Is $CIGX a Buy or a Scam?
IMHO, everything is a scam. I lost money on bonds that aren't even supposed to move, that's a scam. You know this. I know this.
But there are also obvious "red flag" hand jobs going on (HFT robots aside), like InterOil for starters. CMKM. I could go on.
So when I came across CIGX, I have to say I was intrigued.
Their CigEx product has raving reviews on Amazon, and apparently the same product that purports to help people stop smoking has anti-inflammatory benefits. That's pretty rad. A carton of the anti-smoking lozenges sells for about $40 on Amazon. Its Anatabloc product (packaged similarly to CigRx) sells for about $100 for a 10 pack carton.
A recent Seeking Alpha article by Dr. John Faessel touts Star Scientific as one hell of a buy, but in the same article, commenters call him out for writing four posts about this damn Star Scientific, which is a trademark tool of your typical pumper.
I will give the SA commenter this, it's a pretty wild claim. According to the Seeking Alpha article, Star Scientific's new product can practically cure cancer. Then again, as a person who suffers from an inherited bad back made worse by a hellish commute, I'm tempted to give this alleged anti-inflammatory a shot.
Now enter Star Scientific. Last Wednesday (8/30/2011) Star began selling Anatabloc™ online and by phone. I believe that Anatabloc™ could become a multi-billion dollar product. Why?
Simply, Anatabloc™ inhibits NF-kB. New testing at the Roskamp Institute shows that Anatabloc™ is more effective in lowering / moderating / inhibiting NF-kB’s role in inflammation than the leading drugs in the market space — and they sell in the $billions. Furthermore, Anatabloc™ can be taken without concern about toxicity, and it’s an over-the-counter, non-prescription product.
The Roskamp Institute has posted data – "inflammaging research" – revealing how (RCP-006) Anatabloc™ is more than four (4) times more effective than either Celebrex or Voltarol and three (3) times more effective that Lipitor in reducing inflammation in whole human blood. Lipitor and Celebrex are recognized to have advanced anti-inflammatory properties and have sold in the billions. Lipitor sales in 2010 were $10.7 billion.
The market for Anatabloc™ as a reducer of low grade inflammations is of staggering proportions: the product targets chronic inflammation known to be present in a number of coronary and vascular diseases, cancers and in auto-immune diseases such as thyroid disease, diabetes, asthma, Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and arthritis, besides numerous other conditions and bodily woes ― and that includes ageing [sic].
OK fine, he spelled "ageing" wrong.
CIGX definitely shows the danger signs but it isn't about whether or not the product works, it's about whether or not enough people believe the product works to make some money.
Right? Can we be honest about that?
I might buy. I might regret it (I'm no fucking HFT robot) but I might buy anyway.