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Lance Armstrong Partners with FRS – antioxidant drink

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Lance Armstong is one of the people I admire, so I was intrigued when read that Lance had partnered with FRS (announcement/ad). FRS sells antioxidant health drinks. this is the kind of thing I could see Lance using. Yes, I am skeptical but I have ordered my free sample of the powder mix.

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Written by Roland

May 31, 2007 at 4:56 am

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  1. Azzy said:
    Jun. 11, 11:58 PM
    This is a real shame. The drink may be great for top endurance athletes, but they are taking very slim evidence (3% gain??) from “stressed athletes and claiming it will help normal people, where there is no evidence at all. If the science was so compelling and they have a Harvard professor on the payroll, why was their critical research performed at Appalachain State??? Do they even have indoor plumbing at Appalachian state?

    I have a PhD and am a published scientist. My specialy has nothing to do with energy drink, but free radicals are a focus. I can read a science paper and interpret the data. This drink is being pushed by salesman and they are ruining the name of one of our greatest athletes. If he will participate in a scam like this, who can believe he did not believe greedy scientists when they told him HGH couldn’t be detected and they could help him win????

    Azzy

    June 11, 2008 at 11:06 pm

  2. I wonder if Lance knows about FRS business tactics, if he does, then I am suspicious of him and his wins (and scandals). The trial is not really FREE. Read the fine print and they set you up with an auto order every month for ~$65 charge to your credit card. It even starts before you may even receive the FREE trial packets and not even have time to try it out and see the results, if any. Very shady. When i called to cancel, they said their computers were down and they took my info and would call me back. Days go by and they never did and I had to call again to cancel. They don’t allow you to cancel online.

    Anon

    July 16, 2008 at 8:23 am

  3. That’s interesting. I got the sample and no follow on. They must have changed their practices. I really dislike the approach as you describe it.

    Roland

    July 16, 2008 at 9:24 am

  4. This is a scam. Use caution, signing up for this trial offer will mean put you on a monthly maintenance program which will in short order cost you a $1000 annually. Be very careful with is company it’s one of those dishonest companies that makes a profit by straddling the legal illegal fence.

    Ray

    August 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm

  5. Sad to see a company use these kinds of tactics. This isn’t how they started but apparently this is what they have become.

    Roland

    September 1, 2008 at 6:08 am

  6. In response to ‘Azzy’: Really? You have a PhD and are a ‘published scientist’? PhD in what field? Where are your publications?
    First of all, just because you have a PhD doesn’t make you an expert, and looking at some of the research that makes publications in some of the shoddy journals that exist today doesn’t mean you know much about what you’re talking about.
    You single handily managed to use the most vague statements imaginable to provide a very weak argument against the product. If you knew next to ANYTHING about high endurance athletes and high intensity performance you would understand that 3% is the difference between first and 10th place in most sports like cycling (cough cough, Lance Armstrong).
    As far as your pettiness in attacking a peer reviewed and highly renowned study (American College of Sports Medicine) and the people at Appalachian State, you really come off as sounding like a fool. What I suggest you do is either next time you ‘publish’ one of your ‘scientific opinion pieces’ on a blog, you read the actual research and realize that this product is not made for the masses. Its made for athletes.

    Juan

    September 12, 2008 at 5:01 pm

  7. In response to ‘Azzy’, you’re a damn fool! Appalachian State University is one of the premier universities in the nation when concerning the effects of certain drugs on endurance athletes. Since you have a PhD, look up Dr. David Nieman and the research he has performed dealing with endurance athletes.

    Lance Armstrong also trained in Boone following his bout with cancer in the mid 90’s. Not that you would know, since you’re an idiot.

    I am offended that you made these comments concerning Appalachian State University. You’re a piece of work.

    Lastly, I have a PhD as well. It stands for “Pretty Huge D***”. I think you know what I mean.You’re a damn fool

    Michael

    September 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

  8. FRS IS A SCAM beware! Or go a head an order if you like being driven insane by the endless bullshit you will have to deal with from this company.
    It is hard to believe how bad this company is!

    CC

    November 12, 2008 at 9:53 am

  9. This pattern of “looking for an edge” dates at least back to Ancient Greek athletes who believed things like “eat ox meat and gain its strength”. Fortunately the science has gotten better but the end result is the precise pattern of Cold War nuclear strategy: you build one bomb, the enemy builds two. You build a big bomb, the enemy builds a bigger one.

    When every athlete is consuming FRS products, the playing field will be level once again and the only thing different will be a drain on their wallets.

    Like sharkskin swimsuits, carbon fiber bikes, and Stradivarius violins, FRS will give a slight advantage to performers already peaked out to the bleeding, elite, edge. To the person jogging around the neighborhood or “spinning” at the gym, the difference simply won’t be worth the cost. Sorry, no magic bullet here. Call it the Wheaties effect.

    Beavis Christ

    May 22, 2009 at 10:42 pm

  10. FRS is not a scam and the Free Trial clearly states what you are getting into.

    Here’s how it works:

    We know that you’ll love FRS, so we’re giving you your first two week order free when you sign up for FRS home delivery. If you’re not completely satisfied with your free trial of FRS, you can call us at 877-377-4967 within 14 days of receiving your free trial to cancel any future deliveries- no strings attached. In the box with your first two week order, you’ll receive a letter with our toll free phone number so you can easily find it if you don’t want to receive any future orders from FRS. There’s absolutely no risk in taking this free two week offer. If you decide to continue to receive FRS shipments, you’ll save 30% to 50% on all FRS products. Your account is automatically set up to send you two servings of FRS per day every month (two bags of chews and two bottles of concentrate per month). Normally that would cost $79.80 plus S&H per month, but you only pay $55.86 plus S&H per month. Also, you can log into our online account management system or call our customer support center and customize your order to receive any FRS products on any delivery schedule (up to 180 days). No matter what you order your first 3 orders will be 30% off, your next 3 orders will be 40% off, and all orders after that will be 50% off as long as your account is active! With FRS home delivery you’ll get the best prices on FRS, have complete control over what FRS products you order, and have complete control over how often you receive them.

    Remember, if you are not completely satisfied during the 14-day trial period and wish to cancel, simply call our customer service department Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm pacific time at 1-888-377-7587. Your first two weeks of FRS are free and you can cancel anytime, so sign up for FRS home delivery today.

    FRS Money Back Guarantee

    The FRS Company stands behind FRS® healthy energy products. If you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason — even if you’ve used all of the products — you can return the products or the empty containers for a full refund of the purchase price minus shipping and handling.

    To obtain your refund, you must do the following: Call us at 877 FRS 4YOU (877-377-4968) within 20 days of purchase. You will be given a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. This RMA number is valid for 30 days and must be written on the outside of the box containing the returned product. To receive your refund, you must return and we must receive the returned product within this 30 day period, i.e., before the RMA number expires. Be sure to write the return merchandise authorization (RMA) number on the outside of the box. You pay for return shipping.

    Address the return package to: FRS Returns, 22100 E 26th Ave. #100, Aurora, CO 80019. We will not accept or issue a refund for any packages marked return to sender or refused. If you return a package, we recommend that you get proof of shipment. Upon receipt of your returned product with a valid RMA number, a refund will be issued to your credit card.

    Colleen

    July 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    • I’ve just spent this evening trying to cancel online. Their advertisement clearly says I can cancel online and I can’t. I’ll try calling on Monday, but it’s already clear these guys aren’t being ethical. 10-23-09.

      Mark

      October 24, 2009 at 12:41 am

  11. I just found out that FRS had gone and charged my account without my authorization for $37.37. When I called them, they said because I had gone into the site I must have triggered an old account (I ordered the free stuff last year from them). Thieves and jerks. They were rude. I used to respect Lance Armstrong, but this company is not the same as a year ago. They are rude, lying thieves. Beware!

    Linda

    September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm

  12. I hope you save your hard-earned bread. If you’d like to see if you benefit from quercitin, it’s at practically every grocery, drug and supplements store.

    Dan

    October 9, 2009 at 10:20 pm

  13. They took the governments lead and ran w/ it, haha…but in all seriousness, they know they are super shady, or else they wouldn’t put in all acps and bold on their TOS that by agreeing to their terms of service that you give up all rights to enter into a class action on any kind w/ any other customers… I also find it interesting that they hire people to google search FRS scam, as Colleen here isn’t the only company rep trolling blogs/sites and commenting…one guy even wrote on another blog that is what he does for them.

    Anonymous

    July 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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