You’re just simply not right about this.
The FDA goes after ingredients that result in significant numbers of AERs.
Ephedrine was the single most predominant AER generating supplement when it was banned.
DMAA was the single most predominant AER generating stimulant when the FDA went after it.
Kratom was the single most predominant AER generating supplement when the FDA/DEA went after it. It’s still causing more AERs than anything else, even though congress/the DEA backed off on banning it.
Picamilon was actually stumbled upon in a different FDA enforcement action, where they found it on the label of another product they were already targeting with enforcement action over a different non-compliant ingredient.
Technically, they’re factually wrong about Picamilon, and if you or any other company wants to fund a legal campaign to preserve the ingredient, I’m more than happy to provide the expert witnesses and data to back it up.
But nobody felt like dying on the cross of Picamilon. Who sells enough Picamilon to be worth a six figure legal battle? What, I go spend $200k making sure it stays legal, so 500 other companies can sell it? When there are other viable alternative ingredients I can sell?