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dietary supplement

a product, such as a vitamin, mineral, or herb, intended to improve health but not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Because dietary supplements are not legally considered drugs, their manufacturers can sell them without having to prove they are safe or effective.

Dietary Supplements

... What you need to know first about dietary supplements; Risks and side effects
of dietary supplements; Dietary supplement advertising and promotion ...

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Manufacturing guidelines for dietary supplements

... You can still look for products that use USP standards. These supplements
all have the USP Dietary Supplement Verified mark on their labels.. ...

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Common misconceptions about dietary supplements

... of the way dietary supplements are regulated, the FDA (US Food and Drug
Administration) cannot check every claim made about a supplement. ...

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Understanding the claims on dietary supplement labels

... and Side Effects » Complementary and Alternative Medicine » Dietary
Supplements » Understanding the claims on dietary supplement labels. ...

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Dietary supplement advertising and promotion

... Treatment » Treatments and Side Effects » Complementary and Alternative
Medicine » Dietary Supplements » Dietary supplement advertising and ...

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Risks and side effects of dietary supplements

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Choosing and using dietary supplements safely

... or if you are breastfeeding, take only dietary supplements prescribed or ... Do
not take a dietary supplement for any longer than recommended. ...

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Talking with your doctor about dietary supplements

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Common misconceptions about dietary supplements. ...

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FDA regulation of drugs versus dietary supplements

... In 1994, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) defined
dietary supplements as a category of food, which put them under ...

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What you need to know first about dietary supplements

... Dietary Supplements: What Is Safe? ... Risks and side effects of dietary
supplements. What you need to know first about dietary supplements. ...

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