If you wouldn’t allow a vaccine in your bloodstream because you “don’t know what’s in it”, is any pre-prepared and processed “pill” or “potion” different?….think about it.
Journalist Dan Hurley wrote a book, published in 2006, called “NATURAL CAUSES: Death, Lies, and Politics in America’s Vitamin and Herbal Supplement Industry”. I consider the book ‘a good start’.
Hurley reckoned the U.S. vitamin market in 2006 as worth $22billion and growing –fast. He identified UCBerkeley, the hub of the University of California, as the premier insitution for vitamin and nutrition research. On page 51, Hurley quotes Dr. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen, “This is a drug industry…The difference between large doses of vitamins..and over-the-counter [drugs] are nonexistent as far as I’m concerned”. On page 159, Hurley writes, “Incredibly, no government agency is presently responsible for testing dietary supplements to assure their purity and potency. One hundred years after Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, supplement manufacturers continue to enjoy a free pass to operate outside the bedrock principle that all drugs should be, at the very least, pure and of reliable potency”. Wait a minute, isn’t the FDA supposed to be assuring vitamin safety?…Well, the government’s position is “Nutrient supplements cannot replace a healthful diet…in some cases, supplements and fortified foods may cause intakes to exceed the safe levels of nutrients” (p.166).
If you’re going to take vitamins anyway, please learn about them. Dr. Mercola’s newsletter is one source to learn about supplements (he sells them, too, so bear it in mind) http://articles.mercola.com/sites/current.aspx, and always proceed with caution. I’ve encountered a network of Cold Warriors in my studies who invested deeply in the ‘natural’ foods and vitamins industry which has moved me beyond suspicion into the web of bioweaponry.