No, not me, really. As I last wrote, I have tried it and felt NOTHING. So there’s really no need for me to experiment anymore with it.
Actually, I did take two more, this morning at 9am, just for the heck of it, because I still have a bunch left. But I don’t expect anything. I am writing this just to give a few other opinions of Excelerol.
In my original post Examining Excelerol, I got a comment from Armin Tadayyon, whose Amazon reviews I’d linked to. He claims to have greatly benefitted from Excelerol use, feeling the effects after just one pill. Again, the only time I felt anything was when I took 3 pills at once, and that was not a good feeling. But I’ll let everyone make up their own minds as to whom they think sounds credible. Armin is currently doing a 90 Day Experiment where he will take Excelerol every day for 90 days and post on his blog, each day, how it feels. Feel free to go read his updates HERE.
In the meantime, I also tried looking up some more 3rd party reviews of Excelerol, outside of the product reviews on Amazon.
It is difficult to find truly non-biased opinions. I specifically searched through Google Blogs, to see what I could find. I came across these:
Excelerol Review from Super Mommy of One, Product Review – EXCELEROL from Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, Excelerol For Memory, Focus, Concentration and Alertness – Review from Pregnancy Forum, Excelerol Review & Giveaway ends 9/06 Daily WW from SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways, Review: Excelerol on Oh my goodies freebies and Focus, Memory, Concentration Improved with Excelerol #Review from Mommy’s Memorandum.
All of these reviews are mostly positive, except I can’t help but notice that each one disclosed that they received the product for free in exchange for a review. THAT doesn’t necessarily mean that their reviews are not honest, but I can’t help but feel like that puts a question mark next to their reviews. I also occasionally write product reviews on this blog and, in each case, whether I’m talking about Axe Body Spray or the Colgate Wisp, these were all just things I happen to use, spending my own money on, and decided to recommend them. I don’t get paid for this, if everyone who reads this blog runs out and buys some Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub after reading my review for it, it doesn’t benefit me at all, and I don’t have free samples. So you can trust my reviews.
I guess I feel that, based on my experience, I can’t help but find it extremely coincidental that there are no reviews online that I can find, so far, from anyone who received the product for free and then wrote that the stuff didn’t work for them. Everyone who gets it for free says that it’s great? Really?
Also, here’s a really interesting new development. I checked the Amazon reviews and found a new video review, posted for Excelorol on March 13 of this year. A customer identified as “Dr. Sacks” posted a 5-star review, which you can watch HERE. Notice that it is a Verified review, meaning that he did actually buy the product via Amazon.
So I took a look at his profile, this is only the 2nd Amazon review he posted, having posted another 5-star video review on March 11th for some Green Tea, which you can watch HERE.
Dr. Sacks added on his Amazon profile “In his own words”: “I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. I also trained as an Ophthalmologist where I specialized in Occulo-plastic surgery. I have published over 15 articles in such prestigious journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Clinical Infectious Disease, Archives of Dermatology and the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. I have also authored many abstracts and have written many research grants. For the last 15 years, I have been practicing primary care medicine in the South Florida area.”
I wanted to find more about this doctor. In his video he gives his first name as Mark. Well, I can’t find any info about a Dr. Mark Sacks from Florida, but I did some info on Dr. Mark Sachs from Florida, from Oct. 11, 2001: “A south Miami-Dade doctor is behind bars charged with three counts of trafficking in oxycodone and running an unlicensed pain management clinic. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, their investigation into Dr. Mark Sachs began last June. Over the next several months, investigators found that Sachs was allegedly selling and dispensing prescriptions to individuals who did not have a medical need. The FDLE said Dr. Sachs was representing himself as being an infectious disease doctor; however, the investigation found Dr. Sachs was only treating pain patients. On Monday, FDLE agents executed a search warrant at Dr. Sachs home in Palmetto Bay and at his medical office on North Kendall Drive and seized his patient’s records. The Florida Department of Health has issued an emergency suspension of Dr. Sach’s medical license.”
Check the accompanying picture, compare it to the video. Yep, that’s the same dude. And that’s not all!
This site also notes that “The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine has indefinitely suspended the physician’s license effective 03-20-2012.”
This review site has one comment: This doctor has been suspended from practice by the state of Florida on an emergency basis. He was arrested in Oct 2011 and his court case is pending. He also served 9 months in Miami jail for criminal contempt. Check his background!
And this site has a bunch of reviews about the doctor from former patients of his, the majority of them are negative. And I noticed this comment posted on August 10 2011: “I stopped going to his practice when he disappeared last year. I was told by another patient that he was in jail. Sure enough, he was. Miami Fade County jail for 6 months.”
I have tried my best to find info about a previous arrest, charges, or jail time for Dr. Mark Sachs. I searched for about an hour and couldn’t find any records available online. I did find this forum thread, it’s from Oct. 2003. Someone claims that Dr. Sachs is facing “3 felony counts, including RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) in Federal court” on Nov. 7th of that year.
If you read through the thread, you’ll see that both Dr. Sachs and a partner of his, a woman named Laura Hunt, deny the charges, with Laura claiming that it is a different person, named Mark Sach, who is going to court, not Mark Sachs, but the original commenter posts a link he says shows that it is the same man, but none of the links currently work. And the thread was then closed, so I don’t know how that was resolved.
But in this thread on that same forum when you scroll down to see comments from June 2004, it would suggest that customers were unhappy with Laura and the company that she and Dr. Sachs were supposed to be operating, called Impact Health Care. “Mark Sachs is also dodging phone calls at his other businesses as well and the Impact Services Group Inc. bank account is empty. Sachs has f**ked the IHC affiliates, his employees and probably his suppliers as well.”
UPDATE/EDIT: I found some info. If you go to http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/public-records/Search.aspx and enter Party Name: Sachs, Mark K, you can skip the dates, put JUDGMENT – JUD for Document Type, and search, it currently brings up 4 different legal judgments against Mark K. Sachs. Click on each one, then click View Document, you can see the details. Summary: He lost each one.
August 21 1992 he was ordered to pay his ex-wife Holly $41,963.30.
Feb. 12, 2002 he was ordered to pay $3,585.28 to Laboratory Corp. of America.
June 10, 2010 he was ordered to pay PSS World Medical $31,458.77,
And on Oct. 12, 2010 he was ordered to pay Dakota Financial LLC $311,892.87. These are all public records.
I also tried to find out what happened to the case against Dr. Sachs from his arrest in Oct. 2011, but I cannot find any info about that, either. So I don’t know if he was convicted, or cleared, or if the case is still ongoing. But there he is, posting those videos on Amazon last week. So he is not currently in jail. He’s referring to himself as a doctor, albeit with his last name misspelled, so it is possible that his license was reinstated in either Florida or Pennsylvania (or both, or some other state) since March 20, 2012, but I can’t find any record of that anywhere, either.
Also note that his Amazon profile says he’s been practicing “for the last 15 years,” which would indicate that he is currently a licensed doctor, but I can’t find info on that either. Several medical sites still have him listed, but none of the contact information is up to date, as I have personally called the office numbers listed HERE and HERE this morning, and both were disconnected, and when I called the number listed HERE, I got a message telling me it was the office of a different doctor.
Now, does all that mean that his positive review of Excelerol is somehow not honest? YOU BE THE JUDGE how trustworthy you think that man is.
UPDATE/EDIT (March 24 2013): Both of “Dr. Sacks'” reviews have been removed from Amazon, and his Amazon profile was changed to the name “Dr. Sax”, but then when I checked again a couple of hours later the name became “Andrew”, and his picture and description have all been wiped blank.