dietary supplement


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dietary supplement

n.
A product containing one or more vitamins, herbs, enzymes, amino acids, or other ingredients, that is taken orally to supplement one's diet, as by providing a missing nutrient.
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In addition, we believe such a reorganization would enhance the effectiveness of dietary supplement regulation by allowing this new Office to better compete for resources and attention within the Agency, along with other products under CFSAN's jurisdiction (e.
Dietary supplements are the best choice for consumers looking to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Dietary supplements were included under this sweeping grant of power, which effectively gave the FDA the power of pre-approval of nutritional claims.
Comfrey, however, contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are known to cause liver cancer (in 1993 the FDA cited these effects in its report Unsubstantiated Claims and Documented Health Hazards in the Dietary Supplement Marketplace).
Elliott Balbert, Natrol's president and chief executive officer, supported the government's ability to ban dietary supplements, although he said ephedra is ``absolutely safe and a help'' when used properly.
Under GMPs like those now governing pharmaceuticals, all manufacturers of dietary supplements would have to chemically validate their ingredients and keep stringent records.
In December 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates food labeling, issued a new guidance document updating its policy for health claims on labels for conventional foods and dietary supplements.
Myth: The passage of DSHEA has weakened the FDA's enforcement powers over the dietary supplement industry.
If you plan to use a dietary supplement in place of drugs or in combination with any drug, tell your health care provider first.
It wasn't the first time a potent prescription drug has turned up in a dietary supplement in recent years.
Under DSHEA, once a dietary supplement is marketed, the FDA must show that a dietary supplement is unsafe before it can take action to restrict the product's use.