We posted this story from another source AND a clear debunking that it is utter nonsense in yesterday’s leftover links but it’s surprisingly getting traction. That means people really WANT IT TO BE TRUE. However, wish in one hand… yada yada yada…
A handful of media outlets — including the not-exactly-known-for-reliability Daily Mail — have reported that a semi-miraculous new sunscreen is on the market: no more smearing slimy goop all over yourself, just swallow a teaspoon of “Harmonized H20” sunscreen water and an hour later your skin will be protected from sunburn thanks to the power of “vibrations” and “frequencies” and “harmony.” (Remember: despite words like “frequency” and “harmony,” this is not an article about music theory, radio broadcasting or any other sound-oriented thingamawhat, but an alleged oral sunscreen.)
There was no way I was going to post the original article since it was from the Daily Mail. As regular readers know, we almost NEVER link to them except with a specific purpose. This was not it. This story was obviously bogus. It would be nice to be able to debunk the stories that need bunkum removal but there is no way I can do that. So, first rule of thumb, consider the source. Daily Fail? Look for another source. In this case, don’t bother. It’s nonsense.
If the claims being made by this company were true, then the “founder and formulator” Dr. Ben Johnson would be up for several Nobel Prizes, in physics, chemistry, and medicine.
It’s a huge red flag when a company claims to have made a remarkable breakthrough, especially when their claims require several remarkable breakthroughs simultaneously.
Another red flag is when such breakthrough claims are made in the complete absence of a scientific paper trail. Where are all the published research papers establishing the fundamental claims of this new stunning medical technology?
Dr. Steve Novella filed a complaint with the FDA. Good.