Customer Testimonials

From letter to Dr. Wood in October 2020 - To read the complete story, follow this link.

"Almost immediately I started feeling better in so many ways. I felt that I had more energy and my mood had improved.  Honesty the major surprise for me was how quickly my heart responded to the Pondera regiment.  Within 2 weeks my blood pressure started evening out and my heart rate was steadier than what had become my “Normal”. I no longer get dizzy when I stand up, my heart no longer pounds in my ears and my heart rate even surprised my Cardiologist at my last appointment, he immediately asked me what I had been doing different. My answer was of course Pondera.  Within three weeks I needed to decide regarding committing to the Pondera program or not.  The decision was easy for me.  I have made the commitment and have every intention to continue with Pondera for the balance of my life.

In addition to helping my heart I have noticed my kidneys no longer ache and hurt continually.  I have kidney stents in my kidneys to aid draining.  After 5 weeks of taking Pondera daily I just simply feel like my body is in balance and functioning as it should.  I no longer have the depression of a downhill slide and each day I am feeling better.  Pondera encourages me to eat better and do physical activity I have not been able to do for some time.  Although not my reason for consuming Pondera, I have lost 7 pounds of body fat and I contribute that to my metabolism working at its optimal best.

In conclusion, I am simply in awe of Pondera and cannot thank you enough for developing what for me has been a miracle and sharing the product with me.  I am determined to talk to all the people I know about Pondera and truly believe that anyone with heart or sugar issues should get on it immediately and see if it is the life changing experience it has been for me.  I look forward to my next full exam and blood tests as I am convinced that the results will be astounding.

So, from the very bottom of my now better functioning heart, I thank you. Saying thank you doesn’t seem like enough in comparison to the transformation my body has and continues to undergo. Thank you for my life back, I no longer have a bleak future, its bright and shiny and it’s because of Pondera. Once again, thank you."

- Al Otero, October 2020

Testimonials From Pondera Vanilla Flavor Product Reviews

The following testimonials came from product reviews of the original vanilla flavor product. Version 2 of Pondera released in 2021 is the same nutritional formula with slight adjustments and added ingredients (Modcarb, MCT oil, Fish oil, chocolate flavor).

My sugar levels has gone down. It gives me more energy and I feel a lot better.

-Jacqueline Mattison 

I suffer from Crohns disease with pain and inflammation in my joints and irritable bowel movements. Once I started to take Pondera Wellness, within 1 week my pain in my joints went away, my bowel movements were normal, and symptoms of my Chrons disease seemed to disappear.  I am truly thankful for this product. It really did change my life. Thank you Dr. Sterling.


Taste good, helps me sleep better, and I have more energy.

-Janeane Keller 

I workout in the evenings and like to drink it after I exercise. It helps me to not to be tempted toward unhealthy snacks! I also notice I generally feel better and have more energy.


Been using this product for two years. Great stuff. I feel better and immune system definitely working, haven’t had even a sniffle since using Pondera. Good to be healthy and feel healthy.

-Mike Judge 

I have been using Pondera for going on a year , more energy, focus, and balance in my personal life and workouts , use as a meal replacement for breakfast sometimes, and not hungry at all.

-Shawn Sherrill 

I’ve felt more energy while using Pondera, and it’s really a great taste

-Brandi Harris 

A friend sent me Pondera. I was a bad diabetic & all my doctors did was up my insulin. I felt so awful, lethargic and in constant pain. I began taking Pondera twice a day. Within one month I stopped craving sweets and I lost 15lbs. I started gaining energy and feeling like a new person. People couldn’t believe the difference in me. Since then, everything is so positive. Friends are so excited that they have started Pondera!!!

-Penny Parks 

I saw this product on Facebook and was a bit skeptical. A user of Pondera assured me it was great. I ordered this over a month ago and I love it. When I first took it I could feel the energy pick up and I lost weight. I ran out and didn’t reorder and I felt sluggish with in a few days. I just got my second bag last week and I feel incredible again. It keeps me full until lunch and I am using it as a meal replacement and a whole body balancer. It lasts longer than that expensive crap I would buy at GNC. It also helped to get my blood sugar down.

-Vince Calabrese 

Testimonials from Book

The following testimonials come from personal letters and statements found in the book: EICOSANOIDS – THE CELLULAR ROAD TO HEALTH By STERLING C. WOOD. This book was written and published in 2015.

“Dr. Wood, on June 20th Kevin went to the emergency room because his right foot was swollen and extremely painful. When he got to the emergency room they told him he had a severe infection in his foot, which also caused his blood sugar to soar into the high 400’s. He was admitted right away and put on a few antibiotics intravenously.

He remained in the hospital for two weeks. During that time the doctor informed him that his infection was so severe that they were going to amputate his foot. They waited a few more days and thankfully the antibiotic began to help the infection and after an MRI they decided not to amputate. Upon release from the hospital they told Kevin he would need to go to a wound care specialist and it would take approximately six months to heal.

The picture above was taken after one week of release from the hospital. There didn’t seem to be much hope and Kevin was completely bed bound as it hurt to even walk to the bathroom with the pain in his foot.

I introduced Kevin to Pondera and put him in contact with Dr. Wood. Kevin began to drink two shakes a day of the Pondera Whey product. He began to see immediate results in the healing process of his foot. The wound began closing up and the tissue was being restored and the circulation in his foot became better. After eight days the second picture was taken. It is absolutely astounding how quickly Pondera gave Kevin’s body the ability to fight this infection and recover his foot. We are both are very grateful that they found Pondera.”


“I am a seventy-seven year old man and for the last twenty years of my life, I have been very overweight and my high blood pressure was greatly out of control. The doctor’s years had tried all types of medications to get my blood pressure under control, but nothing worked for me.

Then about three months ago, Dr. Sterling Wood came into a store where I worked and he introduced me to Pondera. I started using the product immediately, and within one week I had lost ten pounds. This product surely works.

I was a diabetic on three types of medications. The next time I saw my doctor, he said that my glucose reading was so low that he took me off all my medicine. During my first three months of taking Pondera, I have lost forty-five pounds. I am a new man! Hopefully, because of this product I will live to be one hundred years old.”

- Rocky R.

“Dear Dr. Wood, I wanted to thank you personally for inventing Pondera. As you know I am a disabled Viet-Nam Marine and the Agent Orange in my blood has caused me many problems, one being Diabetes. At the start of my use of Pondera I was taking oral and injecting insulin. I had been on pills two times a day and injections four times a day. My doses were 70 units ML for long lasting and 15 units ML three times a day for a total of 115 units ML injections and two sets of pills twice a day.

Since starting Pondera about sixty days ago, my weight has gone from 340 lbs. down to 295 lbs. and I am still losing. I have had Diabetes for over twenty years and have not been able to control my blood sugars ever with diet and medication. I can tell you that because of your drink I am controlling my levels and reducing my insulin use down to only 15 units ML, with one injection per day along with my oral medication.

My dream for me is to lose all the weight and stop the medication. I will continue to use your product and rid myself of all the medication as it has also helped with all of the other problems like my cholesterol and lowered my blood pressure. Again from the bottom of my heart and I speak for myself and my family Thank You. Semper Fi”

- Gus Z.

"Dr.Wood I just want to thank you for introducing me to Pondera. This has helped me so much. Before I used it I was hurting all over in my joints, I didn't have any energy. I just didn't want to do any thing because I was hurting so bad. But once I started using Pondera and I mean as soon as I started using it I felt my whole body start to tingle. My sugar level is great now. It's not jumping up and down. Plus now I don't hurt any more in my joints. Now I'm outside more working in my yard."

- Hope Cavallo 

For more details see  -- How a Good Diabetic Diet Can Help – A Story of Hope

"My name Is Cyndie. I am 61 years old and I was a Registered Nurse for 35 years. I have always believed in approaching health problems the traditional way, with doctors and medicine. I have always been a skeptic when people talk to me about vitamins and nutrition. I have cabinets full of vitamins and it never seemed to make a difference, so, I was no initially that interested nor did I believe his powder would work.

In 1974 I was in a car accident and broke both of my legs. Due to the accident, I suffer from arthritis and inflammation in both knees, and now my hip. About a year ago,  I was finally diagnosed with Scleroderma. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease which has been attacking my mouth and my entire digestive system.

Everything is inflamed and I have been miserable for the last 2 years. I was beginning to believe that this was just going to be my new “quality of life”, and am very grateful that there was something that could do to change it. He stopped by my place of business and took one look at me and told me I looked terrible. He began once again to tell me to start drinking Pondera and follow a simple eating plan that he prepared for me. To surprise within 11/2 weeks of following his suggestions, my hip pain is gone, my knees are better, I move better and I have energy. Normally on my day off i sleep because I am so miserable but last weekend I woke up early feeling great and took my dog for a walk at 7:30 am!

My digestive system is greatly improved, and as a bonus, I have lost of weight without “dieting”. Pondera makes me feel full and I feel satisfied! I almost have forced my self to eat. I will continue with Pondera and Dr. Sterling’s recommendations. Thank you Pondera and and for being there to urge me to try the Pondera and help me change my eating habits. I got my life back with Pondera and I never want to be without it!"

- Cyndie 

"My name is Patricia, I met Dr Sterling by chance at a Chrysler dealership. As he was discussing his experience with diabetes and Pondera, I decided to try his products.

Before Pondera: I am a type 2 diabetic. My diabetes's discovered 10 years ago. I was prescribed Metformin 40 mg 1 time a day and I take Novolog shot as follows: 12 morning 14 afternoon and 1o evening. My morning sugar is on average 135. I am dragging the morning, I have no energy and I have to push my self to do anything.  My left ankle is swollen in the morning and by evening my whole left leg is swollen and numb as though my leg is asleep and it is painful. I have a pain in the bottom of my foot and I continually stomp my foot trying to offset the pain.

After Pondera: After one week of Using Pondera I was able to discontinue my 40 mg of Metformin. I feel really good, I have energy, I wake up at 4 am and so my laundry, go shopping, clean my house. There is now more swelling or pain in my left leg. It is completely gone. My blood sugars are averaging 97 in the morning and no higher than 101. People are noticing a difference in my skin. I look healthier and feel wonderful.  I am so exited to find Pondera. I look forward to continuing this product and good eating habits to continue to get results and lower medications as my blood sugar continues to become normal."

- Patricia Scott