MED: Questions about a supplement from The Synergy Group

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ahimsa

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Jun 2, 2000, 3:00:00 AM6/2/00
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Hello all,

I have a cousin who has done well with a supplement called Synergy. He has
a different illness but it is supposed to help CFS/FMS. Actually, it is
supposed to help practically every illness under the sun! That is why
I am so skeptical.

Anyway, I just would like to hear any information, pro or con, or even
theories about why it would work or would not work. The contents are
listed below. I'm already taking supplements with many of these items.
By the way, cost for a typical adult dosage is $117.96 US per month.

The web site is www.truehope.com. Yes, it does have a lot of claims
that look dubious. I'm not sure why I'm even asking you all what you
think, but perhaps there is something to this. I'm trying to keep an
open mind.

A single dose has the following ingredients. An adult is supposed to
take 4 doses per day, so multiply by 4 to see daily amount.

EMPOWER+ Ingredient List @ 1x Level

NUTRIENT UNITS AMOUNT
Vitamin A I.U. 3333
Vita B1 Mg. 5
Vita B2 Mg. 5.5
Vita B3 - Niacin Mg. 25
Vita B6 Mg. 7
Vita B12 Mcg. 250
Vitamin C Mg. 250
Vitamin D3 I.U. 400
Vita E I.U. 100
Vita B5 Mg. 6
Methionine Mg. 16.6
Folate Mcg. 400
Biotin Mcg. 25
Inositol Mg. 33.3
Grape Seed Extract Mg. 25
Bioflavenoids Mg. 100
Calcium Mg. 550
Phosphorous Mg. 350
Magnesium Mg. 250
Copper Mg. 3
Iodine Mg. 0.075
Potassium Mg. 100
Molybdenum Mg. 0.06655
Zinc Mg. 20
Chromium Mg. 0.24995
Iron Mg. 6
Manganese Mg. 4
Nickel Mg. 0.06655
Selenium Mg. 0.09995
Vanadium Mg. 0.49995
Boron Mg. 1
Germanium Mg. 10
Ginko Biloba Mg. 20
Silicon Mg. 10
Phenylalanine Mg. 300
Glutamine Mg. 150
Choline Mg. 100

Thanks for any input you can give me on this.

Marjorie
ahi...@easystreet.com


Robin Glen

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Jun 3, 2000, 3:00:00 AM6/3/00
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In a message dated 6/3/2000 1:36:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
ahi...@easystreet.com writes:

<< Phenylalanine Mg. 300 >>
Isn't that one of the over the counter diet drugs? Does give some energy
stimulant but a negative kind. Might as well have a coupla of cups of
coffee...

RobinMary

"Qui me amat, amet et canem meum." ("Love me, love my dog.") -- St. Bernard,
AD 1150, "Sermo Primus"

ahimsa

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Jun 3, 2000, 3:00:00 AM6/3/00
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I wrote asking about a supplement:
<snip>

> EMPOWER+ Ingredient List @ 1x Level
>
> NUTRIENT UNITS AMOUNT
> Vitamin A I.U. 3333
> Vita B1 Mg. 5
> Vita B2 Mg. 5.5
> Vita B3 - Niacin Mg. 25
<snip>

Sorry about the format. I didn't realize the original
table had tabs. When the tabs were converted to spaces
(I guess the listserv software did that?) the columns
got out of alignment.

Marjorie
ahi...@easystreet.com

Dharma

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Jun 3, 2000, 3:00:00 AM6/3/00
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Hi RobinMary,

><< Phenylalanine Mg. 300 >>
>Isn't that one of the over the counter diet drugs? Does give some energy
>stimulant but a negative kind. Might as well have a coupla of cups of
>coffee...

No, you're thinking of phenylpropanolamine Hcl... it used to be used as
the decongestant in many sinus/allergy/hay fever meds... still is found in
some. It's the decongestant I can take without side effects. When I asked
a pharmacist if I could buy it separately from anything else, he told me to
just buy the diet pills... it's used there because it seems to affect many
people's appetites. But that's the cheapest way to buy this decongestant.

Love,
Dharma

Andrea Frankel

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Jun 3, 2000, 3:00:00 AM6/3/00
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I think you can put together this same "formula" MUCH less expensively
than this. And I don't see any "miracle" ingredients in here. Save
your money (my $0.02 worth ;@).

--

Andrea Frankel - and...@oro.net
(IFF "FNORD" appears - remove it from my email address to reply)

"...wake now! Discover that you are the song that the morning brings..."

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