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    • FDA Unleashed End Game on Supplements


      By: Mike Adams - NaturalNews

      In the wake of hundreds of dietary supplements recently being outlawed across the EU, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has quietly unleashed a regulatory scheme that, if fully implemented, could ban virtually all dietary supplements in the USA that were formulated after 1994.


      That means nearly all superfoods, multivitamins, detox supplements, and medicinal herbal products we have all come to depend on to prevent disease and boost our immune health could soon be stripped from store shelves and outlawed across the nation. I call it the "End Game" of the FDA's war against humanity: Phase one was the enforcement of nutritional ignorance by threatening and raiding companies that dared to make truthful health claims on their own websites. Phase two involves "nuking" the entire dietary supplements industry by simply denying the use of nearly all the ingredients presently used in supplement products.


      On the front lines of health freedom


      The discovery of this new End Game strategy by the FDA to outlaw virtually all dietary supplements comes to us from the Alliance for Natural Health, the leading health freedom non-profit group in America, and the group that consistently reports fact-based information on how the FDA and FTC are squashing health freedom in America. Their most recent announcement, entitled FDA's New Sneak Attack on Supplements explains how this new assault on your freedom is being engineered by the FDA.


      Here's the brief story of where this comes from and how the FDA is now waging a new war on our vitamins, herbs and supplements:


      In 1994, after years of armed raids, oppression and censorship by the FDA, Congress passed a law known as DSHEA. This is the law that essentially forced the FDA to stop regulating dietary supplements out of existence, and groups such as the Life Extension Foundation were instrumental in helping get this law passed in 1994.


      But one of the little-known sections of the law required dietary supplement manufacturers to "notify" the FDA any time they used a new ingredient in their formulations. However, the details on how supplement companies were supposed to abide by these notification guidelines (called "NDI" or New Dietary Ingredient rules) were never published by the FDA, and since 1994, this entire section of DSHEA has remained essentially unenforced (or selectively enforced).


      Now, suddenly, the FDA has decided it wants to enforce NDI, and its enforcement of this technicality would essentially amount to the FDA denying permission to use nearly all dietary supplement ingredients introduced since 1994. So last Friday, the FDA proposed its new rules on NDI -- on the Friday before a long weekend, no less, which is a common tactic government uses when it wants to do something that nobody notices -- and these new rules run the risk of being adopted as active regulations, threatening virtually the entire dietary supplement industry with an eventual shutdown.


      Why did the FDA wait 17 years to take action on NDI rules? Believe it or not, this was mandated under the new Food Safety Bill (S.510 remember?) that Congress passed into law late last year without even reading the bill. So now, the FDA has been forced into issuing these new guidelines, and it obviously is going to take every opportunity it can to destroy the nutritional supplements industry (and thereby protect the profits of Big Pharma).


      FDA goes Fukushima on dietary supplements


      Importantly, nearly all vitamin and supplement ingredients could soon be banned under the FDA's new NDI rules because very few supplement ingredients can be conclusively shown to have been widely used BEFORE 1994. As the ANH points out, the FDA recently banned a common form of vitamin B6 by claiming the vitamin was a "drug" that was never "approved" for use in supplements.


      The upshot of all this is that by issuing new guidelines on the NDI requirements, the FDA can now essentially disallow the use of virtually all supplement ingredients that exist in the market today. As ANH warns:


      "We fear that they will use this power to ban any supplement innovation unless the supplement is turned into a drug and brought through the drug approval process. Since nobody can afford to pay for the new drug approval process if the substance is not patented, and supplements generally already exist in nature and cannot therefore be patented, to require full new drug approval is to ensure that there will be no new supplements. This should suit the drug industry very well and, based on past behavior, the FDA as well."


      Supplement companies would need to seek FDA approval for all their formulations


      Through this clever trick with NDI rules, the FDA can now position itself as the gatekeeper for all supplement approvals. Far from merely being a requirement to "notify" the FDA of the use of new ingredients, NDI rules essentially subject supplements to approval from the FDA.


      As the FDA has proven time and time again, it can simply refuse to approve anything used in natural products. Even today, the FDA refuses to approve walnuts for preventing heart disease, or vitamin C preventing scurvy. The FDA won't even admit that vitamin D can prevent rickets! Imagine the difficulty of trying to get the FDA to approve cherry extracts, or Chinese medicine herbs, or glucosamine for that matter. Nearly all the top supplements you've come to enjoy and value over the last two and a half decades are now threatened with being utterly outlawed and stripped off the shelves.


      The FDA, in other words, is now gearing up to gut the natural products industry, bankrupt vitamin retailers and enslave the American people in a system of failed chemical medicine where they now have zero options for natural nutritional therapies. This, of course, would cause chronic disease rates to explode across the nation, greatly enriching the pharmaceutical industry and cancer treatment centers, all of which must be cheering these proposed new rules as a great way to recruit new patients who can then be milked for profits.


      But synthetic drugs need no notification approval!


      Amazingly (or maybe not, if you know the FDA), the new NDI rules state that synthetic copies of natural molecules are exempted from any new reporting requirements. Thus, drug companies that commit biopiracy and steal molecules from nature then turn them into chemical drugs are exempted from this whole thing. But natural product companies offering safe, effective and full-spectrum nutrients made by Mother Nature are suddenly put out of business.

      These rules are selectively applied, in other words, only to natural products, not synthetic chemicals. It is yet another monopolistic betrayal of the American people by the FDA, an agency that has consistently and maliciously taken every opportunity to protect the drug companies while destroying the natural products industry.


      "In these proposed rules, the FDA has effectively created a de facto pre-market approval system" for nutritional supplements, says the ANH. And the FDA will, of course, routinely deny virtually all supplement ingredients from ever being approved. Because the FDA is already on the record with its position that there is no such thing as any vitamin, nutrient, herb or food that has any biological effect whatsoever that could prevent, cure or reverse any disease or health condition.


      That's the FDA's official position! With that kind of distortion, it is impossible for this agency to ever recognize the innate ability of any natural ingredient to actually produce a health benefit.


      Take action now


      Help us oppose the FDA's proposed new rules by signing this online petition:


      https://secure3.convio.net/aahf/site...rAction&id=833


      Once again, your representatives in Washington need to hear from you -- pronto! -- if you hope to maintain your right to purchase vitamins and supplements in the USA.


      Lest you think this is an exaggerated warning, keep in mind that hundreds of dietary supplements have just been banned across the EU. Regulators in the USA are gunning for the same kind of wipeout of the supplements industry as a way to lock in decades of disease profits for Big Pharma and the greed-driven cancer industry (which cares far more about treating cancer than preventing it).


      If these new FDA regulations go into effect, your access to dietary supplements could simply disappear before the end of this year, turning vitamin sellers into "criminal dealers" and "smugglers" (much like raw milk retailers today). Armed FDA raids would be conducted on vitamin and supplement companies, and the founders of those companies would be rounded up and sent to prison for their "crimes" of selling unapproved ingredients.


      This is the FDA's end game. Even if the FDA only partially enforces this new rule, it would still place a heavy compliance burden on small nutritional supplement companies. As the ANH says, "The bottom line is that when new and unreasonable burdens are placed on supplement manufacturers, it immediately becomes a financial increase for consumers. And if the pressure becomes too great, the nutritional supplements on which you rely may simply become unavailable."


      That's exactly what the FDA wants, of course: To put dietary supplement companies out of business, leaving the field open only to those pharma-chemical vitamin companies largely owned by the drug companies themselves. They use synthetic chemicals which are NOT subjected to these new FDA rules. Many of those synthetic vitamins are, in essence, poisons. Isn't it interesting that the FDA says companies need no approval to use poisons in their formulations, but they need FDA permission to use natural substances that actually prevent disease?


      Learn more at the ANH: http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-new-snea...


      And please consider supporting this outstanding group with a donation so that it can continue its mission of staying on top of legislative and regulatory issues that impact our health freedoms. NaturalNews is a long-time ANH supporter, and we honor the work this group is doing.


      Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/032912_FD...#ixzz1RKigoJJ1
      Comments 23 Comments
      1. Knowbull's Avatar
        Knowbull -
        Uh, I appreciate your concern, but supplements are so widely used and the industry is so huge that its highly unlikely. There would be a black market boom if they did. Its well known that supplementation is helpful for health. These supplement companies pay taxes too. Reference for outlawed EU supps? I think that would have been in the news.
      1. TheDarkHalf's Avatar
        TheDarkHalf -
        I doubt this will happen as well.....but still appreciate you keeping us in the know
      1. bashman's Avatar
        bashman -
        Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!

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      1. schwellington's Avatar
        schwellington -
        yeahhhhh i think this is a scare- as long as they dont outlaw bcaa/whey protein im fiine- im on HRT anyways :)
      1. mattrag's Avatar
        mattrag -
        I would start to worry when all our wonderful internet shops and local GNCs start having AMAZING sales. Then it's time to stock up cause uncle sam and big pharma got their way.
      1. andy148lbs's Avatar
        andy148lbs -
        If this does happen...... it'sjust another way the goverment is trying to make money...I think it's bs....they say dont eat this,eat healthy,take care of your health...OH YEAH where thinking about taking away those things that help keep you healthy.
      1. auraone's Avatar
        auraone -
        Originally Posted by Knowbull View Post
        Uh, I appreciate your concern, but supplements are so widely used and the industry is so huge that its highly unlikely. There would be a black market boom if they did. Its well known that supplementation is helpful for health. These supplement companies pay taxes too. Reference for outlawed EU supps? I think that would have been in the news.
        Here in Europe they finally passed the EU Herbal directive - this bans any 'medicinal' herb without a drugs licence, which has essentially destroyed all but a few major pharma producers who can still afford the 5 year patent and licencing drive. We have lost everything with herbal ingredients more or less and all herbs now have to prove a 15 year record of use within the EU or 30 years safety record outside of the EU, which basically means, we can't buy anything. We have supplement stores being busted for selling Milk Thistle extract now.

        Within the next 12 months we'll also have the codex on vitamins and minerals which will set maximum safe levels at RDAs (so Vitamin C at 60mg daily for example).

        The EU ban means most of us have turned to buying sports supplements from the USA (although many companies are in such a precarious position they are still selling illegally to hold onto their jobs I guess). If you guys lose the industry, it's going to be a disaster.

        The problem with the EU ban that you might not have heard as much in the USA, is it's a ban from Europe, but each European country decides how quickly to enforce it. The UK for example has been quite strict and is currently pulling anything herbal or containing BCAAs at customs it finds. Obviously we still order in, but it's actually now easier to get AAS from a Euro pharmacy than it is to buy a detox blend with milk thistle...
      1. MidwestBeast's Avatar
        MidwestBeast -
        Originally Posted by auraone View Post
        Here in Europe they finally passed the EU Herbal directive - this bans any 'medicinal' herb without a drugs licence, which has essentially destroyed all but a few major pharma producers who can still afford the 5 year patent and licencing drive. We have lost everything with herbal ingredients more or less and all herbs now have to prove a 15 year record of use within the EU or 30 years safety record outside of the EU, which basically means, we can't buy anything. We have supplement stores being busted for selling Milk Thistle extract now.

        Within the next 12 months we'll also have the codex on vitamins and minerals which will set maximum safe levels at RDAs (so Vitamin C at 60mg daily for example).

        The EU ban means most of us have turned to buying sports supplements from the USA (although many companies are in such a precarious position they are still selling illegally to hold onto their jobs I guess). If you guys lose the industry, it's going to be a disaster.

        The problem with the EU ban that you might not have heard as much in the USA, is it's a ban from Europe, but each European country decides how quickly to enforce it. The UK for example has been quite strict and is currently pulling anything herbal or containing BCAAs at customs it finds. Obviously we still order in, but it's actually now easier to get AAS from a Euro pharmacy than it is to buy a detox blend with milk thistle...
        Thanks for sharing this so we know what you're putting up with over there. This is just a total croc and completely unconstitutional. I will lobby and fight tooth and nail to stop this.
      1. tg333's Avatar
        tg333 -
        The Obama socialist regime has raised it's ugly head yet once again. Impeachment, and deportation will be the solution. At the very least a one term for the Prince of Fools!
      1. krazykinetik's Avatar
        krazykinetik -
        "Let's an these supplements where none have been proven harmful, and some even beneficial while we let people drink Alcohol as they please and smoke cigarettes with no concern even though they have incredibly apparent health risks!"Common sense is so uncommon nowadays it frightens me, at least on the upcoming generation we're more open minded about everything, we just need to start taking over the government now >_
      1. brotheriron's Avatar
        brotheriron -
        Support the ANH; ex-members of Congress are lobbyists for the phama industry. It's not about your health, nothing personal, strictly business. Besides, the only Senator that looked even remotely healthy was a "Weiner".
      1. andy148lbs's Avatar
        andy148lbs -
        Originally Posted by tg333 View Post
        The Obama socialist regime has raised it's ugly head yet once again. Impeachment, and deportation will be the solution. At the very least a one term for the Prince of Fools!
        Yeah a rebellion will be in order.....it works over seas...we just keep taking it up the a$$.
      1. GuyverX's Avatar
        GuyverX -
        If the EU has restrictions eventually these greedy dirt bags over here will do the same.As a previous poster said, smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol all you want because they are getting huge kickbacks from those industries.Yet , if there are relatively safe supplements that actually work, well since big pharma would prefer you to have to have oodles of side effects, they have to ban everything else.Kinda messed up that the older people in my family and just in general have to take 5-15 pills just to counter the side effects of original prescriptions.
      1. Knotch's Avatar
        Knotch -
        Originally Posted by tg333 View Post
        The Obama socialist regime has raised it's ugly head yet once again. Impeachment, and deportation will be the solution. At the very least a one term for the Prince of Fools!
        I don't think you quite understand what socialism is. Even if you want to try and associate it with Marxism, (which is ignorant and detracts from the real arguement), the end goal would be a self governing society, not one with a cetralized government. Quite the opposite of what is actually going on. Republicans aka fascists, (look up the definition and tell me it's not accurate, I dare you), have done a good job with their propaganda and have made us a divided, misinformed country. As long as the infighting continues the hidden hand will continue the rape our country. Dems are just as guilty and prove that it has nothing to do with political party, every politician can and will be bought. Look up Marinol. It's synthetic THC and is 2 schedules less than natural THC, marijuana. If we are going to call this anything it would be free market capitalism where monopolies are not only common, they're the goal. It's amazing how truly stupid most Americans are.

        Believe none of what you hear, half of what you read, and all that you see. Learn to think for yourself, don't be a sheep.
      1. scherbs's Avatar
        scherbs -
        Originally Posted by andy148lbs View Post
        Yeah a rebellion will be in order.....it works over seas...we just keep taking it up the a$$.
        Equating our displeasure with supplement regulations with the EXTREME social and political repression of those who have rebelled overseas is asinine and only weakens any argument you may have.
        Thinking before you click send is a wonderful thing. . .
      1. Vengeance187's Avatar
        Vengeance187 -
        Originally Posted by Knotch View Post
        I don't think you quite understand what socialism is. Even if you want to try and associate it with Marxism, (which is ignorant and detracts from the real arguement), the end goal would be a self governing society, not one with a cetralized government.
        Self government is anarchy, not socialism. You sure know how to look like you know what you're talking about. Don't tell me you thought anarchy meant lawless insanity.
        Originally Posted by Knotch View Post
        Believe none of what you hear, half of what you read, and all that you see.
        You can't believe everything you see. You must think magic is real.
      1. MuscleGauge1's Avatar
        MuscleGauge1 -
        Originally Posted by Knowbull View Post
        Uh, I appreciate your concern, but supplements are so widely used and the industry is so huge that its highly unlikely. There would be a black market boom if they did. Its well known that supplementation is helpful for health. These supplement companies pay taxes too. Reference for outlawed EU supps? I think that would have been in the news.
        Yea there is no way this will happen...It's the largest industry in the world and they can't control it.
      1. MuscleGauge1's Avatar
        MuscleGauge1 -
        Originally Posted by TheDarkHalf View Post
        I doubt this will happen as well.....but still appreciate you keeping us in the know
        It won't happen. Globally-speaking, it is the largest industry on earth....There is no way they could "ban" everything....
      1. MuscleGauge1's Avatar
        MuscleGauge1 -
        Originally Posted by schwellington View Post
        yeahhhhh i think this is a scare- as long as they dont outlaw bcaa/whey protein im fiine- im on HRT anyways :)
        Yea this is a total Hoax...Def. nothing to worry about
      1. MuscleGauge1's Avatar
        MuscleGauge1 -
        Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
        I would start to worry when all our wonderful internet shops and local GNCs start having AMAZING sales. Then it's time to stock up cause uncle sam and big pharma got their way.
        LOL @ GNC Sales....hahahahaha

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