Friday, May 28, 2010

Codex in effect, war on supplements underway

They're contaminated, and they make accurate false claims that they can prevent, treat or cure disease and illness. Only an FDA-approved drug can prevent, cure or treat illness. You are not free to make your own health choices. Only your Rockefeller-trained drug dealer doctor knows how to heal medicate you. Having dumped toxic industrial waste into our water for the past 60+ years, the government of course has no moral authority to tell us about what's contaminated, or act like it actually cares.

    New York Times -

    Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some supplement sellers made illegal claims that their products can cure cancer and other diseases, investigators found.

    The levels of heavy metals — including mercury, cadmium and arsenic — did not exceed thresholds considered dangerous, the investigators found. However, 16 of the 40 supplements tested contained pesticide residues that appeared to exceed legal limits, the investigators found. In some cases, the government has not set allowable levels of these pesticides because of a paucity of scientific research.

    Investigators found at least nine products that made apparently illegal health claims, including a product containing ginkgo biloba that was labeled as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and a product containing ginseng labeled as a treatment to prevent diabetes and cancer. They also described a salesperson at a supplement specialty store who claimed that a garlic supplement could be taken instead of blood pressure medication.

    Any product that claims to treat, cure, prevent or mitigate a disease is considered a drug and must go through strict regulatory reviews.

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