16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much)

We don't want to say to stop seeking out good products because every single one of them are scams. But it really does seem like every time a product sells itself as healing your body and fixing all your problems, it's just snake oil. Except even snake oil has SOME medicinal properties, while the following items are pure crap.

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Vitamin deficiencies are bad, sure. But in people with normal diets, study after study have failed to fSource: BBC

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Thinking of using citronella candles to keep mosquitos away? They’re not strong enough to do anything. Source: NPR

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Douches don’t clean you. In fact, douching raises your chance of getting an infection, which is the oneSource: The Guardian

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Whole wheat is good for you ... if that bread you buy is marked “100% whole wheat.” Otherwise, you’re jSource: Cleveland Clinic

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Unless your manual says you need it, premium high-octane gas will do nothing for your car. You’re not gSource: FTC

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Rent a car, and they’ll always push you to buy rental insurance. But do you own a car at home? The autoSource: CBS News

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - If it makes up the reduced calories with added sugar (like most “low-fat” foods do), your body just turSource: Cleveland Clinic

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Sports drinks are sugar water. Good for refueling athletes, but if you’re exercising to lose weight, reSource: Harvard

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Please don’t use pumps to make yourself bigger. You might get erect when you can’t otherwise, sure, butSource: Mayo Clinic

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - They degrade more easily than plastic, yes. But factor in production costs, and each one leads to 70 tiSource: Washington Post

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - “Boosting your immune system” isn’t a thing. An overactive immune system is just allergies. Airborne haSource: NPR

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Never download a program that offers to “clean up” your PC. Windows already has tools for that. The proSource: Ars Technica

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Colon cleanses are full of s&#t. Your colon already has a method of expelling all waste—it’s called defSource: Mayo Clinic

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - A sauna belt doesn’t help you burn calories. You might lose weight through sweat (so, athletes wear sauSource: USA Today

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - Cocoa butter isn’t going to do anything to rid you of stretch marks (which will fade a bit naturally wiSource: Mayo Clinic

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16 Products In Wide Use (That Don't Do Much) - No, the shake weight isn’t “more effective than a regular dumbbell.” It’s less effective, when used proSource: Sports Illustrated

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