Has anyone used fangocur?

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LondonRed
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   Posted 3/16/2009 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
That is the Austrian Clay Treatment (Fangocur) that you drink? They claim to reduce inflammation in the whole GI tract over a 3 week treatment regime. I am thinking of getting it but wanted to know if anyone else had any experience with it?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


AnnaG
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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I was thinking of trying this as well I posted on here a while back to ask if anyone had tried it,but did'nt get any responses,then I when on the website and ordered some,then,I found an article saying it had been banned in the UK where I am as two people had become very ill taking it,I copied the article and posted it to the company,plus I cancelled my order and they send me an e-mail back absolutly refuting this,and saying it had no licsense in the UK as it had been classied as a food product,and not a medicine which aparently have different criteira,they also have numerous testimonies from people that it has helped them,and they have never received any complaints or legal actions from anyone who claims to have been made ill by it.
So now I don't know what to do,I'd love to try it ,but I'm worried about taking anything,that might make me worse,please post again if you decide to give it ago,I must say it did sound very convincing,when I read about it
I thought I might have really hit on something.
Take care Anna

AnnaG
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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is the article I will post the reply from the company as well

Arsenic has been found in a powdered mineral drink which claims to treat bowel disease, the Food Standards Agency warned today.

Fangocur Mineral Drink contains dangerous levels of the substance and two users in Cheshire are thought to have fallen ill because of the product.

Their symptoms include dizziness, heart palpitations and stomach cramps.

The drink is sold via the internet from Austria, and claims to be a "comprehensive inflammatory bowel disease treatment" for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Under UK law this type of medicinal claim cannot be made about food supplements.

Made of "volcanic healing clay", it comes in powder format and must be dissolved in water before ingestion.

The FSA said anyone who has bought Fangocur should not consume it, and those who have and feel ill should seek medical advice.

Arsenic occurs naturally in a wide range of foods at very low levels.

There are two forms, the more dangerous of which was found in Fangocur and is associated with an increase in skin, lung and bladder cancer.

The FSA recommends that exposure to the substance is as low as possible.

A spokeswoman said: "It's being sold in Austria so we don't have any jurisdiction over there. The important thing for us is that UK consumers do not drink it."

LondonRed
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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd not try anything that isn't licensed to do what they say it does. I sent mine back today. The customer services was appalling and the lady couldn't even speak English. It's too risky taking something - the product more or less says its cures every disease like a magic potion. Mine has gone back, just not worth the risk. They even send it out without payment and invoice you later, that desperate they are to get it off their shelf!
 
Edit: Just read that, Thank GOD I gave it back.


Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.

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