McCain Not Giving Up Easy-Update

john-mccain1It was reported earlier in the week that Senator McCain had dropped support of his own Bill with regards to more FDA oversight into the supplement industry. A huge grassroots letter writing campaign by supplement users across the U.S. was what brought on his sudden change in legislation. As I said in my column yesterday ( that we as supplement users weren’t out of the woods yet, so to speak.

In an article written by HOWARD FENDRICH titled “Stricter oversight of dietary supplements closer”, it states that “Stricter government oversight of dietary supplements is moving closer thanks to an agreement among senators to include guidelines in a food safety bill.” For the full article use the following link (

I urge you to send an email to your representative telling them as responsible adults we should be allowed to decide what supplements we can and want to take ( Let the FDA worry about drugs and approvals for those drugs. You never know when you might need longer eye lashes.

For those who dont have time to write out and email here is a sample (thanks to Matt Pearson of Recomp Performance Nutrition) that can be copied and pasted to be sent to your Senators.

I am writing to express my passionate objection and opposition to yet
another effort, this time by Senator McCain, to limit freedom and destroy
a healthy industry in this country. Senator McCain’s efforts to expand the
role of the FDA is counter to the wishes of the majority of the American
population that uses supplements, and is a blatant pandering to a special
interest (in most of the recent cases, the anti-doping agency.)

I am not a professional athlete, and certainly did not agree to the
limitations that they agreed to. It is up to them to police their own, and
not limit access to supplements by the general population.

The regulations, including GMP which will go into full effect in June of
this year, are already in place to properly control quality of supplements
in regards to contamination and proper labeling. We do not desire the same
or similar controls of the FDA, which has failed miserably to insure
quality in prescription medications, to prescriptions and refuse to allow
our freedoms to be quashed by overzealous legislation.

Leave us alone in this matter, and deal with things that are important –
such as the economy. Destroying another industry with over regulation and
angering even more of the population by attempting to grab even more power
is a foolish move.

I urge you to not only vote no on this iteration, but all future
iterations of the same ilk.

Thomas Jefferson once said,” Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. [“Notes on Virginia,” 1784]”

And lets not forget “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”- Thomas Jefferson

About the Author

Matt Cahill has worked extensively in the nutritional supplement field, and is the former CEO of Designer Supplements. During his time in the field has researched and developed prohormones, testosterone boosters, and other related compounds, both for his own company and others.