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Old 05-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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I don't understand the objection to the FDA's actions.

It just seems a basic, basic thing that a company has to do before bringing a product to market: you carry out rigorous tests on the components to make sure its not going to poison anyone. These are the rules adhered to by hand-cream companies, food companies and drug companies. Why should the supplement industry be any different?

Until you do this, the consumers cannot make an informed choice about using their product. If I take a capsule produced by a supplement company, I think it's a reasonable expectation that (a) they've tested it to make sure it's not going to kill me and/or (b) there's a warning about the compounds within it, so I can make a decision whether to take it, despite a risk.

The supplement industry has had several golden decades, emptying your pockets for bogus snake-oil products, making outrageous claims that were flat-out lies, encouraging you to damage your athletic progress and health by ingesting industrial quantities of essentially untested products. It's about time they were brought to heel.
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