Alex Jones, the host of the YouTube series InfoWars and a man who once claimed the government was putting chemicals in the water to turn “the frogs freaking gay” is back in the headlines.
To the uninitiated, Jones’ online series consists of largely debunked conspiracy theories masquerading as news interspersed with the occasional interview and several impromptu infomercials for his various products.
Jones could be in trouble over the latter now though after a couple of his disgusting-sounding supplements were found to contain high levels of a lead – the worst kind of secret ingredient.
Independent tests conducted by the Center for Environmental Health and reported by Newsweek found that two of Jones’ supplements, the bizarrely titled Caveman True Paleo Formula along and something called Myco-ZX – advertised as a mix of “potent herbs and enzymes” – were found to contain high levels of lead. Like seriously high levels.
Sample testing showed that Myco-ZX – a supplement that is supposed to help with something called the “detoxification of yeast and undesirable fungal organisms” – contained six times the daily limit for lead under California law.
Caveman True Paleo – which Jones claims can improve bone strength and relieves muscle soreness – contained twice the recommended daily limit for led consumption. Either way, that’s a lot of lead which, last time we checked, wasn’t mean to be all that good for you.
It would appear that the Center for Environmental Health concurs, suggesting lead consumption can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and a reduction in sperm count among men. loaded could say something really cruel about Infowars customers right now, but we won’t.
A legal notice has been served against Infowars for violation of California’s law governing public exposure to toxic chemicals. Jones will now likely be forced to withdraw the products from sale.
Buzzfeed previously conducted extensive tests on six different Infowars products without finding anything out of the ordinary. It is worth noting, however, that those tests didn’t include Myco-ZX or Caveman Paleo Formula.
All this from a man who once claimed “globalists” were behind a system of “medical tyranny” that was making us all “unhealthy”.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.