A dietary supplement is defined as a product taken by mouth containing a dietary ingredient intended to supplement the diet. Dietary ingredients include vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, and amino acids.
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Dietary Supplement Resource Library
Explore our list of resources to learn more about the dietary supplement category and how it is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Last week, CHPA, the American Herbal Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, and the United Natural Products Alliance sent a letter to Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), the Chair and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over FDA funding, highlighting the need for additional resources for the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs at FDA due to the growing dietary supplement market.
Last week, Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-Commerce (SHOP SAFE) Act, intended to protect consumers by stopping the online sale of harmful counterfeit products. This follows introduction of the same legislation by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (D-Ga.), and Ben Cline (R-Va.).
On Tuesday, CHPA President & CEO Scott Melville spoke at an event on Capitol Hill about H.R. 841, legislation that would provide a pathway for dietary supplements containing CBD to be legally marketed.
CHPA is a proud supporter of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), a bipartisan forum for the exchange of ideas and information regarding dietary supplements in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.