Docket Management
Docket: 95N-0304 - Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedrine Alkaloids
Comment Number: EC -249

Accepted - Volume 298

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Sabine Spreij-van der Pels Date/Time 2003-03-13 03:32:56
Organization Wellness International Network Ltd.
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I would like to inform you about the positive results I have experienced by using ephedra products. I am using this product for over a year and I lost some weight and feel much better, I have more energy than I had before using this product. In never had a serious adverse reaction while using this product. Because of my positive results my mother, husband and six friends started using this ephedra product also. Every single one of them have had positive results, some have lost weight (up to 30 pounds), and everybody feels better. Nobody has experienced any serious adverse reaction. The ephedra product we are using is currently undergoing clinical trials at the Johns Hopkins University. I would strongly request that not all ephedra products will be banned. The product I am using is safe and registered in the PDR. I do believe that there are a lot of ephedra products on the market that are not as safe as the one I am using, because of the quantity of ephedra in the product, but that is not enough reason to ban them all. There are also a lot of medicins available that can be misused or have serious adverse reactions, like aspirin. I think it would be wrong to deny the use of ephedra products to the millions of people who have used it for years and have used it safely and responsibly.

EC -249