here do not stock it, due to it being a very slow mover.
    (The general public here do not recognize a good formula when they see one.)
    Mind telling me how much is the price roughly ?

    Is it effective ? I mean after taking it, would an 'old' guy feel more energetic and less sleepy in the late afternoon ?

    I have tried a lot of these so-called vitamins/minerals and most of them don't work, so a bit sceptical.

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