Today’s teaser says “Finally found the answer to my pain and stress!” When you click on the “Learn more” tab, you get a page with a picture of Dr. Oz and the headline “Dr. Oz Announces His Specially Formulated, Potent CBD Product Is Available on Trial for Less Than $5”. It says Dr. Oz considers it “absolutely imperative that anyone out there suffering from pain or anxiety needs to incorporate CBD into their daily routine”. He claims to have been working on a project for ten years with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and to have recently announced it on his TV show. They allegedly hired a team of 10 doctors who worked for four years (or was that ten years?) to create a product that exceeded all expectations (10X more potent!).
When I tried to revisit the first ad I saw, featuring large pictures of Oprah and Oz (but not together), I couldn’t find it again. I suspect Facebook removed it. Their stated policy is “Facebook does not allow its advertisers to directly feature CBD in an ad.”
Here they call it Tetra CBD Oil. In other ads, there are other names. Other ads feature different celebrities such as Dr. Phil and Oprah Winfrey; some quote a price of $7. They claim that large pharmaceutical companies immediately tried to buy them out, and that Dr. Gupta refused, saying he and Dr. Oz wanted to give everyone a better life without pharmaceuticals, even if it meant the failure of a pharmaceutical company. The ads all feature similar testimonials from several people including Garth Brooks. The faces looked familiar: I think they are the same people in ads for different products.
Thank you to everyone who has reported fraudulent ads through “Oz Watch”. Remember, I don’t endorse anything, so if you see something using my name or likeness, it is fake!
Users of Tetra CBD Oil are experiencing results that before now were only possible through prescription medication. It’s obviously much cheaper, and [sic] safer alternative and because of that pharmaceutical companies are finding it harder to keep patients using their prescriptions.
The Dr. Oz and Dr. Phill CBD Gummies & Oils claim to have magical effects on the body. The websites describe how “CBD Oils & Gummies have been found to have a great improvement on key functions in the human body including – the nervous system , mental system, and overall human health.”
It is important for consumers to know that there are REAL CBD products on the market and they shouldn’t be fooled by these fake celebrity endorsements.
The products are usually named something generic and nobody really knows what if anything in the product is actually real or not.
But How Do the CBD Gummies & Oils Supposedly Work?
The advertisements, which can be found online claim that Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz in various ways that the pair of Doctors have recently started investing in a cannabis or CBD product/brand.
In massive wave of fake advertisements circulating the internet, fraudsters are claiming that Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz have teamed up to release a revolutionary CBD product.
This is totally false. Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz have never endorsed or sold any CBD or cannabis product. The advertisement is fake all around.
It’s amazing how these websites can claim celebrity endorsements and get away with it.
Some of the benefits on the websites include:
But it was CBD gel caps brought into the lap by a concerned customer that had the most startling results.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) – A joint investigation between FOX 11 Los Angeles and the Dr. Oz show has produced alarming results when it comes to what's really inside unregulated CBD products being sold around the nation.
After FOX 11 and Dr. Oz had professional testing done on more than a dozen CBD products purchased by our separate teams, our investigation found one CBD product was contaminated with a deadly strain of E. Coli bacteria, two samples contained potentially dangerous levels of ethanol, five samples had no detectable traces of CBD, and only one of the products actually contained what was claimed in its labeling.
They did have CBD in them, but they also tested positive for a strain of E. Coli that produces the deadly bacteria known as shiga toxin.
The National Cannabis Industry Association released the following statement in response to the findings:
Those states heavily regulate CBD, and operators acting in compliance with state laws show very little inconsistency in their products. However, there are a number of products available nationally which claim to contain CBD that are not produced in compliance with state regulatory programs, and there can be quite a bit of inconsistency in those specific products.
"There's no way for a consumer to know that it has failed these tests," he said. "That's why it's a crap shoot, that's why it's the wild wild west, cause there's nobody regulating production or sale of CBD products today."