Thanks so much for your input Kamiro! Yeah, so I looked up this California warning and it's a part of this Proposition 65
that they have in Cali. I get what they're trying to do and all but the fact that manufacturers aren't required to put specifically what's making their product need that label is a bit ridiculous. I've decided that it is indeed a bit like the lead in vitamins scare that was happening. I'm pretty aggravated about the whole thing just b/c we're under a constant chemical nightmare and those who control what we put in our bodies really aren't required to disclose jack crap
. I think this has all gone to hell in handbasket as pretty much everything is supposed to kill you, ugh. Here's their May 24, 2013 update
of the list of substances that have been proven to cause reproductive harm and cancer; so if you're selling in Cali and your product has even small amounts of this stuff you need the warning. Then why not tell us which and how much of those are in your product?!
B/c it's going to affect that bottom line is my guess
Honestly, I think this is a small drop in the bucket as far as what we're up against and I refuse to get sucked in. I mean, quite literally, practically everything we eat, drink, touch, wear, sleep on, etc. and so on is horrible for us. There's really no practical way to do it all for most of us and I'm just going to keep living my life and providing for my children using the healthiest routes that are available for us to take advantage of. Not going to spend all of my time on this planet worried sick over this or that.
I've been having severe anxiety thus far being PAL and when I saw "birth defects" and "reproductive harm" on that bottle I took another nose-dive into one of many episodes of panic I've been having. Once I calmed down and started thinking logically again, looked up a few things about this Act, I was able to bring it back. What I decided on was to go with maca from Whole World Botanicals
I'll still give Gaia a call tomorrow and ask them about it just because I'm curious WTF they're putting in that supplement that warrants this warning. Honestly, I'd rather just eat the actual veggie and not mess with supplements but unfortunately I can't find any
. Could have sworn the farmer's market I frequent had some at one time but maybe I'm mistaken
. I absolutely love maca and feel so blessed to have found it as it really has worked wonders for me. Working on bringing the anxiety level down