In banning higher dose vitamins, regulators ignore benefits and exaggerate risks. Action Alert!
For a while now, we’ve been telling you about the threats posed by mandatory product listing (MPL) for supplements, a policy championed by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). We fear that, if MPL gets passed, the US will start restricting vitamin doses as has been going on in Europe for some time now. These restrictions are based on unscientific assessments of the risk posed by supplement doses. The main thing wrong with these determinations is that they overstate the danger posed by supplements and completely ignore the health benefits that can be derived from higher doses. Taking even one step in this direction threatens your access to a variety of supplements at levels that can support and optimize health.
Here’s what has been going on in Europe. European regulators, using models derived from the US National Academies, developed “tolerable upper limits” (ULs) for a variety of nutrients.