Supplement Facts Archives

  • Oct 8, 2019 7

    HSA Upgrade

    Help us fight for expanded Health Savings accounts. Action Alert! For many years, ANH-USA has supported efforts that would allow Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Saving Account (FSA) funds to pay for dietary supplements. Federal bills including this reform have been introduced in 2011, 2...

  • Sep 26, 2019 10

    Vitamin E Linked to Mysterious Vaping Sickness?

    Not so fast. Action Alert! Recently, reports of illnesses and death linked to vaping have been all over the news. Although the exact cause of the lung illness is not known, the FDA is investigating the presence of vitamin E in many vaping products as a possible culprit. This may cause consumers t...

  • Mar 28, 2019 1

    Inside FDA’s Supplement Power Grab

    Just as we suspected, the FDA is coming after supplements once again. Action Alert! Recently we told you about a statement made by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb (who has since resigned his post) concerning the FDA’s regulatory approach to dietary supplements. The statement was short ...

  • Jun 28, 2018 6

    Senate’s CBD Oil Rescue Offers Hope for Pain

    The Senate's version of the Farm Bill is a vast improvement on the House version, with provisions to protect organics and CBD. The Senate recently released its version of the Farm Bill. For advocates of natural health, it represents a significant improvement over the House’s version of the legi...

  • Jun 28, 2018 1

    New Danger for Supplements?

    A bill to increase oversight of certain opioids could create a new path for the federal government to ban supplements. Lawmakers are considering dozens of bills aimed at addressing the crippling opioid crisis our nation is facing. One bill, the Stop Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analog...

  • Jun 20, 2018 1

    FTC Clamps Down on Free Speech…Again

    Will we let FTC bureaucrats decide what “science” is, and how it can be interpreted? Action Alert! The legal claims that supplements can make are repeatedly attacked and restricted by federal regulators. This is a great situation if you’re a drug company selling expensive, dangerous drugs, ...

  • May 24, 2018 19

    Are Draconian Limits on Vitamins Coming to the US?

    Meetings being held between the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and other world bodies to discuss “harmonization” (meaning restriction) of “nutrient intake” recommendations indicate that the answer may be yes.  Action Alert! NAS, which is a United States non-governmental organization ...

  • Jan 3, 2017 1

    2017: Let’s Win Some More

    Looking ahead, here’s what we hope to accomplish by all working together. Stop FDA’s Current Attempt to Eliminate New and Better Supplements You can read our full coverage of the issue here. Simply put, the FDA has mangled Congress’s original intent when it enacted in the Dietary Supplement He...

  • Feb 22, 2016 1

    Turning Up the Pressure on PBS

    Will they listen? Action Alert! A few weeks ago, we reported on PBS Frontline’s attack piece on the dietary supplement industry. The show’s producers trotted out many of the same debunked arguments that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and supplement critic P...

  • Sep 3, 2014 0

    What Supplements Are

    Dietary supplements refer to a broad range of products that fill gaps in our diet and provide natural health care remedies. Multivitamins, omega-3/fish oil, vitamin D, vitamin C, and calcium are just a few of the thousands of products that more than 150 million Americans regularly consume. Congress ...