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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dietary supplement - something added to complete a diet or to make up for a dietary deficiency
diet - a prescribed selection of foods
vitamin pill - a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement
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In a joint effort, the Natural Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance have called on FDA to elevate its Division of Dietary Supplement Programs (DDSP) in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) to a distinct Office.
Over the last few years, the risk of chronic diseases and maintenance of health in old age have been the major health concerns leading to increased spending on dietary supplement products.
In 1994, Congress--with overwhelming public support --passed the Dietary Supplement, Health and Education Act (DSHEA), as a means of reining in the FDA and protecting the right of American consumers to buy and use natural nutritional supplements.
The 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) created a new regulatory approach for products that included herbal products, vitamins, and minerals.
Today's action tells consumers that the time to stop using these products is now,'' Thompson said Tuesday in announcing the government's first ban of a dietary supplement.
Then, the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act was passed, permitting the sale of nutraceuticals and other supplements that are nontoxic and make no curative claims.
Under its new approach, the FDA could allow the label for the food or the dietary supplement to indicate that the weight of the scientific evidence supports the claim, but some evidence does not support the claim.
Two theories, the Theory of Reasoned Action, and The Theory of Planned Behavior are often applied to help predict behavior, and contain elements that may help health educators examine sport dietary supplement use and develop appropriate interventions by incorporating each theories constructs into one behavioral model.
With mounting evidence that consumers want greater access to information about vitamins, minerals, herbs, and specialty supplements, the dietary supplement industry has launched a far-reaching public education campaign to focus on the health benefits, safety, and regulation of these products.
The choice to use a dietary supplement can be a wise decision that provides health benefits.
Barry McCaffrey to review the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA), which had deregulated the U.
Many of these questions come in the wake of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which set a new framework for the FDA regulation of dietary supplements.