| 2004N-0454 - Dietary Supplements; Premarket Notification for New Dietary Ingredient Notifications; Reopening of Comment Period|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC223|
|Submitter :||Ms. Lois Eckroat||Date & Time:||01/27/2005 04:01:38|
|Organization :||Everlasting Health|
| Food Suplements are not drugs. That is why they are called Food Suplements. We expect free and unrestricted access to our vitamins and minerals in strengths that we choose to take. More than 700,000 death per year result from medical intervention (from their own publications). If you are seriously looking out for the best interest of the American people it is very important that you direct your interest toward reducing that enormous number of deaths due to medical intervention. Suplements are not harmful and the very few deaths that have occured were the result of mixing them with drugs.
Drugs are foreign to the body. Of course the body reacts with side effects. Suplements are not foreign to the body. They are food and the body recognizes them as necessary to life and good health. The body, in it's inate wisdom will heal itself if it is given the tools to do it with. Those tools are consentrations of food substances called Food Suplements. They build the body up and allow it to regain optimum health if given in recomended doses at recomended intervals.
Please do not assume that the medical folks know more about suplements than many of us who have studied them for 20 or more years. They do not. Medical colleges offer less than four hours on nutrition in the entire course of study to become a medical doctor. Gather your information on Food Suplements from those who are well informed. ie: Homeopaths, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, nutritionalists, Ayurvada Practitioners. These are the people who know what benefits we derive from suplements. Please protect our health freedom of choice and decide against any kind of regulation of strength and availability here in America where we are supposed to have that freedom guaranteed by our constitution. Already foreign countries are losing their freedom to choose. Do you want to loose yours? You will, if you decide to take away ours.
Lois Eckroat, Concerned Citizen