Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How Alex Jones Bollixed his Estimable Brain ... Lead Poisoning

Image: YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel

The most accurate description of the shrieking pageantry we’ve come to know as InfoWars is that it’s a dietary supplement business hiding behind a debased, unreliable, and exhaustingly stupid news network. Unfortunately for its founder Alex Jones, seen above chugging a glass of “Caveman True Paleo Formula,” two of those supplements were recently found to contain high levels of lead.

Gizmodo:  Drink Up: High Lead Levels Found in Two InfoWars Supplements

Well ... that was clever, wasn't it.

Besides this Neanderthal Pre-Human Drink Powder, another supplement called Myco-ZX, advertised as “potent herbs and enzymes” intended for the “detoxification of yeast and undesirable fungal organisms,” was also determined to have high levels of lead, according to an independent testing by watchdog group the Center for Environmental Health, the findings of which InfoWars has itself based articles on prior.

According to the CEH, which purchased the samples tested directly from the InfoWars online shop, “People who take the Myco-ZX product would ingest more than six times the daily limit for lead under California law.” Those taking Caveman True Paleo would ingest twice the Californian daily lead limit.

- Gizmodo

Lead is highly toxic at the levels he guzzles it and, worse, sells to his devotees.

Both Myco-ZX and Caveman True Paleo Formula remain available for sale through InfoWars. (It’s unclear of the CEH’s findings also apply to the Strawberry flavor of Caveman True Paleo.)

- Gizmodo

Notwithstanding all scientific evidence, Jones makes his pitch.

Caveman True Paleo, according to Jones on-air, can relieve muscle soreness, improve bone strength, and “doesn’t have additives.” Lead, according to the CEH, can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and (in men) lowered sperm count. But hey, who are you going to believe?

- Gizmodo

Zen Yogi:  do we need a punchline with Flint, Michigan?

A significant number of the people in Flint were injured for life by the lead.  There's no comedy in that any more than Jones will ever be funny.  There will never be comedy in using products with lead at toxic levels and there can't possibly be any comedy in selling them.

Zen Yogi:  so your purpose is to trash Jones?

It's more than that, Yogi, and it's more than another case of false advertising.  If China were doing this as they have done at times in the past, there would have been flaming outrage from any countries which had been tricked by them.

Zen Yogi:  so why not now?

That's your pumpernickel, bear buddy.  Why the hell not now when this stuff is fuckin' toxic.

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