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PETALING JAYA: The company supplying the “get smart” pills claims that its product is safe for consumption and described the pills as only a food supplement.
Tiga G Dimensi Satu Kosong Lapan Sdn Bhd’s managing director Omar Mohd Yusos claimed that the pills were safe for consumption and had been distributed to schools since 2010.
“We sought the approval of the Health Ministry’s National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau, and they informed us that since the tablets contain less than 20% of active ingredients, they are classified as food supplements.
“After the success of our product in Johor, I was invited by the Malaysian Federation of the Council of Headmasters to talk to school heads about the power of these pills,” he said, claiming that schools do not get any monetary profit from promoting the product.
Malaysian Federation of the Council of Headmasters chairman Ruslan Madon also replied to The Star’s initial enquiry on the pills via e-mail, but did not offer further comment as of press time.
Meanwhile, the sole distributor of the tablets is Negri Sembilan-based Glomind Enterprise Sdn Bhd.
It has, in several Facebook accounts, claimed that the product is being sold in schools in Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Johor.
A news report about the pills published in June further claimed that SK Bandar Endau and SK Teluk Lipat in Mersing, Johor, saw a dramatic improvement in UPSR results after their pupils took the pills.
The report quoted Glomind Enterprise’s managing director Amran Othman saying that his company had provided pills to the two schools for free since 2011.
“When consumed, the hydrogen and nitrogen in the tablets will go into the bloodstream and form a molecule chain that acts like a ‘bullet’ to destroy negative molecules and generate positive energy.
“This energy also works as a defence against bacteria or viruses that cause illnesses,” he said.
Among the ingredients said to be in the tablets are honey, Chinese yam and lotus seeds – although the website claims that only 1.5% of each tablet consists of the purportedly beneficial natural ingredients while 35% of the tablets are supposedly milk powder.
Each 20-tablet box costing RM5 comes with guidelines on how many pills are required, depending on age.
Children 12 years old and below only need one tablet daily, while those between 13 and 18 should take two a day. Tertiary students are advised to take four tablets.
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