In an article in the Over The Counter Today blog we learned that Sen. John McCain has withdrawn all support of his own bill (S. 3002), the laughably misnamed Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010.

In effect this bill would have imposed draconian penalties for dietary supplement companies who made new products with recently uncovered ingredients if they weren’t marketed in the United States prior to the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (Oct. 15, 1994). In other words, only drug companies would have access to ingredients that became available prior to nearly 16 years ago. If a company were to use one of these ingredients, the FDA would be empowered to call it “adulterated” and to order an instant recall. It also handed the Secretary of Health and Human Services the power to ban ingredients by simply striking them from a list called “Accepted Dietary Ingredients.”

It is clear that McCain is feeling the political heat. He is in a tense primary battle to keep his Arizona US Senate seat and apparently, enough of you have contacted his office and expressed your displeasure with this new power grab to give him the idea that maybe supplements ought to be left alone. This effort of McCain’s was really just one of the many steps the federal government is taking to turn control of all dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals over to the control of international “authorities” by adopting the European “Codex Alimentarius” as law in the United States. This essentially would place all regulation of supplements under the control of European bureaucrats who are themselves under the control of German Pharmaceutical giants.

McCain was convinced by both internal and external pressure to withdraw support for this bill. Your calls helped as did this letter from

There are some new technical bulletins on the Technical page.

We have just added a technical sheet for the Virex Complex (the NEW formulation with Vitamin D3).

The new technical sheet for the Gluco-Poise product is now posted on the Technical page.

We are always working to update and create new product detail information so keep checking back for more technical bulletins that you can download for your staff and patients.

DLimOur new orange peel extract product D-Limonene is here! It is a 95% extract of D-Limonene from 1053 mg yielding 1000 mg of D-Limonene.

Many of you are looking to natural support or a low-cost alternative for heartburn and/or GERD (gastro-esophogeal reflux disease). If you are one of the millions who suffer from one of these this might be just what you are looking for.

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TGMYou spoke and we listened. Most of you thought the Toler Gestaid tablet was more than they needed. The newly reformulated Toler Gestaid is now available and it is half the strength of the old tablet. No more cutting the tablets in half. Now use the number of tablets you need to do the job.

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CQCMany of you have heard about the latest in Co-enzyme Q10 research that says that the Ubiquinol form of Co-enzyme Q10 is by far the most active and absorbable form of this important supplement. If you have clients over 40 and/or on statin type drugs then Co-enzyme Q10 supplementation is a MUST!

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