Natural products that say danger

A long list of natural products with properties that sound so miraculous that it’s a wonder that the organisms that produce them ever die. Obviously, it was sent to a science writer who is quite naturally skeptical of these sorts of hyped claims.

Dear Sir /Madam:


Revolutionary Natural Supplement to support your Immune System!

Laboratory tests have shown that squid ink is an Angiogenesis inhibitor

Research is finding that Squid Ink can be the most potent ingredient in helping to better a weak immune system.  New studies show Black squid ink is one of the most powerful antioxidants known, containing essential minerals like Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, & Selenium and also rich in protein. Squid ink is also an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic acid and fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. All these vitamins are vital for maintaining, boosting, & promoting a healthy immune system.
Black Squid Ink has more antioxidants than Blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber & vitamin E. Based on current information, present lab research shows the potential protective effect of squid ink, is remarkable and researchers are also working on developing a clinical application.

The pitch continues at length about a number of other natural products that sound just as miraculous as squid ink before wrapping up with:

Yours in Health,

Calamari Ink

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