Annotated Bibliography 2- Brett Lang

“Browsing Store.” Netnutri.com. Netnutri, 2009. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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.

Denham, Bryan E. “Dietary Supplements-Regulatory Issues and Implications for Public Health.” Jama.ama–assn.org. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 15 July 2011. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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.

“Dietary Supplements.” Background Information: — Health Professional Fact Sheet. National Institutes of Health, 24 June 2011. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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. It shows which classifications could be talked about to be made tighter and better regulated.

“Food.” Dietary Supplements. 2005. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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 the rules and regulations I have found out about. It can also be used for more information on dietary supplements.

“Ingredients — Ephedrine.” Ingredients. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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.

“Is Ephedra Legal?” Ephedra Diet Pills, Ephedra Weight Loss Products, Buy Ephedrine! Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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. It can also be used to explain why this type is banned and not the other one.

Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 01 Oct. 2011. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

Background: This site gives information and background about the Ephedra sinica product. It goes on to talk about this exact type of the Ephedra. It talks about the dangers of this type of Ephedra and why it was banned.

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.

McBride, Brian F., Danette Guertin, Michael C. White, and Jeffrey Kluger. “Inappropriate Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Discharge Following Consumption of a Dietary Weight Loss Supplement.” Pacing & Clinical Electrophysiology 27.9 (2004): 1317-320. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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. It gives a horrific end to someone’s life, which could attach the viewer to my view on fixing the regulations and making the supplement safer for use.

Mehendale, Sangeeta R., Brent A. Bauer, and Yuan Chun-Su. “Ephedra-Containing Dietary Supplements in the US versus Ephedra as a Chinese Medicine.” American Journal of Chinese Medicine 32.1 (2004): 1-10. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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. It gives some good of the product when used by the Chinese.

Metabolife 356.com | The Story of Metabolife Products.” Metabolife 356.com. 2003. Web.16 Apr. 2012.

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. The ingredients can be broken down and talked about throughout the research paper. I can focus on each main important ingredient that is used.

Spitz, Katherine. “Health Psychology Home Page.” PSY 268. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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.

“Pharmaceutical Industry.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2012 from Encyclopedia.com:

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.

“What Is Ephedrine?” Ephedrine (Ephedra) Legal Advice: Speak to Lawyers Handling Injuries Associated Ephedra. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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.

Wong, Cathy. “Ephedra Side Effects.” About.com Alternative Medicine. About.com, 31 Jan. 2008. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.

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.

Woolf, Alan D., William A. Watson, Susan Smolinske, and Toby Litovitz. “The Severity of Toxic Reactions to Ephedra: Comparisons to Other Botanical Products and National Trends from 1993–2002.” Clinical Toxicology 43.5 (2005): 347-55. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Apr. 2011.

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 Ephedra’s very severe dangers and showing how its exposure in a supplement form is very dangerous to someone’s health. I can go into how toxic the product can be to the human body.

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