Wednesday, June 15, 2005

DHEA, Supplement Business Under Attack, Again

If you are reading this you have a vested interest in clicking this link.

On May 26, Rep Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) submitted a bill that would ban DHEA.

More laws are being crafted with potential to curtail your access to safe, legal, effective supplements. Most of you have figured out by now that Relentless Improvement is the antidote to snake-oil supplements sites. There are laws already on the books to deal with these charlatans.

But, big pharma has a huge interest in seeing the US supplement industry come under their control. Did you know the US is actually pretty unique in the world, in that a lot of safe products are over-the-counter here that are prescription in the rest of the world.

For example, K2 menetetrenone, ALCAR, Lithium Orotate, on and on. Even Ortho-Core is "officially" legal only in the US!

So, the site above makes it OH SO EASY to figure out who your reps are (so easy- by zip code!) craft an email or letter, it adds all the addressing info, feeds it to your printer (!). All you have to do is put it in an envelope and stamp it.

I crafted my letter and sent it to George Bush, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Representative Richard Pombo. Let's not lose any more freedoms, do your part NOW.

This is what I wrote:

"The President?The White House?1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW?Washington, DC 20500

Re: Please Keep our Supplements Legal

Dear Mr. President:

It seems the supplement industry is under attack.

As a user, and retailer of pharmaceutical quality supplements proven effective in randomized double blind human studies, I have a vested interest in keeping safe supplements freely available.

The latest bill is attacking DHEA, which is proven to be an important supplement to those of us over 40. We want to safely maintain a healthy, youthful vigor and this is one of many supplements that helps us do that.

I own and operate an internet supplement business- based in Dublin, CA in the SF Bay area. I pride myself on only representing brands of the highest integrity and quality.

Trying to regulate safe and effective supplements only serves to enrich big pharma at the expense of consumers.

Thank you for your time on this most important issue to all of us. I am always available if you have any questions."

I am no wordsmith, but I hope I made my point in respectable fashion. Your turn now.