FDA Is Cracking Down on Supplements--But Approves a New Sleeping Pill?
As many of you know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still working on its plan to remove resveratrol, curcumin, ubiquinol, and all other nutritional supplements introduced since 1994 from the market unless they undergo a ridiculous new approval process.
This is all under the guise of “protecting the public”—yet, at the same time the FDA turns around and approves yet another new sleeping pill. This is an outrage!
The FDA has just announced that it’s approved Intermezzo (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablets) that treats middle-of-the-night insomnia. So now we have a Big Pharma pill for falling asleep, and another for staying asleep. What’s next, a pill for waking up in the morning?
Folks, as the FDA itself stated, Intermezzo is a federally controlled substance that can lead to abuse or dependence. But meanwhile they want to “protect you” from safe, effective, healthy supplements like resveratrol and ubiquinol?
Once again, nature has provided sleep solutions that are just as effective and far safer:
- Melatonin: Research has shown that taking 1–3 mg of melatonin 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime can reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. And at least one study has demonstrated that 3 mg significantly increased the amount of time spent in REM sleep.
- Valerian: This herb which is native to North America, Asia, and Europe has been used since at least the mid-1800s for promoting sleep. The root of the plant is considered to be the most potent. The suggested dose is 250–500 mg, 30–60 minutes before bed.
- L-theanine: This amino acid derived from green tea is renowned for its calming effects. Research suggests that L-theanine works by enhancing alpha-wave activity in the brain, which results in relaxation. The suggested dose is 200 mg, 30–60 minutes before bed.
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