What Are Dietary supplements?
Dietary supplements are products that contain one or more dietary ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids or other ingredients used to enhance the diet. In the United States, dietary supplements are available in a wide range of product forms, such as tablets, capsules, powders and liquids.
More than 70 percent of the U.S. population use dietary supplements as a safe, effective and affordable way to maintain good health and fill the nutritional gap in their diet.
How FDA Regulates Dietary Supplements
Unlike pharmaceutical manufacturers, dietary supplement manufacturers have no formal quality control regulations or inspections. Built into DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act) are important provisions that promote the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. Any company wanting to manufacture dietary supplements should know specifically that DSHEA:
Gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to protect the … Read More