Annotated Bibliography–Brett Lang

1. Drug Research

Background: It talks about the regulations of drugs and how they are handled in regulation. It also talks about what the manufacturers of the drugs do to meet regulations and make sure they have a high quality product.

Intend to use: I can use this information to compare it to the supplements and describe why the dietary supplements should be regulated more like the drugs. They have tight rules and it would create a better industry and a much safer one for the dietary supplements.

2. What is Ephedrine?

Background: This website talks about ephedra and the ingredients found in it. It goes into where it comes from and how it is used and created.It also gives the a list of examples of the complaints received by the FDA about terrible unwanted side effects of the supplement.

How I intend to use research: This gives me ingredients of the product I’m looking up. It states where it comes from and creation of it and uses giving me a very clear way at how it is mainly created. I can use this to examine how well it meets the dietary classifications and what different parts of it cause the harmful side effects.

3. Dietary Supplements

Background: This source gives the classification of dietary supplements. It also defines the regulations that the FDA sets up for them and rules they must follow.

How I intend to use research: This research will give me exactly what I’m looking for as in a classification of what a dietary supplement is. It also will help me see the rules and regulations they have and follow.

4. Dietary Supplements—Regulatory Issues and Implications for Public Health

Background: This source gives the problems with regulations on the Dietary supplement industry. It shows how loop holes can be used by the manufacturers of the product.

How I intend to use research: I intend to use this research to see the flaws in the supplement regulations and determine the type of things the manufacturers can easily get away with their supplement that could be unhealthy and dangerous.

5. Ingredients-Ephedrine

Background: This source goes into more details about the uses and ingredients of the Ephedrine supplement.

How I intend to use research: This research will give me more information on the make up of the Ephedra, so I can examine its ingredients to the needed ones of dietary supplements to be classified as so. It will also give me a good look at the dangerous substances inside of the supplement that makes it harmful.

Background: The site talks about the contents of the product metabolife 356, which is the specific Ephedra based product I use to talk about. It also gives a lot of information on use and description of it.

How intend to use: I have already used this website in my definition essay as my source for information on its ingredients. I also intend to use it for other small information about the use of the product.

7.Inappropriate Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Discharge Following Consumption of a Dietary Weight Loss Supplement

Background: It gives information on how the metabolife 356 affected a woman’s heart and the Ephedra product caused such terrible damage to her and needed a constant defibrillator.

How intend to use: I’m going to use the information as a basis and example of the effects of the metabolife 356 ephedra base drug. I can also use it to show how fast it could cause your heart to race and the effects of the drug on someone’s body.

8.Ephedra-Containing Dietary Supplements in the US versus Ephedra as a Chinese Medicine

Background: It talks about the usage of Ephedra in the dietary supplement and as used in Chinese medicine.

How intend to use: The website shows a different way Ephedra has been used in the way of Chinese medicine. It also talks about the usage of it as a dietary supplement and its dangers, which gives me more information on that.

9.The Severity of Toxic Reactions to Ephedra: Comparisons to Other Botanical Products and National Trends from 1993–2002

Background: The website talks about the dangers from the botanical Ephedra. It talks about how it was examined and tested. It also gives information on the severity of its use and exposure in a dietary supplement.

How I intend to use: I intend to take the information and incorporate it into explaining its very severe dangers and showing how its exposure in a supplement form is very dangerous to someone’s health.

10.Metabolife-356

Background: It gives more information on the supplement. It also talks about the different ingredients and backgrounds on them, along with usage of the dietary supplement.

How intend to use: I intend to take the information and talk more about the metabolife and its effects. I can also use the background information on certain ingredients in the product more too.

11. Ephedra Side Effects

Background: The site talks a little bit about the history of Ephedra, and its past uses and origin. It also goes on to talk about the side effects of the product.

How I intend to use: This site will give me more information on the side effects of Ephedra on people. It will also give me some more history on the product along with past uses in Chinese tradition. It can show a more useful way of the product that it has been used for and why its side effects are too dangerous to be in a dietary supplement.

12.Metabolife 356: Diet pill or Death Wish?

Background: This website gives information on the Metabolife 356 product. It also gives information on its safety and the claims and evidence that the Metabolife 356 company presents for its product.

Intend to use: I intend to use this information to use as basis for claims made by the company and to show the safety problems with this product. I can also use it to compare the claims made by the company to the regulations set for dietary supplements.

13. Dietary Supplements

Background: This website gives some more information on the regulations of dietary supplements and more information on the supplements.

Intend to use: This site can be used to give more sustenance to my rules and regulations I have found out about. It can also be used for more information on dietary supplements.

14. Ephedra legal?

Background: This site tells you that Ephedra is not completely banned by the FDA just a certain type of Ephedra called Ephedra- Sinica.

How intend to use: This site gives more information on the banning of the Ephedra and the specific type, so that I can give a more exact classification of the banned product. I can also use it to explain why this type is banned and not the other one.

15. Ephedra- Sinica

Background: This site gives information and background about the Ephedra sinica product. It goes on to talk about this exact type of the Ephedra.

Intend to use: I can use this information to further explain on this exact type of Ephedra that is banned. I can give background information on it, and give a better description of why this type has been banned. It will help me explain the banning of the Ephedra better, along with giving me more information on the product than I had.

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1 Response to Annotated Bibliography–Brett Lang

  1. davidbdale says:

    There’s too much “tells about” and “talks about” language here, Brett, which we discussed early in the semester in feedback about your Polio ASP source assignment. The collection of sources is strong, though, and covers a good range from government (FDA), medical (AMA), academic (EBSCO) and popular materials. Your intended use sections provide useful information I couldn’t have gotten from the background explanations. You can still revise if you wish, but be sure to tell me if you do.
    Grade Recorded.

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