Does Fungus Eliminator really have the "secret" to curing your toenail fungus? Or is this just another scam that is going to get your hopes up for nothing?
With all the scammy supplements out there you can never be too sure, which is why I decided to do my own research and write this review.
In this review I'll be going over what exactly Fungus Eliminator is, some of the lies we are told about it, whether or not the ingredients will actually work, concerns and more.
What Is Fungus Eliminator?
Fungus Eliminator is an antifungal supplement by Pure Health for fighting toenail fungus, which is a bigger problem than most people probably realize.
This supplement takes a different approach than most to getting rid of this problem, which I like. However, overall there are some downsides and I will not be recommending this to my readers, for good reason.
But before we get into all of that, let's take a look at the sales pitch and some of the lies and misleading information we are told...
The Sales Pitch
There are 2 different versions of the sales pitch that I came across, but there might be more floating around the internet that I don't know about.
There is the video version about how a "Toenail Fungus Discovery Is Leaving Doctors Speechless"...
... and then there is the written text copy, which is the same thing just in text format...
Starts Off With The Typical Near-Death Experience
Like most over-the-top and scammy sounding sales pitches for health supplements, this one starts off with a near-death experience--where the spokesman's wife had a heart attack which all stemmed from her bad case of toenail fungus.
And of course his "miracle antifungal breakthrough" was what cured her and saved here live.
Fear Mongering... As Expected
Right on que... You are told that problems like this are more common than you think and that even a small case of toenail fungus can be life-threatening.
And while this isn't a lie... it is misleading and is worded in a way to make us fear for our lives... and of course buy into the supplement that is being promoted.
A Far-Away "Secret Remedy"
And as always... the remedy is some "secret" that comes from a far-away land and has been used for ages...
And it can work in JUST 12 DAYS... with NO SIDE EFFECTS... so we are told anyhow.
As the story goes... farmers in Bangladesh who spend hours each day walking through the marshland in bare feet should be covered in toenail fungus, but they aren't thanks to a "secret" mixture of ingredients that they consume.
"Joseph Owens" Is Likely a Fake
There is a good chance that the entire story about "Joseph Owens" and his wife almost dying is completely made-up.
What I do know for certain is that the images shown of him are fake, and I'll prove it to you.
Here is the one image from the written sales copy...
And after doing a quick reverse Google image search I was able to find that this is actually a stock photo available on Shutterstock...
And the same goes for the image of Joseph shown in the video presentation.
Above is what we are shown, and below is what I found after doing another reverse Google image search... another stock photo available for anyone to purchase...
*I know that second photo isn't exactly identical, but it is of the same person, whom there are lots of stock photos of online.
Lots of Red Flags
The entire sales pitch is over-the-top, the backstory might be completely made-up along with this "Joseph Owens" character... not looking good right off the bat.
They tell us that the pharmaceutical companies know this real cure to Fungus but want to keep it a secret so that they can continue to sell their overpriced products... and while I don't trust the big pharmaceutical companies all that much, what I trust EVEN LESS is misleading promotions like this.
But anyways... let's take a look at the actual supplement here. Let's look at the ingredients and see if they can actually help.
Probiotics are something you see promoted quite a bit from alternative medicine sites when it comes to fighting toenail fungus and a variety of other problems.
There are many different kinds of probiotics, as you can see included in this blend, and they are bacteria that is considered "good" and beneficial in our guts.
While the connection that probiotics have with fungal infections is very understudied, one likely way in which they work is by overpowering the bad bacteria that help feed fungal infections... and by strengthening the immune system.
The big selling point that Pure Health really pushes is how probiotics can help strengthen your immune system, which then gives you body a better chance of fighting off fungal infections.
This has been found to be true in some studies, such as a 2018 study published in the journal Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology that found probiotics to be "safe and effective for fighting the common cold and influenza-like respiratory infections by boosting the immune system".
Boosting the immune system can, in theory, help fight off any sort of infection.
The Downside - The big downside is that there is nothing included in this supplement that is going to neutralize your stomach acid to help the probiotics reach your GI tract unharmed, which is a major problem.
The reason probiotics are often sold mixed in with yogurt is because of this exact reason... the yogurt helps neutralize the stomach acid.
According to Science Daily, probiotic numbers are "dramatically diminished by the stomach's acidity", which is less that a pH of 3.
It's also worth mentioning that this supplement only contains 250 mg of probiotics, which isn't all that much.
Turmeric is called the "special ingredient" in the sales pitch.
One of turmeric's most notable properties is its ability to reduce inflammation. It is a pretty well known powerful anti-inflammatory, largely due to a compound it contains called curcumin.
Inflammation is a natural immune response, and is a good thing, but often times is prolonged and gets out of control, and this is when it gets "bad".
On WebMD I also found that studies suggest curcumin changes the responses our immune systems have, such as by blocking arthritis causing enzymes.
The Downside - This supplement contains 450 mg of 'turmeric'... the problem with this is that there is no indication this turmeric is an extract in concentrated form.
From the sounds if it this is just regular old turmeric that you can purchase at the grocery store for cooking.
A good turmeric supplement will be concentrated to about 95% curcuminoids... which is what you want.
Bioperine's purpose here is to increase the absorption of turmeric, which is not easily absorbed by the body naturally... which is the reason you often see turmeric with bioperine in supplements.
There is a lot of evidence that bioperine (which is peperine) can do this, however the information they present to us is misleading.
In the sales pitch we are told it can increase turmeric's absorption by 2,000%...!!...
And while I am familiar with the study that shows this being true... it is just one study and others have not even come close to replicating the results.
That said, bioperine definitely is a good ingredient that helps.
The cost per bottle varies... the more you buy the bigger discount you get, as expected.
If you just buy one bottle it is $67, but they also have a 3 and 6 bottle deal for discounts as you can see here...
They state that they offer a 365 day money-back guarantee where you can get a full refund if you don't see results...
However, after reading their return policy it seems that it might be harder to get a refund than it appears at first.
You will have to call in to get a RMA# and for the return address. Now I'm definitely not saying that it is going to be difficult for certain, but why not just provide the return address and is a RMA# really necessary?
This seems like just an extra unnecessary step to drag out and complicate the return process.
And I also find it hard to believe that they can offer such a return policy with the ingredients included here and the likelihood of them not working that great.
The biggest concern I have when it comes to a supplement like this and the misleading way in which it is promoted is whether or not you can trust the company.
The quality of the ingredients can make all the difference in the world and if you buy cheap supplements from an untrustworthy company you might be getting poor quality ingredients.
The company behind Fungus Eliminator is PureHealth Research and their address is listed as:
5501 Merchants View Square
#804 Haymarket, VA 20169
I was not able to find any company listing with the BBB and, all-in-all, not much information on this company at all.
If you go to purehealthresearch.com you can read about them on their "about us" page, but they basically just say everything that a potential customer wants to hear... that all the ingredients are scientifically tested and are included in the right amounts, that they only use the "purest" natural ingredients that come with a certificate of analysis, etc.
I don't see anything alarming, yet I don't really see anything that proves this to be the top-notch trustworthy company they claim to be.
Pros v Cons
- Natural ingredients
- No harsh side effects
- Misleading promotions
- Small company lacks credibility
- Probiotics will likely be killed by stomach acid
Is Fungus Eliminator a Scam?
I wouldn't call this a scam, but I can understand why some people might be calling it such.
Yes, the marketing is definitely over-the-top and even a bit 'shady' with all of the lies we are told... but I'm not going to be calling it a scam by any means.
Conclusion - Worth a Try?
I'm not going to be recommending Fungus Eliminator mainly because I have concerns about the ingredients' potential effectiveness.
If the turmeric was concentrated and they included some sort of protectant ingredient for the probiotics to make their way into your GI tract then I might recommend it... but they don't.
I like how this supplement takes a completely different approach to fighting toenail fungus compared to most, but it is still lacking in my opinion.
That said, the choice is yours, and if you still want to you can purchase it on the official website here.
I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below. I like to hear feedback from my readers 🙂