Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -90

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Lindsey Brown Date/Time 2003-03-07 14:21:52
Organization 1st Street Wellness
Category Dietary Supplement Industry

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments TO: The FDA I am a 52-year-old, retired firefighter and corporate guy. I have been taking an Ephedrine based product for a year now, along with some other dietary supplements. I feel better today than I have in years and I have lost 10 - 12 pounds from getting the proper nutrients, including Ephedrine. I have never had any side effects from the products that I take, as they are safe and all listed in the Physician Desktop Reference for non-prescription drugs and supplements. Johns Hopkins University is currently studying the Ephedrine based product that I am taking and the RAND report confirms the safety of ephedra products. My Wife also takes these products and she looks and feels great too. Too much of anything can be bad for a person! But when something is good for a person, and it is taken in safe amounts, it should not be banned. For example, my Dad died of complications due to several years of chain smoking. And although there is a lot of controversy around the use of tobacco products, it has not been banned! Why would you ban something that is good for you, when used in safe amounts? The Ephedrine based product that I consume contains less than the recommended daily amount for ephedra. And, the package contains warnings that exceed that recommended by the FDA. Please, don't ban something that is good for people! Respectfully, Lindsey Brown

EC -90