It turns out that MonaVie is directing distributors to talk about a study about acai and fruit flies. The study in question is:
Sun X, Seeberger J, Albericol T, Schauss AG, Zou S. AÃ§ai palm fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves survival of flies on a high fat diet. Exp Gerontol. 2010;45:243-251.
You can find a synopsis of the article here.
A smart consumer may recognize that this another MonaVie marketing gimmick. To start with this is another piece of “research” with MonaVie’s Dr. Alex Schauss name attached. That makes 100% of all positive research that MonaVie recommends by their own Dr. Alex Schauss.
The other things to note about this “research”:
- It was done with acai
- MonaVie is not acai
- Acai is not MonaVie
- It was done on fruit flies
- Fruit flies are not humans
- Dogs are more advanced that fruit flies and more like humans (they aren’t insects, can understand language, clearly display emotion, etc…)
- MonaVie can be harmful to dogs
So what we have here is MonaVie trying to pretend it is acai. We have MonaVie trying to pretend that study about something else (acai) on fruit flies is something consumers should consider. We have information that MonaVie may be harmful to more advanced forms of life like dogs. It is completely without logic that one could apply this study to humans and MonaVie.
Originally posted 2010-07-13 21:03:46. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe above article is intended to be accurate at the time of its original posting. MonaVie may change its pricing, product, or other policies at any time without notice.
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