My argument has always been that while Xanthones may hold some promise for relieving some ailments, that XANGO has not been PROVEN to cure anything! And Science does not use phrases like: "Xanthones are super stable biologically active molecules that are supercharged antioxidants and have powerful anti-inflammatory properties". "Super stable"? "Supercharged"? That is Marketing, not Science. Also, I am not casting any doubt on your stories of how well your mother is after drinking the juice. I am just not convinced that XANGO made the difference, rather than it just happened to be the time for her to turn the corner. The ONLY WAY you will ever be sure is by Science.
Oh, and I have seen those studies on Xanthones. Many of them are very targeted, very specific to just identifying them, and their uses on very specific kinds of test tube bactieria, etc...
Someone please do a double-blind study on the benefits of XANGO vs. Cranberry juice (or Orange juice or Pomegranate juice...) to PROVE that it is better, cures something... Sales by "testimonial" is a hallmark of Multi-Level marketing sales techniques. How many people have taken the 3 oz (or 12 oz) per day and had nothing happen? Where are those people and their testimonials?
Again, I don't doubt that there may be something to all this. I just want to see a study done before I plunk down my $25 - $40 dollars for a bottle of juice. I can get a bottle of pomegranate juice for $5.
Here is an article out of TIME magazine from October 2006:
Tries to be fair and accurate...if I can browse the studies, you can browse the articles. I am sure I won't change your minds...faith is a nearly impossible nut to crack...if you think or believe it works, then even in the face of Science you may chose to believe as you do. (See "intelligent design" vs. Evolution)
I will wait for the proof...patiently. Just don't count on me as a customer...