I don’t know if “doubt” is the right word, because I feel nearly 100% sure about this.
So, there is a company I recently heard of, called Black Oxygen Organics. It’s an MLM-style company, and basically, they sell glorified dirt.
Their products are made from “fulvic acid-rich mud”, found somewhere in Canada.
They say, among other things, that their product delivers usable oxygen into the cell, assists in cell regeneration, repopulates gut flora, and is the most powerful electrolyte in existence.
Plus, they say, “It bonds to nutrients, carrying up to sixty times its molecular weight in nutrition into the cell. Fulvic Acid also bonds to waste inside the cell, removing up to sixty times its weight in toxins, heavy metals and pesticides.” and that it’s, “small enough to move easily into cells”.
(Which, ok, a number of things are small enough to move easily into cells. Why is that so special? Also, we have mechanisms in our cells to move the stuff that is too large to move easily into and out of cells on its own. And besides, size is not the only factor the determines whether or not something can move into a cell.)
Hilariously, they say that the Black Oxygen tabs increase pH delivery. But pH is not a thing that gets delivered! It’s just a measurement of how acidic or basic a substance is. You can’t deliver pH.
Plus, the site is full of grammatical and punctuation errors (hello, random capitalization!), which doesn’t help my skepticism.
And we haven’t even gotten to the fact that a 40-day supply costs $110. SKETCHY.
So. I think this is a money-making crock and I am extremely doubtful that this stuff works.
kristin @ going country says
Your pre-med training is showing. 🙂
I’m a highly skeptical person and pretty much never believe without questioning any media and certainly no advertising.
Beyond that, though, I have doubts about the rideability of the pony someone gave us. He’s a nice little pony generally, but he’s skittish and was left in a pasture so long and now needs a lot training to be safe for our kids to ride. That means my husband needs to ride him to train him, but he’s really too big to ride such a small pony. My husband is convinced he’ll get Bill the Pony usable someday. I suspect he may just be the companion equine to our old full-size horse and a hay-eating machine. We shall see.
Wait — the site is selling mud tablets for $110 for a 40-day supply? Count me in as doubtful, too.
I doubt infomercials. I’m sure there must have been some genuinely good products advertised, but when I see those “But wait, there’s more” type commercials, my first thought is to doubt everything they say.
Ruth T says
I have doubts about the wisdom of my choice to attend a women’s retreat at my church this weekend. At the time I signed up, I knew I’d be missing my kids’ little soccer games Saturday morning, but now I’m also missing the Homecoming football game and my second grader participating in little cheerleader stuff for the beginning part of the game (I never thought I’d see the day where one of my kids wanted to do something with cheerleading, but here we are), I’m missing the beginning of a birthday party on Saturday, and a chance to reunite with all of my cycling friends early Saturday morning. Plus COVID numbers have gotten worse than I expected them to be at this point. I’ve never been to a women’s retreat before and they’ve been asking me to for years and I thought this was a good year to go, but now I’m not so sure.
Any organized religion, especially Christianity. Honestly, the way so many who label themselves Christians are behaving these days, I would not want to spend eternity with them. Give me a kind, compassionate agnostic or atheist any day. I have doubts that the Jesus I was taught about would want much to do with them either.
I have doubts about many or most products or advertised things, until I learn more or someone I really trust says that it’s worthwhile. That Black Oxygen pill thing is CRAZY! Advertised foods never really look like the photos or taste so unbelievably delicious. Clothes, same- don’t look or feel like the ads. Many OTC meds, cosmetics, and nutraceuticals don’t actually do what many think they will do. TP, cleaners, new appliances do not automatically make my life better!
Having been very money-poor in the past and being frugal now really help me to not spend on ridiculous stuff! But, I am open to learning, so I don’t write everything off immediately. I am happy when I do find a good product at a reasonable price, and make sure to tell others. I like my Iowa Pine cleaners, for example. Dawn dish soap rocks for many things.
Still on the fence about a Roomba or similar vacuum, and looking forward to a future post about this. I don’t have doubts about The Frugal Girl!