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Sugar pills

  • Aug 28, 2010
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I hesitate to write this review, because a few people are apparently benefitting from the placebo affect of these sugar pills. I really can't stand the idea that a company is making money selling people a lie, however.

Notice that you can't find any information on how much of each ingredient is in these? There's a reason for that; the idea of homeopathy is that ingredients that have one effect in significant doses will do the opposite in incredibly small doses. How small? In a typical homeopathic "remedy" the ingredients are diluted so much that there is, statistically, NONE of it left. That's right. I said NONE. Not a single molecule, in most cases. The claim by homeopaths is that the water has some sort of "memory" of the substance that was once diluted with it. If you think I'm joking, look it up. I know it sounds so ludicrous it's unbelievable, but that's homeopathy.

And this isn't about Western Medicine versus alternative medicine. Not even practitioners of alternative medicine believe in homeopathy! The following is a quote from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

"Homeopathy is a controversial area of CAM [Complementary and Alternative Medicine] because a number of its key concepts are not consistent with established laws of science (particularly chemistry and physics). Critics think it is implausible that a remedy containing a miniscule amount of an active ingredient (sometimes not a single molecule of the original compound) can have any biological effect--beneficial or otherwise. For these reasons, critics argue that continuing the scientific study of homeopathy is not worthwhile. Others point to observational and anecdotal evidence that homeopathy does work and argue that it should not be rejected just because science has not been able to explain it."

I'm sorry to ruin the placebo affect for people who read this review, but I feel that people should know that this company is selling nothing more than a sugar pill.

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I'm a postdoc doing applied physics at MIT. I've got a one year old son who is, like all one year olds, the greatest person in the world.
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For the all-natural relief of sleeplessness due to an over active mind, stress or anxiety with no side effects. This product contains 50 tablets and can be taken with other medicines. All of our homeopathic medicines are 100% natural and made in the U.S.A. with ingredients that are officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (“HPUS”). HPUS indicates that the ingredient is listed as an official homeopathic drug and that Homeostasis Labs has followed all guidelines and specifications associated with the manufacture and quality of the active ingredients. Patent pending.
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