OxyELITE Pro, Jack3d – harmful dietary supplements
Is the FDA doing enough to protect the weight-conscious and body-builder public against allegedly harmful dietary supplements like OxyELITE Pro and Jack3d dangers?
Under United States law, dietary supplements are defined as products containing only supplemental dietary ingredients, like vitamins or minerals, and do not need FDA approval before they are sold. A dietary supplement is a product taken orally which contains a dietary ingredient intended to supplement the diet. Dietary ingredients can include vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and substances such as enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, and metabolites.
Dietary supplements are not considered food nor prescription drugs nor over the counter drugs and are not monitored as closely.
Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), the dietary supplement or dietary ingredient manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that a dietary supplement or ingredient is safe before it is marketed. Can dietary supplement makers police themselves?
FDA is responsible for taking action against any unsafe dietary supplement product after it reaches the market. Generally, manufacturers do not need to register their products with FDA nor get FDA approval before producing or selling dietary supplements.
The FDA is responsible to oversee product information, such as labeling, claims, package inserts, and accompanying literature; however, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates dietary supplement advertising. Packaging and advertising might say: This product has not been evaluated by the FDA.
Is the FDA doing enough to protect the weight-conscious public against allegedly harmful dietary supplements like Jack3d and OxyELITE Pro?