The Science Behind Supplements
Adverse affects from prescription drugs are a leading cause of death in the United States, yet the FDA and other government agencies mislead the public with the absurd notion that dietary supplements are dangerous and useless. The media often echo governmental edicts without reviewing the published scientific literature.
In response to these baseless attacks against natural medicine, The Life Extension Foundation joined forces with another non-profit organization called the Nutrition Institute of America The purpose of this collaboration was to conduct the enormous task of reviewing every single study on 50 different nutrients.
More than 7000 scientific abstracts that described both preventative and therapeutic potencies were analyzed and an overview on each supplement was written. This voluminous data has been submitted to the CODEX commission to document the life-saving benefits that certain nutrients provide.
For those who don’t know, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) is evaluating nutrients to determine what potencies are “safe” for human ingestion. The objective is to then to “harmonize” these maximum upper limit potencies to guard consumers around the world against the purported risks of vitamins. CODEX is seeking to set maximum upper limit potencies for vitamin-mineral products, even though supplements used by their citizens have not demonstrated a health risk.
CODEX seeks to restrict the potencies to levels that provide virtually no health benefit. The numbers of milligrams are to be determined by governmental “committees” and represent the bare minimum an individual needs to sustain life. The mandate CODEX is seeking provides little consideration to what potencies are needed to achieve optimal health.
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