Do you take any supplement? Probiotics, vitamins, or minerals? If so, the FDA has published new guidelines that would severely restrict your access to them.
This isn’t the first time the FDA has tried to restrict the availability of supplements.
According to the Alliance for Natural Health, “In 1992, the FDA published its Task Force Report on Dietary Supplements. It included the statement that dietary supplements represented a “disincentive for patented drug research.” [emphasis added] (source)
“By 1994, over two million letters went to Congress, which led to the passage of DSHEA. Congress for the first time began to have an inkling that diet mattered greatly for health and that dietary supplements could make a great deal of difference in our diet.” (source)
After many years, the FDA is finally issuing guidelines that may remove many supplements from the market.
“Why would the FDA do this? Clearly these are the actions of an agency looking to restrict the supplement market and remove as many products as possible in as many ways as possible. . .” (source)
“Probiotics—the “good” bacteria which our bodies, and in particular, our immune systems, absolutely depend on—could also be on the chopping block. The agency cites risks for these supplements which are purely theoretical and have never posed a problem. Is it a coincidence that Big Pharma is now very interested in producing its own versions of this product? Having probiotics subject to prescription—or costing $100 a bottle—will be a disaster for the health of Americans.” (source)
What can we do? The Alliance for Natural Health advises that we immediately write to Congress and the FDA to protest this revised guidance that threatens our access to supplements.
Here how the ANH suggests you register your protest: