Agave-Response to "Shocking" Article By Mercola

We here at Global Goods Inc. actually like many of the articles written by Dr. Mercola and appreciate the efforts he is making on the behalf of everyone looking for a healthier way of living. Dr. Mercola recently made a few negative statements concerning agave and surprisingly, we even agree with some of them! Before you get too excited, let me explain…

 

Since Dr. Mercola never contacted us directly, we can’t refute any of his statements because he was understandably researching someone else’s product. In fact, we’ve been saying some of the same things as Dr. Mercola for years! The only thing we truly disagree with is the painting of all agave with one big brush.

 

We can say with a certainty that we have never found starch in Volcanic Nectar Agave as is found in High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). While we are not experts on all HFCS processing methods, we have never seen research on the health benefits nor a Low Glycemic rating on HFCS. Volcanic Nectar Agave has the lowest fructose content of any agave we’ve seen and has NEVER been close to the 70-97% fructose levels discussed in the article.

 

We’ve conducted research on the various “colors” of agave in the market and believe they have different chemical compositions. A dark agave is not necessarily the result of accidentally burning the product or due to poor quality control in Mexico. Again, Dr. Mercola researched another manufacturer and we don’t offer different colors, so we can’t say exactly what may be added to produce the variances.

 

As far as we know, Global Goods Inc. is the only agave company that has conducted Human In Vivo research (http://www.globalgoods.com/glycemictestingagavenectar.html) on how agave interacts with the body, with an emphasis on those suffering from diabetes. It’s true that others have tried to make health claims based off of our Volcanic Nectar Agave research and whether they are true or not, we cannot say. We can only stand behind our product, our research and our testimonials (http://www.globalgoods.com/testimonials.html). In spite of Volcanic Nectar Agave’s low Glycemic Index and the many testimonials referenced above, we encourage diabetics to consult competent medical advice in determining if Volcanic Nectar Agave would be a good sweetener for them.

 

In 2009, Global Goods Inc. tested a blended product by mixing Volcanic Nectar Blue Agave with an additional flavoring. Before releasing it to the public, we commissioned extensive Human In Vivo Clinical Trials only to discover that some individuals experienced a diabetic reaction. For this reason, the blended product was never released to the public.

 

Does this mean you should drink Volcanic Nectar Blue Agave straight from the bottle at every meal? Heaven’s No! Volcanic Nectar Agave is still a sugar and needs to be consumed as such. We believe there should be moderation in all things. However, we feel that if we don’t overwhelm our bodies with unnatural or heavily processed foods, our bodies will be able to distribute and utilize the benefits of everything we eat.

 

Sincerely,

 

Brian Oaks

President

www.GlobalGoods.com

 

We here at Global Goods Inc. actually like many of the articles written by Dr. Mercola and appreciate the efforts he is making on the behalf of everyone looking for a healthier way of living. Dr. Mercola recently made a few negative statements concerning agave and surprisingly, we even agree with some of them! Before you get too excited, let me explain…

 

Since Dr. Mercola never contacted us directly, we can’t refute any of his statements because he was understandably researching someone else’s product. In fact, we’ve been saying some of the same things as Dr. Mercola for years! The only thing we truly disagree with is the painting of all agave with one big brush.

 

We can say with a certainty that we have never found starch in Volcanic Nectar Agave as is found in High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). While we are not experts on all HFCS processing methods, we have never seen research on the health benefits nor a Low Glycemic rating on HFCS. Volcanic Nectar Agave has the lowest fructose content of any agave we’ve seen and has NEVER been close to the 70-97% fructose levels discussed in the article.

 

We’ve conducted research on the various “colors” of agave in the market and believe they have different chemical compositions. A dark agave is not necessarily the result of accidentally burning the product or due to poor quality control in Mexico. Again, Dr. Mercola researched another manufacturer and we don’t offer different colors, so we can’t say exactly what may be added to produce the variances.

 

As far as we know, Global Goods Inc. is the only agave company that has conducted Human In Vivo research (http://www.globalgoods.com/glycemictestingagavenectar.html) on how agave interacts with the body, with an emphasis on those suffering from diabetes. It’s true that others have tried to make health claims based off of our Volcanic Nectar Agave research and whether they are true or not, we cannot say. We can only stand behind our product, our research and our testimonials (http://www.globalgoods.com/testimonials.html). In spite of Volcanic Nectar Agave’s low Glycemic Index and the many testimonials referenced above, we encourage diabetics to consult competent medical advice in determining if Volcanic Nectar Agave would be a good sweetener for them.

 

In 2009, Global Goods Inc. tested a blended product by mixing Volcanic Nectar Blue Agave with an additional flavoring. Before releasing it to the public, we commissioned extensive Human In Vivo Clinical Trials only to discover that some individuals experienced a diabetic reaction. For this reason, the blended product was never released to the public.

 

Does this mean you should drink Volcanic Nectar Blue Agave straight from the bottle at every meal? Heaven’s No! Volcanic Nectar Agave is still a sugar and needs to be consumed as such. We believe there should be moderation in all things. However, we feel that if we don’t overwhelm our bodies with unnatural or heavily processed foods, our bodies will be able to distribute and utilize the benefits of everything we eat.

 

Sincerely,

 

Brian Oaks

President

www.GlobalGoods.com  

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