- Category: Ask Thomas and Sarah Ask Thomas and Sarah
- Published: February 20, 2015 February 20, 2015
"Youngevity sells a product called tangy tangerine 2.0. in early 2015, Before its news posted a story about someone who allegedly had tangy tangerine 2.0 analyzed by a swiss lab, and the results were horrifying. Are you familiar with the product, the saga, and wherein lies the truth?"
What was reported at Before It's News was removed, either due to threats or because they decided that it was not a credible story. We are too busy to follow up with the lab and confirm that they really did the test and got the results that were published online. According to reports published elsewhere, the testing laboratory was Interlabor Belp AG, and the test identification number is 413232.
Assuming that the online reports are accurate, this is what they mean. The metal levels (mercury, aluminum, arsenic, and lead) are in the trace amounts that would be expected from real foods. This substantiates that the company is being honest about their vitamins being food-based. It is not all good news, however. The presence of high levels of fluoride, chlorine, nitrates and phosphates indicate that they almost certainly use tap water for production, so the supplement contains all of the impurities from the municipal supply.
We would never recommend this supplement to others based upon its ingredients label alone, for it contains a variety of mushrooms and chlorella (algae). Earlier versions did not appear to contain these nefarious additives, which leads us to conclude that Youngevity is doing whatever is trendy and hyped, at the detriment of their customers. So in conclusion, we did not find the smoking gun that you expected for us to find, but we still conclude that the supplement is unfit for human consumption, due to other factors.