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FDA Set to Ban Your Supplements
Big Health Report ^ | December 1, 2011 | BHR

Posted on 12/02/2011 9:07:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The FDA has issued a proposed mandate that represents the greatest threat to dietary supplements since 1994. Back in the early 1990s, consumers were so alarmed by FDA bullying that they staged a massive revolt. The result was that Congress passed a law prohibiting the FDA from banning popular nutrients (as the agency had threatened to do).

There was, however, a loophole in the 1994 law. The FDA was given authority to regulate ingredients introduced after October 15, 1994.

It has been 17 years, but the FDA just issued draconian proposals as to how it intends to regulate what it now calls “new dietary ingredients”. You can find the FDA Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDI’s) here. If implemented, some of the most effective nutrients you are taking will be removed from the market. This includes many fish oil formulas and natural plant extracts. A detailed analysis of the FDA Draft Guidance is available here.

These oppressive rules are exactly what the 1994 law (DSHEA) sought to prevent. The FDA is using its authority in direct violation of Congressional intent.

In order for these ingredients you are using today to return to the market, the FDA will require manufacturers to conduct outrageously expensive studies using absurdly high doses, in some situations multiplied by a “safety factor” up to 2,000-times the recommended dosage on a per product basis.

The FDA defines dietary supplements as being “new” if they were introduced after October 15, 1994. That means that even certain nutrients that have been safely used over the course of three decades will be subject to the FDA’s oppressive policies that mandate costly animal testing.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighealthreport.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda21; ban; codex; codexalimentarius; fda; fdagonewild; getreadyhereitcomes; nannystate; perppers; policestate; preparedness; prepperping; preppers; prepping; supplements; survival; survivalping; un; vitaminregulation; vitamins
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1 posted on 12/02/2011 9:07:41 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

along with OTC asthma inhalers, incndescent bulbs, scrubber pads (seriously?)


2 posted on 12/02/2011 9:15:14 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Scrubbing pads?


3 posted on 12/02/2011 9:18:13 PM PST by allmost (.?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just more $$$$ for certain pharmaceutical companies via .gov regulation. Nothing new.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 9:25:24 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

We are in ur supplementz, making sure u don’t take themz!

Nanny State PING!


5 posted on 12/02/2011 9:28:31 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I can not even imagine that the founding fathers would ever believe that the form of government that they founded would one day effect every persons lives like it does today. You can't even break wind without breaking some EPA mandate.
6 posted on 12/02/2011 9:30:07 PM PST by guitarplayer1953
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To: GeronL

Just this past week I bought several different types of scrubber pads. I haven’t used one of the yet - am I going to die by having them in my house? Should I secure them in tin foil hats and mail them to the FDA? What do they do - warp into undead scrubber pads and eat my Yorkie puppy? Give me emergency directions right now.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 9:30:20 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: allmost

Thw ATF wants them banned because they can be used to male silencers


8 posted on 12/02/2011 9:36:17 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Marcella

apparently they can be used to make silencers.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 9:36:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

they can be used to make female silencers too. ;)


10 posted on 12/02/2011 9:37:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Marcella

Well, i hate to give you the bad news. But it turns out that each of what you refer to as a “scrubber” is actually an unregistered sound suppressor (silencer) for a pistol.
This violates the NFA and basically puts you in the category of people who own unregistered machine guns.

Recent ATF ruling.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 9:40:59 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: guitarplayer1953
You can't even break wind without breaking some EPA mandate.

I don't believe that the government can prosecute all 308 million people for that one.

12 posted on 12/02/2011 9:41:26 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: KoRn; Eric Blair 2084

Yep, Big PhRMA, making sure we’re a captive market for their $200/month drugs, I suspect.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 9:43:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 12/02/2011 9:44:36 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Secret Agent Man; GeronL
they can be used to make female silencers too. ;)

I dare you to stick a scrubbing pad in your significant other's mouth. You'll be sleeping on the couch for months!

15 posted on 12/02/2011 9:45:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Mr. Silverback; cripplecreek; NoLibZone; Lucky9teen; Pete; bicyclerepair; ...

Pinging the Agenda21 folks. This is about the FDA move to regulate in an unreasonable manner food supplements.

By following links on the article, it is possible to find this discussion by Dr. Mercola as well:

http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/red-alert-fda-set-to-ban-your-supplements/

If you want to be on or off the Agenda 21 ping list, please notify me by Freepmail. It is a relatively low volume list in which we have been exploring the UN Agenda21 and related topics. We have collected our studies with threads, links, and discussions on the Agenda 21 thread which can be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738418/posts?q=1&;page=509#509


16 posted on 12/02/2011 9:46:16 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and Merry Christmas to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just hide and watch they might!


17 posted on 12/02/2011 9:47:49 PM PST by guitarplayer1953
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To: KoRn

Yes.

Suddenly simple vitamins become pharmaceutical prescribed drugs.

A bottle of Centrum goes from 5 bucks to fifty.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 9:48:39 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Attention, please.

All Republican candidates

You have just been handed an issue that will win elections for you; however...

You must reach out to your constituents and explain that you will stand for consumers making their own informed decisions, because of the outstanding safety recorded for supplements; and because of the demonstrated health benefits, that there is no reason for government to regulate them using rules that are expressly intended for preservatives (which can be a form of biocide)

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19 posted on 12/02/2011 9:48:39 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: guitarplayer1953

Well back then they had liberals like we do today only back then they called them traitors.


20 posted on 12/02/2011 9:48:50 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hey I didn’t start this, but I finished it.


21 posted on 12/02/2011 9:49:00 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If they can make female silencers then I just found the perfect Christmas gift for my wife. Doh! I hope she don’t read this!


22 posted on 12/02/2011 9:53:32 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: GeronL

Okay, I won’t worry. If I have to shoot someone breaking in my house, I want the noise to be realllly, realllly, loud.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 9:55:00 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: Marcella

psst - I have steel wool pads if ya need some. Don’t tell anyone else, but Walmart has bunches of them in the paint section. Better rush right over...

I needed one 0000 pad to remove a really small white spot on top of my lovely dining table. I didn’t know I was violating a gun law when I removed that white spot. They need to raid every Walmart store.

This is ridiculous.


24 posted on 12/02/2011 10:05:51 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

25 posted on 12/02/2011 10:09:33 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
This is part of Cloward & Piven at work. Overwhelm us with changes in regulations and laws so no effective campaign can be mounted against any of them. The rule of law is dead and all we have is a FedMob in DC now.

In the '90s they tried this and the letter campaign of protest was the biggest since the Vietnam war. That old oddball Orin Hatch was a hero in it too as he took up the torch and killed the legislation almost singlehandedly. I wonder if he will stand against it this time?

26 posted on 12/02/2011 10:09:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DesertRhino
Some time ago, I saw a TV program about a murder (a true crime program) where the murderer had used a tennis ball to make a silencer. It was, in fact, one of the bits of evidence used to connect him to the crime.

Are they going to ban tennis balls, too?

27 posted on 12/02/2011 10:10:10 PM PST by susannah59
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To: All

Meant my last post to be for all of you as I know you need those pads.

If you take vitamins, buy enough to get you through the next election, then a Republican President can stop this craziness.


28 posted on 12/02/2011 10:10:44 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: mountn man

LOL!


29 posted on 12/02/2011 10:13:09 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: Marcella

I intend to start stocking up on scrubber tomorrow!


30 posted on 12/02/2011 10:18:10 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: varina davis

Scrubbers to wash my dishes, that is.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 10:19:15 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: Marcella
Do you have more than 7 days worth of food in the house?

ATTENTION PREPPERS - Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist

32 posted on 12/02/2011 10:19:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Let see how many people die a year from Vitamin Supplements?

Answer: None

Now lets look at how many people die a year from Pharmaceutical drugs?

Answer: 265 thousand

This is nothing but Big Pharma through the corrupt government trying to control the people with there deadly and poisonous drugs.

Why should people not be able to judge what is best for them? Big Pharma knows people are taking care of their selves with fish oils, vitamins, etc... and it's cutting into their profit.

Land of the free??? My a$$

33 posted on 12/02/2011 10:29:14 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Posted to my FB page to spread the word.

It's time to shut down all of these extra-constitutional agencies. They've become a fourth branch of government, and the bureaucrats who run them are essentially writing laws that affect everyone's lives.

This has got to stop.

34 posted on 12/02/2011 10:37:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Some of the plant derived supplements I take I gather from the wild and/or frown myself.

I remember the fight in ‘94 - and the SWAT Teams raiding health food stores.

I'm an ole great granny now, but I'll be double dam*ed if they're gonna take my plants ans supplements without a fight.
For example, I gather Valerian and St. Jon's Wort from the fields - whadda they gonna do, put leg locks on me to keep from leaving my property?

as*hats

35 posted on 12/02/2011 10:38:37 PM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Seaplaner

They can’t do anything, don’t you understand they only have one third of the control, yada, yada, yada. Once you understand the pubbies have the same agenda it gets easier to stomach.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 10:39:59 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
How’d that whole ‘three finger thing’ work out for you?
37 posted on 12/02/2011 10:44:54 PM PST by allmost (.?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Good Grief!!! What next??

So I’m gonna have to start buying my Vitamin C from an underground source and face prison time for possession?

And..when I’m busted, they will find my stock pile of incandescent bulbs. I’m doomed...doomed I tell ya.


38 posted on 12/02/2011 11:00:35 PM PST by berdie
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To: varina davis

“Scrubbers to wash my dishes, that is.”

Sure they’re to wash your dishes - guess that’s your story and you’re sticking to it - right?

Of all the people I don’t know, I trust you the less with scrubbers. :)


39 posted on 12/02/2011 11:24:20 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: TigersEye

“Do you have more than 7 days worth of food in the house?
ATTENTION PREPPERS - Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist.”

You don’t even want to know what I have - based on the above, I’m toast. I’m a female Rawles - does that give you a hint?


40 posted on 12/02/2011 11:28:46 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Obama in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

the govt doesn’t have to prosecute millions....it just needs to have constant all encompassing laws so when they want to put Mr.Joe Patriot/Christian/pub away, they’ll have a reason....


41 posted on 12/02/2011 11:44:13 PM PST by cherry
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To: Marcella

I don’t know Rawles but I get the picture. lol


42 posted on 12/02/2011 11:54:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“I dare you to stick a scrubbing pad in your significant other’s mouth. You'll be sleeping on the couch for months!”

Not only that, but your voice is going to be significantly higher after being neutered.

43 posted on 12/03/2011 1:50:54 AM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

MORE government overreach; the problem is that the government has become so unrestrained in its nonsense that it’s impossible to know where to begin on rolling back BS regulations.


44 posted on 12/03/2011 3:00:54 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: allmost

The ATF has declared scrubber pads to be a machine gun part.


45 posted on 12/03/2011 3:02:43 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Thunder90

I had read that as well. The 3000 other normal actions that were criminalized (possible hyperbole) during the same time frame have yet to be imposed or popularized. We are all criminals. If someone were to go out into the wilderness and meditate they would probably be breaking a half dozen laws. The entire population is guilty right here right now in the US. Selective prosecution is the method of population control as we sit.


46 posted on 12/03/2011 3:25:06 AM PST by allmost
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To: susannah59
Are they going to ban tennis balls, too?

Don't know about tennis balls, but not too long ago, some Dem proposed that baking soda be subject to the same requirement for ID and signature as Sudafed and Claritin-D (I guess it can be used in making meth). Oddly, in a moment of lucidity, Congress didn't pass it.

47 posted on 12/03/2011 3:36:01 AM PST by maryz
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To: Thunder90

As an addendum, I was actually placed in the back of a police car (detained) one time for meditating at the wrong spot. Over a decade ago but it did happen. I really liked that spot, but so did the bored/hiding/napping cops. Had to stop going there (public land). It was criminal of me. It’s only getting worse.


48 posted on 12/03/2011 3:39:00 AM PST by allmost
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Un elected agencies encouraged to run wild. They need to be defunded house republicans! Anyone home? and if you are and you are doing a great job lets here it because all we here are crickets


49 posted on 12/03/2011 3:40:15 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I remember McCain pushing for something similar a while back. This will end up like the light bulb. We will have choices regulated away.


50 posted on 12/03/2011 5:46:16 AM PST by opentalk
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