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Ionized water, Alkaline water? Snake oil ....

by Carl Brewer last modified 2009-08-06 09:29

Some fool or fraud keeps sending me adverts for a miracle 'water' that cures all ills .. it's snake oil


Seen any hype about alkaline water?  Ionized water?  Carnegie-Caulfield even have one of these as a sponsor (I'm somewhat saddened that CCCC would accept their money, but that's their call) .. but it's a fraud.  Read here for why.  And also here. Recently, a certain XXXXX XXXXX has been sending me some junk about it, and how it's a miracle cure for just about everything.  In an early reply I asked him if it also cures baldness, impotence and cancer, and he replied that it probably did too ... alarm bells ringing?  They should be.


This was his first unsolicited mail to me :

shonky_fraudster@xx.xx.xx wrote: 
You are receiving this mail because S Fraudster is 
sending feedback about the site administered by you at  The message sent was: 
Dear ABOC check out this wicked new hydration product. I started 
using this about 1 mth ago for hydration and then began to notice my 
cycling and endurance performance improving dramatically. I have been 
a keen committed cyclist for over 20 years and have never seen my 
performance on road and off road improve this much. I go up hills 
easier, I can maintain higher speeds for longer, there seems less 
lactic acid build up when I am riding, I need to pee less....hurrah, 
my legs don't ache the next day, and my sweat causes less neck rashes 
etc. I am very impressed with this product. I would recommend all 
cyclists try it for 3 mths and see how their performance improves. I 
hear on the grapevine that some UK soccer clubs are starting to use 
this. You can also earn a lot of money if you like the product! 
Cyclists will love this once they get their hands on it! How you can 
improve your performance while drinking water Check it out! Kind Regards Cheers Shonky Fraudster


Today, I get this gem (again, unsolicited, and after I'd told this huckster I was in no way interested in his snake oil) :


Carl, This may be of interest to you. As we both know, timing is critical when it comes to getting in first on something brand new.

Check out the message update below I received from our team and click on the link. Or GO HERE -- Would love to know what you think about this new Movie (it's only 5 minutes long) that really brings to light the truth about the water, health drinks, and energy drinks the world is consuming in mass quantity... it's indeed a real eye-opener!


----- Original Message -----

From: 'X2O Movie System Admin'

To:  Shonky
Sent: April 3, 2007
Subject: (Update) New X2O Movie

Hello Shonky Fraudster,

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This stuff is classic snake oil.  Don't be fooled. It's fraud.



Water is more precious than oil

Posted by Dino Apolito at 2007-04-09 08:05
Come now Carl. We all know how precious water is. This stuff is really miraculous. I washed my bike in it and it now goes faster!

only if it's red

Posted by Carl Brewer at 2007-04-09 22:35
Only red water makes you go faster.

the bike must be red too

Posted by Dino Apolito at 2007-04-09 22:41
Always read the fine print on the label....
Actually I was hoping that if I bought enough of the stuff and had a bath in it, I could give up training altogether. Alas no..

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