Are Your Vitamins Made in China?
By: Bruce Brightman
Let me start by saying more than likely if you are taking a big National
Brand vitamin, then the answer is YES! Why? It comes down to money really.
Here is a breakdown of how the vitamin business is operated and why knowing
where your vitamins are coming from is a big deal!
Here is one of the many major problems when dealing with China:
China itself owns all of these vitamin companies in one format or another
(communism), whether it be local gov’t or the national gov’t. This means
that regulations don’t matter, they produce inferior supplements and no one
is doing anything about it, we just keep taking them because they are
United States Vitamin / Supplement Companies say they test all the
nutrients that they get from China, but the reality is, it is an
impossibility to run that many tests, environmental toxicity tests, other
drugs from waste run off…
FACT: Only 2 percent of all imported vitamins and other supplements are
inspected. Why? Vitamins and supplements are classified as “food” by
law and therefore not subject to any tough regulatory scrutiny.
China is the most polluted nation on the planet (by far), yet many fruits,
vegetables and herbs are grown in China and exported to North America for
use in our natural products. China is a nation that has virtually no
environmental regulation enforcement. In China, anything goes: You can dump
mercury into rivers. You can spray raw human sewage sludge on crops. You
can produce factory-made chemicals and blow the waste products right into
the air through smokestacks. In China, many rivers are so toxic that, from
time to time, they actually catch on fire and burn. Their food quality is
the worst in the world as well. Half of the country’s major water bodies
are polluted, as are 86 percent of city water bodies. Pollution is largely
caused by the country’s numerous factories, which rarely have equipment for
Seventy to 80 percent of the country’s industrial waste is directly
emitted into rivers.
Here are some interesting statements:
FDA government regulator Steve Mister is quoted by the NY Times:
"We walk a fine line. We want to protect consumers, but we also
don't want to alarm consumers so they stay away from the whole
marketplace. We are concerned that if we alert consumers, we may
unnecessarily drive them away from the marketplace. We could make
them afraid to take legitimate dietary supplements."
So people can die from taking the wrong supplements, but we don’t really
want to scare anyone….hmm...
Here is another one:
Ms. Singer of the New York Times quotes FDA official Michael Levy
as saying, "These products from China may work, but if you take
them, they could kill you."
So why would a vitamin company use nutrients from China? Does anyone really trust China products, much less food or vitamins? Profit!
The nutrients vitamin companies buy from China are about 20% the cost,
so instead of it costing $4 to buy a quality fortified ingredient, it
may cost .75c and many times far less.
Substandard and fake goods are so common in China that the Chinese people themselves have an expression, it is called: Heixin (pronounced hey-sin),
to describe those who make, sell or profit from them. Heixin roughly translates as "black heart".
FACT: Chinese imports accounted for more than 60 percent of the recalls
announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission this year. From
toothpaste to toy trains to tilapia to prescriptions, to vitamins and
so much more.
Have a look at LifeSource Vitamins and you will understand why we don't
source any products from China.
While doing this research over the last 20 years, it has been both
disheartening and motivating. I am more motivated now than ever to
continue to create vitamins and supplements that work and are safe for
my family and yours.
Bruce Brightman – Founder - LifeSource Vitamins
Watch this video on Supplements from China.
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requirements set forth in the FDA's Code of Federal Regulation. (
21 CFR, part 111
as well as all Good Manufacturing Practices enforced by the FDA. CGMP's
provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of
manufacturing processes and facilities. (
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