Thursday, October 15, 2015

Customer pushback on McCaskill Picamilon/Vinpocetine BAN: "What is Senator Claire McCaskill thinking! (regarding classification of Vinpocetine & Picamilon)"

Letter sent to their state Senators by one of my customers:

Dear Senator xxxxxxx,
Two supplements, Vinpocetine and Picamilon, which many
people like myself take, soon may be classified as prescription
drugs and become expensive, if Senator Claire McCaskill has
her way.
At a time when policy makers worry publicly about the rising
cost of health care, those of us who are responsibly taking
care of ourselves with effective products made from naturally
occuring substances find it hard to believe that an effective
ingredient like Picamilon developed years ago may only be
available at much higher prescription prices.  Will the next
breed of apple require a prescription?
Other countries have be pressured to classify Picamalon’s combination
of the neurotransmitter GABA and Vitamin D3 as a prescription drug.
The reason for taking GABA and Niacin in this combination is because
GABA supplements are incapable of crossing the brain barrier when
taken orally.  When linked with Niacin, GABA can cross the brain barrier
where they both can stimulate the brain according to their typical pathways. 
Let’s use independent judgement and keep this ingredient developed
in 1969 by Russian scientists available at moderate cost in our country.

Either fight the "Nanny State" or it will destroy your freedoms and life. Despicable action by McCaskill.

Clare McCaskill Wants to BAN Your Picamilon. Order NOW

"Picamilon is a safe, effective product that has been sold across the counter in the US for many years, perhaps a decade. I have never had a single customer adverse reaction report about it. Out of the blue Sen. Clare McCaskill of MO determined that she wants it pulled from shelves and banned!

You can form your own opinion about what's going on here, I know what mine is- big government and big pharma conspiring to take away your freedom of choice and steal your money.

**There is no way to predict what is going to happen here but there is a very real possibility that I will be forced to stop selling this safe and effective product to you. Stock up NOW if you know you need this product. Do not wait.**


By the way, for those who read the actual test report she references, it looks like the Relentless Improvement product is #17/ID 17022, page 7. As my product is pharma-grade material, it tested out to 135mg active per capsule vs label claim of 100mg active per capsule. So if you are unhappy that we under-promise and over-deliver, don't order the RI product!

Thank you for your trust and support.
Pete Hitesman - Owner"

Just sent that email blast to my picamilon customers of the past year.

Look, my position on safe, effective materials, labeling disclosure and meeting or exceeding label claims is well established and clear from nearly a decade of blog posts and happy customers. If someone is selling a supplement and it does not contain any active material, that seller needs to experience a severe enforcement action, and the FDA has ALWAYS had the power to do that. If the product contains no active vinpocetine, it needs to be pulled and that supplier penalized.

The happily surprising test results (in general) of the picamilon products also clearly and inarguably show that self-policing can work.

Hopefully the FDA recognizes her letter as the grandstanding and pandering for MORE government control and for big pharma that it is, and lets it fade into oblivion. There are SO MANY far worse, egregious problems she could spend her time on than harassing supplement users by banning products that she does not like