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Notes On Rules and Regulations Regarding Dietary Supplements

As part of the health education process we would believe you as a user of our website and our customer should be aware that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have rules governing the lawful sell of dietary supplements in the United States. These rules have been put into place to ensure your safety as a consumer of dietary supplements. Some of these rules apply to advertising strategy and the use of key words such as heal, treat, cure, and prevent. If the product is misadvertised, you the consumer may believe that the product is a misbranded and/or an unapproved new drug. All products on our website are “Not Drugs” but are considered dietary supplements.

Unlike drug products, there are no provisions in the law for the FDA to "approve" dietary supplements for safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer. Once a dietary supplement is marketed, FDA has to prove that the product is not safe in order to restrict its use or remove it from the market. In contrast, before being allowed to market a drug product, manufacturers must obtain FDA approval by providing convincing evidence that it is both safe and effective.

The offering of a product for the treatment or prevention of disease or the characteristic signs or symptoms of a disease, either expressly or by implication, renders such products a drug under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also stated that products that are not themselves hazardous can still present an indirect health hazard in that the consumer may delay or forego proven medical treatment and the use of proven drug therapies. Furthermore, it is unlawful under the FCT Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq., to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made.

All products offered on our website are offered to support you in your quest for a Personal Healthier Lifestyle.  All recommended products are considered dietary supplements and can be legally sold as long as the products are not misrepresented by false advertising, as outlined in this document regarding the FDA rules, and you the consumer understand that  the information provided on the website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Only your healthcare provider should diagnose your healthcare problems and prescribe treatment.

You also need to understand that Statements regarding dietary supplements are provided solely to educate you, our customers, with information that will help you have greater knowledge about alternative options to deal with health challenges. No health claims for these products have been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nor has the FDA approved these products to diagnose, cure or prevent disease. You should consult your healthcare provider before making any significant change in your dietary program. Hopefully you and your health care provider can use this information to provide for broader, more comprehensive health options.

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