Dr. Oz Pitching Supplements Is Not The Problem, Poor Regulation Is The Problem

At 6:18 … Wow:

“More people wrote to Congress about the supplement bill than wrote about the Vietnam War.”

I loved that milk analogy, where one in three is a mystery fluid.

People are all fired up about GMOs: “We have a right to know what’s in our food!” but not about contaminants in supplements, “We have a right to be kept in the dark about what’s in our vitamin pills!”

It’s weird, but it’s what people seem to want … no assuredness that what’s on a label is actually in the bottle, that no heavy metals, pesticides or other toxins are present, that the supplement is safe to take at any dose, for any person, with any condition. Dr. Oz isn’t at fault. His promotion of supplements is, as Oliver says, just a symptom of the larger problem of poor regulation.

One thought on “Dr. Oz Pitching Supplements Is Not The Problem, Poor Regulation Is The Problem

  1. RB

    In some ways I am not surprised people don’t demand better regulation of supplements. We want our magic pills and the easy way to health. Don’t tell me what’s behind the curtain. Ignorance is bliss. I hope the placebo is strong in these people.

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