74 Supplement Companies Under Attack
- 07-04-2009, 03:24 AM
74 Supplement Companies Under Attack
April 28, 2009
Attorney Bob Lee has joined eight other counties in asking the court to halt the sales of vitamin supplements made or sold by 74 companies unless customers are warned that the products contain cancer-causing lead! The complaint alleges the manufacturers failed to provide the warning required by the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65. The complaint also seeks penalties of $2,500 a day for each violation. State law requires businesses to provide a ?clear and reasonable warning? before exposing individuals to chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive harm. Lead is highly toxic, and has been found to be capable of damaging the nervous system, particularly of children, at increasingly lower levels, according to the complaint. The alleged violations were discovered in July after the FDA released the results of tests of different multivitamin and mineral products, some of which contained excessive amounts of lead according to the FDA testing.
The Companies Being Targeted
* 21st Century Healthcare, Inc.
* Apex Fitness Group, A division of 24 Hour Fitness USA;
* Biosan Laboratories;
* Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation;
* Bronson Nutritionals;
* Buried Treasure, a division of Life Line Food Inc.;
* Clinician?s Choice;
* D&E Pharmaceuticals;
* Davinci Laboratories of Vermont;
* Delaware Natrol;
* Designs For Health;
* Douglas Laboratories;
* Dynamic Health Laboratories;
* Enzymatic Therapy;
* Esteem Products;
* Fairhaven Health;
* Foodscience Corporation;
* Foodscience of Vermont;
* Genspec Labs;
* Health Authority Dba Doctor?s Trust Vitamins;
* Hxn Corporation Dba Health Xpress;
* Integrative Therapeutics;
* Irwin Naturals;
* J.R. Carlson Laboratories;
* Kordial Nutrients;
* Maximum International;
* Metabolic Maintenance Products;
* Mountain Naturals of Vermont;
* Natural Organics;
* Nature?s Secret;
* Nature?s Way Products;
* New Chapter;
* Nexgen Pharma;
* Nf Formulas;
* Now Foods;
* Nutritional Specialties;
* Olympian Labs;
* Only Natural;
* Optimal Nutrients, USA, a division of Pegasus Plus;
* Pioneer Nutritional Formulas;
* Pure Essence Laboratories;
* Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems;
* Spring Valley Herbs & Natural Foods;
* Supernutrition Life-extension Research;
* The Daily Wellness Company;
* The Vitamin Shoppe Industries;
* Threshold Enterprises, the Parent Company Of Source Naturals;
* True Fit Vitamins;
* Universal Nutrition;
* Wyeth Laboratories.
- 07-04-2009, 03:57 AM
NOW Foods, huh? I just brought their ADAM
- 07-04-2009, 05:23 AM
Well sh*t, I sell most of those brands at work."I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
07-04-2009, 05:50 AM
Can anyone find the new data, all Ive got is last years http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/...in-supplements
07-04-2009, 10:52 AM
Universal is on there???
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07-04-2009, 01:43 PM
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07-04-2009, 06:17 PM
07-04-2009, 06:25 PM
Glad Puritans Pride isn't on there.
07-05-2009, 10:03 AM
Come on already.
Well, Guess I'm off to get a carton of smokes, keg of beer, 20-1/4 pounders with extra cheese and bacon.
And might even hit a methadone clinic on the way home.
Give me a break already!
07-06-2009, 01:34 PM
07-06-2009, 02:53 PM
07-12-2009, 06:46 AM
I'm only familiar with a few of the companies and currently use some of their products... ugh, I too wonder if this is in California only.
07-12-2009, 07:01 AM
07-12-2009, 12:11 PM
Probably has to do with various forms of calcium supplement like calcium carbonate which often has detectable levels of lead.
07-12-2009, 02:39 PM
07-13-2009, 11:31 AM
Ok why the heck is NOW foods on there....
07-13-2009, 12:15 PM
07-13-2009, 12:36 PM
something seems really off....
07-13-2009, 04:07 PM
i remember when i was a manager at the vitamin shoppe that all of the store brand stuff was made by the companies we carried and some of those companies are on that list so that makes sense...what sucks is that some of those companies claimed to be great at quality control and only contain the best ingredients....which i guess one of those is lead
07-13-2009, 04:20 PM
07-13-2009, 06:05 PM
Hmmm. I googled "74 Supplement Companies Under Attack" and didn't find one actual article. All I found was a bunch of other forums where aparently the same person posted this same "Article" with some addtional information and also places where some information was left out. If anyone can find a link to the ACUTAL SOURCE of this "article" it would be greatly appreciated. As far as I'm concernd, I will not stop taking my NOW multi vitamin and believe NOW is one of the best Supplement companies in existance as has been around for ages....
07-13-2009, 08:19 PM
07-14-2009, 08:18 AM
08-11-2009, 06:13 AM
any update on this?
08-11-2009, 08:56 AM
Supps., PH's, Trans fat, health care (sorry-relabled insurance reform), global warming (again renamed global climate change, first name could not be proven), no tax increase on the middle class, biggest deficit ever in the history of the world.
Makes me want to scream! Yes I'm on a cycle!
Mabey we need to ban all these hypocrute politicians that say one thing and do another. Remember their biggest job is to get re-elected. They don't care about us, even though they are supposed to work for us.
IN ANY ELECTION, Vote for anyone but incumbant!!!!! Get these controlling power grabbing BS-artists out of office and start over. Thats the only way to send a message.
LOCAL STATE AND FED. levels. WE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE!
08-16-2009, 09:33 PM
08-16-2009, 11:03 PM
That is just wrong.
Some of those companies are good solid brands.
Notice that none of the FDA 'regulated' big pharma is on there.
And their stuff has known and proven side effects.
The Obama administration is acting like some fascist pigs.
Animal Farm, 1984, V for Vendetta .....
08-17-2009, 12:38 AM
08-20-2009, 03:12 PM
some friends and I started debates about the US government eventually becoming tyrannical and overly controlling just like the governments of some older nations. And how its changes would be faster because of how quick technology and other things happened here as opposed to elsewhere.
And how the original values would be lost in the muck.
I know the OB. Admin is trying to help in a way, but what happened to letting people make their own choices dangerous or not.
Especially if those choices are by adults about the state of their own health.
I do know that a lot of supplement companies have shady practices and either intentionally or unintentionally make harmful products.
Since when do criminals care about the law though.
For certain OTC medicines now you have to go to the counter and show ID and get limited quantities just because a few people make drugs out of them.
And they want to do the same to our vitamins and supplement.
If health was really a concern, why have they not come up with healthier meds for the general populace?
They are against gear and related things because of the side effects.
But almost every if not all prescriptions have sides from a regular dosage.
Things like liver and kidney toxicity, helping the onset of osteoporosis, kiling brain cells, lowering the effectiveness of the immune system etc.
Anyway... I'm just wondering where the freedom went.
And a lot of those companies have loyal customers who get great results.
I have gotten more beneficial health advice that worked on these boards and others than I have from licensed PHD's.
And I had some specific health issues that no docs could fix. Spent a lot of money and no results but a lot of problems.
Saw some article on here concerning some specific herbs, and most of those issues have pretty much vanished.
So I might be quite a bit biased.
Thanks for evoking though Strategic.
08-20-2009, 06:02 PM
the supplement industry DOES need far more regulation and oversight. Lots of lying and deception in the industry due to lack of supervision. I am fondly interested in seeing how this all turns out.
08-20-2009, 06:41 PM
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