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2018 Prostate Formula Reports, Reviews, and Rankings

Get the truth about prostate formula reports, reviews, and rankings.  Consumers do not realize these websites are advertisements and receive compensation for the products ranked and reviewed.  The most important thing a consumer can do is look for the FTC disclosure, which is a legal requirement.  Protect yourself. The disclosure allows you to make an informed and educated choice about what they are being told or sold. This is especially true with health products and prostate formula reports and rankings.

Does the product I’m buying really have those ingredients in the amount stated?

There is only one way for a consumer to insure that a supplement or prostate formula meets FDA label claims.  Confirm that the product is made in a registered or certified GMP manufacturing facility.  When a product is manufactured in a GMP registered or certified facility it is manufactured under strict FDA guidelines.  Both a chemical and quantitative analysis is performed and documented and remains on file for FDA review. GMP manufacturing facilities have FDA reviews to confirm compliance. When a manufacturing facility fails an FDA audit they are fined, lose their certification, and are prosecuted.

Websites that rank one product as better than another.

Websites that rank and appear to review Prostate Supplements or health products should be  a signal for you to be cautious. Look for a posted disclosure. Celebrities are regularly paid to endorse products. When you see a celebrity or well known television personality, look for a required disclaimer. Websites are legally required to contain an FTC disclaimer. These ranking and review websites are sponsored (sites that simply are Advertorial aka advertising). You the consumer need to know this. No quantitative analysis or clinical studies have been done that would allow any scientific comparison of the products that are ranked or reviewed.  The reviewing staff should be identified and have qualifying credentials (Pharmacist, Medical Doctor).

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Compliant websites.

The following websites have legally posted FTC disclosure statements.  It is important for the consumer to read website disclosures and understand them.

http://www.prostateremedyreviews.org/gr/disclaimer.html

http://www.prostatepillreport.com/disclosure.php

The following website is FTC Compliant. We acknowledge and commend the website for compliance and the clear FDA legal notice and FTC disclosure.

(The following images are owned or licensed by Fred Buckley, Verified Nutrition, LLC, and or Digital Health Media, LLC.  The images as displayed, for consumer educational purposes to demonstrate the appropriate legal compliance of the website with FTC Disclosure statements and legal requirements.)

If you visit www.prostatereport.com you will find the publically displayed image below at the bottom of the webpage.  This shows the owner of the website and the required FDA disclaimer.  You will also note that under the Company heading you will see “FTC Disclosure”  When you click on this link the legally required public FTC Disclosure below will open up.

The image below can be found at the bottom of this websites main page.

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The image below can be found by clicking on “FTC Disclosure” as shown above.

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This article is about protecting you, the consumer.  When you visit a website that compares products there should be an FTC compliant disclosure as demonstrated above.  These FTC requirements protect America’s consumers.  If you encounter a website that does not contain a disclosure that makes unsubstantiated claims of superiority then you should file a complaint with the FTC.  The following the a clickable link to file an FTC complaint:  https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

 

 

STOP BEING SCAMMED SITES THAT RANK Best Prostate PRODUCTS

BSAlertThe biggest scams on the internet with respect to Health Supplements (which includes Prostate Supplements) are websites that rank and appear to review Prostate Supplements or other health supplements. These sites legally are required to contain a disclaimer. These ranking and review websites are literaly sponsored (sites that are simply Advertorial aka advertising). You the consumer need to know this. The reviewing staff have no qualifying credentials to review any thing. No quantitative analysis or clinical studies comparing any of the prostate supplements reviewed has been preformed. This is a current listing of such sites currently scamming consumers with respect to alleged ranking of prostate supplements:

http://www.prostateremedyreviews.org/gr/disclaimer.html
http://www.prostatepillreport.com/disclosure.php#land

http://www.prostatehealthjournal.com/supplement-reviews-2/ – this site is presently in violation of the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) as it doesn’t even have a disclaimer posted.

Best Prostate Warning | MensHealthWire.com

This warning concerns FTC Disclosure and Trademark Infringement of the Best Prostate trademark by MensHealthWire.com.

Consumers should know that the referenced website suggests that they are offering an honest assessment of prostate products.  However no where on this site do they provide the educational qualifications or credentials of any reviewer. In addition no information or documentation is provided for the quantitative analysis performed by this staff that establishes the ranking of the prostate supplements being sold on the website.  Consumers need to beware that this site is SPONSORED CONTENT: and the information POSTED IS SPONSORED BY ADMARK as identified.

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Prostate Formulas Consumer Safety and Supplement Access

Do supplements work? Does it really do what it says? I heard it on TV. If you have ever searched for a supplement on the internet then it is likely you have been exposed to some form of false advertising. One area that is truly bad is prostate supplements or prostate formulas. Beware sights that offer comparison reviews and then selectively claim that this product is # 1. Almost all of these sites receive compensation from the makers of the products recommended. The staff and/or website owners have no credentials or qualifications to review or perform any form of quantitative analysis. If you like the freedom to purchase supplements, without a prescription, then it’s time to step up and actually help the organizations in this article to do a better job at protecting all consumers from false advertising, false treatment claims, and misleading representations and information. If we fail then legislators will have no choice but to restrict everyone’s access to all supplements as a group.

This article applies to all supplements that consumers’ freely access in the market place. This article is brought to you by IMS Supplements, Inc. the manufacturer of the Best Prostate ® Formula. Due to this, prostate supplements will be used in our examples. For anyone who has ever purchased a prostate supplement from an advertisement or has performed a search on the internet it is most likely you were exposed to misinformation.
Every day people all across the North American continent are exposed to celebrities claiming this or that supplement will change your life. We witness actors in lab coats whom appear to be doctors. We are enticed to call now and as a result promised a free bottle of this miracle prostate product. Often the free product promised is not free because consumers are signed up to be automatically billed and shipped product. In order to do this, businesses store the consumer’s credit card information. Before you buy any supplement over the internet or on the television it is best to check if other consumers have complained about the product or the company. Most of us are familiar with the non-profit organization the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It is important to look at the number of complaints that have been filed against a specific business. Often businesses can have an “A” rating yet have hundreds of consumer complaints. An extremely popular website ComplaintsBoard.com allows users to search on a product name and users can read the complaints that have been filed.

In the background there are multiple organizations that do their best to protect consumers. One of these organizations is the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and another is the National Advertising Division® (NAD®) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Recently the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, the Council for Responsible Nutrition was notably active in the activities of a famous celebrity television physician and the United States Congress. Another organization, National Advertising Division® or NAD® reviews national advertising for truthfulness and accuracy. Their policies are established by the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC). This organization reviews national advertising on broadcast or cable television, in radio, magazines and newspapers, on the Internet (websites) or commercial on-line services, or advertising provided direct to the home or office. This organization focuses on product performance claims, superiority claims against competitive products and all kinds of scientific and technical claims. In March of 2009, the manufacturer of the product Best Prostate was contacted to participate in a voluntary review of its website www.bestprostate.com . Every sentence on the website was examined for product claims, superiority claims, scientific claims and or technical claims. This review process was a 6 to 9 month process. We are thankful to have participated in this process and feel that all manufacturers’ product websites should go through this process in the interest of consumer safety and truth in advertising. If this was the case then consumer freedom to access dietary supplements would not be in jeopardy.

The National Products Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is also actively involved in consumer safety and truth in advertising. The organization also promotes research and education related to natural products. In 2013, this organization reviewed 275 advertising cases, mailed 150 warning letters, and referred 40 cases to the FTC and the FDA.

In severe cases supplement manufacturers make actual treatment claims for a disease state. This is illegal. When the claim can actually cause harm the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will actually send a warning letter or enforcement action to the manufacturer. These are readily available to consumers by doing a simple search on the internet. If you are ingesting or swallowing a tablet, capsule, or any fluid, it is important to know who you are buying from, and if they have a history of, or have received enforcement actions from the FDA. There are two very easy ways to check this. The first way is to do a search and enter “product name” and then “FDA” on the same line. Then perform the search. You can also substitute the “product name” and use the “Company Name” and then “FDA” and perform the search. If the search shows an entry from “www.fda.gov” then you really have to consider the integrity and honesty of the manufacturer. When it comes to consumer safety manufacturers have a responsibility to be straightforward and honest.

In 2008 it was estimated that approximately 30 percent of men in North America diagnosed with a prostate disease used some complementary or alternative therapy primarily herbal agents, vitamins, supplements, and/or dietary intervention. It is now six years later and that number has increased significantly. This is partially due to the FDA warning issued in 2011 which found that in two large clinical trials with (5-alpha reductase inhibitors) prescription prostate medications that actually showed an increased incidence of high-grade prostate cancer. In addition every night our televisions tell us of yet another prescription medication with a dangerous side effect and that if you or a loved one experienced this or died you need to please contact the law firm. Who wouldn’t be a bit distrustful? Then the next commercial promotes the next latest and greatest prescription medication only to have a laundry list of side effects that is quickly read to us and then we are encouraged to ask our physician to prescribe it. It is no wonder why more and more consumers are embracing complementary or alternative therapies.
North American urologists and physicians in general have been slower than their European colleagues to use or even understand these complementary or alternative therapies. In Italy, 50% of the medications used by physicians for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are (plant-based) phyto therapies. While in Germany and other European countries, phyto therapies are first-line treatment for mild-to-moderate enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS).1

Despite the positive benefits of using the phytosterols (ex. Beta-sitosterol ) and/or other complementary or alternative therapies, the use of some nutraceuticals in prostate disease have had less desirable consequences, showing lack of efficacy, adulteration, and/or severe side effects or drug interactions. The AUA (American Urological Association) has encouraged studies of the supplements being used by consumers. Despite this some physicians simply dismiss complementary and alternative therapies. In addition studies of phytosterols, with respect to an enlarged prostate, have been published in the same medical journals as their prescription counterparts. Examples: Lancet, British Journal of Urology, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This can be confirmed by visiting NIH.GOV and simply entering the “ingredient” (beta-sitosterol) followed by “problem or disease state” (example: BPH). Respectfully with prescription medications the FDA requires adequate safety data for marketing, yet the number of estimated deaths for all adverse drug reactions and medication errors make these the 5th leading cause of death here in the United States. 2

Although many in the medical community here in North America level charges against complementary and alternative therapies and allege that they are unsafe. Statistics actually support that traditional prescription medications are guilty of being unsafe despite the submission of safety data to the FDA. With respect to prostate problems urologists do not necessarily treat BPH or prostatitis pharmaceutically based only on objective parameters. In fact, it is acknowledged that typically they treat these conditions by observation. For physicians to truly understand the benefits derived from nutraceuticals or alternative therapies in terms of enlarged prostate symptom improvements (or other medical condition) they must be aware and familiar with the published literature.

As we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of Congress passing the DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. With this, Congress definitively stated that dietary supplements are a category of food, and not subject to FDA pre-approval thereby allowing your freedom to access complementary and alternative therapies. What is important is that consumers not assume that all supplement manufacturers practice truth in advertising. It is important to verify and look at the product’s reputation and the manufacturer’s reputation through the use of objective sources. Always consult and inform your health care provider when you initiate any complementary or alternative therapy. The information contained this article is designed to provide accurate information in regard to the subject matter presented. It is provided with the understanding that IMS Supplements, Inc. is not engaged in rendering medical advice. If expert assistance is required, the services of a competent medical professional should be sought. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed or mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The author wishes to acknowledge the following resources used in writing this article.

1 Dreikorn K. Complementary and alternative medicine in urology. BJU Int. 2005;96:1177–1184.

2 CDC/NCHS National Vital Statistics System 2007, authors. Deaths, percent of total deaths, and death rates for the 15 leading causes of death: United States and each state, 1999–2003. [Accessed January 25, 2007].

Nickel JC, Shoskes D, Roehrborn CG, Moyad M. Nutraceuticals in Prostate Disease: The Urologist’s Role. Rev Urol. 2008;10(3):192–206.

This article was adapted from an original article published at ezine articles by the author.

Best Prostate and Amazon.com

In the past you may have purchased Best Prostate at Amazon.com.  Some customers have contacted us and have asked why we stopped selling on Amazon.com.

Unfortunately we have an issue with the product review process at Amazon. Anyone is able to leave a review for a product at Amazon even when they have never purchased or even tried the product. 

When someone purchases Best Prostate either via our websites www.bestprostate.com and www.imsnaturally.com or through www.amazon.com we have a record of the purchase and the ability to contact the purchaser in the event of any unforeseen issues.   An example would be a recall in the event that it was necessary.  This is in compliance with the FDA “Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act” . 

When we noticed reviews that were obviously fraudulent we contacted Amazon.com to have them removed and despite this Amazon refused.  Hence we felt that consumers were obviously being mis-led by these reviews. Due to some companies that practice un-ethical marketing practices in the North American and annual litigation costs to address these fraudulent actions we felt it necessary to discontinue our product from sales at Amazon.com.

We are reconsidering our position and are attempting to work with Amazon once again, however, we will not compromise honesty or integrity when it comes to any product we sell. 

Thank you for understanding our position on this matter.  In addition we feel that reviews provided by parties who have not actually purchased or used a product violate Federal Trade Commission laws.

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Please feel free to leave your review for our product Best Prostate. Once we have confirmed that you have purchased the product with our database we will approve your review to be published here.

If you do not see reviews posted here at this website it is because we have not had consumers leave any.  This site is new website (April 2012). In addition, many men unfortunately do not have the time nor take the time to return to a website to enter a product review.  On occasion we will receive  a product review via email which we publish directly at http://www.bestprostate.com/review.php

Customers have also entered reviews directly at http://www.imsnaturally.com/reviews.php