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I'm reading several negative blasts from this one person and am looking up the info. I do respect that Atdnr has put in ALOT of time and effort writing about this company, however I believe most of the criticism is negatively emotionally tainted. He said that Dr. Oz never promoted Advocare on his show which is bogus... Totally untrue.
Actually ADVOCARE was named verbally and visually shown by name on the TV during the Dr. OZ show as one of the best Omega products that passed with flying colors as tested by consumerlabs.com. See for yourself. Watch until the end of the clip..
The doctors (Medical Advisory Board) do participate in the formulation and have been since the beginning of Advocare. These are highly regarded professionals who can teach & work at a University and who can also collaborate together to formulate products that will help people become healthier. If you research the doctors professional papers/research articles then you will find each one has a speciality which contributes to what is actually in Advocare products. The advisory board teaches the advocare distributors twice a year. The people selling the product are educated on the basics of what they need to know about the products. On the product box it is recommended to check with your doctor. I was at a mixer and a Diamond distributor answered a question from one of the guests as, "all products have the ingredients listed, please have your doctor or pharmacist review them". Nutritional supplements are not governed, everyone knows that, however 45 of Advocare products are tested and certified by Informed Choice (the most from anyone in this industry) and Omegaplex was one of the best and purest products as publicly stated on Dr. Oz by Consumer labs. Now, I'm thinking a company would not just make the best of one product, right? So this leads me to believe how high Advocare standards are to produce the best. I'm a RN with a BSN but not as educated as all those on the Advocare Medical Advisory Board. However I can put two and two together. Unbiased research physical results from the product= Advocare is legit. I'm a retail customer at this time and NOT a distributor but am seriously considering it because I like to help others.
So please continue with your research with an open mind and take the product for yourself to see the difference. If you have medical issues, then take it to your doctor like you would anything else.