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  • #62795
    *Lassie*
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    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Vitamins/

    The principle of self medication with herbal/vitamin/mineral food supplements would be restricted to ‘prescription only’ status, if the Codex Alimentarius is applied in this country.

    #110808
    Anonymous
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    You will all have to head for the countryside and pick your own  :agree:

    #110809
    *Lassie*
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    [quote author=Val link=topic=13310.msg255613#msg255613 date=1229968546]
    You will all have to head for the countryside and pick your own  :agree:
    [/quote]

    Fine if you know one plant from another ;D

    #110810
    Anonymous
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    I honestly feel very mixed about this.  :-\  Of course I want to continue buying whatever I want  ::) but I also know that when people buy individual vitamins for instance, or not understanding that St Johns Wort can affect the contraceptive pill, then it can cause problems.
    Perhaps I’d like to see them only available from health food shops where staff have had some training rather than in Boots where much of the stock is as weak as Smarties and the staff don’t have a clue!  :-X

    #110811
    *Lassie*
    Member

    [quote author=Rough link=topic=13310.msg255623#msg255623 date=1229970434]
    I honestly feel very mixed about this.  :-\  Of course I want to continue buying whatever I want  ::) but I also know that when people buy individual vitamins for instance, or not understanding that St Johns Wort can affect the contraceptive pill, then it can cause problems.
    Perhaps I’d like to see them only available from health food shops where staff have had some training rather than in Boots where much of the stock is as weak as Smarties and the staff don’t have a clue!   :-X
    [/quote]

    That’s how I feel Rough :yes:
    If you can’t get them so easily it will make it difficult to get the supplements for the dogs without paying an arm and a leg, but the whole thing is a minefield

    #110812
    Anonymous
    Guest

    If it gets tough, remember that you have a contact here with a Practitioner Account!  😉 ;D :yes:

    #110813
    .dodger.
    Member

    [quote author=Rough link=topic=13310.msg255623#msg255623 date=1229970434]
    I honestly feel very mixed about this.  :-\  Of course I want to continue buying whatever I want  ::) but I also know that when people buy individual vitamins for instance, or not understanding that St Johns Wort can affect the contraceptive pill, then it can cause problems.
    Perhaps I’d like to see them only available from health food shops where staff have had some training rather than in Boots where much of the stock is as weak as Smarties and the staff don’t have a clue!   :-X
    [/quote]

    i’m glad you said that about st jons wort because i didn’t know :yes: i agree i always go to the health food shop to get my supplements for dodge, i always get advise from the woman who works there, she knows everything i need to know

    #110814
    *Nick*
    Member

    We get our stuff from the health food store as well, very helpful clerks never bat an eyelid when I say it’s for me dog  ;D  probably because I look so unhealthy  :sick:

    #110815
    Diesel73
    Member

    [quote author=Rough link=topic=13310.msg255623#msg255623 date=1229970434]
    I honestly feel very mixed about this.  :-\  Of course I want to continue buying whatever I want  ::) but I also know that when people buy individual vitamins for instance, or not understanding that St Johns Wort can affect the contraceptive pill, then it can cause problems.
    Perhaps I’d like to see them only available from health food shops where staff have had some training rather than in Boots where much of the stock is as weak as Smarties and the staff don’t have a clue!   :-X
    [/quote]
    With staff you never know if they had actual training or not. Not even in a pharmacy. And if they had any training at all, than what kind of it. Everybody can learn advertisingfolders by heart. What i would like to see change is that manufacturers have to include with the product a detailed piece of paper of the product. Like pharmaceutical companies have to do. Makes it much easier than the 2 sentences that are usually printed on the bottle.
    On prescription is not good. Will only drive the prices sky high.

    #110816
    xtine
    Member

    I would probably buy more from H&B and places like that if I knew more about what i was buying.. there is never any info on bottles that is of any meaning to me at all…  :-\

    #110817
    Sweetypye
    Member

    I avoid H & B as most of their products are not necessarily the best on the market; I find researching products via a non biased source is the best way of getting an unprejudiced view.

    ps You should also be extremely careful using SJW in the sun………

    #110818

    [quote author=Sweetypye link=topic=13310.msg256015#msg256015 date=1230552965]
    I avoid H & B as most of their products are not necessarily the best on the market; I find researching products via a non biased source is the best way of getting an unprejudiced view.

    ps You should also be extremely careful using SJW in the sun………[/quote]

    why?  🙂

    #110819
    Sweetypye
    Member

    because it can make you very photo sensitive, the effects are the same for humans and animals……………….

    #110820
    .dodger.
    Member

    photo sensitive? :help:

    #110821
    Sweetypye
    Member

    Sorry, mammals may lose hair/fur/skin and/or have rashes or even mental disturbances.

    Hypericum (SJW) can appear in pasture land so affected animals may have to be kept indoors during the day.

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