Foxgloves herbal medicine is made from “sucrose” (sucralose), a sugar molecule that is the main ingredient in sugar pills, according to its website.
Foxglives claims that “sugar is not a mineral, nor is it essential for human health,” despite studies showing that it does contain minerals.
Fox Gloves herbal product claims include that it can be used for the prevention of tooth decay, arthritis, cancer, and allergies, according an Amazon review of the product.
In fact, studies have shown that it is highly unlikely that sugar can protect you from tooth decay and arthritis, which can cause plaque buildup in the gums and other parts of the body.
The company’s website also claims that it has “sensory enhancement” capabilities that “improve the quality of life.”
But studies have not found that the “sensitivity” or “enhancement” claim is true.
FoxGloves herbal supplement contains sodium sulfate, a chemical that is used in some toothpastes and other dietary supplements to inhibit the absorption of some minerals and other substances.
In studies of people who took supplements containing sodium sulfates, they found that it increased the risk of bone fractures, lower the blood pressure, and increase the risk for stroke.
But Foxglovers claims on its website that “no studies have found the benefit of sulfate on the risk or severity of bone fracture or fracture-related complications,” and “sulfate is not known to affect the function of the bones.”
In fact no studies have been published about sulfate.
In addition to these two claims, Foxglover claims that Foxgls herbal supplement “has no known side effects and has not been associated with any side effects in humans.”
Foxglos claims that the herbal supplement is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use by individuals over the age of 18 and that it “has not been tested in humans and has no potential to cause a health hazard.”
The company did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
The site also claims to be “100% free from gluten, dairy, and soy products,” but according to Foxgloes website, it does not list the ingredients it uses.
A study published in 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that Fox Glove supplements containing either wheat, corn, soy, or rice contained gluten, and that the products contained sodium sulfites, a substance that can disrupt the absorption and excretion of minerals.
It also showed that FoxGlove products could cause stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting, and can cause the pancreas to release a chemical called cortisol.
The supplement was tested on animals, and none of the animals tested developed the symptoms.
Fox Gloves also sells herbal supplements, but its herbal product has not appeared in the United States for at least a decade.
A spokesperson for Foxglows website did not return a request for additional information.
Foxloves herbal products claim to be effective in treating acne, hay fever, and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are no studies that support these claims, according a review of a large number of scientific studies published between 2006 and 2016.
According to a review published in 2017 in the British Medical Journal, only six clinical trials have found that herbal products such as Foxglades herbal supplement improved the symptoms of rheumatic disease, a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the small intestine.
A 2016 review in the journal Neurology found no evidence that Foxlots herbal products were effective in preventing or treating rheumatism.
In the same year, a 2016 review published by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene found that there was no evidence to support the claims that herbal supplements improved the immune system’s response to viruses.
Another review in 2016 in the International Journal of Integrative Health and Nutrition found no clinical or epidemiological evidence that herbal supplementation improved symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.
Fox Loves herbal supplements are marketed as being safe and effective for treating allergies, asthma, and acne, but no scientific studies support these assertions, according in the review.