Carrington Labs in Irving, reviews by real people. Yelp is a fun and easy way to find, recommend and talk about what’s great and not so great in Irving and beyond. Carrington Labs - W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX - Phone Number - YelpLocation: W Walnut Hill Ln Irving, TX Mannatech, a multilevel marketing health products firm, is promoting itself as a "nutraceutical frontrunner." "Nutraceutical" is a marketing term for foods alleged to favorably alter the structure or function of the body beyond what normal foods can accomplish. The company's lead product, Manapol, is simply aloe vera juice. Mannatech promoters. Manapol by Carrington Labs Immune Enhancing Powder with Beta Glucan, 64 gm Powder Regular Retail: $ Our low price: $, 3 for $, 6 for $ All Products by Carrington Labs Item #: VBD UPC: Out Of Stock.
Carrington also announced that it had filed for patents in 43 countries for Carrisyn and that the drug might be useful for AIDS. AIDS is a buzzword that sends stocks flying. It had only assigned a number to Carrington's IND application. All of this produced quite a stink among investment watchdogs, which was detailed in two reports in Barron's [1,2].
Mannatech's President Caster has a checkered history. In , his Eagle Shield Inc. The Texas Attorney General disagreed. Two years earlier, Caster and Eagle Shield were accused of deceiving consumers by claiming their Eagle Shield Radiant Barrier was a scientific breakthrough in home insulation and would provide significant savings in energy costs. The Texas Attorney General got a court order banning such claims after arguing the product had been available for more than 40 years and that the energy-saving claims were false.
Caster and the company agreed not to make more false statements, and Eagle Shield filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Caster co-founded Mannatech in Mannatech tells consumers scientific studies show its nutritional supplements are safe, promote good health and are even covered by a health insurance plan.
Investors have been given another story. In documents for its initial public stock sale in February, , Mannatech told potential buyers it doesn't know whether its products were safe, or even if they worked. Yet Stephen Boyd, a physician who is Mannatech's international medical director, praises its supplements in a recorded message for prospective customers.
He says the products facilitate the body's ability to heal itself and are "inherently non-toxic. D, chairman of Quackwatch Inc. In its IPO filing, Mannatech cautioned investors that its MVP product, marketed for weight control, contains ephedrine, a substance the FDA has linked to heart attacks, strokes and death. There are no warnings in the company's literature for consumers about MVP.
The FDA, which has received more than reports of adverse events associated with ephedrine, has proposed banning its sale for weight control. While Mannatech says it has an eight-member scientific team, its monthly magazine recently said there are no double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of the type used by drug companies establishing that its products work.
The insurance is offered through U. Alliance, a Crofton, Maryland, insurer that said it's unlicensed in the state. NCAHF has been concerned about Mannatech because of reports it has received that cancer patients are being advised to use its products as part of their cancer treatment. There is no good reason to believe that aloe vera products would be an effective anticancer agent.
In fact, aloe vera latex failed to show an anticancer effect . From the consumer conversations it seems that overzealous salespeople are going overboard in their enthusiasm for their products. Even if aloe vera products are good sources of dietary fiber aloe gel contains a substance similar to guar gum, it would not make them appropriate for cancer patients under radiation or chemotherapeutic treatment.
Because of impaired absorption, such patients generally require highly concentrated nutritional formulas, not high-fiber foods. If fiber plays any role at all in cancer management, it would more likely be in the prevention of the disease, not treatment. It is not clear at this time the extent to which the company is aware that some of its distributors are making inappropriate claims regarding cancer. NCRHI has seen a common pattern of excessive health claims by multilevel marketing distributors whose imaginations run away with them in their enthusiasm for their products.
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