Are My Supplements Safe? Archives

  • Aug 8, 2018 8

    Will Supplements Be Regulated Along with Drugs?

    It’s music to the ears of the FDA—but terrible for consumers. We need to tell the administration: supplements under the law are food, not drugs! Action Alert! As we’ve been telling you, the Trump administration has proposed merging the food safety duties of the US Department of Agricult...

  • Jul 26, 2018 16

    Government Aims to Dictate Your Vitamin Dosages  

    Draconian limits on vitamin dosage amounts could be coming if the feds get their way. Action alert! That bottle of 50,000 IU, 5,000 IU, or even a measly 1,000 IU in your medicine cabinet could soon be contraband. Important entities are meeting to discuss how to restrict the kinds of supplements y...

  • Jun 7, 2018 6

    Are Supplements Really Useless?

    Of course not, but that’s what the media would have you believe in the latest hit job on dietary supplements. Action Alert! A recent meta-analysis—a review of over 100 different randomized controlled trials—found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C showed no benefits in th...

  • Feb 15, 2018 11

    FDA Back Channel Lets Pharma Turn Nutrients Into Drugs

    Supplements become drugs and you pay. Tell FDA- Not this time! Action Alert! By failing to complete a key supplement policy, the FDA has provided a way for pharmaceutical companies to take natural compounds and turn them into costly drugs. The longer the agency delays, the greater the danger th...

  • Jan 19, 2018 26

    Trump’s D-ficiency Exposes Major Health Threat This Flu Season

    And it’s not just the president that’s in danger. Action Alert! Recently the White House doctor gave a report following his first physical exam of the president. The results of this physical exam are telling: being one of the most powerful men in the world does not necessarily mean you get be...

  • Dec 14, 2017 0

    Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    Definitely not, if you’re following the government’s recommendations. GrassrootsHealth, an organization dedicated to disseminating information about vitamin D research, has now confirmed a previous finding that the National Academy of Medicine (IOM),  the government’s advisor on health and m...

  • Dec 7, 2017 47

    Fight Back Against the FDA’s Attack on Supplements

    The agency is deciding what to do about “old” supplements—tell them what you think! Action Alert! Last year, we told you about the FDA’s massive attack on supplements that came in the form of a guidance document. That guidance is meant to provide clarity to supplement companies regarding ...

  • Jul 26, 2017 5

    Supplements Killing Children?

    No, but this false narrative is being pushed by the mainstream media. Last week, a paper in the Journal of Medical Toxicology reported that calls to poison control centers concerning dietary supplements were up 50% over the period 2005-2012, with most of those calls relating to small children. Th...

  • Nov 24, 2015 4

    Feds Crack Down on Criminal Supplement Dealer

    In contrast to other recent actions against supplement companies, this time it appears justified. Last week, the US Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission and the FDA, announced criminal indictments against a sports supplement manufacturer, USPLabs, as part of a nati...