NASA slams Goop over 'healing' sticker claims
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 18:55
After this latest go-round, we definitely don't either. NASA, for example, basically just called a Goop-endorsed product out for misleading consumers.
"Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems", Paltrow's website said. Since 2008, Paltrow has inspired an angry army, from doctors who have debunked her claims to regular denizens of the internet who just don't want an actress-turned-mogul to encourage them to steam their vaginas. These are Body Vibes stickers that "promote healing". Rather, the suits are made of synthetic polymers, spandex, and other materials. It's a "waterproof, carbon fiber compound [that] can hold specific frequency charges that naturally stimulate the human body's receptors".
But Gizmodo's Rae Paoletta published a piece Thursday in which a NASA expert pointed out the agency's spacesuits don't contain conductive carbon material at all, not to mention he found the supposed science behind the product to be "a load of BS".
Shelhamer also noted that NASA space suits are not lined with carbon material, and that even if they were, it would be for adding strength to the suit, not for monitoring vital signs.
Shelhamer likened the product to snake oil - an actual thing that was eventually transformed into a sham medicine claiming to relieve inflammation on sore and exhausted muscles - adding that the logic behind the stickers doesn't seem to add up.
"Based on the statement from NASA, we've gone back to the company to inquire about the claim and removed the claim from our site until we get additional verification". We constantly strive to improve our site for our readers, and are continuing to improve our processes for evaluating the products and companies featured.
For now, we recommend not dropping well-earned dollars on anything that claims to be "embedded with a specific combination of bio-frequencies created to enhance and activate particular targeted systems".