First post on here, been whoreing this site for months, always glued to my phone screen at work plowing through all the articles which is top quality. Anyway as you may or may not know the MHRA (Medicine and Health Regulatory Agency) have banned a huge list of compounds used in supplements and classed them as dangerous medicines that must obtain a licence to be allowed to be sold in a product in the UK.
The licence APPLICATION alone costs Â£50 000 per ingredient and most will no doubt be rejected anyway, those that aren’t will be of ineffective dosages and clearly nutrition suppliers don’t have anything like that kind of money and the ingredients banned affect hundreds of products.
The MHRA has stated that any product containing said ingredients must be delisted sale of them must cease, effective immediate, this is an arduous process of checking the label of each and every supplement and then removing the stock from store front and website wasting business time and a hell of a lot of money invested in stock and is having a catastrophic effect on many of the business’. The ingredients so far listed range from 1,3 DMAA to forskholi and even Carbolin 19 and milk thistle!
Essentially this has made buying any sort of prohormones or pre-workouts impossible and has reduced our supplement industry to protein, BCAAs, carbs and vitamins. Yes these are the essentials and should be the bade of any strong supplement regime however the issue is we’ve been deprived of our human right to choose what we ingest in the way of scientifically proven safe and beneficial compounds.
Furthermore the head of the MHRA has said verbally that this is just the start of a move against the supplement industry as a whole and this is just the beginning so this will surely not be a fraction of the potential damage. They state that anything inducing an ‘pharmacological, immunological or metabolical effect’ on one’s physiology is classed as medicinal - protein effects the metabolism in a number of ways so that isn’t even safe in future sites! If these substances proceed to undergo licencing and underdosing as medicinal products there’s only one pocket that’s being lined with tax money and it sure as hell ain’t ours. This may seem like political dogma but please read the links below, any way we can get some firepower behind us will help
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/13372 - not sure if US can sign that one but worth a go.
Any help is appreciated.