Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

AN AMER­I­CAN per­for­mance artist has turned his sights on ques­tion­able health claims of some prod­ucts by launch­ing a new range of “Hot Dog wa­ter”.

On dis­play out­side a Van­cou­ver health sum­mit con­vened by ac­tor Gwyneth Pal­trow based on her “Goop” range, the par­ody items see artist Dou­glas Be­vans por­tray him­self as a health drink en­tre­pre­neur, sell­ing his prod­ucts for a whop­ping $37.99 a bot­tle.

Billed as a “gluten-free wonder drink rich in sodium and a source of elec­trolytes,” Hot Dog wa­ter is ex­actly what it says it is - wa­ter left over when hot dogs are boiled.

Slick pack­ag­ing (pic­tured) in­cludes a hot dog in each bot­tle, with the drink served chilled.

Be­vans says the prod­uct is “Keto com­pat­i­ble” with a range of claims in­clud­ing that it can help users lose weight, in­crease brain func­tion, look younger and boost their vi­tal­ity.

“The im­pres­sive sodium re­up­take pro­vided af­ter drink­ing Hot Dog wa­ter aids your body’s abil­ity to ac­cess the cal­cium chan­nel re­cep­tors in your heart,” a blurb prom­ises, tout­ing “patented car­bo­hy­drate re­stric­tors which also trig­ger au­tophagy and anti-in­flam­ma­tory pro­cesses”.

Be­vans says the stunt is in­tended to be a com­men­tary on the “snake oil sales­men” of health mar­ket­ing.

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