Unregulated Supplements // How Do You Feel?
Do you feel safe?
So what’s the story?
So, not only do drug and supplement companies have to prove their drugs are not safe, the law also allows manufacturers to make claims regarding their effectiveness without the necessary proof to back them up.
That’s like Dodge claiming and marketing the the Dart is that fastest car in the world without having to show or prove that it is. They can just sticker it up like that and watch it sell.
Or White Star Line claiming the Titanic was unsinkable…
The use of wording and language allows the manufacturers to get around any issues by merely suggesting effectiveness rather than direct clams.
Natural Isn’t Necessarily Safe
Most people hear the word ‘natural’ and assume that because an apple is healthy and good to consume a tablet containing a mixture of ground down plant extracts will be perfectly safe and nothing to worry about.
I mean, grass is safe…therefore all other plants are fine…
Think about it like this. A spider is completely natural. A black widow can still kill. As canthat mentally deranged man you have seen on the news that the police haven’t yet caught for murdering a prostitute.
They’re all natural and they can cause harm, just as some plant based extracts can, especially if doses are not taken check of.
Ricin for instance is made from a plant called Castor beans.
It is beneficial for countries to allow free trade and unregulated markets, this promotes economic growth.
Yet, loose regulation can essentially pave the surface for unscrupulous companies to peddle snake oil that is marketed without fear of repercussions.
A clear way of seeing these tactics is when a supplement consists of a proprietary blend.
Not only that, the outlet for so many of these companies has grown to online market places such as Amazon or eBay meaning it is almost impossible to trace and regulate anyway.
One way around it is to ensure that the supplements you do buy have a transparent ingredients profile and that the ingredients are proven to be effective through scientific and non biased studies.
Doses are critical too as are combination, for instance seemingly harmless stimulants such as Caffeine can have a potentially deadly effect when interacting with Citrus Aurantum…both of which are natural.