Dietary Supplements are 100% Regulated by Jason J. Duke

September 1, 2019 16:32 1 Comment

Dietary Supplements are 100% Regulated

Dietary Supplement Regulation

Widespread Dietary Supplement Regulation Confusion

Although dietary supplements are commonly used ^ for health ^, many people, including doctors, ^ are confused about their use and regulation ^.

Why Are So Many People Confused?

Search Engine's Ranking Biases and Promotion of Confusing Disinformation.

Google is known to adjust various search results ^ based on opinion, corporate big-business agendas, and profit ^, but algorithms are only as good as the information available to them, the engineers who program them, and the discretion of the people who use their outcomes ^.

Additionally, people and organizations manipulatively use search engine optimization (SEO), used in ranking search queries and social media exposure, ^ to game the algorithm ^ for filling data voids ^ that exploit missing informational content ^, whereby corrupting the context of keywords and phrasing ^ towards polarized agendas resulting in disinformation ^.

SEO Industry Disinformation is Created on Purpose to Deceive Users.

SEO industry leaders ^ promote pseudoscience 'quackery' about search rankings ^ as complex to enforce their own biased opinions to preserve marketing agendas ^. Purposeful SEO manipulation ^ exacerbates disinformation, known as spam, ^ sometimes through hired trolls ^ who spread false and confusing content ^.

Defend Against Disinformation with Media Literacy.

Understanding health and nutrition, such as foods and  dietary supplements ^, requires media literacy ^.

Internet Bias and Health Disinformation

Be Careful of Internet Health Disinformation

Disinformation Amplifies Against Health Education and Dietary Supplements.

Indeed, as algorithmic problems amplify ^ learned ^ biases ^ beyond data science limitations ^, Google fights against disinformation and misleading results in their search ^, such as those that mix together dietary supplement health research ^ with unapproved drug disease treatment study conclusions ^ as evidence that dietary supplements do not work for the prevention and treatment of diseases  ^.

Dietary Supplement Research Contradictions and Medical Ignorance.

Medical health doctors are ignorant of how to study food and dietary factors ^ to the extent of excluding dietary supplement research in their study conclusions concerning health ^. Some deluded research scientists believe nutrients from food and dietary supplements are dangerous unregulated drugs requiring drug approval ^.

Marketing Fake 'Food Drugs' As Dietary Supplements.

Biased medical journalism requires that common food nutrients and dietary supplements must be subject to clinical trials for disease treatment and prevention ^, while falsely marketing drugs as food nutrients and dietary supplements ^.

Dietary Supplement Regulation Myths are Combined with Misinformation.

Convoluted medical misinformation promoted by ignorant critics promotes the idea of a lightly regulated ^ or unregulated dietary supplement industry that is a myth which has been busted by the government agencies who regulate it ^.

What is Real?

Dietary supplements, ^ such as vitamins, herbs, botanicals and concentrated food extractions ^ are regulated by ^ the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ^.

But wait...

Internet Bias and Health Disinformation

Do Dietary Supplements Need Approval to Be Healthy?

"Are dietary supplements approved by the FDA ^?" 

Dietary Supplements Do Not Need Approval by the FDA to Be Healthy.

They are not regulated the same way as drugs ^. Only drugs are approved by the FDA ^ so that the drug may legally make the claim to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure disease ^.

Avoid Health Fraud Scams!

The internet is full of disinformation and medical quackery about dietary supplements ^ as quick-fixes for curing, treating, and preventing disease, as well as being falsely approved as drugs to diagnose, cure, treat, and prevent disease ^.

However, dietary supplements are not approved by the FDA as prescription drugs to treat and cure diseases ^.

Difference Between Drugs and Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements vs. Pharmaceutical Drugs

Dietary Supplements are Safe, whereas Drugs Cause Harm

Dietary supplements are considered safe, with reasonable certainty of no harm, unlike risky and potentially harmful drugs ^.

Drugs Must Be Clinically Trialled for FDA Approval.

Drugs must be studied ^, by double-blind human clinical trials ^, and submitted for approval by the FDA because they are prescribed for the treatment of specific diseases and conditions ^.

The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA, 1938).

Drug consumption elicits adverse reactions, side-effects, and interactions with foods and supplements which can harm and kill people; which is why the FFDCA was passed in 1938 to ensure drug safety through testing and medical pharmaceutical regulation ^

Dietary Supplements are Safe

Dietary supplements, consumed responsibly, are safe and necessary to promote a healthy diet, daily performance and general well-being ^. Taking them as a meal replacement is ill advised since they do not contain a complete spectrum of nutrition that includes protein, fats, vitamins and minerals which are essential to the functioning and maintenance of the human body ^.

What are Dietary Supplements?

What are Dietary Supplements?

Dietary Supplements Are Not Drugs!

Dietary supplements are nutrient dense non-caloric or very low calorie food like vitamins, minerals, herbs and concentrated food extractions. They often have a broad range of benefits that are intended to supplement the diet with additional nutrition, since they are generally taken with meals ^.

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA, 1994).

The FFDCA (1938) was further amended by congress in 1994 ^ because of journalistic and medical charlatans ^ who wreck damage on the health education of foods and dietary supplements by disseminating medical drug quackery as though food and supplements treat and prevent disease, have side-effects and are responsible for dietary interactions ^.

DSHEA (1994) is a regulatory anti-censorship law that clearly defines dietary supplements ^, while also protecting health information and preventing them from becoming unapproved pharmaceutical drugs under the privatized regulation and control of the medical health-care establishment ^.

With FDA regulation, the general public has free and easy access to dietary supplements and to information about what makes them work ^.

Dietary Supplements are About Nutrient Density

Dietary Supplements are About Nutrient Density

Dietary Supplements Are Nutritive

Specifically, they maintain and promote health ^ as food without the calories. Dietary Supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients ^ that support bodily functioning and performance, invigorate well-being and vitality, and promote adaptive stress resistance

Some Nutrients May Reduce Disease Risk.

There is a small select group of foods ^ and nutrients that ^ may scientifically qualify ^ or be authorized ^ for 'health claims' because they may reduce the risk of disease ^.

Nutrition for Healthy Performance.

Nutritional biochemistry is the scientific study of various structures and functions of the human body and includes evidence-based research about the benefits and effects of consuming nutrients ^.

Dietary Supplement Research for Self-improvement

Confusing dietary supplements with drug treatments is a mistake so, get ready to discern between ^, miracle quick-fixes that are full of meaningless medical jargon, false medical or drug disease treatment disinformation and misleading health information ^, instead recognize truthful health information about how various nutrients support the structural integrity and functional performance of the body ^.

Dietary Supplement Research

A Savvy Researcher of Supplements

Be Skeptical of All Websites

Confusingly, even the government's own websites falsely compare dietary supplements to drugs and discuss their roles in the treatment and prevention of medical conditions ^. So, the government's own websites and documentation are unreliable since they ^ combine exaggerated and unrealistic information ^ about dietary-supplements, health-information ^, drug-disease-treatment, and medical-information together ^.

Journalistic Sources Create Confusing and Inaccurate Information.

Biased journalism questions eating foods and taking supplements as a scam ^ that is risky ^, with falsely attributed reactions that kill people ^. Inaccurate journalism uses selectively biased science and difficult to understand 'quack' thinking from certified medical professionals ^ who are untrained in food nutrition and supplements on health ^. Confusingly, written journalism questions food and supplements as though they are not food, do not work, and are a scam ^, but instead reports them as unproven drugs ^ that help treat ^ or do not treat diseases and conditions ^ while encouraging distressed people to skip a doctor visit ^.

Avoid Dietary Supplement Health Misinformation That Compares Them to Risky and Poisonous Drugs.

Many dietary supplements have clean safety histories and many benefits ^ for health with little toxicity ^, but some official sources question their safety and efficacy ^ as 'naturally' ^ unsafe and unproven drugs with drug interactions ^ that are ineffective disease treatments ^ which are poisonous ^.

Food and Dietary Supplements Are Not 'Natural Drugs' For Treating Disease.

Their own government study finds the use of dietary supplements controversial ^, but the same study shows that they are not harmful when used reasonably, nor are they effective for treating and preventing disease ^.

Journalists and Researchers Confuse Drug Dealers with Dietary Supplement Sellers.

Uninformed researchers will make mistaken claims that ^ unapproved new drugs ^ are dietary supplements, because of unscrupulous drug dealers, ^ and further suggest that more FDA regulation for dietary supplements is required to stop drug dealers from selling unapproved new drugs as dietary supplements ^ when FDA drug regulation already exist.

Many Who Write About Dietary Supplements Do Not Know Enough About Dietary Supplements.

Bewildered pharmacists know very little about common dietary supplements ^ and puzzled journalists claim 'disease benefits' and falsely associate drug risks and side-effects with them, such as: ^

Dietary Supplement Fake News Agenda

Dietary Supplement Fake News Agenda

Dietary Supplement Fake News Health Misinformation Is Written to Be Scary.

Misleading journalists scare consumers into questioning dietary supplements are risky because they violate the FDA's safety regulations through imaginary loopholes required for drug regulation ^.

Exaggerated Research Falsely Concludes Adverse Drug Effects Concerning Dietary Supplements.

A dubious website entry ^ and doctoral research make exaggerated conclusions about dietary supplements from limited information concerning a very small amount of emergency department visits where they falsely claim dietary supplements have adverse effects ^ from possible irresponsible lifestyle choices made by patients who were also taking weight-loss and energy supplements ^.

Dietary Supplements Do Not Have Drug Side Effects or Adverse Effects

Ignorant website entries ^, confusing government websites ^ and biased organizations, who cannot read information correctly, wrongly advise that dietary supplements have drug side effects and adverse effects ^, instead of appropriately informing the public that reactions and adverse events may occur from dietary supplements ^; choose and take dietary supplements wisely and report any problems to your doctor ^.

Fictitious Arguments to Promote Contradictions for Confusion.

These dubious journalists contradict themselves when the write that dietary supplements must become drugs to treat benign conditions that are ineffective for the treatment of conditions ^

Another Confusing Contradiction About How Supplements Work and Do Not Work At the Same Time.

They deceitfully promote dietary supplements as natural cures ^ namely, that they "are as potent as certain prescription drugs," ^ yet, at the same time, they claim they do not have any health benefits ^

Wait, what...? How About One More Contradiction?.

These fake news ^ journalistic sources deceptively appear to be supporting the health and wellbeing of the consumer while falsely reporting that a food prevents disease ^, but a dietary supplement made from that food does not treat disease ^.

Medical Drug Quackery Merry-Go-Round.

These same unethical journalists will intentionally mislead the general public that medical 'quacks', using snake oil and unapproved drug treatments that make people sick are promoting health with food and dietary supplements ^.

Now You are Becoming Aware of the Fake News Tricks.

Deceptive journalism will recommend unreliable government websites for consumer information and claim that dietary supplements are useless, a waste of money, similar to dangerous ^, contaminated ^, counterfeited drugs ^ with side-effects ^ and, all at the same time, will somehow make you healthier with 'disease benefits' ^.

    Research Health Benefits, Not 'Disease Benefits'

    Dietary supplements support health and may reduce disease risk ^, regardless how the 'quack' medical professionals define 'nutritional support' as drug treatments with 'disease benefits' ^.

    Avoid Health Disinformation

    Distinguish Legit-Info From Disinfo

    Avoid Learning About Drug and Disease Effectiveness for Dietary Supplements.

    Conducting scientific research on dietary supplements ^, including their roles in disease treatment and prevention or lack thereof ^ does not necessarily imply that they are either effective or ineffective in treating or preventing diseases or conditions ^.

    Health Through Nutrition is Not Synonymous With 'Drug Disease Treatments'.

    Unlike drug disease treatments, health through nutrition does not require definitive scientific proof or FDA approval through human clinical trials. Instead, nutritional health uses observational studies that show the structure and function of nutritional biochemistry ^.

    The Broad Actions of Health Through Nutrition Can Not Be Specifically Proven by the 'Quack' Medical Professionals.

    The unknowing and uninformed favoritism of some sources of information to combine medical experimentation for specific diseases with the broad actions of nutritional biochemistry research together is very challenging, confounding, and unpractical ^.

    Quack Alert! Can the Cause of the Problem of Health be Proven? Is Health a Problem?

    Unfortunately, experienced research scientists and quack doctors ^ confuse studies of observational health ^ with irrelevant disease prevention and treatment clinical trials ^ in an attempt to definitively prove the cause of the problem of health through nutritional supplementation ^.

    Health and disease are different things and many quack doctors and research scientists don't know the difference.

    Be Wise and Seek Nutritional Support Information for Your Health

    Dietary supplements, through the knowledge of nutritional biochemistry, are meant to be used as supplemental nutrition in one's diet in order to improve and maintain healthy well-being and performance.