Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -231

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Dixie Yager Date/Time 2003-03-11 21:55:32
Organization D and D Natural Herbal Products
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I am an independent distributor for a company named E'ola, and have been selling products containing ephedra for 4 years, and the company has been in business for 11 years.The only adverse effects that any of my customers have had is they may get the shakes, and I tell them not to use the products on an empty stomach and that usually remedies the problem, or I tell them to cut back on the dosage, which our products can be cut back as they are in liquid form or chews. The reason that there are adverse reactions to ephedra based products, is that 99% of the time it is abuse of the products, Most people want to lose weight and they take too much of the products and they don't eat properly or not at all, which is the wrong way to lose weight.It also happens with prescription drugs. What about the weightloss drugs that were out? It is worse being obese, it is very hard on the system, the products with ephedra works, and the pharmacutical companies don't want anything that can't be patent on the market because they don't make money off them, and all of the drugs that are on the market have side effects too, and lots of times are worse then what thy are suppose to cure!!! Dixie Yager

EC -231