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					*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

Multiple Sclerosis

TESTIMONIALS
These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program.

*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

*** Testimonies on Multiple Sclerosis ===================================================================== Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & Acid Reflux
May 2000 My name is Darlene Sweigard - age 51. In 1990, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. At that time, my balance was very poor, and I seemed to be tripping and falling a lot. I was also extremely fatigued to the point of exhaustion. My symptoms gradually progressed, and it became obvious that something was very wrong. I could not stand nor walk without assistance. Ten years prior to 1990, I had had similar symptoms and was admitted to the hospital where a spinal tap was done. MRI technology was not yet available. The diagnosis given me was that perhaps an unnamed virus had invaded the fluid in my brain and was affecting the nerve endings, resulting in the symptoms I had been experiencing. After many days of constant sleep, I gradually improved and returned to work. My job was in Human Resources at a large corporate company where I had been working since 1973. The job was extremely stressful. It was my responsibility to take care of approximately nine hundred to twelve hundred employees. I was involved in all hiring, benefit concerns, disciplinary actions, employee relations, management relations, etc. I was unable to work longer than a few months before another exacerbated flare-up would begin. In 1992, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which involved surgery and six months of chemotherapy. I once again returned to work only to last for two or three months. Over the next four or five years, many MS flare-ups took place. Some of my symptoms were: slurred speech, dropped foot, numbness, needle-feeling, loss of handwriting ability, bladder problems, loss of flexibility/mobility, and some blurriness in vision. In approximately eight months to a year, I was in a wheelchair, then upgraded to a walker, then a cane. Sometime in 1997, my doctor told me that if I ever wanted to have good quality of life, I would have to stop working. This was devastating to me since I was a very career oriented person. I had always been very involved in music at my church, and was, in fact our music director. Due to my debilitating symptoms I had to give that up. I knew that it was only a matter of time until I had to give up my job, as well. I have never been bitter about my illness and have always known that God had a reason for choosing me to have MS - if only to make me a bigger person and perhaps to help inspire someone else who is suffering the same illness. In 1998, I did stop working and over the next one to two years improved so that I used my cane only occasionally. My legs were still very stiff from spasticity and my balance was still very bad. At that time, I was taking approximately twelve to fourteen different prescription drugs, including Betaseron injections (approved by the FDA in 1995). In May of 2000, I attended a "ladies-night-out" at our local YMCA. It was there that I was introduced to the Health & Nutrition products of Market America. I was told about OPC-3 and the other products also in the Isotonic formulation. Within a week or so, I started taking three capfuls of OPC-3 on a daily basis. Two weeks later, I learned, through reading and research, that Co-Enzyme Q-10 was especially important for MS sufferers. So, in addition to the OPC-3, I started taking one capful of Co-Enzyme Q10 and one capful of B-12, which, I knew, would benefit my weakened energy level. When my husband began to see a difference in my balance, flexibility, and mobility, I knew that I wanted to know more about Market America. One day I ventured up into our attic on my own, and my husband was amazed. I knew I felt better, but it was difficult to verbalize. Then one day, I took a very deep breath and felt as though I had filled up with oxygen from head to toe. That was such a good feeling. I felt in control, and I wasn't swaying the way I had been the night I was introduced to Market America by Suzanne Jones and Tony Edwards. They told me later that they had been concerned that night that I might fall because I had been swaying so badly. In June of 2000, my husband, John, and I became Independent Distributors of Market America products and began our own UnFranchise business partnered with Market America. I continued taking three caps of OPC-3.

*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

Had I known then what I know now, I probably would have started with at least five or six caps daily - perhaps three in the a.m. and three in the p.m. prior to the evening meal. This would have been an effort to saturate my system to more quickly flush out the toxin buildup and promote a quicker response towards seeing improvement. I continued with one cap CO Q-10, one cap B-12, one cap vitamin C, and one cap Multi Tech - all products of Market America in Isotonic form. After further research, I learned that calcium was very good for muscles, and started taking three caps of calcium per day. About that time was when I started weaning myself off of my oral prescription drugs. My doctor said only - "Whatever you are doing, just keep doing it, and don't stop because you are the strongest I have ever seen you." Since adding calcium, the stiffness and cramping in my legs was eliminated after about 6 weeks. In addition, I am taking one cap Mineral Blast and Digestive Enzymes also in Isotonic form. I feel the best and the healthiest I have ever felt - since even before being diagnosed with MS. During these years, I also had acid reflux and was taking two Prilosec a day. The doctor I was seeing for the reflux told me that I had developed a grandaloma on my esophagus. The acid had actually burned a hole in my throat. When I heard that Prilosec could damage my liver, I began taking the Ultimate Aloe drink (Apple/Cranberry flavor) three to six ounces a day. In a few weeks, my reflux problem was taken care of. Since that time, many blessings have come my way - the biggest one being that I now know that my purpose in having MS is being fulfilled through the vehicle of these great nutritional products to be shared with others whose paths I cross. When a person has been robbed of her health and independence, she quickly knows how to appreciate and recognize that life is short and, most of all, every second of it is very precious. So I salute Market America and these great products, and thank them for my newfound quality of life - my physical independence and for the opportunity to pass on to others the hope for better optimal health and prosperity through products that do what my friends at Market America say they will do. May 21, 2001 Update As noted above, I began taking the OPC-3 in May 2000, more specifically, May 21, 2000. Other Isotonix supplements were added beginning in mid to late June 2000. This has been an incredible year of continued improvement as I have regained my stamina and independence. On May 11, 2001, an MRI was taken and I received the results on May 21st - one year to the day of my initially starting to take OPC-3. This MRI was compared to the one taken on May 19, 1997. The results were as follows: NO ACTIVE LESIONS AND NO NEW LESIONS. My experience should not, in any way, be viewed as a guarantee that any other MS sufferer would receive the same results. MS is a most mysterious disease and everyone is different; however, in my case, a miracle has taken place. I believe that Divine Intervention has taken place and the vehicle was OPC-3 and Isotonix. Thank you, Market America, for providing these awesome products! October 7, 2002 Update As of this writing, I still feel great, and even have to pinch myself to be reminded that I still have MS. I have begun taking additional MA products such as Isotonix Antioxidant, Oxygen Plus and Tri-Omega (3 fatty acids). I have had no exacerbations since beginning the Isotonix products in May, 2000, and I am not even bothered with the slightest bit of fatigue. I feel healthier now than even before being diagnosed with MS. Thank you again, Market America. LIFE IS NOT ONLY BETTER THAN NORMAL BEFORE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH MS - IT'S GREAT! November 7, 2003 Update As of this writing, I continue to still feel great as mentioned in the 5-21-01 and 10-7-02 updates resulting in another incredible year. Three and a half years have now passed since first beginning to take OPC-3 and during that time I have had two MRI’s. The first was in 2001 as noted above and the most recent being September 4, 2003. The results once again being: NO ACTIVE LESIONS AND NO NEW LESIONS. It doesn’t get any better than that. God is good! And so are these products! Thank you again Market America.

*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

April 12, 2004 Update As of this writing, I have been examined by a Dr. specializing in MS at Duke University Medical Hospital as well as all of my previous history of MRI’s were reviewed by him. He concurs with the Mayo Clinic MRI findings of NO NEW OR ACTIVE LESIONS. He told me to continue taking the Market America Products and that he also wanted to place me on an annual MRI schedule which will take place next October, 2004. I continue to feel great. Miracles still happen and I am living proof of that. Thank you again Market America for providing products that are having such a profound impact on the lives of thousands. November 13, 2004 Update As of this writing I have received my results from the October, 2004 MRI. My new Dr. at Duke University Medical Hospital has said I have NO NEW LESIONS, NO ACTIVE LESIONS AND NO CONCERNS WITH OLD th LESIONS. In two weeks I will have my 56 birthday and feel the best I have ever felt in my life; not only from an MS standpoint but also as related to my overall physical health. I currently maintain on the following MA Health & Nutrition products: AM dosage: 3-OPC, 1-Calcium, 1-ORAC, 1-Co Q 10, 1-Antioxidant, 1-Mineral Blast, 1-Vit C, 1-Multi Tech with Iron PM dosage: 3-OPC, 1-Calcium, With Meals: B-12, Digestive Enzymes and Essential Omega III During Day: Ultimate Aloe Drink, Complete Greens, Oxygen Plus, Omega III God is good! And so are these products. Thank you Market America for the vision to provide products that allows me and others to reach optimal health. July 11, 2005 Update As of this date I had my 8 month follow up appointment with my Dr. at Duke Univ. He asked if I was still using my Nutraceuticals and I said yes. He said to continue using them and not to stop and that I looked great. In my April, 2004 update I mentioned that the Duke Dr. wanted to keep me on an annual MRI schedule. He is now telling me that he is not even planning to do a MRI this Oct. I go back next July for a 1 year follow up appointment. WOW! What great news as if music to my ears. I feel great and am so grateful for these products. I know that God is still in the business of performing miracles because I have been the recipient of one. July 10, 2006 As of this date I had my annual follow up visit with my new Dr. from Duke University of now 2 years and the results were great. Since I was doing so good he said an MRI was not necessary and told me to continue doing what I was doing.. This is now 6 years and 2 month that I have been taking the MA products and again I say…………Praise God for my miracle of restored health and thank you Market America for the quality of these products. June 5, 2007 As of this date I am now 58 years old and just had my follow up visit to learn the results of my now 5 MRI (taken 1 week ago) in the 7 year period since taking the Market America products. The results were the same as in past years (since being on these products)…showing no new lesions and no active lesions. I feel great and continue to praise God for restored health and again thank Market America for the quality of these products. Darlene Sweigard – Reidsville, NC – (Phone: 336-342-2707) - ATG 16922 ===============================================================================
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*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

Hi Team....I was diagnosed with MS about 6 years ago. I tried everything the medical field had...beta shots, diet, etc., and nothing seemed to help long term. As a single parent of two and a very stressful sales position with a corporate company, I struggled with what to do as my speech began to slur, my left side was numb from my face to my toes, legs hurt constantly, tired all the time, tripped over nothing and had headaches that codine couldn't hardly help any longer. Two years ago a neighbor introduced me to OPC3 .... in 5-6 weeks all my symptoms had gone in t remission! :-) I have had several life crisis' that have slightly agitated my MS, but with additional does in the afternoon, along with Aloe, I have kept it in check. My sinus infections that I would normally get 2-3 times a year ... GONE....I have not been sick with anything in these two years. I recommend to people to initially take no less than 2 capful of OPC3 in the a.m., but if possible, 2 in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m.....If they are willing, I also recommend taking B-12 and Aloe also, but sometimes, too much at once can scare them off. I try to introduce more, as they begin to feel some relief just from the OPC3. Well, I hope this helps and good luck. (also, my testimonial is in one of the Health News papers) Jorji Jett UFO Corvallis, Or ATG # 5039 Later note: I would think the Oxygen Plus .... I use to have headaches with no relief as one of my conditions with MS and found that taking this product and OPC-3. I haven't had one since. Take care Jorji ===============================================================================

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*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

While attempting for my brother to locate the phone number of a doctor doing research on MS and other diseases, I ended up being connected to the doctor. It was, needless to say, an enlightening conversation. This doctor (which I will refrain from naming as I didn't ask his permission to broadcast his name on the internet) has found a direct link between MS, chronic infections of the vascular system, etc. and the virus Chlamydia Pneumoniae (not the venereal disease). A doctor in Boston researching the Gulf War Syndrome has also picked up on this. In one test of 80 patients with MS, Chlamydia Pneumoniae showed up in 77. The other 3 had the antibodies for it, meaning a 100% link. He stated he didn't know yet if Chlamydia Pneumoniae was a "cause" of MS or if it is a result. Either way, his treatment consists of antibiotics for the Chlamydia Pneumoniae virus, charcoal for eliminating porphines(sp?), and OPC-3 for fighting free radicals and inflammation. He said his treatment is having tremendous success. I asked him why OPC-3 and he said because it was the best antioxidant he has found. He believes everyone needs antioxidants, not just MSers. He said MSers also need good multivitamins and extra B12. No, I didn't go there :-) No, he doesn't think OPC-3 alone is the answer for MS, but it is an important part of the treatment. Unfortunately it's also the only part insurance doesn't pay for. I asked him about the various instruments I found on the web that measure Chlamydia levels. He said most don't work very well, that he has a method that gives an accurate reading. Blood samples (red top & light blue top (whatever that means)) may be sent to him. No, I will not give out the doctor's name and number to UFOs so they can all tie up his phone. :-) But I couldn't sit here and hold back what I had learned. So pass this info on to your MS customers. Let them take it to their doctor. If their doctor wants more info, they can contact me and I'll give them the info. In the mean time, take OPC-3 (4 doses typical initially for MSers) and charcoal, if it's available at your pharmacy. OPC-3 is going to become a household word! UFO Joel Ramona Rhoades LA UFO =============================================================================== Dear Market America, I am 40 years old, and was fairly fit until about 2 years ago, when I started having a tough time both physically and mentally. I was diagnosed with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis about one year ago. About that time I began taking Ultimate Aloe, mainly because a good friend of mine believed in it so strongly. For years I have had two colds per year -- spring and fall. Since taking the Aloe I haven't had a cold, and have felt generally better. I credit this to the Aloe.I was very skeptical at first, but thought "hey, it can't hurt, even if it doesn't help." Now, I take it every day, in amounts depending on how I feel. I have also started taking the isotonic Vit. B every morning I can see a marked increase in energy (which I need, as MS tends to drain every ounce of energy in a hurry!). Since the onset of MS I felt tired ALL of the time, but after starting a single dose of the Vitamin B, family and friends noticed a difference in my stamina. But I, the skeptic, saw a huge difference when I started double dosing. For me, the combination of Ultimate Aloe and the isotonic Vitamin B work very well. I would recommend either product to anyone. I don't believe they are miracle cures but a natural way of feeling better all over -- mind and body. Thank you, Market America. Carolyn Adshade

*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

Oxford Junction 447-3248 =============================================================================== Hi Frank, Nice to hear from you , but I am sorry you have such bad news. I have used the OPC and MultiTech, Mineral blast and oxygen Plus with MS pt and certainly what you have suggested is also good. One of the chief mechanisms of action for MS is thought to be the oxidative breakdown of the myelin layers of the nerves. This lipid (fat) layer of the nerve acts as insulation to prevent the "short-cuirt" of the nerve and maintain it's viability to conduct electrical impulses. When this lipid oxidative process is hindered or slowed by high potency antioxidants the body is offered an opportunity to assist in it's own repair. There is no cure for the disease, but many people feel immensely better and have less problems and recover so much better with the problem. I hope this is helpful. Roger (Roger Spahr MD) for clarification in Indianapolis =============================================================================== I have a customer who is interested in trying OPC-3 on her daughter for possible MS. Her concern is her daughter is allergic to Red Wine and PineNeedles. Here is Dr. Wilmer's response. I know someone else recently posted a similar question to the team, so I thought I'd pass this info on. Kathy Janezic Milwaukee, WI It is impossible to know whether her reactions to red wine and pine needles are related to polyphenolic substances that appear in the extracts. It is more likely that her reaction to red wine is from the sulfite preservative, which is a fairly common allergen. Her reaction to pine needles is more problematic since the needles can be contaminated with a large variety of microorganisms including molds. Also, the physical pricking of the skin can cause an irritancy response that is not related to allergy. I think your suggestion is a good one---small doses of OPC-3 initially (1/4 capful for several days). If no reaction, then increase as needed to the maintenance level. I would avoid the loading dose. Sincerely, James L. Wilmer, Ph. D. Scientific Affairs Department Market America, Inc. ===============================================================================

Hi Team, In responds to the request on MS, I have a woman I met through a friend that is 53 and has had MS since she

*** These are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files. They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. ***

was 19. She started taking OPC-3, B-12 and MultiTech and tells me she has never felt better. Yes, she still has MS however her quality of life has changed so much. She use to take hours in the morning to even get ready for the day as she had such restricted movement. Now she is up and ready in no time and goes all day long. She keeps telling me how grateful she is that I was brought into her life and has been referring to me as her savior, you would think I developed the OPC-3. To think that I can help change someone's life that drastically is the main reason I enjoy this business. I myself have Fibromyalgia and I know what a difference it has done for me and to share that gift with someone else makes it all worthwhile. She recently asked me to speak at her MS support group. With the help of my upline we did a presentation and I got 2 more customers with many other contacts and 4 that are waiting to check with their doctor as they are taking lots of medications. It is so nice to be able to spread hope and health!!! Jeanne Powers =====================================================================