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Old 09-22-2008, 05:38 AM   #51
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I used to take a multi vitamin pill everday, I started taking them when I was really ill under the advice of my Doctor. I kept forgetting to take them after I got better though, so I don't take them anymore.
I suppose it wouldn't do me any harm to maybe take them again, but I do eat a lot better than I used to now!
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:29 AM   #52
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Just got an email about an article from the FDA disclosing the amount of LEAD found in vitamins. I'm shocked and skeptical about what may be going into our bodies that we usually aren't aware of. Here's the link:

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/pbvitami.html
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:03 PM   #53
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I'm not for or against supplements, but just ran into this and found it interesting enough to mention in this thread.
Dietary supplements cause 600 'adverse events' - USATODAY.com
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:09 PM   #54
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Just got an email about an article from the FDA disclosing the amount of LEAD found in vitamins. I'm shocked and skeptical about what may be going into our bodies that we usually aren't aware of. Here's the link:

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/pbvitami.html
I got this link too a few days ago. There was a lot of discussion on another board I'm on about whether many vitamins are manufactured in China or not. No one seems to know. There are a lot of other prescription drugs that Americans buy here that are manufactured there. In any case, this is disturbing about the lead in vitamins.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:17 PM   #55
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Just got an email about an article from the FDA disclosing the amount of LEAD found in vitamins. I'm shocked and skeptical about what may be going into our bodies that we usually aren't aware of. Here's the link:

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/pbvitami.html
The significant part of that article is that these vitamins were purchased over the Internet. It should not surprise anyone that vitamins, medications, etc., purchased over the Internet may not be reliable. Several of the supplements I take are available only by prescription, which means they are manufactured to FDA specifications.

Fisher's Mom, I'd be interested in knowing what information you have from the other board about where prescriptions sold in the U.S. are manufactured.
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The significant part of that article is that these vitamins were purchased over the Internet. It should not surprise anyone that vitamins, medications, etc., purchased over the Internet may not be reliable. Several of the supplements I take are available only by prescription, which means they are manufactured to FDA specifications.

Fisher's Mom, I'd be interested in knowing what information you have from the other board about where prescriptions sold in the U.S. are manufactured.
Here's just one link I had about the bad heparin that cause so many problems the beginning of this year:
Heparin Chinese Supplier Was Never Checked By Chinese Drug Regulators
I have a number of others that I'll dig up, if you like.
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Wow! The supplements I get are not prescribed. I usually get them through WalMart or my local grocery store. I will begin checking where they're made. Thanks for the heads up ladies.
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