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no active ingredients

Posted by Reviewer1131646 on Dec 10, 2012

Unfortunately, I did not scroll down and see that this particular product was labeled "homeopathic". Homeopathic means the active ingredient(s) have been diluted to the point where there is no more active ingredient present. The inactive ingredients are magically supposed to "remember" the presence of the active ingredient and do the same job. To quote Wikipedia: "Modern advocates of homeopathy have suggested that "water has a memory"—that during mixing and succussion, the substance leaves an enduring effect on the water, perhaps a "vibration", and this produces an effect on the patient. However, nothing like water memory has ever been found in chemistry or physics. Pharmacological research has found, contrary to homeopathy, that stronger effects of an active ingredient come from higher doses, not lower doses. Homeopathic remedies have been the subject of numerous clinical trials, which test the possibility that they may be effective through some mechanism unknown to science. Taken together, these trials showed no effect beyond placebo." And to make matters worse, these are dry tablets, so even the "water memory" hypothesis is null and void since there's no water present. In other words, homeopathy is pure bunk. I never would have bought this if I had known it was homeopathic, after all, the Sambucol Original Syrup actually contains Elderberry extract. Shame on you, Sambucol, for trashing your own reputation.

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