Your packaging says “Clinically Proven.” What’s the difference between clinically proven and clinically tested?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Your packaging says “Clinically Proven.” What’s the difference between clinically proven and clinically tested?

A: In the medical world, only clinically proven is valid. Why? The word “proven” means that in the clinical trial, the results reported were actual, significant, and able to pass the strict regulations imposed by the United States Government. What’s more, these results have to be “statistically significant,” meaning the results are repeatable , no matter who’s taking the product.

Clinically tested simply means an ingredient, or product, was tested. It says nothing about the results. The truth is, the results could be quite negative. That’s one reason why non-medical product manufacturers often use the misleading term clinically tested, it gets the word clinical in their ads, but they don’t have to report the poor results.

Another non-medical term used by some supplement producers – and possibly the most deceptive – is “clinically studied.” That just means someone is looking at an ingredient in a clinical setting. It says nothing about its efficacy. But again, the product manufacturer gets in the word clinical – without ever revealing the results.

You should know that BioSil® is clinically proven in rigorous double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials – the gold standard of clinical testing.