Congress seeks to put dietary supplement makers in jail for ten years! Here is a link to an article just released tonight from Life Extension where you can send a pre-written letter to your congressman, or edit it to suit yourself. Mine is already sent and it's important that you take the time to do it too.
Well, considering Life Extension's bread 'n butter comes from the sales of their supplements, they would be making noise Lol Truly we don't think they're giving out nutritional info out of the goodness of their hearts. Where do they manufacture their products?
Many supplements are manufactured through big pharma so I'm not sure how that applies..
My concern with supplement company info on bottles is they're misleading in that the average consumer is naive in regards to synergy & most often do not realize there's more to the picture than just poppin' a pill.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease
That comment requires a lot more time to reply than I am able to spend right now...but I did want to say that the only alternative to those who really need supplements will soon be to get down on our hands and knees and start rooting around in the brush to find wildflowers and rose hips, and right now, with a heart that's only putting out 20%, I need all the help I can get. We are very close to not even being able to buy an aspirin or vitamin C.
I have a lot of faith in the integrity of Life Extension and have been a member for around 7 or 8 years. They have won law suits against the FDA and fight for our rights. They do research too. I'm not sure where they manufacture their supplements but I will try to find out when I have more time. One thing I can feel sure of...they don't get them from big pharma!! Big pharma only makes prescription supplements and sells them at the price of drugs, as far as I've been able to figure out.
P.S. I did a quick search and this should answer your question as to where LEF manufactures it's products.
With all due respect nightowl, I believe supplements will always be available as there's far too much profit being made from them.. For instance, Hoffman-LaRoache in NJ manufactures the greatest percentage of ascorbic acid in the US. They're one of the world's biggest drug manufacturers.
If it sounded as though I was knocking Life Extension, that wasn't my intent. I have loved reading their website & following their research for many years myself. However, they do make lots & lots of money from their supplements. That's all I meant to point out. In order for profit to continually be made, their marketing department has to be on the ball to create interest in their products..
Big Al, I hope you are right, but I can't recall seeing it mentioned that they are non-profit. They use membership fees to do research, give members a 25% discount on orders, a flat rate of $5.50 shipping no matter how large your order is and when you renew your subscription you can order close to $100 in LEF products free, after you pay the membership. What I appreciate is the huge discount price when they have the annual sale on blood tests.
Cookie, I didn't know where the ascorbic acid was processed. Thanks for that info. What worries me is that the little guy is being squeezed out of business by all these government traps...products and websites are disappearing and being replaced with garbage information. Products like Lugol's iodine and colloidal silver are very important but access is being cut down and many people need higher doses of vitamins and minerals as they get older when assimulation is poor. The USDA standard doses are way too low to rebuild health in many cases. But my biggest fear is that one of these days, if we go through earth changes with a pole shift, we won't have any drugs or supplements at all, unless we are smart enough to find, or make them ourselves.
I guess you can tell that I'm a proud member of Life Extention. I don't bring it up often because I don't want to sound like a promoter, but in a lot of instances I feel their products are superior. I would like to see lower prices because they are getting almost out of reach for me when I use so many, but I keep going back.
We've had similar trouble in Europe. The EU has twice attempted to restrict vitamin supplements to RDA dosages. They've been beaten off, but will probably try again I dare say.
Legislation that is going through, as with you in America, prohibits claims for natural supplements.
i.e. It is illegal - ILLEGAL! - for European supplement manufacturers to say that cranberry juice can reduce the risk of urinary tract infection in women...that glucosamine can reduce the risk of osteoarthritis...they can't even say that sugar-free chewing gum can reduce dental plaque.
I stand corrected....it's mentioned everywhere on their site that LEF is a not-for-profit organization but it just didn't click into my brain! My memory plays tricks on me since being on life support for a week last February, and having a lot of fluctuation in my oxygen may have cooked a few brain cells too. Sorry for the misunderstanding!