To learn more

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
Telephone: 301-435-2920
Website: https://ods.od.nih.gov/HealthInformation/makingdecisions.sec.aspx

    Excellent information about wise supplement use and detailed fact sheets about individual vitamins and supplements. Also has an app you can use to keep up with supplements on your smart phone; choose My Dietary Supplements Mobile App on the left menu bar.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Toll-free number: 1-888-644-6226
TTY: 1-866-464-3615
Website: https://nccih.nih.gov/

    Has information on complementary and alternative therapy -related topics and clinical trials

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
About Herbs and Botanicals
Website: www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/about-herbs-botanicals-other-products

    Provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more, for consumers and health care professionals

US Food and Drug Administration
Toll-free number: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
Website: www.fda.gov

    Information about labels, rules, regulations, and more about dietary supplements as well as tips for spotting frauds and scams

US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Information Center
Telephone: 301-504-5414
Website: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov

    Choose “Dietary Supplements” from the left menu bar for info on nutrients, botanicals, herbs, and access to the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database

MedWatch
Toll-free number: 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088)
Website: www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/

    Choose “Consumer-Friendly Reporting Form” if you wish to report an adverse event; or you can call them to report any ill effects

US Pharmacopeia (USP)
Toll-free number: 1-800-227-8772
Website: www.usp.org

    More about USP and NF, and their standards

National Council Against Health Fraud
Website: www.ncahf.org

    Offers information on health myths, fraud, and quackery as public health problems, using the principles of science to help consumers avoid scams

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

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