ig Pharma is closing in on a big power grab – and it must to save itself. That is because modern designed drugs represent a single man-made (patentable) molecule that narrowly targets single genes or cell receptor sites in an attempt to quell symptoms of a sole disease. Whereas, by definition, nutriceuticals are single natural molecules that target hundreds of genes and therefore prevent, treat or cure many diseases.
For example, resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trol), known as a red wine molecule, exhibits broad biological action that could potentially address many diseases. Resveratrol manifests biological action that counters pain, inflammation, cholesterol, germs (bacteria, viruses and fungi), mental depression, elevated blood sugar, the initiation, growth and spread of cancer (something no cancer drug does), and dissipates beta amyloid brain plaque. Resveratrol is a game changer.
Modern pharmacology must counter this threat from natural medicine if it is to survive. It must capture nutriceuticals and make them prescription-only substances. It must demonize dietary supplements in the short run and convince the American public they are potentially hazardous and need to be controlled by prescription.
Dietary supplements are not a trivial issue in America. The most letters sent to Congress over any issue in the past two decades involved the public’s support for the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994. It has been said that there are three issues politicians dare not tamper with in America: the right to bear arms, the privacy of the American home, and the right to directly purchase dietary supplements unfettered by government.
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