Supplements Classified As ‘Drugs’ Under Proposed FDA Guidelines

Filed under: Health — @ April 29, 2007

If you are like me and enjoy taking supplements as part of your low-carb lifestyle, then you will definitely want to find out about something the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently proposing that could directly impact your life. This may sound like a very sick joke, but it is DEAD SERIOUS!

According to FDA Docket No. 2006D-0480, aka the “Draft Guidance for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration,” the government agency would take over regulation of all vitamins, supplements, and any other natural health remedies. What would this mean? Well, any natural remedy items, even bottled water, would then be considered “drugs” coming under the strongarm authority of the FDA.

In fact, pretty much anything and everything that can be used to treat disease would fall under FDA control. Here’s the language they use in this draft proposal:

Biologically based products include, but not limited to botanicals, animal-derived extracts, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, proteins, prebiotics and probiotics, whole diets and


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