miracle cure or snake oil

I read an article in the January 1997 issue of Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine (FAMA) titled "Make your Aquarium Come Alive".  The article describes a product manufactured by AquaMate and Assoc. (Marc Weiss), called "Living Water Vital".  The article states that this liquid formulation  enhances and sychronizes the "cycles" that occur in nature.  The article leaves the impression that this is the end all cure for what ailes the planted tank.  Owen Jeffries, the author, claims elimination of algae, enhanced plant growth, and reduced need for fertilizers.
Does anyone have any experience with this product, who might comment on it's authenticity and performance.

Scott Corbeil