FDA Set to Ban Your Supplements

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he 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 You can find the FDA Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDI’s) here.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 A detailed analysis of the FDA Draft Guidance is available here.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.

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  • Laura

    I think it’s time to start using obama’s words against him and his thugs. This useless dept. needs to be tore down and dismantle. And these thugs need to get a good whiff of what it feels like on the other end of the stick (poor).

  • Rae

    What the FDA is doing to citizens is morally corrupt. But to attack the other political is going to destroy us all because we will never make any progress in protecting ourselves, our children and each other being divided. They fear-monger us all telling us everything wrong with our country is the other party’s fault in order to keep us divided. Fear other religions, fear other cultures and countries, fear anything other than the true source of the problem. We will continue to struggle with these problems as long as we refuse to identify the true source. For starters, the election process is a scam. Overhaul that first. Stop the blame game. Quit attacking the American people who are the victims–whether they happen to be republican or democrat. I think most of us can agree the corporations and banks and government agencies have a strangle-hold on people, and its time to take action and stop blaming the other party!

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com AIrons

    EVERYONE concerned about this needs to do a quick YouTube search for Ron Paul and then register Republican (lookup Blue Republican) and vote for him in your state’s primary. Register NOW – most state’s Primaries are between January and March. Watch this whole video..it has Chris Rock in it so it’ll make you laugh, too :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm2sLSWXOOM&feature=related

  • Robert FG

    Another example of the controller being controled by those who are controled. If we are serious about healthcare we should break up this cozy financial relationship and really regulate what is killing us. Supplements never killed any one and prescription drugs kill thousands every year. Our healthcare and prescription drug system has become so corrupt that it probably can never be fixed.

    • Ted

      I believe it is time for OPEN SEASON on ALL THESE BEAURACRATS.

      • http://www.mikerosepro.com MikeR

        Be warned lead poisoning is banned this Open Season, apparently it’s considered too fatal…. but fluoride poisoning is still permitted even if it ain’t that much fun

        • Laura

          Lets not forget the arsinic in our apple juice.

  • Linda Joy Adams

    Study just done that shows Cinnamon does help regulated blood sugar so does that mean i will still be able to buy my organic cinnamon bark capsules from a long time reputable company or will i be forced to buy a FDA approved one that has preservatives in it that will cause pneumonitis an inflammation and be life threatening, For those of us that have chemical sensitivities, we have little to use except the natural methods anymore due to all the inert and life threatening ingredients that the FDA allows to be in the prescription drugs and inhalers. i filed a discrimination complaints against FDA for discriminating against those that have chemical sensitivities including chemically induced lung diseases and the regional manager Ralph Rouse(letter from him saying no right to file and Washington countered this but: called and ‘ lain me out cold’ and the complaint ‘ disappeared and has not been allowed to be answered along with others filed since then always s=naming them and other govt contractors and ‘ partners ‘ for theft of id and alteration of claims submitted form doctors and creating 17 medicare numbers to steal and pocket the monies , it now appears federal reserve fraud scheme by using the id and claims of citizens filing for various federal benefits and them the monies go missing. Affiliated Computer services investors appear to be the same ones as the Federal reserve. People are in the street due to on going corruption that the justice dept, and Congress will not stop. Now they want to take even my cinnamon capsules so i will go blind and can’t regulate my glucose levels. Along with my co-q10, another supplement that has been proven and is widely advocated by heart doctors. And is badly needed for anyone on stat in drugs. Linda Joy Adams with files and monies missing in 5 federal agencies under the control of Affiliated computer services ‘subsidiary ‘ of the federal Reserve?

  • Dan Stewart

    Congress controls the purse strings, defund the fda. The senate, as it stands, are in bed with the fda. My stupid “republican ??” senator voted to increase the power of the fda, my demo-rat senator, as expected, voted the same. If we don’t kick these people out, dems & repubs, we will be in a world of *hit.

  • Buck

    The FDA should be looking for arsenic ( inorganic ) in our food and drink instead of taking big Pharmacies money to ban our supplements because they compete with their own chemical concoctions . Read the ingrediants and sude effects on these drugs and see what you are better off taking , the supplements or the drugs . The FDA , like all government agencies , has bowed to the corporations that pay for their perks and to h–l with the prople they are supposed to be serving .

  • Patriot Diva

    I truly believe the elites of the world want to depopulate because they think there are too many “unnecessary eaters”.

    • Servant

      Not a moment too late to realize the truth of your statement. This effort has been going on for decades, and Obama just increased the speed of the movement. Don’t look to Oromney or Gin grich for anything else than a minor slow-down in speed. The destination will be the same. Only a complete outsider with real guts can make the changes needed. It takes desolving most government departments, and release of all the liberal lackeys in government middle management employ. The task is mostly carried on by the mid-level management in the public service domain.

    • Pathos 11

      Yes, a planet population reduction from 7 billion to 1 billion, the war on useless eaters is currently taking place in the world.

  • Lawrence Brown

    For the past 20 plus years the working people of this country has let the democratic liberals push the anti-american agenda down our throat. The longer we tolerate these people the harder it will be to reverse the damage done to us. We are at war with our government and are losing ground everyday. When will we true AMERICANS take a stand like the founding fathers of this country did? We are headed to total DESTRUCTION of the once great USA. Obama and the liberal want a US OF ISLAM. It is our choice to let American dissolve into history. I for one will do anything within my ability to reverse this change Obama promised.

  • bluqe

    What the hell is wrong with us ? I don’t know about you guys, but for me this Obama guy has brought us nothing but trouble. For a man who told us how great he was going to be, he has turned out to be the biggest NOTHING, on our planet.
    Man is living proof of, STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.
    What has he fixed in the three years of his presidency. Nothing at all, yet what he has achieved is to seperate us even further, behaved like a Chi-town mobster, and will for sure go into the history books as our first black president, who came close to distroying our 300 year old republic with his communist, muslim agenda. Give me one thing that is good about this black racist liar.

    • Sue

      Obama is bad news, but this deal is due to the relationship between the FDA and big drug companies. The FDA is an arm of big pharm, and it answers only to drug companies. Even Ron Paul, with all of his knowledge, will tell you there is no way to control the actions of the FDA or to dismantle it. I don’t know the history of the FDA and why it was set up as an entity unto itself, but that was a stupid move.

      • Frank

        Sadly, Paul will put us into another grave with his disastrous thoughts on things like Iran not being a threat to all, amnesty for the Illegals in this country, and Open Borders.

        Anytime I see someone promoting Dr. Paul as a prospective candidate, it just shows how much the rot has gone in this country because he’s no better (just better on some of the things you think are the root problem…) than the other assholes that’re trying to run.

  • Tedly

    This the same agency that has failed to control any of the big drug companies. They are on the take and will, at the whim of the big drug companies, put a halt to natural supplements that may actually help people instead of kill them! This is what the liberals are doing for us. Keep letting the Government control our everyday lives and we will no longer have lives to live! May God bless America while it is still America. Obama and the Pelosi’s and Reid’s of the world will put an end to it!

    • Sue

      Tedly, think about this. The only service our country’s two party system serves is to divide the citizens. There’s not a hare’s breath difference in the degree of distain for the masses between the two parties. The only thing it does is divide the citizens.

      This that we have in office now has added a new twist with his unfettered loyality to Islam and Sharia law.

      I pray that the Democrats realize the danger we will be in if this man is elected to serve another term.

      Muslims play for keeps, and their goal is global control. Considering the number of Muslims being imported, if we don’t do something, in a few short years, Muslims will have enough people to elect a president– even if all the other voters voted for the other guy.

      Fortunately, God gave us a formula for just such an occasion:
      2 Chronicles 7:14
      If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and I will heal their land.
      Notice it says nothing about the bad guys changing. It’s all in our laps, and there are four stipulations set before us:
      1) humble ourselves
      2) pray
      3) seek God’s face (will)
      4) turn from our wicked ways. Just in case some of you didn’t know it, “wicked” and “evil” have the same meaning…..causing death. That wickedness is manifest in hatred in that we take away from the one hated, just as we give to the one loved. Because there is so much evil being practiced, our tendency is to demand change from the ones who are practicing evil against us. That’s not going to happen.
      We MUST pray for God to give us His strength to carry through with the instructions He gave us.

      • Linda

        Sue….well said

  • Pete0097

    These are the same idiots that allowed big food to feed us Nutrisweet and aspertane. If I ingest a soda worth of these, I get dizzy and incoherant. It is like drinking a couple of 6 packs of beer, with a bad aftertaste. I know a lot of people that have these types of reactions. I don’t have allergies to any other foods so I eat what I want. One day I had a coke at the BK down the street and got lost on the way back to my office. I had to cancel my afternoon meetings (who wants a “drunk” engineer?) The BK had run out of regular coke and just substituted diet coke. They didn’t know of a problem. If I had gone through the drive-thru, I might have had an accident, which be traced back to their fault. They would have said “the FDA says it is safe”. That is why I don’t buy fountain soda drinks, but only canned or bottled, but mostly water.