NeuroFlo is an overpriced supplement marketed as a fix for diabetic neuropathy being sold by Nexus Formulas. In short, the promoters of this pill say it will strenghten the arteries of diabetes patients. For about $70, they’ll sell you a one-month supply (although a three month supply comes in at $39 per bottle….more about this later). We do not recommend you buy this supplement because of who is behind this marketing scheme as well as the lack of scientific support for the formulation they are selling.
Who is Behind This Supplement?
If you go to Nexus Formula’s website and click on “About Us“, you will not find the names of any of the promoters or operators. They only claim that they make donations to charitable organizations and they supplements are “doctor-formulated. That’s a red-flashing light. When a retailer won’t disclose where they operate or who runs the company, a consumer should walk away, quickly.
We believe that when a consumer finds that company is lying, then you need to run away…..and don’t look back. In this case, Nexus Formulas are flat-out lying about who is behind this supplement. We dug into this and found the key player behind this scheme: Ryan Shelton. Check out these excerpts from two different newspaper ads for this supplement:
Both ads are for NeuroFlo. One featured a story about a Texas resident who suffered from chronic neuropathy (no mention of diabetes). The second one was published in the September 26, 2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch and highlights one of the ingredients – horse herb. Again, no mention of diabetes-related pain. Both of them reference Dr. Ryan Shelton, M.D. We’ve investigated him and learned that Ryan Shelton is not a medical doctor. He’s a licensed naturopath posing as a medical doctor. Moreover, he’s an Internet scammer. Yet, repeatedly he bills himself as a physician, which is a violation of law in California. On one of his web offerings, he calls himself a “licensed primary care physician” yet there’s no listing of him in the Hawaiian Licensing Division as a medical doctor.
In both of these ads, they use a term that is flat-out wrong. If it happened only once, you might think it’s a typo. But it happens repeatedly. Over the past 10 years, Shelton has moved around the U.S. frequently and appears to current have practices in “sun-soaked” Hawaii as well as having a presence in Australia. The Zenith Laboratories that he is listed as the medical director of this Illinois-based supplement vendor, although Shelton has no medical practice in that state. The At one website, Shelton claims: “between his best-selling books and his medical practice in Hawaii, Dr. Ryan has helped hundreds of thousands of men & women…” A search on Amazon Books finds no book authored or sold by Ryan Shelton. Similarly, a search of the Library of Congress shows no book by Shelton. Even Google comes up snake eyes. Not only has Shelton not published any books, but whatever ebooks he has sold on the Internet can hardly be called “best selling”. Why does he lie about his publishing record?
More Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Even Consider Buying NeuroFlo
At this point, you should be running away from this so-called neuropathy supplement. But we’ve done further investigation that should give you pause. Here’s a list of the ingredients in this formulation:
The primary ingredients are Niacin (which will give you a “niacin flush” and make you feel like it’s doing something) and Hawthorne, which is berry that has been used in the treatment of people with heart disease. Most commercially available hawthorne supplements cost about $8 for 100 capsules at a dosage of 425mg (or almost twice the dosage offered by Nexus). The other ingredients are common herbs, such as ginger root or cayenne pepper or L-arginine, which will run you about $9 a bottle for a three-month supply. Yet, Nexus wants $70 for a one-month supply for ingredients you can buy for about $20 at Vitacost.
OR, it will sell you three bottles for $39 each. Why is this significant? This price is a hallmark of Ryan Shelton’s marketing scheme. He sells most all of his supplements for $39 per bottle, if you buy three months worth of supply. His pricing isn’t based upon the cost of the ingredients (which are quite cheap) but upon what he thinks an unsuspecting consumer will pay for what is effectively a placebo.
If you’ve read to this point, then you are no longer an unsuspecting or gullible consumer. In fact, you’ve probably just moved on to find some other solution to your neuropathy pain….which is very real and very hard to treat. Your physician can prescribe gabapentin or pregabalin, but these have significant side-effects and aren’t long-term solutions. Some antidepressants also work. The Mayo Clinic offers an excellent fact-based resource on how to deal with diabetic neuropathy. But stay away from NeuroFlo along with anything else offered by non-MD Ryan Shelton.
If You Need to Know More About Shelton’s Scams
Check out our other investigations into Ryan Shelton: