Highly interesting, especially such little gems as these:
"Each year, supplement manufacturers contribute millions of dollars to political candidates. The industry has been remarkably successful in arguing that, because the First Amendment protects commercial speech, it can be used in defense of any claim that includes even a hint of truth."
"With the vigorous help of Senator Orrin G. Hatch, a principal sponsor of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, the area has become a magnet for supplement companies. Hatch has been the industryâ€™s greatest champion and has consistently fought tighter regulations on products like ephedra. (So has his son, Scott, who has earned millions of dollars for firms that lobby on behalf of supplement companies.)"
I take a calcium supplement on my doctor's advice, and JC gets a weekly supplement of Omega fatty acids for his EGC, but in general, I'm quite sceptical about this type of thing. No sooner is something
the answer to any health problem (real or imagined) that you have, than the first deaths occur. Remember tea tree oil? How many people ended up killing their cats? I really believe this "junk" should be regulated by the FDA.