I do NOT want the FDA regulating supplements. Yes, there are issues, but it’s up to consumers to beware. More government control over the only health avenue that everyone have access to will not be in our best interest. We will lose in some way or another. If that doesn’t scare you after the past two years, I don’t know what will.
As I previously noted, the FDA has had a hand in "regulating" supplements for decades. Since they continue to allow the sale of cigarettes (something proven to cause harm), I've little concern about
them preventing access to dietary supplements. In a 2018 survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date was reported -- with 77 percent of Americans reporting they consume dietary supplements.
We are inherently lazy and want the government to do everything for us, but there’s a price to that.
I realize you're generalizing, but I don't want the government to do everything for me. But, with regard to drugs, supplements, healthcare claims, etc., I also don't want it to be the wild west where anything goes. Personally, I believe here needs to be some oversight. This is the eternal dilemma, though -- how much is enough and how much is too much?
The government already has a frightening amount of control over our healthcare and our access to it. It’s time for people to get smarter and not dumber and start doing the work of taking care of themselves and others. We need citizen involvement not government involvement.
Again, I believe you're generalizing and not necessarily calling folks here stupid and suggesting we're not trying to take care of ourselves. I think all of us here are trying to take care of ourselves the best we can. I like your idea about
citizen involvement -- maybe you can share what you're doing, as a way to inspire others?