BioPerformance, Inc. marketed a pill that claimed to have a non-toxic effect that can increase fuel efficiency by 30 percent or more and cut harmful emissions by up to 50 percent. Note the word “non-toxic.” In actuality, the gas pills were just moth balls, which you wouldn’t want to plunk down into your gas tank any more than you’d like to plunk one down into your stomach. Exposure to mothballs can result in anemia and neurological or liver damage.
Weirdly, not only is the pill worthless, but it seems to have been the apex of an elaborate Mary Kay-like pyramid scheme. BioPerformance primarily marketed the pill to entrepreneurs looking to start up regional chapters. These sponsored companies were charged from between $300 to $500.
The lesson here? Don’t buy a product inspired by an episode of The Munsters.
Texas Drains Fake Fuel Pill Scheme [Consumer Affairs]