Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -159

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Nico Uijttewaal Date/Time 2003-03-09 07:49:57
Organization JUB Marketing
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments HI, I'm using a produt called Biolean and I'm doing this since about a year now. Never had any complaints and lost about 25 pounds which I previously never was able to. And I now am keeping the pounds away. Something that I never have been able to before. Several of my friends and family members use it too and they all are very happy with it and lost many pounds. I know that this product is save and currently clinicly tested by the John Hopkins University. I also know that there are some serious problems with some products which contain Ephedrine. So I support a responsable legislation of the use of Ephedrine, I don't support all those products which are overdone with Ephedrine. Several medicine course much more problems as a responsable use of Ephedrine. I think that you should look at them and the problems they are making, such as acetaminophen (15,000 emergency room visits each year), pain relievers (16,000 deaths each year) The product I have consumed (BioLean) should not be confused with the multitude of diet or energy products that have been on the market. Many of these controversial products have contained somewhere between 75% to 95% ephedra or ephedra/caffeine mix. Also the product I consume comes in well below the recommended daily amount for ephedra alkaloids, advising a morning dose of 25 mg, followed by an afternoon dose of 12.5 mg. Biolean containes warnings far above those required by the FDA (ie: serving limits, restrictions to minors), and has always advised consumers not to take it unless advised by a doctor when certain physical ailments are present. I hope that you are able and willing to look at it as a great product to overcome overweight and health problems. And not put in the same box as all those not registred and overdone with Ehphedrine product. Thanks and best regards Nico

EC -159