Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -18

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Paul Buchholz Date/Time 2003-03-04 09:24:35
Organization Goen Technologies
Category Dietary Supplement Industry

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I work for both a food supplement company and part time in a GNC store which gives me an opportunity to learn first hand from the public how certain products help them (or not). I have heard of very few adverse effects caused by properly fromulated products when used as directed. The dangers of obesity far outweigh any possible dangers that quality over the counter weight loss products present. I agree that improved warning labels are a good idea because certain health conditions and medications don't mix with ephedrine. I also support the 18 years and older restriction. I most certainly do NOT support a ban . That would not be in the best intrests of public health, especially in a country where 2/3 of the population are obese or overweight. It would be far more beneficial to ban sugar! Please do not ban ephedrine and deprive people of a valuable weight control tool that has an excellent safety record.

EC -18