Super Beta Prostate has several TV commercials featuring manly men such as Joe Theismann and Hulk Hogan talking about the need for many men to use the restroom more often as they age due to an enlarging prostate. The main claim of the Super Beta Prostate advertisements seems to be that by taking this pill, you will not longer have the urge to urinate as often resulting in no more trips to the bathroom.
Here is a partial transcript of one of the TV commercials, featuring Joe Theismann:
No matter what stadium I would broadcast from, I would always have to find the closest bathroom, just in case I had the urge to go. My prostate was giving me fits.
But then I heard about Super Beta Prostate’s nationwide Million Bottle Giveaway and I got a free bottle. What a difference it made. I don’t have to go as often, and I don’t have to get up at night as much. Now I wake up refreshed and ready to tackle anything.
Super Beta Prostate has sold over 5 million bottles.. Because 50% of men over 50 and 80% of men over 80 have prostate issues. Chances are you need Super Beta Prostate to keep you healthy too.
“..the most widely used prostate supplement” supporting a healthy prostate.
Made from a scientific breakthrough plant sterol called Beta-Sitosterol. You have to take 100 Saw Palmetto capsules to get the same amount of Beta Sitosterol as you would in just one Super Beta Prostate.
We then see Jeff Zielinksi, MD suggest that using Super Beta Prostate will result in a stronger urine flow and a more complete emptying of your bladder, as well as personal testimonials from customers.
The commercial closes with Joe Theismann giving his testimonial of how well it works for him and how both he and his wife now wake up feeling refreshed and younger.
You are then urged to call to get your free bottle, and pay only shipping hand handling.
Key phrases intended to get your attention, and what they really mean:
- Free bottle – Free would imply that you don’t have to send any money. In fact you must pay “shipping and handling”
- Sold over 5 million bottles – Wow, 5 million bottles! But this has nothing to do with how effective the product is
- Because 50% of men over 50 and 80% of men over 80 have prostate issues – True, older men do have prostate issues, but this says nothing of the product
- Chances are you need Super Beta Prostate to keep you healthy too – See how they slipped that in? “Keep you healthy”? What exactly does that mean? Is there any evidence or studies that show it can ‘keep you healthy’? NO, there isn’t
- Made from a scientific breakthrough – Wow, scientific! Breakthrough! But what does that mean? Nothing
- ..plant sterol – Sterol? – Wow, that almost sounds like steroid so it must be powerful right? Wrong
- ..called Beta-Sitosterol – Another very medical’ee sounding word! Beta-Sitosterol is touted by many as a “natural” treatment for anything from asthma to the flu, including treating symptoms of BPH or an enlarged prostate. These claims are based on one study done in 1999 on just over 500 men that concluded that Beta Sitosterol may help in short term treatment of enlarged prostate symptoms, it also cautions that there is no evidence that it is effective as a long term treatment. It is important to note that all of these claims are based on one study completed almost 15 years ago and that study only involved 514 men
- You would have to take 100 Saw Palmetto capsules to get the same amount of Beta Sitosterol as in only 1 Super Beta Prostate pill – Wow, 100!! 100 is a really big number! What they don’t say, but are required by law to put in (unreadable, tiny) print, is that Beta Sitosterol is not a key ingredient of Saw Palmetto. So this phrase has virtually no meaning or relevance
- The most widely used prostate supplement – “Most widely used” does not mean the best, more likely it means “the most spent on advertising”
- Jeff Zielinksi, MD – Dr. Jeff can say whatever
he gets paid to sayopinion he may have. However without any scientific studies to back his claimsopinion, his words do not carry much weight or have any credible meaning. The most important part of Jeff Zielinksi’s opinion is the tiny text displayed: “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, this product is not intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease”. Which basically invalidates everything that Dr. Jeff says
- Personal testimonials – Like Dr. Jeff, customers can say whatever they want. It is also important to note the tiny disclaimer displayed during the testimonials, “Results not typical”. Results not typical means “this is not what usually happens”
Were you fooled by this TV commercial? Or, did you purchase Super Beta Prostate? Please leave a comment below.