Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -877

Accepted - Volume 322

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Philip Stearns Date/Time 2003-03-28 14:23:59
Organization Integrative Health Systems
Category Company

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I have been working with BioLean, a product containing roughly 36 mg ephedra, for roughly ten years. I have personal contact with hundreds of users of this product. It has proven itself to be BOTH completely safe when used as labelled and to possess important health benefits for all users. It has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing body fat, lowering LDL Cholesterol levels, lowering (over time) blood preasure as fat is eliminated, reducing bronchial problems and the effects of allergies, etc. The bottom line is that there have been no adverse side effects and ample improvements to overall health at this dosage level. Although I have come to understand well the desire of the pharmaceutical industry to capture the billions in annual revenues that legitimate ephedra products cost them and the lengths they will go to to manipulate public opinion.. and I endorse the controlling of any-and-all ephedra products that use HIGH amounts of ephedra, the fact is that the Number One health risk in America today is obesity. The legitimate, pharmaceutically manufactured, properly labelled ephedra products SAVE LIVES, reduce health care costs and improve the quality of people's lives. Of all of the natural compounds I work with, Ephedra appears to be the most health beneficial. AMERICANS SHOULD HAVE THE CHOICE OF USING THESE PRODUCTS and manufacturers should be required to conform to potency levels known to be safe from numerous FDA studies. Thank you

EC -877