I’ve also heard that suing for false advertising is just about worthless.
I heard that courts are so backed up with minor claims that it would take too long, and the company has deep enough pockets to win anyway.
In a college class, we were told to look at advertisements and find at least 5 different fallacies. With the amount of students that go through each class, everyone was able to find plenty of examples, and I don’t remember any 2 people using the same ad.
I think it’s sad really, and probably caused me not to trust some products that could have been ‘real’.[/quote]
Most bodybuilders who ahve been at it for a while don’t look at magazines as being filled with ads of great products that you really have to try. That is newbie action. I remembering acting that way when I first started, pretty much treating every new product as if it was the key to reaching the goal I had. It isn’t like times have changed.
That doesn’t mean I believe that nothing works at all, but I do think it is retarded to even fall for most of the claims seen in any ad for any product. I just bought the new MuscleMag this month and it has Basil Brown on the back cover claiming that he gained 2 inches on his arms (with 26lbs of muscle) in only 7 weeks all because of a new protein synthesis stimulator. Meanwhile, the before and after pic is simply him wearing the same clothes with the same lighting going from semi-flexed to flexed. This guy is an NPC competitor who simply wouldn’t be well known to those who don’t follow those contests (the only contests I do follow regularly). I am sure many kids will believe it though and run to GNC in expectation of their own 26lbs of muscle, not realizing this guy spent YEARS to look that way, not 7 months.