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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Medical Needs and First Aid => Topic started by: surfivor on August 01, 2018, 09:26:03 AM

Title: government guidelines/restrictions on vitamins and supplements ?
Post by: surfivor on August 01, 2018, 09:26:03 AM
It's funny how they want to figure out guidelines but doctors never study nutrition and all the self proclaimed quack watch stuff tries to tell you that pretty much all vitamins and supplements don't do anything.

 I first heard the likes of this on the Gary Null show, but in Europe similar things have been heard for a long time

http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2018/approaches-to-nutrient-intake-recommendations-proceedings-in-brief.aspx

Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

While there is consistency between many developed countries, including the U.S., Canada, and European Union countries, in methodological approaches used to derive an average nutrient requirement and upper intake level, which are the basis for setting nutrient requirements for a population, there remains considerable inconsistency across other national and international bodies, particularly in the developing world, in approaches used to set nutrient intake recommendations for specific population groups. On September 21-22, 2017 the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in partnership with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of the World Health Organization and the Nutrition Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization, convened a workshop in Rome, Italy to explore the evidence for achieving global harmonization of methodological approaches to establishing nutrient intake recommendations. This Proceedings of a Workshop – In Brief highlights key points made by individual speakers during the workshop presentations and discussions.

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http://www.anh-usa.org/government-aims-to-dictate-your-vitamin-dosages/

Draconian limits on vitamin dosage amounts could be coming if the feds get their way. Action alert!

That bottle of 50,000 IU, 5,000 IU, or even a measly 1,000 IU in your medicine cabinet could soon be contraband. Important entities are meeting to discuss how to restrict the kinds of supplements you can take under the guise of “harmonization” of supplement standards. If they’re allowed to move forward, it’s possible that the federal government could adopt restrictions on vitamin doses that can be legally sold, as Europe has already done.

At the request of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently convened a workshop to “assess methodological approaches that could be applied uniformly across countries in setting nutrient intake recommendations,” with particular attention on how standards could be set for population subgroups such as young children and women of reproductive age. “Nutrient intake recommendations” include upper levels of intake, which are used to restrict the vitamin dose that a supplement can contain.

This workshop is another in a series of meetings NAS is involved in with other entities, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations, who are both sponsors of Codex, to discuss limits on vitamin doses. As we reported previously, Codex is an intergovernmental body whose goal is to establish international standards regarding food safety and food ingredients, with the goal of promoting “fair trade practices” and consumer protections. Codex standards on supplements, however, are widely expected to follow Europe’s draconian restrictions, where selenium, for example, is limited in supplement form to that found in one-third of a Brazil nut.

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https://ppjg.me/2018/07/26/government-aims-to-dictate-your-vitamin-dosages/

https://wholenewmom.com/reaching-out/fda-to-ban-natural-supplements-in-us/

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reminds me of were I heard they would like to make the selling of vitamins so expensive because of testing and other guidelines that it will be hard for anyone to really want to buy or sell them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Alimentarius#Controversy

It is reported that in 1996 the German delegation put forward a proposal that no herb, vitamin or mineral should be sold for preventive or therapeutic reasons, and that supplements should be reclassified as drugs.[7] The proposal was agreed, but protests halted its implementation.

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In cases where the intake from the diet is insufficient or where consumers consider their diet requires supplementation, vitamin and mineral food supplements serve to supplement the daily diet." This text has been the subject of considerable controversy among proponents of dietary supplements. Many countries regulate such substances as therapeutic goods or pharmaceuticals or by some other category, without requiring them to be shown to be medically useful.[citation needed] The text does not seek to ban supplements, but subjects them to labeling and packaging requirements, sets criteria for the setting of maximum and minimum dosage levels, and requires that safety and efficacy are considered when determining ingredient sources. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) will implement these criteria with "labelling to stop consumers overdosing on vitamin and mineral food supplements." The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has said that the Guidelines call "for labelling that contains information on maximum consumption levels of vitamin and mineral food supplements." The WHO has also said that the Guidelines "ensure that consumers receive beneficial health effects from vitamins and minerals."