This testimonial was taken (word for word) from an extremly interesting thread of discussion on another web log. You can find and read the entire thing by pasting this URL address into your browser:
"Shaklee does need to study Nutriferon further. More scientific research is always a good thing. And nobody should be pushing it as an ironclad cure or protection for anything.
But I am convinced it does something, and I'm normally very skeptical of herb claims and "herb people" (no offense).
Why the belief in this one? I've had a life long battle with sinus infections. 3 years ago I moved to a more humid area and that battle turned into a losing one. Infections every 3-6 weeks, many severe, all requiring antibiotics. I was told repeatedly to see a specialist and schedule sinus surgery, or move again. But that would have been the first surgery in my life, a hard thing to do. And moving was not an option. Last March, in a last ditch effort, I went on Immunity Boost (the old name for Nutriferon).
In 8 months, not one single sinus infection. Not one cold. One minor flu incident. Reduced (though not eliminated) allergies. This is a major improvement, for me, in three areas. (I don't usually get the flu any way, it's the other areas where I struggle.)
Twice in that time period I've had extended close contact with family with bad colds. Each time I thought "Yep, when I get home it will start, probably lead to the next sinus infection." Never happened, which is shocking to me.
Placebo effect??? I find that hard to believe (no pun intended). And nothing else has really changed in my life that would account for this. I'm very interested to see what happens through the rest of the fall/winter season. If I can make it to next March without a sinus infection, I might start selling the stuff myself.
I can see why someone would be skeptical. Shaklee needs more, larger studies. But I bet those studies will bear out some positive effects.
(BTW, I'm not a distributor. I've been a member for their vitamin packs, avoid most of their herbs, but have never signed anyone else up. Just giving full disclosure.)
Comment by Daniel Taylor