Our products fall into the category of dietary supplements. Although no dietary supplement requires FDA approval, they must adhere to the FDA disclaimer that this product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. These are my personal experiences with MaxOne followed by Cellgevity and without clinical trials, it cannot be claimed that someone else would experience the same benefits. There are, however, over 130,000 studies on glutathione (GSH) in PubMed, the data base for scientific studies maintained by the NIH which makes its numerous benefits inarguable. There are 22 research studies on Riboceine, the proprietary scientific breakthrough discovery that is the primary ingredient in these two products that validate its efficacy.
It was spring of 2010 and as I took stock of my life, I felt down. Despite securing eight hours on CBS, I could not raise the $2 million underwriting for the Monte Carlo IPPA Championship. Jerry Buss said that if it had been any other time than the worse economic climate in a long time, I would have found the funding easily. He was right! As it turned out it was not to be anyway because the Department of Justice closed the online sites in April 2010 and the show would have been cancelled. The financial collapse had also decimated high stakes poker. We went from playing $400-$800 limit with Jerry regularly for years to not being able to scare up even an $80-$160 game. I was running bad, but I was also making mental errors that were minor but costly nonetheless. My ability to play poker was clearly declining.
My health was of major concern also. I had been diagnosed with diabetes in 1999 when I had applied for life insurance to provide for my triplets. I immediately changed my diet to keep my blood sugar in check. Despite taking my meds regularly and cutting out sugar from my diet, I developed neuropathy in my feet. My endocrinologist told me that there was no cure for diabetes. He said it’s a progressive disease and that I needed to always keep my feet covered. I wasn’t satisfied with that advice so every few months I would get a torturous 30-minute foot massage. It was excruciatingly painful. Just a touch would send shooting pains. I would struggle through the pain but could not stop squirming. My eyes would tear up. The problem with enduring this “treatment” was I had no way of knowing if it was doing any good. I couldn’t even rationalize that it couldn’t hurt. I could only hope that “no pain, no gain” came into play here although there seemed to no signs of improvement. I was doing this every 3 or 4 months for several years.
I had also developed arthritis in my knees and it was painful going up the stairs. Jerry told me there was no cure, so I thought I would have to move to a single-story house.
My triplets were ten years of age. It was going to be a long eight years to get them through high school, much less college. I was just going to have to man up and find a way. Fortunately for me I was going to receive news in a couple of months that would change the course of my life for the better.
I confess, when I invested in Cellgevity Inc. in 2008, I had no idea what it was about. I could barely stay awake during the presentation as I felt like I was listening to Greek. Afterwards my good friend Steve Wolff told me it sounded like a good investment and we along with our friend Don Zewin invested. The company also became a victim of the financial collapse and it ended up getting bought out by Max International which has a product in the same category- glutathione enhancement.
Scott Momii who had been the CEO of Cellgevity was now the Director of Product Management for Max. He told me Max was going to release their initial product as MaxOne in October of that year. MaxOne is made up of 100% Riboceine. I immediately started my research. The most difficult part was learning how to pronounce glutathione.
From my research I learned that my lifestyle as a poker player was far more destructive to my health than I had realized. Years of sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and gobs of caffeine had led to glutathione deficiency which was probably the cause of my diabetes. Considering the amount of abuse to which I subjected my body and mind, I got off cheaply. As I continued my research on glutathione, I was blown away by it numerous benefits. As my knowledge grew I became increasingly excited about the impending launch of MaxOne. After I started on my new daily regimen I would continue to google glutathione and whatever benefit I perceived, and I still do. There is usually research to validate all the benefits that I have noticed.
As soon as it became available I ordered it. I also had my parents take the product. I didn’t notice much at the start. My complexion seemed to have improved. My hair felt softer. I thought my mind was clearer. These benefits were subjective and difficult to quantify. It wasn’t until three months later when I pointed out to my masseuse that my feet didn’t seem to hurt as much that I felt a glimmer of hope. She said she noticed that also. Two months later and still to this day my painful neuropathy has gone. The danger of an amputation hanging over my head from the eventual loss of feeling in my feet has also gone. That alone has kept me committed to taking two capsules of Cellgevity twice every day.
After my neuropathy was gone, I thought to ask my parents if they felt any benefits. My mother said it must work because her knees didn’t hurt any longer. Glutathione has nothing to do with a bruise, so I asked my mother, “What are your talking about?” She said when she walked up the stairs the inside of her knees used to hurt. Now they don’t she said. I thought to myself that was arthritis and I have it also. As I sat down and stood up from a chair several times, I felt no pain. Excitedly I went over to the stairs and walked up and down twice. I couldn’t believe it, but the pain in my knees was also gone and still is to this day.
As a diabetic, my doctor always had me take a flu shot every year. I read that glutathione enhances the immune system. Empowered with the knowledge that Dr. Herbert Nagasawa’s product worked, I dispensed with taking the flu shot. I have not been sick in the eight years I have been taking MaxOne and then Cellgevity. I came close once immediately after a colonoscopy. I felt my muscles ache and I developed a slight chill. These were early symptoms of the flu. What was going on? Then it came to me. My doctor had shown me photos of my intestines and told me I had the cleanest in the world, but the gut is also the primary center of your immune system. My immune system was now diminished! I immediately had a little food and Cellgevity and I successfully staved off the flu.
I used to always take antihistamines on a regular basis. I read that glutathione was the body’s natural antihistamine. Sure, enough my allergy problems declined significantly. It will flare up occasionally especially after a rain and fresh pollen is abundant but never to the extent it used to be.
My memory and mental acuity has improved as well. I am once again competitive as a poker player. Personally, Riboceine has done wonders for me all collaborated by science. It is also not by accident that this product is the “Best in Class” for those who drink. Dr. Nagasawa embarked on his mission to develop a product for glutathione enhancement because he saw the connection between heavy imbibers and glutathione deficiency.
My mission is to enlighten everyone not only to the importance of Cellgevity for health, wellness, longevity and quality of life but also its importance to support the health of the liver for those who imbibe. It is truly A Brand New World.
Update: March 22, 2020
My Immune System
I was told that the only way to know if a supplement was working was to stop using it and then seeing if the ailments came back. I wasn’t willing to take that risk. Why fix something that isn’t broken. Although it isn’t the same thing, there is a similar circumstance that I’ve mentioned before. It’s been 10 years and I still have not caught the flu much less a cold. As I said, I did start to feel the early symptoms of the flu. My muscles started to ache, and I felt chilled. Realizing that the colonoscopy had wiped out my entire gut which was an integral part of my immune system. I immediately took a bunch of Cellgevity, 6-8 capsules and when I woke, I felt great. That’s not positive proof but I know that Cellgevity did enhance my immune system.
Allergy or Bronchitis
I now know what condition I had but at the time I was clueless. I knew that I had congestion and a cough. When I went to see the doctor, he told me he thought it was an allergy but gave me a 10-day course of antibiotics just in case it was bronchitis. I coughed up green phlegm for about 2-3 weeks. The following winter, the same thing happened, and I saw a different doctor at the Urgent Care. He said the same thing and gave me a 10-day course of an antibiotic. Again, it took 2-3 weeks to clear up. The 3rd year, I meant to go but didn’t make it probably because I was stuck playing poker. In a couple of weeks, it cleared up and I was thinking the antibiotics were unnecessary and it was a waste of time to see a doctor. This went on for a few more winters and then MaxOne was on the market. That first winter, I felt an improvement although it was slight. It still started with a slight tickle in the throat, but the congestion didn’t seem as much, and the condition cleared up in less than 2 weeks. Every year the duration of the condition decreased as well as the severity. Three years ago, I thought it was gone but just near the end of winter, I felt that tickle. It cleared up after only a few days which was promising. I would settle for that, I thought. Last year the congestion only lasted a couple of days. This year I felt that tickle again. Sure, enough I coughed up some phlegm, but it was white, and not the usual green. I waited for another phlegm to build up, but it never came. Based on reading about the symptoms of acute bronchitis, I’m sure it is a seasonal allergy. I don’t remember when I started but in addition to my daily dosage of Cellgevity, I have been taking a couple of extra capsules whenever I felt that tickle. I will give a report back after next winter.
I used to carry Zyrtec and use it from time to time. I don’t remember the last time I took one.