And also declares that the FDA has Not approved the use of Bitter Melon. Bitter Mellon is FDA approved under the the American Food and Drug Administration, commonly called the FDA, under the regulation called GRAS. GRAS stands for[Generally Regarded As Safe]. Approval is given to food ingredients, be they chemical, if nature identical, substances added to food, or foods or ingredients of foods-- determined to be safe by FDA experts. Thus supplements, including the dried powder of fruits, herbs, and other edibles, or their extractives have had to be given FDA approval under the rules and regulations of GRAS, of the FDA.
So the Bitter Melon being an Edible Fruit has FDA Approval as a dehydrated concentrated Powder in Capsule form. It is true that consuming [too much] of certain things, like sugar, salt, and fats can seriously harm oneself. So the FDA allows the Manufacturers to set limits, but with the FDA approval by their experts. I guess our protector, has never had to submit a GRAS request or stand before the board at the FDA in Washington, seeking approvals! Some here have! Its a Bitch.
So yes indeed many of the substances that myself, pjoshea[Patrick], et al, bring to this site are indeed FDA approved for Human Consumption. WE do not ask anyone to use what we discuss, we declare we are not prescribing, and we are not Doctors, and for sure not practicing Medicine. And we defend to the end of the earth for people to make their own choices and I personally am a fan of many drugs---still taking for my Pca, Metformin, Proscar, Avodart, Arimidex, and was a user of Casodex, and Lupron when I needed it.