Because you're on your own my friends. Think we have an FDA that evaluates which drug products are safe enough to be sold without a prescription and which aren't? Well then meet Ameal bp and be enlightened. God where to start with the Ameal bp:
The key ingredient is AmealPeptide®, which consists of two bioactive tripeptides that are extracted from milk proteins during a patented production process. These natural, milk-derived tripeptides are safe and have no side effects.
Anytime you see the words, "no side effects" my friends, run. Run far away. Because you are being lied to. A sugar pill has side effects. Increased blood glucose levels. Water has side effects. Increased urine production. The only way for a substance to have no side effects would be for it to do absolutely, positively, nothing.
Ameal bp, on the other hand, does claim to do something. It doesn't claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, because any claim like that would classify it as a drug, and Ameal bp is a dietary supplement. Ameal bp makes it crystal clear that it makes no claims to treat, cure, or prevent any disease by including this handy chart on it's website and in its advertisements:
This chart looks nothing like Ameal bp is trying to say it lowers your blood pressure, which would prevent many diseases like heart attacks, strokes, or congestive heart failure. I totally don't get that impression at all when I see this chart. It looks to me like Ameal bp is kinda like whey protein or some other type of dietary supplement I would take to build my muscles after a good workout. That's what this chart says to me.
Specifically, Ameal BP claims to be "a naturally occurring ACE inhibitor derived from enzymatically hyolized casein (milk proteins)" that has been "clinically shown to maintain healthier blood pressure"
Some of you in the professions just saw the words "ACE inhibitor" and shot scotch through your nose. If you are drinking scotch at the moment that is. Which you should be. You may have thought about the effects prescription ACE inhibitors, which don't try to bullshit their way through the "dietary supplement" loophole, have on pregnancies. Or of that annoying dry hacking cough that can happen with the prescription ACE inhibitors. A cough that Ameal bp tries to tell you magically won't happen if you use an ACE inhibitor made from rotten milk. Just remember that claim comes from the same people who so convincingly say they are making no claims that they are preventing disease.
While they are smart enough to not say anything about the pregnancy issue, they do come out and say their product inhibits the reaction that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II. You know what happens when you do that? Your body secretes less of a hormone called aldosterone. Then you know what can happen? The level of potassium in your bloodstream can go up.
That would be a side effect. One you can die from. I can guaranfuckingtee you if this shit in a box catches on, somebody, somewhere, who's having a hard time managing their hypertension with a slew of medications that includes a 20mEq daily dose of potassium chloride will see this in the vitamin section of a GNC store somewhere and end up dead.
In my perfect world, that person would be a card carrying member of the Libertarian party, whose philosophy makes things like Ameal bp possible.
To the rest of you I would say be careful, because you're on your own out there.