Gwyneth Paltrow is selling an expensive vitamin regimen to treat "adrenal fatigue" through her infamous Goop lifestyle website.
But doctors have reportedly have said the disease that makes people ultra-tired is a sham—because it doesn't even exist, according to Heat Street.
Paltrow's Goop is charging a whopping $90 for a one month’s supply of "Why Am I So Effing Tired?," a packet of vitamins that are "curated" to address your lack of motivation by correcting your "adrenal fatigue." The doctor cited on Goop claim this is a widespread deficiency that affects an "epidemic-level proportion of people."
Dr. Alejandro Junger is cited on Paltrow's website as the developer of the vitamin regimen which "is designed for people with adrenal exhaustion, or adrenal fatigue—a term that is not commonly used or even recognized by most modern medicine doctors outside of extreme cases. It affects an epidemic-level proportion of people and is usually confused with other conditions. The most common symptoms are: physical and mental exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, weight gain and difficulty losing weight, bad digestion, constipation, irregular periods, frequent colds and other infections, and the worsening of individual underlying medical problems."
However, Heat Street reports that other medical professionals say there's no such thing as the alleged adrenal fatigue ailment.
According to the American Endocrine Society and the Hormone Health Network, as shown by Heat Street, there is no medical test available to diagnose "adrenal fatigue" and, in fact, no proof "adrenal fatigue" is even a real illness at all.The National Institute of Health has a paper on its website titled, "Adrenal Fatigue Does Not Exist: A Systematic Review."
Hormone Health Network’s official 'fact sheet" also confirms there is no such thing as the adrenal exhaustion.
Paltrow's Goop guru, Dr. Junger, has a biography on her site which says he graduated from medical school in Uruguay and completed postgraduate training at NYU Downtown Hospital "before studying eastern medicine in India."
A small box with fine print on Goop, where Paltrow, 44, peddles the "Why Am I So Effing Tired?" packet, includes a disclaimer about her product: "These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."
As Radar has previously reported, Paltrow has been roasted by haters over her ridiculously expensive Goop gift guide.
Followers have laughed at Paltrow's reported $21,000 beauty regimen, as Radar has reported, and pricy Goop vacation escapes.
But the Goop founder known for her products which are not relatable to the average gal has slammed her critics and defended her brand.
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