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January 13, 2012

Supplements the FDA Wants to Ban

Filed under: Alternative Medicine Health Fitness — Tags: , , , — Administrator @ 12:26 am

According to Nan Kathryn Fuchs, PhD, alternative health physician says now the FDA wants to act like the last 17 years never happened. The agency has drafted a proposal to regulate what it calls New Dietary Ingredients. If this proposal is implemented, some of the most effective nutrients you take will be pulled from the market. Nutrients like resveratrol … ubiquinol CoQ10 … bacopa … strontium … and more.
But that’s not all. Under these guidelines, the FDA can define almost anything as a “new” dietary ingredient. For example:
• If a supplement includes more of an ingredient than was used 17 years ago – eve something like Vitamin “C”, it’s new.
• If an ingredient uses an ingredient at a different “life stage” – such as using ripe rather than non-ripe apples, it’s “new”.
• If a supplement duplicates an ingredient in a laboratory rather than extracting it from food – even though it’s chemically identical – it’s “new.”

So what would happen to all these “new” ingredients? The manufacturers would have to take them off the market until they could prove the ingredients are safe — even if those ingredients have been safely used for 17 years!
Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Comply
What kind of proof is the FDA demanding? According to the guidelines, many companies would have to conduct animal studies using a dosage that’s 1,000 times the typical dose.
I’m not kidding you. It’s right there in black and white on the FDA’s website. The FDA wants vitamin makers to do studies for a full year, at 1,000 times the typical dose.
So a fish-oil manufacturer would have to conduct a one-year study where animals are force-fed the human equivalent of 240,000 milligrams of fish oil each and every day! This outlandish dose would injure the animals and give the FDA an excuse to outlaw the product.
But wait, it gets even better. If one fish-oil manufacturer performs such a study and it passes, it doesn’t mean the other fish-oil makers can use the same data. No sir. They are still required to go out and do their own studies before they’re allowed to sell their product.
And these studies are very expensive. A study like the one above typically costs about $100,000-$200,000 to perform. Multiply that by several ingredients in several products, and you get an idea of the cost.
Say a company carries 6 products containing 6 ingredients each. It would cost between $3.6 and $7.2 million in studies before that company could even offer the products for sale. For a larger company offering 50 products or more, the costs would be astronomical.
Few supplement makers will be able to afford these studies, and many will be put out of business. And the ones that remain would still be at the mercy of the FDA’s whim. That’s because there are no requirements for the FDA to approve anything. They can approve or reject anything they want. And in the past, they have rejected the majority of ingredients submitted to them.
That means most of the nutrients you buy today will be pulled from the market and never return. Those that do return will be a lot more expensive — or may only be available as prescription drugs!
Stock up now on this website Botanic Choice natural alternative supplements while supplies last and before the government shuts down the natural health industry.
Laurel Ann Browne, Certified Holistic Counselor, Health Secret Truths
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