U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-16), Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), John Curtis (UT-03), and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) today introduced the Dietary Supplements Access Act, which will promote Americans’ ability to make personal healthcare decisions, support healthy lifestyles by modernizing the availability and coverage of vitamins and minerals, and recognize the valuable role nutritional supplements play in helping to achieve better health outcomes and promote cost savings. Read more.
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The prostate gland both produces a fluid component of semen and serves as a muscle-driven switch in men between urination and ejaculation. Like our ears and nose, the prostate continues to grow with age. The normal prostate growth rate is 2.2% per year, doubling in volume every 32.6 years. Unfortunately, the prostate’s location just below the neck of the bladder, around the urethra and ejaculatory ducts, and near the rectum, affords little space for expansion. Read more.
Since 1997, when the United States became one of only two developed nations that allows direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising, addiction to prescription drugs and prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled (Real Leaders, 2016). In fact, last year, deaths due to prescription drug overdoses surpassed 50,000 per year, dwarfing the number of deaths due to motor vehicle accidents (37,757) and to gun violence (36,252) (Chicago Tribune, 2016). Read more.
While the summer sun still shines, we need your help NOW to expand access to vitamin D supplements so they reach those Americans who need it most when the days get shorter! Action Alert! The All 4 Vitamin D campaign is calling for Congress to amend the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to include vitamin D3 dietary supplements as part of SNAP recipients’ benefits. Not only would this improve the health of millions of Americans, it would provide official and very rare recognition from Congress of the essential role that supplements like vitamin D have to play in improving public health. Let’s join others in our community in supporting this important work. Read more.
The peer-reviewed scientific literature clearly suggests that global sepsis mortality could be reduced drastically and millions of premature deaths could be prevented. Patients should receive appropriate treatment with standard care, in combination with coenzyme Q10, melatonin, very high dose vitamin C, curcumin, nigella sativa seeds, and optimal doses of other essential nutrients discussed below. Read more.
After a hiatus caused by the global pandemic, members of the Natural Products Association (NPA) have gathered once again to lobby members of Congress. NPA executives meet regularly with U.S. lawmakers and their staff to advocate for increased access to dietary supplement products, FDA enforcement and other issues of importance to a $61 billion-a-year industry that the mainstream media often portrays as unregulated or under-regulated. Read more.
Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide and also one of the leading causes of death in intensive care units. It is an overreaction of the immune system to any viral, bacterial or fungal infection acquired in the community or in the hospital and is a common pathway to death from many different infectious diseases. Respiratory infections, (including severe colds, influenza or covid-19), pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, infections of the digestive system (including diarrhoeal diseases), urinary system or bloodstream and wound infections are among the leading causes of this life-threatening syndrome. Read more.
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Language in an FDA funding appropriation appears to set limits around what kind of CBD products will be on the market in the future. It also holds the line on funding for the agency. But such language is not binding, so industry stakeholders are taking a wait-and-see attitude on both aspects of the bill. Read more.
ANH-USA’s efforts to get to the bottom of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) latest free speech attack is picking up steam and getting important coverage in the media. Action Alert! Last week, we reported that we submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to learn the real motivations for the FTC’s attack on free speech in the natural products sector. Read more.