Skip to comments.Your Supplements Are Under Attack: Time to Fight Back!
Posted on 09/26/2011 2:39:10 PM PDT by EBH
A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about the FDAs proposed new policy on dietary supplements that could make it impossible or very expensive for you to purchase the natural products you rely on to support your health. The open comment period on the FDAs proposed guidelines ends on September 30, so NOW is the time to act and let your voice be heard if you want to retain your right to access supplements. (Scroll down to the bottom of this article to learn how you can get involved.)
If the FDA has its way, all vitamins, herbs and other dietary supplements will soon be classified in the same manner as unapproved drugs and synthetic food additives. The results of this change in classification could be disastrous for both natural health consumers and the natural health industry. Resveratrol, CoQ10, curcumin and even many multivitamins could be pulled from the market, and those that remain available may become so expensive that many people wont be able to afford them. Supplement companies that cannot afford to put their products through the FDAs intensive, burdensome drug trial process may be forced out of business, leaving room for pharmaceutical companies to swoop in and profit at your expense.
You know that Big Pharma is surely working hard behind the scenes to make sure that this law is passed, and that they carry incredible influence with the FDA and the government in general. This means that we all need to work together and use the power of the people to stop this from happening. Unless we stop these new guidelines from going in to effect, we stand to lose our right to access the natural healing tools that many of us depend on as alternatives to expensive and often dangerous pharmaceutical drugs.
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“the natural products you rely on to support your health.”
any scientific evidence for that or is this just to make you feeeeel like you are doing something?
>>> any scientific evidence for that or is this just to make you feeeeel like you are doing something? >>>
To wit, what business is it of the government’s? - which is the point of this.
Where were you people on Andro, and Ephedra.
Oh, right...that’s only for gym rats.
And now you’re shocked, shocked to discover they’ve come for you.
I think this issue was the #1 all-time leader in Number of Petitions to Redress Grievance prior to the Wall Street bailouts of ‘08.
“To wit, what business is it of the governments? - which is the point of this.”
You’re right. We should bring in all that Chinese toothpaste into the country. So what if a little anti-freeze gets in?
So, businesses should be allowed to claim their products do anything they say they do without having to provide any evidence?
That's not how things work.
they want you dependent on the government health system and they do not want you to live too long. just another stepping stone toward their objective.
It should, certainly, be the business of the FDA to try to keep poisonous Chinese additives out of our country. But it is NOT their business to outlaw all additives as a favor to the big drug companies. Unfortunately they do a lousy job policing Chinese imports, but they are all too eager to dictate to citizens what they can and cannot do.
As it happens, I take all three of the additives mentioned in this article, “Resveratrol, CoQ10, curcumin.” The first and third may help stave off senile dementia, which my mother suffered from in old age. The second is essential to take with lipitor, which my doctor prescribes, to prevent possible damage to the liver. My doctor, after investigating the matter, agrees.
I take the supplements I need at fairly modest cost. I do NOT need some government regulator forcing me to pay ten times as much.
imagine if every vitamin, every aspirin, every cough syrup, every itch cream, was only available by prescription
Now imagine your obamacare physicians assistant (forget seeing a doctor)had a 6 month wait for non-urgent appointments and yr deductible for those presciptions was hundreds of dollars
those of us who use reveratrol, curcumin, melatonin, SAMe and other supplements know if it works for us or not
I am guessing the Vit D3 doesn’t hurt us, either
I just hope I see a govt clampdown coming in time to stock up as long as the shelf life can hold
I predict a surge in herb gardens and spice purchases. I use several supplements in lieu of prescriptions that actually made me more ill than the condition they were supposed to treat. If removed from the shelves, it would be disastrous for me.
I heard (from reliable authorities) it's an excellent whitening agent.
I take no supplements other than alcohol (already heavily regulated). Am I a New Age criminal?
Why, would you like that?
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