Dr. Alex Schauss and MonaVie


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  1. Steve D Says:

    Dr. Schauss Credentials

    Vogel and Foodtech please post your credentials thanks,


    Dr. Schauss is the CEO and Senior Director of Natural and Medicinal Products Research at AIBMR Life Sciences, in Puyallup, Washington. A former Clinical Professor of Natural Products Research and Adjunct Research Professor of Botanical Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, he has held academic appointments at other institutions, including: Senior Director of the Southwest College Research Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona; Associate Professor of Research at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, in Tempe, Arizona; Director of the Institute for Biosocial Research, City University, Seattle; and, Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Bastyr University in Seattle.

    He has been a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) Advisory Council (AMPAC); a member of the Ad Hoc Developmental Planning Committee of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS); a reviewer of botanical standards and information monographs for the U.S. Pharmacopoeia Convention (USP); and, a reviewer for the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, maintained through an interagency partnership with the Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements and their ingredients.

    In 1985, Dr. Schauss was appointed by the US government to represent the United States as a voting member to the WHO Study Group on Health Promotion after being personally selected by Director General of the WHO, Dr. Hafdan Mahler, whose appointment to represent the USA was confirmed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    In 2005, Dr. Schauss received the Linus Pauling Lecture Award for contributions in the medical sciences from the American College for the Advancement of Medicine for “contributions to the medical sciences.” He earned his undergraduate, graduate (summa cum laude), and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and, California Coast University in Santa Ana, respectively. He completed post-graduate studies at the University of New Mexico, the University of Washington at Seattle, University of Washington at Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, in addition to continuing education studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and California State University – Fullerton.

    Having studied nutrition and botanical medicine for over 30 years, Dr. Schauss is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), an Emeritus Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, former Chairman of the Food Policy Council of the National Council for Public Health Policy, an Honorary Founding Member of the British Society of Nutritional Medicine, and Emeritus Executive Director of the American Preventive Medical Association. He is a member of the: American College of Toxicology, American Chemical Society, American Society for Nutrition, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Society for Food Science and Technology, International Society for Horticultural Science, and Associate Member of the Society of Toxicology.

    Since 1992, Dr. Schauss has chaired the Safety Subcommittee of the Compliance and Labeling Integrity Committee (ComPLI) of the Natural Products Association, the nation’s largest natural products trade association, founded in 1935. ComPLI oversees the NPA’s GMP certification program and TruLabel Program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding quality and purity standards for products sold by its members. He is also been a member of the joint American Herbal Product Association and NPA International Committee and chaired the Asian Affairs subcommittee and served as a member of the Latin American Affairs and CODEX subcommittees. In 1996 he was an NGO member of the US FDA delegation to the Codex Meeting on Special Nutritionals held in Bonn, Germany.

    He is the author/co-author of more than 150 papers or works that have appeared in a diverse range of scientific journals, including: Food and Chemical Toxicology, Renal Failure, the International Journal of Neurology, Nutrition Research, Journal of Applied Nutrition, Biological Trace Element Research, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and Journal of the American College of Nutrition. In addition to chapters on a variety of subjects in each edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine (Elsevier Science), he has contributed 18 chapters to a wide variety of edited works, on topics as diverse as a review of research on tocotrienols to the indigenous diets of native Americans.

    From 1979 through 1992 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Biosocial and Medical Research. He continues to serve on numerous editorial boards or as an editorial review board member for a number of peer review journals.

    He is the author or co-author of the following books: Acai: An Extraordinary Antioxidant-Rich Palm Fruit from the Amazon (Biosocial Publications); Obesity: Why Are Men Getting Pregnant? (Basic Health); Minerals, Trace Elements and Human Health, 4th Edition (Life Sciences Press); Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) (McGraw Hill); Nutrition and Behavior (McGraw Hill); Anorexia and Bulimia (McGraw Hill); Feed My Brain (Biosocial Publications); Zinc and Eating Disorders (Keats); Eating for A’s (Simon & Schuster); Nutrition and Criminal Behavior (Brain Shuppan, Tokyo); Diet, Crime and Delinquency (Life Sciences Press).

    He is listed in Who’s Who in America, American Men and Women of Science, International Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in the World.

    Dr. Schauss has been a part of the AIBMR Life Sciences team for nearly 30 years, where he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the wide-range of services provided by this internationally respected consulting and R&D firm that in the period of 2003-2007 worked on projects in over 40 countries.

  2. Vogel Says:

    If I had to pick the top 3 highlights in Schauss’ laughable resume, it would be the following:

    1. Schauss, as we all know, got his bogus mail-order PhD degree from California Coast University and was busted for faking his credentials.

    2. Before joining the Monavie posse, Schauss was notable for plugging second-rate vitamin supplements (Feed My Brain) to little kids. The Feed My Brain website (give it a thorough read…frightening!) gives us an idea of the kind of financial interests Schauss has in the products he’s involved with:

    “Dr. Schauss is not employed by Triunity International, nor is he an officer or director of Triunity. Dr, Schauss has a financial interest in the success of sales of both the Feed my Brain Eating to Excel book and the dietary supplement, Feed My Brain. Dr. Schauss is paid a royalty on FMB product sales.”

    3. Schauss, when he’s not plugging Monavie as a fake cure for autism, spends his time trying to scrounge up money as a postage stamp dealer.

  3. Vogel Says:

    Did you guys get a chance to look over the Feed My Brain website yet. I figured you’d all find that new tidbit to be interesting (not to mention the stamp dealership).

  4. MonaVie Scam Says:

    I didn’t get a chance to look, but it is interesting that Feed My Brain stresses that it is listed as “Feed My Brain (FMB) is a DRUG FREE, dietary supplement that contains over 50 natural ingredients, including 14 learning nutrients and natural compounds found in fruits and vegetables that are building blocks for the human brain.” The capitals for around “Drug Free” are the website’s own emphasis. This is interesting to me because Shante’s article today noted “Dr. Schauss provided advice and prescriptions that significantly aided in Josh’s recovery. Teresa even bought Dr. Schauss’ book Feed My Brain and followed his advice as part of Josh’s recovery.”

  5. Vogel Says:

    Very professional website too. It looks more like it was created by a lurking pedophile than a reputable supplement company.

  6. MonaVie Scam Says:

    I just tried to see the label at the bottom of this page about Feed My Brain. Looks like they didn’t pay their hosting fees as it just goes to GoDaddy.

    I’m sure that looking at Danica Patrick is significant upgrade than a looking at the label of a scamming nutritional product.

  7. Tom Says:

    Vogel – what are your credentials? Who are you? MonaVie Scam? What about you?

    What kind of degrees do you have guys?

  8. Tom Says:

    Dr Schauss is a great scientist – he published a lot of great work in reputable publications – recently together with NIH scientists.

    Maybe you should also try to destroy another scientist’s credentials – Dr Paul Clayton – he is teaching at Oxford University and is a big fan of MonaVie new product (M)mune – he is a fellow at the Royal Society of Medicine. Try to find something on him too – you ……

  9. MonaVie Scam Says:

    See the about page: http://www.juicescam.com/about/. The section you want is after the bullet points. You already said that you have a business degree (in comments elsewhere on this site). Please search this website and debate Vogel’s clinical study analysis…

    … then realize that you don’t have credentials or degrees relevant to determining the value of juice. Don’t throw stones when you live in glass houses.

  10. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Please show the reputable publications that Dr. Schauss published. We have discussed many and Dr. Schauss only showed that people should not drink MonaVie.

    Don’t worry about Pharmacist Paul Clayton… he did enough to ruin his own reputation in the comments here. To start with, watch your lies, he does not (and has never) teached at Oxford University. He is an advisor to Wellmune (the reason why MonaVie created M(Mun))… so he’s clearly biased. He admitted to being paid to speak about it. Also realize that the Royal Society of Medicine is something that any pharmacist can easily join… which is why Pharmacist Paul Clayton is in it…

    … by the way, my wife is a pharmacist. I went to ApHA and there were 100+ pharmacists in the room when Vogel (a recent commenter here) sent medical information about MonaVie’s vitamin K being potentially harmful for people on Warfarin (MonaVie admits this)…

    So why do we care about biased Paul Clayton again?

  11. Vogel Says:

    Tom is possibly the biggest dipshit windbag who has ever posted here. Not a single valid point in the numerous posts he spammed us with yesterday. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that Tom was trying to get the details about Monavie’s Lou Niles being a CHILD MOLESTER pushed off the top of the hot list. I’ll make sure he doesn’t get away with it.

  12. Food Tech in CA Says:

    Tom, I have a Masters degree from the UC Davis School of Food Science and Technology. I have been a food scientist for over thirty years. I have worked as a microbiologist a a fruit juice processing plant for five years.

    I could just have easily said that I was a clerk at 7-11, and it would not have changed the well-documented studies about MonaVie in the least.

  13. Anonymous Aussie Says:

    Tom is a f-ing idiot.

    Again, people he comes into contact with are in all likelihood going to be of the mistaken belief that he knows what he’s talking about and what he’s doing (perhaps he does but doesn’t care) but at the end of the day he’s a liability to all – especially his family and friends.

  14. Izzy Says:

    I’m reminded of a CD by Alex Schauss, Science of Acai, or something like that, anyway, he said that he doesn’t work for Monavie, but isn’t he on some board of scientists working for Monavie? Just wondering…

  15. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Maybe at the time of the CD he didn’t work for MonaVie, but he has been listed on their website as being on their Scientific Board (http://monavie.com/company/scientific-board).

    Furthermore, Schauss started a company in 2000-2001 called K2A that made a product called Opti-acai, which it sold to MonaVie as far as back as 2005 – http://r3gteam.homestead.com/Jeff_Graham_on_MonaVie.pdf.

    If he mentioned that he didn’t work for MonaVie, he’s may have been technically correct, but like everything with MonaVie, it is a statement meant to mislead people. He most certainly has had a business arrangement with MonaVie since the beginning of MonaVie. In fact, as supplier of the acai, he surely profited a lot more than simply “working for MonaVie.”

  16. Vogel Says:

    My guess is that, among other sources of Monavie-related revenue, Schauss made a good chunk of his dough from the sales of his books and CDs to the sales force. I think that essentially, Monavie give out a de facto sublicence to rape the distrbutors to guys like Schauss. In exchange, he puts his (bogus) credentials and endorsement behind the product and goes around teaching distributors how to make the snakeoil pitch.

  17. Anonymous Aussie Says:

    I have to second that, Vogel.

    Dr Schauss actually came to Australia last year for the EMv launch and appeared as a guest speaker.

    During the entire presentation, Schauss spoke using terminology which was virtually impossible for anyone without the same vocational background to understand, spoke only of acai rather than Monavie’s products AND in promotion of the “opportunity” concluded that money that money was important not only to a person’s happiness but health also. Good one d*ckhead.

  18. Marcelo Says:


    I would like to ask for you guys to expand this article. I noticed that every study that supports monavie products have Schauss name on it. I would like to know if these studies can be trusted, even if only a little bit.

  19. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Sorry, but this article is short because the topic had been covered ad nauseum elsewhere. Specifically see the comments at: http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/monavie-scam/.

    The point is to understand what the studies aim is… what they are trying to prove. There’s nothing that shows it is any better than eating fruit, so just eat fruit.

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