Don’t forget, homeopathic means “it doesn’t work”
“Water has memory”… LOL
A LOT of things say homeopathic when they mean herbal aka they’re not the BS dilutions, they’re just herbal ingredients that are listed in the homeopathic catalog of ingredients. I wish they wouldn’t do that as it confuses products with real ingredients with the BS kind. I don’t know which one this brand is, but if it’s the real ingredients kind it could be worth buying - I’ve had good luck with elderberry and zinc supplements before in helping to keep colds at bay. (as long as I bought real ones ofc and not true homeopathic.)
It’s a no for me. Reading the ingredients shows this to be an entirely homeopathic remedy with homeopathic zinc and ‘elderberry flavoring.’ In my personal experience, taking an actual elderberry syrup or extract and a zinc supplement works best for me. And even Walmart carries elderberry syrup and lozenges these days. I’m going to pass on this particular Woot offering.
If it’s really a homeopathic remedy, then a two pack should be more expensive than a four pack, as it’s more effective if you use less!
This is embarrassing, Woot. We expect crap, not bullshit.
When you see “homeopathic”, you need to know that “6x”, for example, means there is one part of the original ingredient in a million (10^6) parts of water. “12x” means one part of “active ingredient” in one TRILLION (10^12) parts of water. Water does NOT remember this kind of thing, otherwise it would also remember being “grey water” and being inside animals and underground and in clouds… If you NEED to believe this, ignore everything I’ve just said, maybe “belief” will work for you. Don’t pay more than you can stand to lose…
“Yes, bartender, I’ll take a (12X) shot of rattlesnake venom, please” (and there MAY be one molecule of toxin in that jigger)… at that concentration you MAY also be safe from ricin and botulism too. People SOoo want to believe in magic.
Hoping woot will list actual oil of snake soon…
There are a lot of products available on the mother ship that are better than this. Some are sold as the product and you stew it on your stovetop. Really much better quality than this.
I have it on good authority (and personal experience) that “snake oil” smells (and tastes) an AWFUL lot like chicken (soup, grease, broth, etc). Remember the bit about chickens (birds) used to be reptiles…
Water. It’s water.
Back in the mists of time, I used to listen to the radio program “Oil of Dog” (by Gary Storm) that ran late at night on WBFO. Every time I hear references to snake oil, I think of Oil of Dog and feel a little extra bit of happiness!