20/20 Airs Provocative, Revealing Segment That Sheds Light on Controversial Sugar Pills (Ambrotose)
Posted Dec 18 2008 7:35pm
Kudos to ABC's 20/20 for its provocative segment about Mannatech's expensive ambrotose or sugar pills (glyconutrients) reportedly made from larch bark and aloe, which gullible people are taking to "cure" their serious ailments or illnesses.
The revealing story, "Cure for Your Disease or Empty Promise?" -- the result of a three-month, undercover investigation -- offered an insightful, examination of the sugar pills, which some people are popping rather than follow their doctor's advice to get chemotherapy or other treatments.
The segment was quite intriguing, particularly hidden-camera segments, where you could see multi-level marketing people at training sessions making outrageous health claims to push the pills, which cost a whopping $200 a month.