Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -869

Accepted - Volume 322

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Carla Forsyth Date/Time 2003-03-28 13:12:51
Organization Wellness Business Group
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments My experience and the experience of many of my friends and family members is that ephedra is safe and effective when taken as directed and the dose taken does not exceed the FDA guidelines. Some individuals may be risking their health if they take products that contain more than the recommended amounts or they consume amounts of ephedra beyond the daily amount allowed suggested by the FDA. This does not mean that Ephedra should be banned. It means that consumers need to take responibility for their actions and be fully educated before consuming any new substance. I believe that this push to ban ephedra begins with the pharmacutical industry. Their concern is how much money they are losing every day that ephedra based dietary suppliments are on the market. They are certainly not concerned about the thousands of people who benefit from using high quality dietary supplements every day.




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