The front of the pack gives the following information;
- 100% Antioxidants
The back of the pack gives the following information;
- Indications: Combination of 100% antioxidant against free radicals. A natural supplement enriched with vitamins and minerals. Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6 & B12). Minerals (Copper, Zinc & Iron)
- Store in a cool, dry place and keep away from the reach of children.
- These claims have not been evaluated by NAFDAC.
- Caution: If symptoms persist, consult your physician, person suffering from blood (Hemorrhoids), or cholera should stay away. [NO TYPOS. EXACTLY AS WRITTEN ON BOX]
- If pregnant consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
- Available in all Pharmaceuticals Nationwide.
The side of the pack gives the following information;
- Composition: Each 200ml bottle contains a proprietary blend of Aloe Vera, Acinos Arventis, Citrus Aurantifolia, Chenopodium Murale, Cinamomum Aromtic.
- Dosage: Adult – 3 teaspoonful (30ml) once daily after meal, Children – 1 teaspoonful (5ml) once daily after meal or as directed by your physician.
- Manufactured by: Abllat Company Nigeria Limited. 28, Ilori Street, Peace Estate, Prince Bus Stop, Ikotun-Ijegun Road, Lagos. P.O. Box 22622, Ikeja, Lagos.
- E: email@example.com
- W: http://www.abllat.com
- Customer Care Service: +2348077097488
The other side of the pack gives the following information;
- Batch No: RICOQO14
- NAFDAC Reg No: A7-1055L
First I have to say this, I wrote all according to the manner it was written on the medication’s box. So if any typos are noticed, it’s NOT my typo.
100% Antioxidants – Aloe Vera has known antioxidant activity. Acinos Arvensis (Correct Spelling) also known as Basil Thyme has no known antioxidant activity (no research found). Citrus Aurantifolia also known as Key Lime has known antioxidant activity. Chenopodium Murale also known as Australian spinach has known antioxidant activity. Cinnamomum Aromaticum (Correct Spelling) also known as Chinese Cassia has known antioxidant activity.
We should note that only certain parts of these plants have this antioxidant activity and can be used for human consumption. I am not comfortable with the lack of information on what parts of the plant are used to make this medication.
As for the 100% antioxidant, I will have to ask about the Acinos Arvensis that has no recorded antioxidant research I can find online and if there is no antioxidant activity, what is its job in the mix?
Indications: According to Wikipedia, ‘In medicine, indication is a valid reason to use a certain test, medication, procedure or surgery.’ According to Google, ‘Indication is a symptom that suggests certain medical treatment is necessary.’
According to the manufacturers of this product, the indications are stated as follows; ‘Combination of 100% antioxidant against free radicals. A natural supplement enriched with vitamins and minerals. Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6 & B12). Minerals (Copper, Zinc & Iron)’. I leave the judgement to you.
Caution: If symptoms persist, consult your physician: There are no specific indications telling us what symptoms the medication should help with so what should I be looking out for? Do I use this when I have a headache or when I’m constipated or when I’m full of oxidants? How do I know when I’m full of oxidants? Are there symptoms associated with hyper-oxidation? Is hyper-oxidation an indication? Is hyper-oxidation even a medical ailment?
For those who wonder why I put this medication under ‘DETOX‘, it’s because that’s what it’s used for by most people who buy it. Remember the name Yoyo CLEANSER Bitters; I believe my point is made.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful is approximately 5mls. I would like to assume the 3 teaspoonful (30ml) written on the box is a typo but that’s not a good sign of efficiency by the company management. People who don’t notice the mistake may end up taking 30ml or 3 teaspoonful. How do we even know what the right adult dose is? Is it 3 teaspoonful or 30ml? Is there a dose that could be harmful? How long should this medication be taken? There is need for more information because this medication is used daily by some. What’s the long term effect? Should they keep using this everyday? Is it safe to be used everyday? These questions need to be answered.
Also put into consideration that the claims made by the manufacturers of this product have not yet been evaluated by NAFDAC, so you have to take their word for it.
On a final note,
If there is something I didn’t notice or you have anything more or less to add or debate, feel free to leave your comments below.