Guardian7, sounds like we are not that far apart, I am for getting nutrients from diet when possible, otherwise use supplements. I'm not against supplements, I recommend them when it makes sense, but always in addition to prescript
ion meds not in place of them. Good to see your point #3.
I still see danger in supplements and I don't think they should be stated as risk free, interesting from CCinPA's links:
We have identified a dozen supplement ingredients that we think consumers should avoid because of health risks, including cardiovascular, liver, and kidney problems. We found products with those ingredients readily available in stores and online.
Your ‘all natural’ supplement might contain drugs. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescript
ion drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients. China, which has repeatedly been caught exporting contaminated products, is a major supplier of raw supplement ingredients. The FDA has yet to inspect a single factory there.
The lack of oversight leaves consumers like John Coolidge, 55, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., vulnerable. He started taking a supplement called Total Body Formula to improve his general health. But instead, he says, beginning in February 2008, he experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. “It just tore me up,” he said. Eventually, hundreds of other reports of adverse reactions to the product came to the attention of the FDA, which inspected the manufacturer’s facilities and tested the contents of the products. Most of the samples contained more than 200 times the labeled amount of selenium and up to 17 times the recommended intake of chromium, according to the FDA.The dirty dozen
Working with experts from the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, an independent research group, we identified a group of ingredients (out of nearly 1,100 in the database) linked to serious adverse events by clinical research or case reports. The dozen are aconite, bitter orange, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava, lobelia, and yohimbe. The FDA has warned about
at least eight of them, some as long ago as 1993. Why are they still for sale? Two national retailers we contacted about
specific supplements said they carried them because the FDA has not banned them.
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M, 36, uc (proctosigmoiditis) and eczema
Rx: Remicade 5mg a kg every 8 weeks, daily 75mg 6MP, weekly Rowasa
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me
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