[Megamin, faith, hope and placebos---a critical review].

  title={[Megamin, faith, hope and placebos---a critical review].},
  author={B. Momcilovic},
  journal={Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju},
  volume={50 1},
  • B. Momcilovic
  • Published 1999 in Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Megamin is a registered nutriceutical in Croatia. Allegedly, it consists mostly of a naturally occurring zeolite (aluminum silicate) ion-exchange material tagged with vitamins and minerals. Mass-media claimed that Megamin possessed strong anticancer properties although it had not been tested through an appropriate, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover clinical trial. The paper uses Megamin as a paradigmatic model to discuss how higher neurocognitive functions like hope and… CONTINUE READING