you are right about the crap companies out there!! We need to get rid of them. Unfortunately, allowing government regulation of supplements will not just force out the bad ones. If you read anything on any of the health-related internet sites, you will see that the cost that will be passed down to the consumer will be 10x the current price on average.
When consumers cannot purchase these supplements, the companies will be forced out of business. We have already seen the government stick its nose in Biotest’s business several times. I don’t think you guys realize the power that the pharmaceutical companies have. When compared to supplement companies, it’s not even CLOSE!!! [/quote]
I wonder if this is what people thought when food companies were forced in to honest labels and sanitary production methods?
I for one would rather pay a little more for beef that is beef and not horse or dog mixed up with dead rats, roaches, fingers and who knows what chemicals for preservation.
same as my supplements. If i’m going to eat a supplement, it needs to be what i’m told it is. Right now it is easy for supp companies to sell what ever they want. With FDA regulation, this would not be the case.
Your estimate of 10x’s more expensive needs to be better explained.
What example was used? “Joe Blows home made protein” that costs $11 for five lbs and is really only like 10% protein? If the FDA tells Joe he needs to have at least 95% protein, of course you will see a huge spike in price. He has a lot of filler to replace with protein.
And even if supps do go up in price just remember that you can get everything you need from food anyways.
Need some protein and fish oil? Eat a can of tuna.
Simple carbs? Try grape juice. You’ll get some vitamins and other anti-oxidants too.
More protein and fiber? grill some chicken and make a salad.
Creatine? Eat a steak or more fish.
Energy booster? have some coffee.
Appetite suppressing stimulants? have some more coffee.
Metabolism booster? coffee.
I guess you could have trouble finding test boosters but everything else can be taken care of by eating.
according to a study in another post here, you can apparently significantly raise test levels by eating lots of garlic though.so if they ban garlic capsules, buy garlic cloves and swallow them like pills. problem solved and it’s probably cheaper anyways.