Supplements The FDA Wants To Ban
Urgent request for your help again since some of you are having trouble signing the petition through yesterday's link. Supplements will not just become terribly expensive but, unless you act now, many will be gone forever.
The FDA has had this regulation on the books for 17 years, now they have figured out a way without any new laws to make most supplements unavailable without millions of dollars of studies per item. This is always in the name of protecting the public whereas the fact is there are VIRTUALLY NO DEATHS FROM SUPPPLEMENT USE. According to the Poison Control Centers, there were zero deaths due to supplements in 2008. In 2009, there was one.
Please go to the bottom of the attached and complain, as enough voices being heard by our representatives might stop the FDA from implementing these onerous regulations.
Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institute
< [link to www.gordonresearch.com>www.gordonresearch.com
Please find below a special message from Advanced Bionutritionals. They have some very important information to share with you about the latest attempt by the FDA to ban supplements.
Read the shocking news below.
Robert J. Rowen, MD
I know I've sent you a lot of emails about the new FDA rules. Sorry to keep bothering you. But this is a critical issue. The deadline to comment is December 2. That's tomorrow!
Some of our customers have heard back from their Congressmen. That's good. What's not good is that some of them are misinformed.
For example, Senator Mark Warner writes:
"This guidance, when finalized, does not create new regulations or law. According to the FDA, the industry can use an alternative approach if the approach is consistent with the applicable provisions under an existing law, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA)."
True, it doesn't create a new law. Frankly, that would be easier to fight! Instead these new regulations interpret existing law to wipe out 17 years of safety and innovation.
And Senator Maria Cantwell writes:
"In its new guidance the FDA recommends that a manufacturer should include information explaining the composition of the ingredient, why the ingredient is considered new, recommended usage by consumers, and why the ingredient is considered safe."
Senator Cantwell glosses over what kind of proof the FDA will require to consider a "new" ingredient safe. I put "new" in quotes because these nutrients really aren't new. They come from nature.
But under these proposed guidelines, the FDA will consider any ingredient "new" if a different extraction process is used, if a different "life stage" (like ripe instead of unripe) is used, or even if a supplement uses more of an ingredient than was used 17 years ago.
Bear in mind, that people have been safely taking these ingredients for years - even decades!
Yet the FDA will require companies to conduct prohibitively expensive studies on every ingredient in a product and on every product a company sells.
It is true that the DSHEA of 1994 directed the FDA to define "New Dietary Ingredients." But the FDA did nothing for 17 years. In that time, hundreds - even thousands - of "new" ingredients have been introduced.
Now the FDA wants to ignore nearly two decades of innovation and turn back the clock. Dr. Robert Rowen made a good comparison. What if someone from the government came along and replaced your current computer with a model from 1994? Or swapped your smart phone for a clunky early model cell phone? That's what the FDA wants to do.
This is not hysteria. This is not a mis-reading of the FDA's proposed guidelines. This information comes directly from the FDA's own website.
If enacted, these rules will enable the FDA to ban many of the supplements you are now taking.
Think I'm exaggerating? Then please listen to the full story ... CONTINUE AT: [link to www.rense.com]