Recently on The View, Barbara Walters announced that she does not endorse Reversatrol and that they are using her name in spite of her sicking lawyers on them. There is nothing she can do about it at this time because she once did a news story that talked about it briefly, so technically, they are within their rights. However, Barbara made it clear that she does not endorse it, nor is she happy about them using her name.
Here’s a report on her response as reported by TMZ: “Walters is (peaved) at something called Exilatrol for using her picture in one of their online ads. Next to her photo it says, “As seen on Barbara Walters and 60 Minutes.” She tweeted her displeasure, saying, “If u see ads for products with Resveratrol showing my photo and name they are false…Babs talked about Resveratrol, an ingredient in Exilatrol, in an anti-aging special in 2008 — but she has never specifically endorsed any product.”
Besides that tasty bit of information, here are some things you should know about Reversatrol.
Reversatrol, a product of some plants such as Japanese Knotweed that is believed to fight against cancer, reduce inflammation, and lower blood sugar in mouse and rat experiments. To be effective in humans, an extremely high dose would be required. (Think of the old Total Commercials where they piled up hundreds of bowls of cereal).
Reversatrol has been proven to reverse aging… in fruit flies, nematode worms, and fish with short life spans. It did nothing for the mice, and certainly not proven to reverse age in humans. There is still a bit of work to be done.
Reversatrol has been studied for use in cancer prevention and lowering blood pressure. There is still a bit of work to be done here as well. So far, reversatrol, when injected into tumors has reduced the growth of neuroblastomas. It has lowered blood sugar in rats.
Reversatrol has several possible side effects. Some of them are good. Users claim to have increased mental focus, improved irritable bowel syndrome, better endurance, and improved alcohol levels. Less positive side effects include a caffeine high, insomnia, increased blood pressure, stomach cramping and diarrhea.
Other things you need to worry about is clicking on Reversatrol ads on the internet. Consumers have complained about being charged before they even received their free sample of the product, strange processing charges, and continuing to debit the credit card months after the auto ship option was cancelled. Remember, if they will take advantage of Barbara Walters, why wouldn’t they cheat you too. (This is not proven nor true of all Reversatrol websites.)
Note to the wise, Dr. Oz and Oprah, probably don’t endorse Reversatrol either.