FAQs About Dietary Supplements

Read through this list of frequently asked questions and answers.

According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, or DSHEA, a dietary supplement is any product that contains one or more dietary ingredients such as a vitamin, mineral, herb or other botanical, amino acid or other ingredient used to supplement the diet. Dietary supplements are not food additives (such as saccharin) or drugs.

Dietary supplements are regulated under the FDA through the DSHEA (or the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994).

Vitamins are essential for growth and development. One key nutrient is vitamin D, which helps build strong bones and aids in growth and development. …
Minerals can affect motor and cognitive development. …
Vitamins and minerals boost your immune system.

Each year, numerous studies are published in major medical journals that support the use of dietary supplements for the treatment of specific conditions, prevention of diseases or for general nutritional enhancement. Such studies can be found in The Journal of the American Medical AssociationNew England Journal of MedicineAmerican Journal of CardiologyAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
In addition, several leading research institutes and national associations such as John Hopkins University and the American Heart Association have conducted and released studies on the benefits of dietary supplements.

Dietary supplements in which the serving size indicates more than one can be taken all at once or broken up throughout the day. This is based on personal preference.

We recommend that the product not be used after the expiration date. All our products are assigned an expiration date, which is based upon extensive stability studies. The product is usable until the last day of the month noted on the package.