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DISCLAIMER: Important Legal Notice

Nutritional Product Labeling Practices

Before the advent of the American Medical Association on May 7, 1847, healers were free to use any form of their art that had proven effective between the dawn of civilization and the mid-19th century. From that point to the present, only those techniques and practitioners specifically approved by the members of that organization have been permitted to practice the healing arts.

The development of antipyrine in 1883 and aspirin in 1897 set the stage for the next 10 decades of what we can look back on in retrospect as the Pharmaceutical Century. With the founding of the Food and Drug Administration in 1930, the “approval” and control of what could and could not be used for healing was handed over to powerful representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, a present virtual monopoly that has the power to put all competitors out of business through their ability to “outlaw” any product that threatens their profits.

Suffice it to say that at the present time there are simply no legal requirements concerning “truth in labeling” for nutritional products.

About the only restriction is that manufacturers of nutritional products may make no claim of any kind (no matter how true the claim) concerning the health benefits of their products.[1] For example, it has long been common knowledge that cranberry juice is beneficial in the treatment of urinary tract infections. However, although the manufacturer of cranberry food products may not make that claim, unaffiliated third parties may make such claims, whether or not such claims are “approved by the F.D.A.” However, under current federal law, a parent may actually be legally prosecuted for telling their child, “Eat your spinich; it will make you grow big and strong” (making unapproved health claims about a food product).[2]

F.D.A. “approval” has little or no bearing on whether or not a product is truly effective for the use for which it is being advertised or sold, or even whether or not it is safe for human consumption. However, this restriction does not apply to anyone who is not primarily an herbal manufacture and who wants to market an “herbal” product. For example, although herbal companies are prohibited from selling any form of ephedra, any other company is free to sell ephedra in every gas station and truck stop as a “pep pill.”[3]

Any product that contains only 10% natural ingredients in it may be labeled and advertised as a “natural” product. Products may contain large amounts of harmful ingredients that are not required to listed on the label (MSG for example, is known to be a major cause of migraine headaches, but it is not required to be listed on the ingredients of any packaged food product).

When my wife and I were operating a natural health practice, a client of ours purchased a bottle of “St. John’s Wort” at a national chain-store “nutrition center,” and complained to us that it did not seem to be helping her. Upon examination of the bottle, we found that although the product was labeled as “St. John’s Wort” the primary ingredient listed was talc (yes, talcum powder), and that there was absolutely no St. John’s Wort herb listed anywhere in the product’s list of ingredients.

So, let the buyer beware!


  1. My personal opinion, after about 20 years of careful consideration, is that the cabal of Big Pharma bigwigs functioning as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration exists first and foremost to approve any product, regardless of its inherent worth or safety, that will generate additional income for themselves and the companies they represent, and to effectively squelch any and all competition. But that’s only my personal opinion. I will leave it to you to do the research and draw your own conclusions. [RETURN]

 2. Granted, I have never heard of a parent being so prosecuted. However, with the laws that currently exist it is theoretically possible. [RETURN]

 3. For decades ephedra was proven to be a safe and effective product used for weight loss and to boost sagging metabolism. On on April 11, 2004 the FDA summarily declared that ephedra was no longer safe to be sold by herbal manufacturers, though any other non-herbal manufacture is still free to market ephedra in convenience stores and gas stations as a “pep pill.” This ruling was made with absolutely no supporting evidence that ephedra was unsafe. In fact, the report that the FDA published to support their decision said, “The majority of case reports are insufficiently documented to make an informed judgment about a relationship between the use of ephedrine or ephedra-containing dietary supplements and the adverse event in question.” The fact of the matter is that ephedra was (and still is) far more effective and safe than “FDA-approved” weight loss products, and was adversely affecting their profit margins. Read more about the “Ephedra Hoax.” [RETURN]

Originally posted on Froiday, 08 November 2019

Page last updated on Sunday, 15 May 2022 09:32 AM
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The Center for Messianic Learning (CML) has provided this material for your information. It is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your primary health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with your health care provider. The mention of any product, service, or therapy is not an endorsement by CML.

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