Prostate MD is perhaps the biggest fraud in the prostate supplement industry. It is promoted by the crooked "prostate review" website called Smarter-Reviews.com. Smarter-Reviews.com and this whole scam is exposed here on this page. Make sure you don't get ripped off by these frauds.
First, the formula and then the fraud:
There is no Beta-sitosterol in the formula. ZERO. That would be like manufacturing a car, but not including an engine. Not only do they not have Beta-sitosterol, aka - the car engine, but they also do not have Zinc or Selenium!
Even the worst scam artists in the prostate supplement business still know enough to include Zinc and Selenium. They are known as the "manhood minerals", and are vital to any prostate formula. Think of them as the doors to the car! The con artists at Smarter-Reviews.com brag about sales, while consumers get fleeced!
So, no engine. No doors. What a joke!
But what is worse is the crooked marketing tactics used by this Los Angeles based group behind this product. Prostate MD is promoted through a crooked website called Smarter-Reviews.com. You may have seen their ads. It claims that they review prostate supplements and give an independent ranking to the prostate pills it has reviewed. The reviews are supposedly done by a guy who only identifies himself as "Tom."
Tom looks like a quality guy who might be a scientist or a journalist. But there is no person named Tom reviewing anything. The name is fake, and the photo is fake too. Tom is identified as " a lifelong nutrition enthusiast who recently retired from his career in pharmacology to write about natural health." As you will see, the photo of "Tom" is just an image they got off a website. It is fake. All the reviews are put together by the company who is behind Prostate MD.
Dr. Mark Moyad is considered the number one expert in America on dietary supplements. His credentials are impeccable. Prevention magazine called him the world's leading medical expert on dietary supplements. He is certainly in my top three, along with Roger Mason and Dan Kenner. Dr. Moyad is a urologist. He is the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Preventative and Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center-Department of Urology. He has written several fantastic books, most notably - The Supplement Handbook: A Trusted Expert's Guide to What Works & What's Worthless for More Than 100 Conditions. In this 502 page book he talks about supplements for helping your prostate. Not surprisingly, he states that the number one natural compound for helping your prostate is of course Beta-sitosterol. And he specially states high doses of Beta-sitosterol are exactly what men need. This is the secret that makes ProstaGenix, the number one rated product, so effective.
Dr. Moyad also has a section in this chapter, on page 102, of herbs that are "worthless" for your prostate. And sure enough, the number one most worthless herb is saw palmetto. I said that to Larry King. Here is the exact excerpt from his book on how worthless saw palmetto is:
WHAT'S WORTHLESS - More From Dr. Moyad's Great Book
Saw palmetto. I'm rejecting the most popular dietary supplement for BPH in the world? Yes! I'm not a fan because of two very well-done US government-funded trials: STEP (Saw Palmetto for Treatment of Enlarged Prostates) and CAMUS (Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Urological Symptoms). Plus, patients I've worked with over the years tend to see minimal or reduced efficacy over time, which suggests more of a placebo effect. Anyhow, back to the research. The STEP trial was one of the better herbal studies ever completed. It was funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A total of 225 men with moderate to severe BPH symptoms were randomized to saw palmetto extract at a dosage of 160 milligrams twice a day (320 milligrams total) or a placebo. After 12 months of treatment, there was no difference between saw palmetto and the placebo. (The herbal extract used in this trial was one of the best.)
The CAMUS trial was a double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled randomized study conducted at 11 North American clinics with 369 patients. The CAMUS researchers found that low (320 milligrams), moderate (640 milligrams), and high doses (960 milligrams) of saw palmetto given over 72 weeks did not work better than a placebo for BPH or LUTS. Again, the saw palmetto used was outstanding quality. By the way, these big trials were originally designed to compare supplements to standard prescription drugs, but no companies offered up their drugs for testing! Makes you wonder.
Prostate Expert Roger Mason Also Believes Saw Palmetto is Worthless!
And look what The Great Roger Mason has to say about Saw Palmetto. Roger is a prostate supplement superstar. He is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable person on the planet on natural prostate supplements. His book, The Natural Prostate Cure, is the Mona Lisa of prostate health. Not only is Roger a great guy who has helped millions of people, but he is a prolific researcher. Here is a section of one of his writings explaining why Saw Palmetto is basically worthless - the exact same conclusion Dr. Moyad came to.
THE TRUTH ABOUT PLANT STEROL SUPPLEMENTS
Traditionally, herbs such as saw palmetto, Pygeum africanum, nettles, and star grass have been used to treat prostate problems. The trouble with using these herbs is that they contain only a tiny amount (one part per three thousand) of the sterol complex. A typical analysis of saw palmetto, for example, shows that it contains a variety of fatty acids (capric, eicosenoic, lauric, myristic, palmitic, and others), but only minute- and therefore biologically insignificant- traces of sterols and other plant chemicals. These herbal formulas just do not contain any effective amounts of the active ingredients. You would have to eat a pound of saw palmetto berries in order to obtain a basic dose of 300 mg of phytosterols. Even if you take “10x” extracts of these herbs (with ten times the normal amount sterols), you would still have to eat about two hundred 500 mg capsules, in order to get 300 mg of sterols! Analyses published in Biochemistry, Gazzetta Chimica Italia, Journal of High Resolution Chromatography, Journal of Pharmacy Science, and the Indian Journal of Chemistry have shown that sterols make up less than 1 percent of these herbs. It is obvious that saw palmetto and other such herbs are ineffective, despite their continual promotion by the so-called natural health industry. Even when the product label reads “85 percent fatty acids and sterols,” it usually means “nearly all fatty acids and almost no sterols.” Choosing the best beta-sitosterol supplement can be tricky, especially with so many ineffective products on the market, so always read the product label carefully before you try a new supplement.
EXPOSED! The Pharmacologist Named Tom Doing The Reviews on Smarter-Reviews.com Is FAKE! Not A Real Person - More Fraud!
These guys should be in jail! This photo above is the picture of Tom - the person who Smarter-Reviews.com claims is a retired pharmacology executive who rates and reviews prostate supplements for them. As you can see, the picture is a model shot from the company Shutterstock. On the sleazy Smarter-reviews.com page, they only use his head - they were probably too cheap to pay Shutterstock for the photo.
Here are more photos of this fellow - he is a model. Just think how many people they have cheated with their illegal scheme.
This is one of the videos Smart-Reviews.com and the Scam Media crew uses to trick consumers. This is not an actual office. It is a graphic image designed to look like a real office - it is all smoke and mirrors. The man speaking is a paid actor. He is not a member or some organization that reviews supplements. He is an actor who advertises his services on the website Fiverr.com. You can get him to be your spokesman for under a few hundred bucks!
But it gets worse:
On the Smarter-Reviews.com website, if you click on the DISCLOSURE button, they give an intentionally misleading explanation of the review site. They never disclose that the owners of the website also own Prostate MD. They intentionally mislead consumers by not coming clean that they own both the review website and the #1 rated product.
But the fraud and tricks from Scale Media don't stop here. They take their consumer fraud to new heights with their email practices. They send out to potential customers an email stating that they were just rated number one by Smarter-Reviews.com, as if it is some sort of accomplishment. It is not. It is a fraud.
See, here is the same guy in the Smarter-Reviews.com video acting as the spokesman for two other companies. This is his profile page from Fiverr.com. As you will see, he charges $145 for 100 words.
Here is the top of the fraudulent prostate supplement reviews on Smarter-Reviews.com. Notice the photo of the reviewer they identify as only Tom. They say Tom is the person reviewing the prostate supplements for Smarter Review.
So to recap: You have a fake review site. A fake author on this fake review site saying he reviewed, tested, and analyzed numerous prostate supplements and identified what he believes to be the top five pills. They lie in their disclosure. They lie about their review process. The use a fake person as the reviewer. The formula's main ingredient is worthless by the #1 Supplement in America.
Here is the "executive team" behind this fraud. The company behind this fake review is called Scale Media. Scam Media would have been more accurate. The two key scam artists behind this are Ben Flohr and Ziv Haklilli.
"I Got My Steve Jobs Starter Kit"
Hi-Tech Scam Artist Thinks He's Steve Jobs
Check out Lil' Ben all dressed up like he's Steve Jobs. Arms crossed, same pose - the whole bit. Insiders report that Ben is obsessed with Steve Jobs. He tries to walk like him and he even says to people at the office, "What would Steve do" , a reference to Jobs. Well for starters, Steve Jobs would not be running a sophisticated consumer scam and brag about it. Ben and Ziv and their Merry Band of Scamsters, make their money by lying to the public with slickely-packaged consumer fraud. They spend millions - literally millions of dollars promoting "consumer review websites" supposedly written by people that doesn't exist. See more fake reviewers exposed below in this exposé. It is all a scam. Steve Job would probably spit on this guy if they had ever met.
Check out this deceptive email they send out to potential probiotic customers. They act like they have won some sort of award. These scumbags write: "Smarter Reviews was created to keep shoppers and consumers safe from scams, false advertisements, and lesser products". What a lie! They guys should be in the False Advertising Hall of Fame. It is such a scam. Good old Fake Tom also reviews probiotic supplements as well. More fraud from Ziv Haklili and his partner in scamming consumers, Ben Flohr.
Here is more advertising Fraud from this company:
Not only do they have a phony review website for prostate supplements, they also have many other fraudulent review websites. I'm pretty sure this is called consumer fraud. Just look at these additional examples. They use photos of people they claim are real, when in fact, they are fake. I have the proof below.
These scamsters identify Tanya as a stylist with over 15 years experience... blah blah blah... it's all a lie. See the photo of Tanya below - it's a photo they bought, or probably stole, from a modeling agency - there is no Tanya.
Desiree is identified as being a licensed cosmetologist since 2015. Just another lie. It's all fake. This photo is of yet another model - not a real person. This company is just one giant scam. And their prostate formula is dog shit.
Yet another fake person used by Smarter-Reviews.com to fool and cheat consumers. This woman is identified as Alice - a mom who started a coupon club. Like the three other fake people they are using on their fake review website, Alice has an email address at Smarter-Reviews.com. It is all a scam. Here below is the photo of from AdobeStock photos of this women. Just a fraud.
Meet The 3 Stooges Behind Scam Media
Ben Flohr, Ziv Haklili and "Strategist" Omer Engelstein
These bozos are living in Fantasyland. They are talking about "platforms", "methodologies" and "cutting edge technologies"... Hey fellas you are making sales because you are lying and cheating consumers with your fake review website. End of story. You should be in jail. Try selling your crap product without lying and cheating and see how you do. Crooks!
Needless to say, I would not waste one penny on Prostate MD. GRADE F