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Monday, September 13, 2010

Obama Pens US Alignment with CODEX

Executive Order 13544 of June 10, 2010

Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and
Public Health Council

Courtesy: Rense News Network

In regard to herbs and CODEX
NB:  While I do not accept the move to standardization of herbs, because it moves them more into the category of drugs as they become fractionated and may offer more in the form of side effects and reduced efficacy, this is the doctrine of CODEX - 
The German Commission E Monographs contain scientific data regarding the effectiveness of herbs. 

Between 1983 and 1993 this collective data was compiled and the German Commission E based its results entirely on strict scientific investigation, then released Monographs that have been promulgated to be  recognized for scientific standards. To ensure the completely unbiased investigation of the Commission E, the work was financed by the German government.
The German Commission E Monographs are now used for their authoritative description of herbs, their uses and side-effects by herbalists, pharmacies (Apotheken), and medical doctors (mostly in the EU, few in US).
The complete Monographs can be found in the "Bundesanzeiger"(the federal registry of Germany).

The same is done to supplements.  For example, vitamin C is limited to 60 mg, the amount known to prevent scurvy; vitamin E is to be at 7 IU to 14 IU,  but therapeutic levels will not be permitted. Single B vitamins such as B6 will be excluded as it is already under attack by Big PhRMA to be used only as a patented drug in P5P (bioactive) form.

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