CAM draft regulations comment deadline extended

Posted: 23 November 2011

The deadline for comment on the new Draft CAM regulations has been extended to 30 November 2011.

In addition, the Complementary Medicines Schedules is available:

Complementary Medicin e s  S chedule v4: a 3 MB PDF file.

Complementary Medicines Schedule v4: a 9 MB Word doc

See also: 

Complementary medicine draft regulations published
Posted 26 July 2011

MCC Guidelines on “Complementary medicines” released 11 August 2011  
Posted 12 August 2011


4 Responses to CAM draft regulations comment deadline extended

  1. Kevin Charleston 24 November, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    Thanks Harris.  
    I wonder – does the Upper Potency Limit of homeopathy remedies really mean a lower number is not allowed?  
    I see that Vitamin D3 has an Upper Safe Limit of of 800 IU – that should give Solal food for thought in their claim that it is safe even up to 2000 IU

  2. Argūtāre 24 November, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamind

    Table 4: Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs) for Vitamin D [1]

    [1]
    AgeMaleFemalePregnancyLactation
    0–6 months1,000 IU
    (25 mcg)
    1,000 IU
    (25 mcg)
      
    7–12 months1,500 IU
    (38 mcg)
    1,500 IU
    (38 mcg)
      
    1–3 years2,500 IU
    (63 mcg)
    2,500 IU
    (63 mcg)
      
    4–8 years3,000 IU
    (75 mcg)
    3,000 IU
    (75 mcg)
      
    ≥9 years4,000 IU
    (100 mcg)
    4,000 IU
    (100 mcg)
    4,000 IU
    (100 mcg)
    4,000 IU
    (100 mcg)
  3. Argūtāre 24 November, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jan;85(1):6-18.
    Risk assessment for vitamin D.
    Hathcock JN, Shao A, Vieth R, Heaney R.

    Source: Council for Responsible Nutrition, Washington, DC 20036-5114, USA. [email protected]

    Abstract
    The objective of this review was to apply the risk assessment methodology used by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) to derive a revised safe Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for vitamin D. New data continue to emerge regarding the health benefits of vitamin D beyond its role in bone. The intakes associated with those benefits suggest a need for levels of supplementation, food fortification, or both that are higher than current levels. A prevailing concern exists, however, regarding the potential for toxicity related to excessive vitamin D intakes. The UL established by the FNB for vitamin D (50 microg, or 2000 IU) is not based on current evidence and is viewed by many as being too restrictive, thus curtailing research, commercial development, and optimization of nutritional policy. Human clinical trial data published subsequent to the establishment of the FNB vitamin D UL published in 1997 support a significantly higher UL. We present a risk assessment based on relevant, well-designed human clinical trials of vitamin D. Collectively, the absence of toxicity in trials conducted in healthy adults that used vitamin D dose > or = 250 microg/d (10,000 IU vitamin D3) supports the confident selection of this value as the UL.

    PMID:
    17209171
    [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
     

  4. Harris 24 November, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    It is important to put the above abstract in full context. The authors are from The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). CRN, founded in 1973, is one of the dietary supplement industry's trade associations, i.e., trying to promote the use of their products. (This does not suggest that the data is right or wrong but that one needs to bear the context in mind.)

    The full article for this abstract posted above is at http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=17209171

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