|They claim that rolling this product under your arms twice a day will do wonders for your lymphatic system.|
I don't believe any of it.
I received an odd mailing the other day. It was an advertisement for a product called "Lymphaid". It looks like a roll-on deodorant. And supposedly, it will drain your lymphatic system with 1-2 uses per day.
The miracles that they claimed this product did were quite extraordinary. It not only will move sluggish lymph through your system, it will help you lose weight, reduce swelling all over your body, clear up joint and muscle pains, and generally put you in great health. It also will fix your cellulite problem and promises that you can lose 30 pounds in fifteen days!
And this starts occurring a mere FIVE hours after you use it.
As someone who suffers from lymphedema and who watches her mom struggle with diabetes, I can see how this type of advertising is highly motivating and enticing. Dealing with chronic inflammation and swollen joints and such is annoying and uncomfortable. Something that promises to cure you of all of that pain does sound like a blessing. But how can you believe something like this? I mean, come on. Lymphaid? Really?
A lot of red flags went up when I opened the package. The biggest one, I couldn't find a price for a long time. And I never saw a listing of ingredients; just a bunch of hyped promises.
I've never heard of lymphaid before. BUT... there are similar products on Amazon for much cheaper. The product in the mailing was $49. The products I saw on Amazon ranged from $12 - $30. The sales ad was pretty persuasive, but I'm not buying it (literally and figuratively).
To be honest, while I did chuckle at first when I saw the mailing... after reading through it and seeing all of the "testimonials", I got a bit sad. Somewhere in the world, there are people who will spend money on this. Perhaps it will work for them. My guess is that it won't... but what do I know?
I'm not giving any advice about whether or not to take this product. I have no idea if it works (or the similar products either) and hey, I am all about giving different things a try to help make your life better. My personal advice? If you receive this same mailing, take it with a grain of salt. And if you choose to use this product or some other... be careful.
For myself, I'm going to continue to wear my compression sleeve daily, do my exercises and stretches and give myself manual drainage massages. If you're brave enough to try it, please let me know how it goes. I can be persuaded to give it a try if I hear from someone that it really works.