SB-12 would expand the definition of ‘medical care’ to include vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies and other natural health products. The same legislation was introduced in 2011, 2013 and 2017.
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A mainstream organization composed of primary care providers is finally recognizing that conventional medicine isn’t qualified to properly assess dietary supplements. The US Preventive Services Task Force is made up of professionals such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses and health behavior specialists. The USPSTF says that supplements should be tested on individuals who are deficient in them. It makes sense, doesn’t it? But don’t expect Big Pharma to roll over and play dead.
One of the biggest scams to push people away from supplements is to cite studies critical of vitamin E. It turns out the substance used in the studies was a synthetic form of only one component of E. If supplement bashers have to rely on such trickery to get you to change your mind, it seems to suggest they have not found valid scientific reasons to support their argument.