Vogel permalinkFebruary 9, 2012 8:04 am
Wow, there was a lot of BS in Solomon’s notes. Most of it was just mindless fluff, but I honed in on one particularly egregious lie:
“Monavie has applied for and recieved 21 patents for the content and
manufacturing process of the juice.”
A USPTO search reveals not one patent applied for or received by Monavie.
This false statement is truly indicative of how absurd and factually inaccurate many of the comments are that are posted by Vogel and the other proud Amthrax resident naysayers. Amthrax is now referring to me as “anti-Amthrax”. I am definitely against false and/or misleading statements, so if Amthrax feels his web site fits that description, then I must agree with his label.
While Vogel’s statement, “A USPTO search reveals not one patent applied for or received by Monavie.” is literally correct, it is totally misleading, i.e. the company “MonaVie” did not apply for a patent in the name of “MonaVie”. Apparently Vogel does not realize that USPTO does not necessarily list patents under the name of the company that owns the rights to them, but lists them under the content and names of the inventors (scientists & researchers in this case), and other criteria. The number of patents MonaVie “has the rights to” may well exceed 21 by now, but who’s speculating? Verifying MonaVie has the rights to even “one patent” allows you to decide the credibility of Vogel’s statement.
The first 3 patents utilized by MonaVie, 7,563,465, 7,727,564, and 7,700,138, can be
viewed at http://www.uspto.gov/. These patents cover the nutritional composition of MonaVie’s acai blend, validation of its antioxidant properties, as well as the harvesting and processing used. A fourth patent for anyone to review is U.S. Patent No. 7,799,354.
As of the Vancouver 2009 MonaVie convention, MonaVie was the only company in the entire world that had a US PTO patent on acai: US Patent Number 7,563,465. “The allowed patent claims covers both the Acai compositions and methods for producing the Acai composition used by MonaVie in many of its unique products…”
Many have heard the story (with almost every introduction of Orrin) of how Orrin Woodward had four patents to his name by the time he was 25 years old. Orrin tells how General Motors owned the rights to those patents. MonaVie owns the rights to certain patents “applied for” and those which have been “issued”, just like GM owns the rights to Orrin’s patents. HINT: I did NOT find Orrin’s patents by searching “General Motors.”
I don’t believe Amthrax will permit Vogel’s type of blatant misinformation to stay on his blog as it exposes the game they are playing. Most of the misinformation posted on Amthrax is simply the negative interpretations and perspectives of those suffering from victim mentality. It’s when they leave the arena of negative accusatory judgmental comments and step into the arena of facts that they are definitely exposed.
Vogel’s comment should be deleted by Amthrax or given the strike-through it deserves, not just commented on unless the intent really is to deceive the naïve readers. I imagine Vogel wants all to believe he is honest, so perhaps he will also admit his mistake and maybe even apologize.
PATENT Number 7,563,465
MonaVie, through there unique relationship with Dr. Alex Schauss, is the first and only company to have a patent that has been issued on the acai berry, the remarkable freeze-dried processing method and the use of it in MonaVie proprietary formulations!
Thus, you should be skeptical of any other acai or products containing acai! Other companies have tried to simply freeze the acai or use the inexpensive spray-drying technique, which only retains approximately 10% of the anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients compared to the more expensive 100% retention in MonaVie. If you are in to the science behind the freeze-dried acai and want to know what makes it different from other acai products you will want to read the Patent. Here are some highlights of what is in the Patent:
“What is claimed is:
1. A dietary supplement composition, comprising freeze-dried Euterpe oleracea (Acai)
fruit pulp powder, wherein the composition:…
5. A method of producing a stable and palatable Acai-based dietary supplement composition, the method comprising:…
11. A method of treating a disease or an injury induced by pathological free radical reactions in a mammal, the method comprising administering to the mammal an effective amount of the Acai-based dietary supplement composition of any one of claims 1,2 or 4 wherein the composition quenches free radicals and reduces the damage induced by pathological free radicals….
12. The method of claim 11, wherein the disease or injury is selected from the group consisting of: cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, vascular disease, arthritis, ulcer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, ischemia-reperfusion injury, neurodegenerative disorders, autism, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, gastrointestinal disease, tissue injury induced by inflammation, and tissue injury induced by an environmental toxin.
13. A method for alleviating the deleterious effects of pathological free radical reactions in a mammal afflicted with a disease or an injury induced by pathological free radical reactions in a mammal, the method comprising administering to the mammal an effective amount of the Acai-based dietary supplement composition of any one of claims 1, 2 or 4 wherein the composition quenches free radicals and reduces the damage induced by pathological free radicals.
14. The method of claim 13, wherein the disease or injury is selected from the group consisting of cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, vascular disease, arthritis, ulcer, acute respiratory distress syndrome, ischemia-reperfusion injury, neurodegenerative disorders, autism, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, gastrointestinal disease, tissue injury induced by inflammation, and tissue injury induced by an environmental toxin….
Antioxidant Properties and Uses Thereof
The present invention identified the fruits of two families of palm trees, Acai and jucara, as having ORAC scores significantly higher than any other fruits or vegetables tested.
The Acai fruits were known to contain a high proportion of mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and a relatively low concentration of saturated fat and trans fatty acids. The Acai fruits were also known to be rich in lipids, fibers and protein, and to contain Vitamin E and anthocyanins, two known antioxidants.
However, these fruits have been underutilized in the past because the Acai fruits are very prone to rapid deterioration due to oxidation and microbial contamination by bacteria, fungi and yeast. Accordingly, the fruit and juice made from the Acai fruits deteriorate rapidly, and quickly lose their palatability and antioxidant properties–almost half of the anthocyanins degrades within two days after the fruit is picked. In an effort to overcome the rapid deterioration of Acai fruit and juice, and thereby expose the product to broader markets, some companies have tried freezing the fruit pulp. However, simply freezing the Acai fruit pulp in this manner requires careful monitoring of the temperature–with even relatively slight deviations in temperature resulting in the activation of deteriorating enzymes and fermenting agents. Moreover, when thawing such frozen fruit pulp for use, these agents also become activated resulting in grittiness to the pulp.
The foregoing problems, among others, have been resolved by the present invention.
Specifically, as described in the Examples below, the present invention provides a stable and palatable Acai-based dietary supplement composition with significantly higher anthocyanin concentration and higher ORAC scores than any other freeze-dried fruit or vegetable compositions tested.
As a result of the present invention, it is now apparent that the Acai fruit provides a very good source for a dietary supplement. Prior to the present invention, the fruit was used primarily as an energy drink or as part of a frozen treat with a short shelf life. The Acai-based dietary supplement compositions of the present invention provide a stable and palatable product that has a significantly longer shelf life, while significantly increasing the antioxidant properties of the Acai fruit. The present invention allow the highly nutritious features of the fruit to not only be preserved, but to be significantly enhanced, and to be enjoyed without the associated concerns of rapid degradation….
According to the present invention, the Acai fruit and the Jucara fruit, juice, dietary supplements, and other compositions derived from the Acai fruit and the Jucara fruit be used to treat, reverse, and/or protect against the deleterious effects of free radicals and oxidative stress.
Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress
Over the past few decades, free radicals, highly reactive and thereby destructive molecules, have come to be appreciated increasingly for their importance to human health and disease. Many common and life-threatening human diseases, including atherosclerosis, cancer, and aging, have free radical reactions as an underlying mechanism of injury….
According to the present invention, the Acai fruit and the Jucara fruit, juice, dietary supplements, and other compositions derived from the Acai fruit and the Jucara fruit be used to treat, reverse, and/or prevent diseases or injuries associated with increased cyclooxygenase activity….
According to the present invention, the Acai fruit and the Jucara fruit, juice, dietary supplements, and other compositions derived from the Acai fruit and the Jucara fruit be used to treat, reverse, and/or prevent cancers associated with increased cyclooxygenase activity….
A steady stream of animal and in vitro studies supplemented by epidemiological evidence and a smattering of preliminary human studies reveal numerous health benefits associated with these compounds. Chief among the benefits is antioxidant protection against heart disease and cancer….
In a preliminary study, an Acai-based dietary supplement was provided to an autistic child with very limited speech and the child was subsequently reported to have significantly enhanced speech….”
The reasons are obvious that anyone who wants to maintain optimal health and enjoy healthy aging will be on Auto-Ship of the MonaVie Blend(s) appropriate for them and consume the product(s) twice daily!
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This information and these products are not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent any medical condition and do not replace medical advice or treatment.
Please seek the advice of a qualified professional for all health concerns.
Just for good measure here’s another patent applied for that MonaVie has the rights to:
Jensen, G. S. Cell-based antioxidant protection assay; U.S. provisional patent application 60/985,166. SEE: Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Capacities of a Juice Blend J. Agric. Food Chem., Vol. 56, No. 18, 2008 8333