Multi-level marketing companies came under a great deal of fire in the 1990’s and early 2000’s for allowing its vendors to claim cure-all properties for noni. Governmental organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, the National Food Administration in Finland, and many others have issued warnings to those vendors, forcing them to publish disclaimers about their products. Since that time, the market for noni fruit products has shaped up as more people become educated about the truths and falsehoods surrounding the fruit.
Some marketers have claimed that the only real noni fruit, in all its health benefit glory, is that which comes form the Polynesian Islands. In fact, all noni fruit is the same, wherever in the world it develops. Noni is the Polynesian name for the tree. Its scientific name is Morinda citrifolia, but it’s also widely known as Indian mulberry, among other names.
Another noni fruit scam, still being used by various private promoters, would be to intercept search engines by directing such phrases as”noni fruit scam” to unrelated sites. Various “warning” websites have cropped up as a result, exposing the scams to customers.
Unfortunately, the backlash against the noni fruit scam has been too intense. Many individuals are going out of their way to prove that noni fruit is actually bad for you. While there are a number of potential side effects, such as diarrhea, noni fruit is a generally nutritious and valuable food overall.