Gwyneth Paltrow‘s brain child from Hell, Goop, is really in a constant state of lunacy. Most recently the company was ordered to fork over $145, 000 because of the vagina eggs they were shilling. Well obviously that was enough for Gwyneth and Team Goop to smarten up and stop selling you expensive garbage. Psyche! It was not enough! In fact, they are still selling you $100 water bottles with crystals in them which infuse the water with “the power of crystals,” (I’m not exaggerating). And because they’re still hawking shit to the richest of idiots, they’re also still getting in trouble for it. What happened to that fact checker, girl?
Us Weekly reports that Goop has gotten in trouble in the UK where on Sunday they made headlines on the Sunday Times for being “reported to British regulators over 113 alleged breaches of UK advertising law.” The issue at the center of Goop’s current controversy is a vitamin supplement packet marketed to pregnant women called The Mother Load. Yeah… not sure why Goop named their product like it’s the worst MILF gang bang porn on the Internet, but whatever. People aren’t angry about the name; they’re angry about the actual product.
The supplement packets contain a high amount of vitamin A, and according to Babycenter.com, too much vitamin A during pregnancy can “lead to birth defects and liver toxicity.” A spokesperson for Goop was ready, and they gave a statement defending their reputation:
“When used as recommended, Goop’s The Mother Load supplements are safe during pregnancy… The Mother Load contains a very moderate 450 mcg (1500 IU) of vitamin A (preformed vitamin A as retinyl palmitate), which is less than the recommended daily intake of 600 mcg per day (per NHS)… The 4000 IU beta-carotene included in Mother Load is only converted in the body to vitamin A as needed, and there is no safety concern for eating this, as there would be no safety concern for eating a large number of carrots containing beta-carotene. The Mother Load package contains a warning that pregnant women should not consume more than 10,000 IU vitamin A daily due to risk of birth defects.”
The statement did admit that the “concern is that pregnant women not consume excessive vitamin A,” and added that “moderation is the best policy.” *Record scratch* Did a Goop spokesperson just make a statement saying “moderation is the best”? Did a company who sells $15, 000 golden pussy massagers, fake Space-grade energy stickers and $135 at-home coffee enemas just say “moderation”?
A clinician scientist at the University of Leeds, Professor Julia Newton-Bishop spoke with the Times and said:
“I find it absolutely extraordinary that anyone would contemplate selling these kinds of supplements to pregnant women.”
And now the Food Standards Authority will “contact the authorities in the US to find the UK distributors and then decide what to do,” about Gwyneth’s vitamins.
The Sunday Times also reported that a charity, Good Thinking Society, accused Gwyneth of being a high-priced myth-seller “presiding over a company that issues ‘potentially dangerous’ advice related to ‘unproven’ health products.” Yes! Drag her! You know Gwyneth is mad someone slapped at her while using the phrase “presiding over”. Pretentious coming for pretentious: hold on to your monocles, this is gonna be a good one.