Herpesyl review – There are many herpes cure scams out there and Herpesyl is no different. Like other scams, they prey on the vulnerable who are desperately looking for a cure. What separates Herpesyl from the others is their convincing website, money-back guarantee, and clever marketing.
Herpesyl came to our attention about a month ago when a reader asked us if it was legit. So, we thought we would dive right in just to show how these scams operate.
There is no cure for herpes.
As much as one wants to believe that a cure for herpes exists, there simply isn’t one…period. There are no magical herbs or herbal medicine that will cure herpes. Many of these scam sites claim that “Big Pharma isn’t interested in a cure.” On the contrary, there have been multiple, high-profile clinical studies for a herpes vaccine in just the last decade. All, have come up short due to the fact that viruses are extremely difficult to eradicate.
If the estimate of 1 out of 5 people have herpes, a cure or vaccine would be a windfall for any pharmaceutical company that discovered it and be worth billions. That is a big incentive.
What is Herpesyl?
According to their website, Herpesyl is a natural dietary supplement that cures herpes. It was developed by Dr. Adrian Kavanagh in conjunction with Dr. Peterson. No references to either of their work can be found despite Dr. Kavanagh’s “20 years of medical experience” in the herpes field.
In one sentence, Dr. Kavanagh claims to be part of the medical team who worked on the drug, Acyclovir. In another sentence, he claims to have spent the last two decades, “researching ways to increase the effectiveness of antiviral medication against the herpes simplex virus.”
To put this into perspective, Acyclovir was released to physicians until around 1982. Even if one of the claims were true, the other could not be. The years simply don’t add up.
Disclaimer: We did not personally test Herpesyl for obvious reasons. Just as we would not buy a real, live unicorn off of Craigslist.
They have good marketing.
The Herpesyl website looks great and was probably professionally done. It even includes a video of Dr. Kavanagh narrating the plethora of stock images while making his claims. When Dr. Kavanagh introduces himself, it even shows a “Doctor” with a white background. We highly suspect that this, too, is a stock video. They even put medical references that look good but are not helpful or have anything to do with herpes. Here is one of them is from 1980.
The Herpesyl marketing exists on multiple websites and press releases that all read like they were simply copied and pasted with only a slight deviation to capture certain keywords. A quick Google search for “Herpesyl scam” or “Herpesyl review” will result in one of these pages showing up on top. Hopefully, that will change.
Herpesyl claims to cure herpes…among other things
A whole slew of claims made by Herpesyl can be found among their many web pages. These include:
“…practically guaranteed to put the herpes virus to sleep…”
“…completely kill the herpes virus”
“…completely eliminate the herpes virus from your system.”
“Within two months, 100% of all participants were herpes free.”
As convincing as this all may sound, Herpesyl.com also has this little tidbit in the footer:
Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Wait, didn’t they guarantee to cure herpes? Multiple times? Apparently, they didn’t pinky swear.
Dietary Supplements are loosely regulated by the FDA
It is interesting to note that “Dietary supplements” are a grey area that is loosely regulated by the FDA. In the case of Herpesyl, three points stand out.
- Dietary supplement advertising, including ads broadcast on radio and television, falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission.
- It is not legal to market a dietary supplement product as a treatment or cure for a specific disease, or to alleviate the symptoms of a disease.
- There are limitations to FDA oversight of claims in dietary supplement labeling. For example, FDA reviews substantiation for claims as resources permit.
According to the Herpesyl website, their product is “…produced using high quality ingredients in an FDA approved facility.” According to the FDA, “FDA does not “approve” health care facilities, laboratories, or manufacturers.” There are certain situations where a company must register their facility but there is no “Approval” process.
BuyGoods has a bad reputation
BuyGoods is less of a retailer than it is a haven for these infoscammers who are selling misleading or false information to consumers at inflated prices using fraudulent tactics.
We can’t recommend that you buy anything from this payment gateway for scam artists.
BuyGoods offers many of these types of products, including a “Male enhancement” pill that claims to add up to 4 inches, which drew the complaint of at least one unhappy customer. BuyGoods is incorporated in Delaware, while their checkout page lists an address in Malta.
Why herpes cure scams are dangerous.
We get it. Nobody tries to catch herpes on purpose. It happens and people desperately seek a cure for it. Many WANT to believe that if they look long enough, they will find one. The problem is that herpes can lay dormant for years and even decades. One may think that they have been cured of herpes after taking one of these products when they are not. This could lead to them passing it to another person unwittingly, thinking that they are cured.
Our verdict should be obvious. Herpesyl is a scam product that makes fraudulent claims and sold by a company with a very shady history. We are 100% certain that Herpesyl does not cure herpes. Herpesyl is just one of many who make these claims and they should all be avoided. If there is a cure for herpes in the future, you’ll know about it. It definitely won’t be sold on a website alongside a male enhancement product.
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Until next time, stay awesome!