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).
It’s a common misconception that the dietary supplements category is not regulated, when in fact it is regulated by multiple government agencies, with manufacturers and retailers also managing responsibility throughout the process.
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Members of CHPA which market dietary supplements formally initiated a voluntary labeling program on March 22, 2000 which relates to the use of the following label statement on dietary supplement products.
This document was developed by members of the CHPA Dietary Supplements Committee Probiotics Labeling Group to provide voluntary guidelines for use by manufacturers of dietary supplement products containing probiotic ingredients.
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.