Stop drug companies from stealing products that give us years on our lives. Action Alert! Earlier this year, ANH-USA and the Natural Products Association (NPA) submitted a Citizen’s Petition to the FDA urging the agency to reverse its determination that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is not a legal dietary supplement. Late in August, the agency responded to our petition…saying it needs more time to reach a decision. This inaction is disappointing, but not surprising. Read more.
Get Informed on Issues Related to Supplements
Antioxidant nutrients prevent and reverse cancer. That is a true statement, research-verified time and time again. Most of the following protocols, papers and articles are authored by physicians. They will be of considerable interest to those skeptical of the vitamin-bashing going on in the mass media and medical journals alike. Remember that the major financial support for the media (and medical journals) is pharmaceutical advertising. Read more.
Of course not, but that doesn’t stop the pharma-backed hit pieces from attacking this critical supplement. Action Alert! Did you know that one person dies every 33 seconds from cardiovascular disease? It is a public health outrage that such a preventable disease is the leading cause of death in the US, but rather than help people manage these risks with common-sense supplements, the authors of a new study think you should throw away your fish oil. Huh? Read more.
The right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is crucial to health, but many people may not be aware of challenges in achieving this balance due to insufficient nutrients or genetic predisposition. Read more.
If a health product works, it’s cheap, and it isn’t made by a pharmaceutical company, it will come under attack by the mainstream scientific institutions, authorities and the media. Scientific American’s latest attack is in a long line of hit-pieces against dietary supplements that, if taken seriously and implemented, would result in the supplement industry being wiped out. Action Alert! Read more.
The agency once again signaled its determination to pursue a ban on nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), a key supplement that can help turn back the clock on degenerative disease. Action Alert! While many may have given up on finding the mythical “Fountain of Youth,” emerging science is showing us strategies that can be used to help us stay healthy and vibrant as we age. An impressive array of animal research, coupled with a growing number of clinical studies, have shown NMN’s potential to combat age-related weight gain, improve energy, reduce age-related inflammation, counter premature ageing of the skin, fight cognitive decline, and protect the heart. Read more.
Further evidence confirms the powerful effects that low cost dietary supplements can have on our health. Let’s support legislation to make supplements more affordable and more widely available to Americans. Action Alert! A recent study found that those taking multivitamins were 3 years “younger” in terms of their memory function than those taking a placebo. This builds on evidence from last year finding that multivitamins slowed memory and cognitive decline. Read more.
…providing further evidence that the agency is trying to engineer a ban on affordable CBD to protect drug industry profits. Action Alert! As the evidence of CBD’s myriad health benefits continues to pile up, it increasingly looks to us like the FDA is preparing to issue a ban on CBD supplements. We must support bills in Congress that take the issue out of the FDA’s hands by allowing the sale of CBD in supplement form. Read more.
Most clinicians are familiar with the concept that when a little is good, more is often better, but a lot is still reliably toxic. This results in the mindset of there being little chance of doing harm with supplementing a “little,” especially when the supplements involved are well-known and relatively popular supplements, widely regarded as being beneficial without question. In the case of calcium, iron, and copper the downside of minimal supplementation could not be more clear-cut. All three of these agents are essential for health, especially inside the cells. Nevertheless, once a relatively low daily intake of these nutrients is exceeded only minimally, toxicity rapidly ensues, with the highest intakes resulting in the greatest toxicity. Read more.