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Dietary Supplements

, 52% Of Americans surveyed had taken a dietary supplement in the past 30 days.

What Is a Dietary Supplement?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website says a dietary supplement is a product intended for ingestion that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet.

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a dietary ingredient as any of the following:

Vitamin Mineral Herb or other botanical Amino acid Dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake Concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of the preceding substances

Dietary supplements often include one or more ingredients such as vitamins , minerals, herbs, amino acids, and enzymes. They can be in many forms including tablets, capsules, gel caps, powders, liquids, and soft gels.

Are Dietary Supplements Safe?

Just how safe are these supplements that promise improved health, decreased pain, weight loss, or better sex? The answer to that question depends on who you ask, which leaves consumers with more questions than answers.