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PostSubject: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Wed 14 Jul 2010, 12:52 pm

I'm not suprised.

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WASHINGTON — A Nestle SA subsidiary has agreed to drop advertising claims that its children's drink BOOST Kid Essentials prevents colds and flu, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.
The FTC, which pursues deceptive advertising, took issue with claims that BOOST prevented colds and flu by strengthening the immune system, focusing on advertisements for a drink sold with a straw embedded with probiotic bacteria.
"Nestle's claims that its probiotic product would prevent kids from getting sick or missing school just didn't stand up to scrutiny," said David Vladeck, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Nestle HealthCare Nutrition Inc has agreed to stop making the claims unless they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration
Nestle was not immediately available for comment
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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Thu 15 Jul 2010, 12:26 am

so i am having a hard time with who to side with, if anyone, on this one. i dont trust nestle and i dont trust the FDA. i'd be curious to see the ingredients in BOOST. something tells me there's some crap in there that aint right. but then why did the FDA actually act in favor of peeps, when it usually acts against our favor and in favor of the big corps???
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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Thu 15 Jul 2010, 10:58 am

Because every now and then the FDA has to ruff someone up to maintain the facade that they are actually doing their job? Just a guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Thu 15 Jul 2010, 11:09 am

I went to the officilal BOOST webpage here.


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Ingredients (Vanilla): Water, corn syrup solids, sugar, modified milk ingredients, canola oil, high oleic sunflower oil, corn oil, artificial flavour, salt, lecithin, carrageenan, soy oil, (may contain potassium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid),

MINERALS: (calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate tribasic, chromic chloride, cupric sulfate, ferrous sulfate, magnesium phosphate dibasic, manganese sulfate, potassium chloride, potassium citrate, potassium iodide, sodium citrate, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite and zinc sulfate),

VITAMINS: (biotin, calcium d-pantothenate, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, folic acid, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, sodium ascorbate, thiamine hydrochloride, Vitamin A palmitate, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3)

It's chocked full of vitamins and minerals, yet, they second 'ingredient' after water, is corn syrup solids.

here's is a little snippet on high fructose corn syrup.

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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/07/10/how-high-fructose-corn-syrup-damages-your-body.aspx

In case you forgot, or never knew in the first place, the number one source of calories in the US is high fructose corn syrup. Let me say that in different words so you more fully appreciate the impact of this fact. Remember that fat has 250% more calories than sugar, but even with this major disadvantage, the food that most people get MOST of their calories from is sugar from corn, primarily in the form of soft drinks.

Even though I have known this for years, it is still shocking to me every time I reflect on the enormity of this truth. But, like W. Clement Stone, I believe that there is a nugget of good in this horrible fact. The good is that stopping this pernicious habit is one of the easiest things to do. Since this is such a pervasive problem in the US, we could make radically outrageous improvements in our health as a culture if we just simply stopped everyone from drinking soda.

I am HIGHLY confident that the health improvement would be FAR more profound than if everyone stopped smoking because elevated insulin levels are the foundation of nearly every chronic disease known to man, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, aging, arthritis, osteoporosis, you name it, and you will find elevated insulin levels as a primary factor.
This evidence of an increase in triglyceride levels and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels is just the latest among countless findings pointing to the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar, and, because most fructose is consumed in liquid form, its negative metabolic effects are significantly magnified.

HFCS has also been linked to:
Diabetes
Obesity
Metabolic Syndrome

The delusion that fructose is an acceptable form of sugar is quite prevalent in many nutritional circles. In fact, nearly all simple sugars are metabolized quickly and disrupt insulin levels, which contributes to most chronic illness. Eating small amounts of whole fruit will not provide tremendous amounts of fructose and should not be a problem for most people, unless diabetes or obesity is an issue but fruit juices, sodas and other beverages sweetened with fructose should be avoided.
To add insult to injury, the corn that the high fructose corn syrup is metabolized from nearly all comes from genetically modified corn which is fraught with its own well documented side effects and health concerns.
High fructose corn syrup is is not something that should be in your diet at all. But HFCS is the primary caloric sweetener in U.S. soft drinks. Researchers estimate that most Americans eat 132 calories of HFCS per day, while the top 20 percent of sweetener consumers eat over 300. And some, they say, eat as much as 700 calories per day of HFCS.
Sodas, of course, are not the only source of HFCS (though they represent one of the main ones). This dangerous sweetener is also in many processed foods and fruit juices, so to avoid it you need to focus your diet on whole foods and, if you do purchase packaged foods, become an avid label reader.

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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Thu 15 Jul 2010, 11:35 am

thanks for posting the ingredients weeping oak. i thought of doing that myself, but got lazy i guess.

and man, almost ALL of those ingredients are pretty notorioiusly BAD. corn syrup is one of them but also corn and soy oil - corn and soy are two of the main GM foods and since we have no idea how GM foods will really affect us, its probably best to just stay away. then "modified milk ingredients" - WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? just sounds wrong. lecithin is another ingredient that is shady in its potential effects on human health. and LASTLY, that whole "may contain......HYDROCHLORIC ACID???" well that cant be GOOD for anyone at anytime.
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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Thu 15 Jul 2010, 11:36 am

and Kraig, as far as your proposed reason as to why the FDA actually acted in "the people's" favor........................yeah, you're probably right.
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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Thu 15 Jul 2010, 1:35 pm

Yes I agree to they have to rough someone up once in a while...
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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Thu 15 Jul 2010, 2:16 pm

Guerrero wrote:
thanks for posting the ingredients weeping oak. i thought of doing that myself, but got lazy i guess.

and man, almost ALL of those ingredients are pretty notorioiusly BAD. corn syrup is one of them but also corn and soy oil - corn and soy are two of the main GM foods and since we have no idea how GM foods will really affect us, its probably best to just stay away. then "modified milk ingredients" - WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? just sounds wrong. lecithin is another ingredient that is shady in its potential effects on human health. and LASTLY, that whole "may contain......HYDROCHLORIC ACID???" well that cant be GOOD for anyone at anytime.

oh and.....carrageenan. Carrageenan is a proven carcinogen. This product should be pulled off the market, rather than just being told to change the marketing scheme. Sadly, I think you guys might be right... this may just be a public 'roughing up' to make it look like the FDA actually does things for the people.
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PostSubject: Re: Nestle drops health claims for BOOST drinks   Fri 16 Jul 2010, 12:11 pm

definitely just another product marketed as nutritional supplement when its actually a toxic supplement, there to supplement and intensify the toxification of the human body that takes it in.
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