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FDA Declares Form of Vitamin B6 a Drug

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posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 12:43 AM
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The OP article didn't seem to tell me why this happened, so I did some digging of my own.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that the vitamin B6 compound, pyridoxamine dihydrochloride, cannot be used in dietary supplements.

The decision, in response to a petition from a North Carolina-based firm called Biostratum, provoked the Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) to issue a statement warning that a precedent could be established that could see the status of other ingredients challenged.

Biostratum and CRN have been debating the status of the ingredient via FDA petitions since at July, 2005. Biostratum is the manufacturer of a pyridoxamine-based drug called Pyridorin designed to prevent the progression of diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease).


www.nutraingredients-usa.com...

So it's this "Biostratum" that petitioned for this. The quote there says it all, they manufacture a drug that has this vitamin b6 form in it. Another important thing mentioned in that quote is that it can open the door to more cases like this, it would only be fair right?


BioStratum Incorporated, a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on novel therapies for diabetes and diabetic complications, today announced that new human safety and efficacy data on its lead drug candidate, Pyridorin(TM), was the focus of two presentations made at the American Diabetes Association's 64th Scientific Sessions. The conference is being held June 4-8, 2004, in Orlando, Florida.

Pyridorin, a small molecule that uniquely inhibits the formation of harmful advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), has been granted Fast Track status by the FDA and has recently completed Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of diabetic kidney disease. AGEs are widely held to be a cause of diabetic complications such as kidney disease (nephropathy), blindness (retinopathy), and nerve damage (neuropathy).


www.prnewswire.co.uk...

I've not heard of this company before, since they're still in development stage I guess? But by the looks of it they're buddies with the FDA, having their drug fast tracked along.


DURHAM - After pumping about $100 million over 11 years into a biotech company developing a promising treatment for diabetic kidney disease, investors in BioStratum discovered the drug's only active ingredient is sold on the Internet to anybody with a credit card.

The lack of intellectual property protection surrounding BioStratum's drug Pyridorin is scaring away many potential partners from funding the drug's third phase of clinical trials - typically the final tests before a drug is approved and sold commercially.


tenderpath.net...

What a disaster for those poor shareholders!!
So there you have it, I think, there's the why. It's all about money but of course we already knew that.




posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 01:19 AM
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I always wonder if the FDA is just trying to make things illegal that the government can’t tax. Every time I hear of something being declared unfit by them I wonder if it’s a product our government can’t make money from, but one that is profitable all the same. The only reason half the sh*t they shove down our throats gets approved is not because it is helpful to us (IMHO), it’s all about the money.



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 02:53 AM
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While your post has some valid points, it makes some dangerous assumptions in this climate of government interference.

First, it assumes that those levels of B6 reported by standard tables is what is actually found in those foods. In this age of food adulteration, storage and preservation, it's not a given that those levels actually are accurate. It may be that they are, but if you did an assay, I dare say your results would be alarming.

One good assumption is that there are many co-factors that are present in foods which are not going to be present in pill.

Another problem is that the area of the average MD's education which is the poorest is in the field of 'good health', nutrition, dieting and supplementation and exercise. So why would they want to put the control of these things into the hands of an MD?

In addition, doctors now have prescription writing oversight. They are monitored to assure they are not prescribing outside standard medical practice and there has to be clear indication for use before the insurance companies will pay.

In effect who is really in charge of our heath care?

It's Big Pharm, Big Government, and Big Insurance.

Up until now, we've had 'alternate' forms of medicine, including some aspects which lend itself to quackery. But as this trend continues, soon you may not be in charge of your own well-being. Indeed, the government can alter any number of things that could conceivably affect everyone's health.

They can subtly allow adulteration of food. They can relax controls over food processing and allow things to occur which can result in the depletion of the nutrients in our foods. Now, they can also prevent our supplementing the nutrition we get to make a plan of reducing nutrition even more effective.

Not saying this is happening, but one can spot trends which seem alarming.

[edit on 17/2/2009 by Syandos]



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 03:10 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
And the war against Vitamins starts today!!

I had a friend a few years ago say that they would systematically start banning vitamins and the FDA would attempt to control the food we eat.

Well seems step 2 is already complete with the Modified Crop Seeds and now the Vitamins can have they're share of the oppression as well.


The real coup de grace is slated for Dec. 2009 via Codex Alimentarus
via the WTO and it is going to be implemented world wide.

Codex Alimentarus - The WTO seizure of control of food, vitamins and herbs

The evil will be world wide, not just the US.

At some point all seeds that do not have the terminator gene will be
outlawed and it is part of the reason for the creation of the Global
Seed Vault in Svalbard Norway, also known as the doomsday seed vault.

The light is fading, and darkness is upon us, and we who see it for
what it is are too few.

Good Luck to you all !



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 04:46 AM
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pyridoxamine/B6 promotes the excretion of iron with the body.
74.125.77.132...:hkfsycFMs60J:www.vitamins-supplements.org/vitamin-B6-pyridoxine.php+vitamin+b6+iron+antagonizer&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1 &gl=uk

scientists have found that magnetized iron is present within the human brain and in massivly increased amounts in degenerative diseases such as alzhiemers and parkinsons.

the evidence is mounting that alzhiemers and parkinsons are caused by iron accumilation in the brain in the form of iron magnetite.

no one knows how this iron is getting there aswell as no one knowing how it is being magnetized.......
so isnt it a co indcidence that an iron antogonizer which would reduce such iron is suddenly being controlled......

take a look at a list of iron promoters and antagonists,

Iron Synergists:
Phosphorus, bismuth, germanium,nickel,
manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C,
folate, niacin, niacinamide, lecithin, protein,

Iron Antagonists:
Zinc, calcium, magnesium, tin, cobalt, Vitamin B2,
Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, caffeine,
insoluble fiber, rice (phytates), tea (tannic acid),
soy protein, dairy (casein), oxalic acid, [folate],

it is noted that a meditteranian diet is the only preventitative diet for alzhiemers.....a med diet is extremly high in iron antagonists......

eat a diet high in iron antagonists and your brain shall fair well in old age!

i do believe iron is being used to cause intentful neurodegenerative diseases...

maybe a time to look at the iron synergists and antagonizers in corporate fast food entities?



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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So I guess nobody will address my questions?

Seems everyone is too caught up in the fear mongering to address a few good questions.

-Lahara



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by TheRandom1
Seems everyone is too caught up in the fear mongering to address a few good questions.

Ok then I'll have a try! Basically your answer is: It isn't banned. It has been classified as a drug instead of a nutritional supplement, that doesn't mean it's banned. I suggest you to look for yourself because that's more eye opening than reading it on ATS. Search for FDA pyridoxamine.


FDA further states that "the marketing of pyridoxamine in a dietary supplement is essentially equivalent to the marketing of an investigational new drug as a dietary supplement." Thus, it appears that FDA regards products containing pyridoxamine as drugs subject the new drug provisions of the FDC Act.


FDA Determines That Pyridoxamine Is Excluded From the Definition of Dietary Supplement Under FDC Act

Basically you won't see this vitamin in the vitamins you buy or marketed as a vitamin. I spose these things take time to get rolling that's all. If you're wondering why, I covered that in my post at the top of the page, I suggest you read it, it has none of that fear mongering you're accusing us all of throwing at you.



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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And here is a link to an you tube clip..
This is surly apart of the Codex, wich is to take out Vitamins from our food and pumping in GrowthHormons.. This is making us sick. And will not stop.

CodeX clip

They want C vitamins banned too, so things are realy getting close to an end, they want fluoride in the water, they have started with UV-c treatments of our drinking water... Wake up !
Money collapse, incoming 'stuff' from space. It is all one huge evil EVENT.
- Connect the dots. Chemtrails contain Barium wich weakens the immunedefence, taking out vitamins from our food weakens us more.
There is 'something un-avoidable' coming,I'm sure of it.
Read the Norwegian warning letter and think about the fact that Afganistan bought 5million BIO-SUITS January 2009...



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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This is all good information. F the FDA. I've got a genetic condition which leaves me severely deficient in B6 and Zinc. Without supplementation, I'd be living in hell like before I knew about this.

I'll be damned if they try to take away my ability to heal myself through natural substances.


I'm ready to kick arse..



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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I am doubtful that this is a conspiracy to rule the world, however, I do see a conspiracy to make money at the cost of lives. This is nothing new.



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by TheRandom1
If Vitamin B6 is really BANNED then why CAN I buy it from Wal-Mart WITHOUT a prescription?

Is it because the ban has not gone into effect yet?

Is it because the form of B6 you get from Wal-Mart is junk?

WHY CAN WE STILL BUY B6 IF IT HAS BEEN BANNED?


Just to note, I put it in big letter to get attention because people tend to get caught up in the fear and ignore good questions they may punch a hole in there theory.

-Lahara


Lahara,

It is only one form of Vitamin B6 that is banned by the US FDA.

But your assumption is correct as to the poor quality of vitamins at most convenient stores and supermarkets. Avoid stores like CVS, Rite Aid, Giant, Costco, Trader Joes, Walmart, etc., for your vitamins, as they are of poor quality. Better places for their purchase are generally the heathfood chains, Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, etc. With time and experience -- and reading many labels -- you learn which brands represent the better quality supplements.

For example, Nature Made is a cheap brand found in supermarkets. While Twinlab and Solgar are of better quality, with less fillers and no useless ingredients. Years ago I was given a big bottle of Nature Made Omega 3-6-9. It didn't seem to work. Then I eventually tried the better versions of Omega 3-6-9 -- like that of Nordic Naturals. Boy, it really delivered in joint health and also in heart health.

Listen to your body and learn to read the label!

Want a clear test?

Try Nordic Naturals EPA. Available without a prescription -- for now anyway. It was recommended to me by a nutritionist and a chiropractor as an upgrade to the better versions of Omega 3-6-9 -- for joint and heart health.

He was right.

I felt the difference





posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by dubiousone
Table salt, sugar, most spices, water, and even the air you breathe are dangerous if taken in the wrong way. Should those substances be regulated?


Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
I'm sorry, so because it can harm you if used incorrectly it needs to be prescribed? Well by that measure we should put pretty much everything on prescription that we consume because everything is a poison in the right doses. Even water can kill you so why not a prescription for that?


If they are put into a form that is distributed for human ingestion, then they fall under FDA territory and they are in fact all regulated.

FDA Regulation of Salt and Sodium
Salt is regulated as a GRAS ingredient per 21 CFR 182.1
• FDA has commented previously on salt’s GRAS status and has
chosen labeling, rather than ingredient regulation to encourage
lower sodium intakes.
• Sodium is part of the mandatory elements for nutrition labeling.
• Nutrient content claims and health claims related to sodium
can be made voluntarily on food products consistent with
regulations; sodium content is included in disclosure &
disqualifying criteria.



TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
(20) For purposes of ingredient labeling, the termsugar shall refer to sucrose, which is obtained from sugar cane or sugar beets in accordance with the provisions of 184.1854 of this chapter.
(ii) "Sugars": A statement of the number of grams of sugars in a serving, except that label declaration of sugars content is not required for products that contain less than 1 gram of sugars in a serving if no claims are made about sweeteners, sugars, or sugar alcohol content. Except as provided for in paragraph (f) of this section, if a statement of the sugars content is not required and, as a result, not declared, the statement "Not a significant source of sugars" shall be placed at the bottom of the table of nutrient values in the same type size. Sugars shall be defined as the sum of all free mono- and disaccharides (such as glucose, fructose, lactose, and sucrose). Sugars content shall be indented and expressed to the nearest gram, except that if a serving contains less than 1 gram, the statement "Contains less then 1 gram" or "less than 1 gram" may be used as an alternative, and if the serving contains less than 0.5 gram, the content may be expressed as zero.

Yadda..Yadda… To much there to copy.



Bottled Water Regulations
Regulating Bottled Water
In the U.S., bottled water and tap water are regulated by two different agencies; the FDA regulates bottled water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates tap water (also referred to as municipal water or public drinking water). EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water has issued extensive regulations on the production, distribution and quality of drinking water, including regulations on source water protection, operation of drinking water systems, contaminant levels and reporting requirements/


Air however is not sold to the public, but it is in fact regulated by the Environmental protection agency:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged to regulate chemicals and protect human health by safeguarding the natural environment: air, water, and land.


Open mouth insert foot I guess, eh?



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 11:15 PM
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I have all of trudeau's work. After his first natural cures book and their claims that he was promoting his own and other interest's, he stopped selling products alltogether, plus, he takes no form of emolument or endorsement in any way from the sources he recommends. That way, he can recommend what he feels are the best products, sources, or provider's, and they in turn can not pay or repay him for his endorsement in any way, other than by his book. So, he focused on writing and selling his books. The money in turn that the sales make go into his legal defense fund to pay for his lawsuits against the FDA and the FTC. If more politicians took his lead, lobbiests and special interests would be screwed. Trudeau should be President, not the monarch wannabee's we have now.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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Originally posted by JBA2848
Heres a link to a story that came out I guess to back up there support of banning something healthy by making people beleive the vitamin is useless. But yet they will create a drug from it and sell it to you for a couple hundred dollars a month. Stop wasting money on vitamins!!!



An article in the February 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine reported that multivitamin use did not protect the 161,808 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health I More..nitiative Study from common forms of cancer, heart attacks, or strokes. And the numbers of deaths during the 8 years of the study were the same in vitamin users as in non-users. Still, it is important to recognize that this was an observational study, not a more meaningful clinical trial. Although these findings apply only to women, other studies have failed to show benefits of multivitamins in older men.

These results are not at all surprising for several reasons. No large study has shown that multivitamins significantly benefit healthy men and women. In addition, for some years physicians prescribed folic acid and vitamins B12 and B6 in the hopes of preventing heart attacks and strokes by lowering blood levels of homocysteine. (High blood levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of coronary and other vascular diseases.) A number of recent studies, however, have shown that, while these vitamins do lower homocysteine levels, they do not prevent heart attacks or strokes.



The Study you are referring to is at archinte.ama-assn.org...

The Trial Registration clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000611 at www.clinicaltrials.gov...

Let's look at the Vitamin D part of the trial as all similiar FDA approved pharmaceautical studies can be extrapolated and found to have the same deliberately biased defect.

They take an oil based synthetically toxic version of the natural element, and they package is at the vitamin in question, knowing that they are not using the natural element as the vitamin does. They have geared the results in favor of a negative response, then sell it to idiots as responsible science because most people are too childish to look at the test for themselves, and, admit they don't really understand the crap that they are talking about when they support these BS test results. Here is the doctor's own report:


Division of Endocrinology, Ohio State University, 485 McCampbell, 1581 Dodd Dr., Columbus, OH 43210, USA. jackson.20@osu.edu

BACKGROUND: The efficacy of calcium with vitamin D supplementation for preventing hip and other fractures in healthy postmenopausal women remains equivocal. METHODS: We recruited 36,282 postmenopausal women, 50 to 79 years of age, who were already enrolled in a Women's Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trial. We randomly assigned participants to receive 1000 mg of elemental [corrected] calcium as calcium carbonate with 400 IU of vitamin D3 daily or placebo. Fractures were ascertained for an average follow-up period of 7.0 years. Bone density was measured at three WHI centers. RESULTS: Hip bone density was 1.06 percent higher in the calcium plus vitamin D group than in the placebo group (P...


What they fail to mention is that 1000 mg of elemental calcium carbonate per day for women over 51 is 200 mg deficient of the 1200 mg RDA for their age group. Further, that 10- 15 minutes of sunlight makes D3 which is a hormone not a VITAMIN that part of the Dr.'s claim is a deliberate lie, and he should be charged with perjury for it. Plus the 400 IU of D3 given on top of the natural hormone, plus the toxic nature of the oil based synthetic process to make it, is 600 IU deficient of the 1000 IU daily allowance. The diet, exercise, and prior health conditions of the test and placebo groups, as well as, their daily sunlight intake is not considered. If these factors meant nothing the side affects are due to a deliberate deficiency of elemental calcium carbonite (or carbonate, carbonite is a misspelling) and a deficiency of the hormone d3. Plus, administering a hormone should be enough to invalidate the test. The vitamins are not deficient in their doses. The test is. And since the age group's bodies consume less, the deficiencies are all the more deficient. And what does such deficiencies lead to?

D3

With all the medical advances in the 20 th century, Vitamin D3 deficiency is still an epidemic. Fifteen to twenty minutes of sunshine each day, in the nude, helps your body manufacture about 10,000 to 15,000 iu’s of vitamin D3 per day. The problem is that most people avoid the sun these days due to fears of skin cancer. Just think about plants and what happens to them when they avoid the sun. They wither & die.

Did you know that vitamin D3 deficiency can result in Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, & Neuro-degenerative disease including Alzheimer’s Disease. Eventually, Vitamin D deficiency may even lead to Cancer (especially breast, prostate, and colon cancers). Vitamin D3 is believed to play a role in controlling the immune system (possibly reducing one’s risk of cancer and autoimmune diseases), increasing neuro-muscular function and decreasing falls, improving mood, protecting the brain against toxic chemicals, and potentially reducing pain.

Vitamin D3 is both a vitamin and a hormone. It acts as a vitamin when it binds with calcium for proper absorption. Humans cannot digest calcium without adequate amounts of Vitamin D3.

The most common reasons for Vitamin D3 deficiency in the United States relates to lack of exposure to sunlight and infrequent consumption of cold water fish such as wild salmon, mackerel & sardines.

A standard blood chemistry panel will provide your doctor with your levels of vitamin D3. The test is called 25(OH)D. The existing guidelines state that a deficiency is anything below 50nmol/l, but recent studies show that 80 nmol/l is needed to keep healthy bones and enable vitamin D to perform its other roles in the body.

Foods have been supplemented with Vitamin D, but this has not resulted in an overall increase in Vitamin D levels. This is likely because food and supplement manufacturers rely on an inexpensive form of synthetic Vitamin D called “ergocalciferol”- a form of Vitamin D2.

If you have bone loss or osteoporosis, spend 20 minutes daily in the sunshine with 40% of your skin surface exposed. Morning sun is best; Don’t allow your skin to burn. Tanning Beds do not provide Vitamin D3.

Eat foods high in Vitamin D3 including Cod liver oil, fortified milk, salmon, mackerel, & sardines, egg yolks, beef liver. If you take Vitamin D supplements make sure it is Vitamin D3 and not D2. Take Vitamin D3 supplements with food. I usually recommend Vitamin D3 2000iu-5000iu/ day depending on lab levels.



Calcium

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Calcium is one of the most important elements in the diet because it is a structural component of bones, teeth, and soft tissues and is essential in many of the body's metabolic processes. It accounts for 1 to 2 percent of adult body weight, 99 percent of which is stored in bones and teeth. On the cellular level, calcium is used to regulate the permeability and electrical properties of biological membranes (such as cell walls), which in turn control muscle and nerve functions, glandular secretions, and blood vessel dilation and contraction. Calcium is also essential for proper blood clotting.
Because of its biological importance, calcium levels are carefully controlled in various compartments of the body. The three major regulators of blood calcium are parathyroid hormone (PTH), vitamin D, and calcitonin. PTH is normally released by the four parathyroid glands in the neck in response to low calcium levels in the bloodstream (hypocalcemia). PTH acts in three main ways: (1) It causes the gastrointestinal tract to increase calcium absorption from food, (2) it causes the bones to release some of their calcium stores, and (3) it causes the kidneys to excrete more phosphorous, which indirectly raises calcium levels.
Vitamin D works together with PTH on the bone and kidney and is necessary for intestinal absorption of calcium. Vitamin D can either be obtained from the diet or produced in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight. Insufficient vitamin D from these sources can result in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, conditions that result in bone deformities. Calcitonin, a hormone released by the thyroid, parathyroid, and thymus glands, lowers blood levels by promoting the deposition of calcium into bone.
Most dietary calcium is absorbed in the small intestine and transported in the bloodstream bound to albumin, a simple protein. Because of this method of transport, levels of albumin can also influence blood calcium measurements. Calcium is deposited in bone with phosphorous in a crystalline form of calcium phosphate.
Deficiency and Toxicity
Because bone stores of calcium can be used to maintain adequate blood calcium levels, short-term dietary deficiency of calcium generally does not result in significantly low blood calcium levels. But, over the long term, dietary deficiency eventually depletes bone stores, rendering the bones weak and prone to fracture. A low blood calcium level is more often the result of a disturbance in the body's calcium regulating mechanisms, such as insufficient PTH or vitamin D, rather than dietary deficiency. When calcium levels fall too low, nerve and muscle impairments can result. Skeletal muscles can spasm and the heart can beat abnormally—it can even cease functioning.
Toxicity from calcium is not common because the gastrointestinal tract normally limits the amount of calcium absorbed. Therefore, short-term intake of large amounts of calcium does not generally produce any ill effects aside from constipation and an increased risk of kidney stones. However, more severe toxicity can occur when excess calcium is ingested over long periods, or when calcium is combined with increased amounts of vitamin D, which increases calcium absorption. Calcium toxicity is also sometimes found after excessive intravenous administration of calcium. Toxicity is manifested by abnormal deposition of calcium in tissues and by elevated blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia). However, hypercalcemia is often due to other causes, such as abnormally high amounts of PTH. Usually, under these circumstances, bone density is lost and the resulting hypercalcemia can cause kidney stones and abdominal pain. Some cancers can also cause hypercalcemia, either by secreting abnormal proteins that act like PTH or by invading and killing bone cells causing them to release calcium. Very high levels of calcium can result in appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion, seizures, and even coma.
Requirements and Supplementation
Dietary calcium requirements depend in part upon whether the body is growing or making new bone or milk. Requirements are therefore greatest during childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Recommended daily intake (of elemental calcium) varies accordingly: 400 mg for

CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS

Supplement Elemental calcium by weight Comment
Calcium carbonate 40% • Most commonly used
• Less well absorbed in persons with decreased stomach acid (e.g., elderly or those on anti-acid medicines)
• Natural preparations from oyster shell or bone meal may contain contaminants such as lead
• Least expensive
Calcium citrate 21% • Better absorbed, especially by those with decreased stomach acid
• May protect against kidney stones
• More expensive.
Calcium phosphate 38% or 31% • Tricalcium or dicalcium phosphate
• Used more in Europe
• Absorption similar to calcium carbonate
Calcium gluconate 9% • Used intravenously for severe hypocalcemia
• Well absorbed orally, but low content of elemental calcium
• Very expensive
Calcium glubionate 6.5% • Available as syrup for children
• Low content elemental calcium.
Calcium lactate 13% • Well absorbed, but low content elemental calcium.
SOURCE: Gregory, Philip J. (2000) "Calcium Salts." Prescriber's Letter. Document #160313.
calcium from food sources is better absorbed than calcium taken as supplements. Children absorb a higher percentage of their ingested calcium than adults because their needs during growth spurts may be two or three times greater per body weight than adults. Vitamin D is necessary for intestinal absorption, making Vitamin D–fortified milk a very well-absorbed form of calcium. Older persons may not consume or make as much vitamin D as is optimal, so their calcium absorption may be decreased. Vitamin C and lactose (the sugar found in milk) enhance calcium absorption, whereas meals high in fat or protein may decrease absorption. Excess phosphorous consumption (as in carbonated sodas) can decrease calcium absorption in the intestines. High dietary fiber and phytate (a form of phytic acid found in dietary fiber and the husks of whole grains) may also decrease dietary calcium absorption in some areas of the world. Intestinal pH also affects calcium absorption—absorption is optimal with normal stomach acidity generated at meal times. Thus, persons with reduced stomach acidity (e.g., elderly persons, or persons on acid-reducing medicines) do not absorb calcium as well as others do.
Calcium supplements are widely used in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Supplements are also recommended, or are being investigated, for a number of conditions, including hypertension, colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, premenstrual syndrome, obesity, stroke, and preeclampsia (a complication of pregnancy). There are several forms of calcium salts used as supplements. They vary in their content of elemental calcium, the amount effectively absorbed by the body, and cost. Whatever the specific form, the supplement should be taken with meals to maximize absorption.
Calcium is one of the most important macronutrients for the body's growth and function. Sufficient amounts are important in preventing many diseases. Calcium levels are tightly controlled by a complex interaction of hormones and vitamins. Dietary requirements vary throughout life and are greatest during periods of growth and pregnancy. However, recent reports suggest that many people do not get sufficient amounts of calcium in their diet. Various calcium supplements are available when dietary intake is inadequate.


That such a high number had negative side affects and that such side affects are rare, but, so large in the group is odd, unless you consider that deliberate calcium deficiencies and hormone toxicities were invoked in the name of science to line some pockets with money and hands with power. The test and all like it, are rigged.


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posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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If one were to want to write a journalistic piece about this, where would one start?


Do you think the public would take Alimentarius seriously?

I plan on researching the ties and friendships between pharmaceutical companies and the FDA members. I think Alimentarius should be brought to the public, though.

I'm so sick of this crap from our government. I can't do much, but I can write.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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All 3 letter acronym organisations in the US are I believe total and absolute frauds, using the stigma of officialdom to forcibly remove liberty and constitution as to take over by lies, dumbing down, fear, stealing, killing, cheating and other nefarious ways. Since the FDA sees that cannabis and the war on drugs may be failing, they again like they did in the prohibition days, shift focus to remain funded. The entirety of the legal system is a foreign invasion, I believe absolutely unamerican, and those that think they deserve respect for serving this absolute tyranny should one day expect karma to come round and kick them down.

The people promulgating force and justice are liars, they hide the truth, thinking you cannot handle it, after bring you to a state where you wouldnt care to even notice anything out of place thanks to television.

I make my own rules based on creature needs and wants, not on another douchbags whim of power and greed. Get ******* world.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 10:51 AM
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Heres a good site that covers many of the stories surrounding the FDA.
FDAReform.org
I can't say that all the stories arre accurate or truthful just figured I would put it up to allow people to see the stories they have.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 02:28 AM
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. For example I know of several plants native to my area which are used in currently made cardiac medication, but if you do not use the right part of the plant, harvest it at the right time, and in the right amount, you can easily end up poisoning yourself.


Ah yes, good ole Datura stramonium. Quite a deadly plant, but it also contains Atropine which can saves lives. A two edged sword kind of plant.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by asmeone2
I am holding up my first 3 fingers, read between the lines, that is what I think of you, FDA.


So, which finger are you flipping them, oh brilliant one? The index finger, or the ring finger? Think about it! Sheesh...

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However, I agree with the sentiment. The FDA is out of control banning things big pharma want to patent and rake in money from...

I suppose next they'll ban blueberries, acai berries and pomegranates for having some of the highest levels of natural antioxidants in them as well as certain cholesterol lowering properties? For that matter, why not ban cheerios, oatmeal and garlic, since they all seem to have cholesterol-lowering effects as well!

Nonsense, FDA! I call shenanigans! SHENANIGANS!

~Michael



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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The FDA is badly underfunded and very compromised to protect the drug company's bottom line over the public's health. There is no way they can protect our food supply with so few agents any way. They are working overtime to control the sale and ban of vitamins to increase profits. Most doctors are even upset at them due to the massive plaque of costly adds and pressures. When the money could help the needy "Ask your Doctor".




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