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Vitamins supplements

Pharma Rip: Time to Call DC

A reader sends this:

"This may well be law unless YOU call your senator, your representative NOW 
and demand that these restrictive laws NOT be implemented here in the US as 
THEY ALREADY HAVE BEEN in Europe. For anyone that cares about their health, 
or for example takes 1000 milligrams of Vitamin C or Echinacea and Zinc at the 
first sign of a cold PLEASE READ --- THIS IS URGENT. 

Your right to choose your vitamin, mineral and other supplements may end in 
June-August of this year (2005). After that U.S. supplements will be defined 
and controlled by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health 
Organization (WHO). The CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (Food Code) is setting the supplement 
standards for all countries in the WTO. They will be enforced by the WTO and 
will over ride U.S. laws. The U.S. President and Congress agreed to this 
take-over when the WTO Treaty was signed. Violations are punished by WTO trade 
sanctions. CODEX drastically restricts vitamins, minerals, herbs and other 
supplements. CODEX met secretly in November, 2004 and finalized "Step 8 (the 
final stage)" to begin implementation in June, 2005. 

The CODE includes: 

(1) No supplement can be sold for preventive or therapeutic use. 

(2) Any potency higher than RDA (minimal strength) is a "drug" requiring a 
prescription and must be produced by drug companies. Over 5000 safe items now 
in health stores will be banned, terminating health stores as we now know 

(3) CODEX regulations become binding internationally. (Already implemented 
in Europe.) 

(4) New supplements are banned unless given very expensive CODEX testing and 

CODEX now applies to Norway and Germany, among others, where zinc tablets 
rose from $4 per bottle to $52. Echinacea (an ancient immune-enhancement herb) 
rose from $14 to $153 (both examples are now allowed by prescription only). 
They are now "drugs". Vitamin C above 200 mg, niacin above 32 mg, and vitamin 
B6 above 4 mg-all are banned over-the-counter as drugs. No amino acids 
(arginine, lysine, carnitine, etc. (these are essential amino acids!), essential 
fatty acids (omegas 3, 6, 9, etc.), or other essential supplements such as 
DMEA, DHEA, CoQ10, MSM, beta-carotene, etc. are allowed. 

The CODEX rules are not based on real science. They are made by a few people 
meeting in secret (see web sites below), not necessarily scientists. In 1993 
the FDA and drug corporations tried to put all supplements under restriction 
and prescription. But over 4 million Americans told Congress and the 
President to protect their freedom of choice on health supplements. This successful 
outcry resulted in the DSHEA Law (pronounced DeeShay) was passed in 1994, and 
DSHEA protects YOUR freedom of choice on health supplements. But this will 
be over ruled by CODEX and the World Trade Organization. 

Virtually nothing about it has been in the media. What the drug corporations 
have failed to do through Congress they have gotten by sneak attack through 
CODEX with the help of a silent media. What can be done at this late hour? 

(1) Spread the word as much as possible. Inform yourselves fully at , , and . 

There is power in making phone calls and sending faxes and mailings (or fed x
íing) to your Congressional Representatives and Senators. Donít be afraid 
to contact those who are NOT your representative as well as those that are. 
Volume of contact is key. If you use email, please use the email form on the 
individualís website as Iíve been told that has more impact. 



President/VP: Phone: (202) 456-1414 Fax: (202) 456-2461  

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