Labeling Dietary Supplements

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations require that dietary supplement labeling include a descriptive name of the product stating that it is a "dietary supplement"; the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor; a list of ingredients; and the net contents of the product.

Dietary supplement labeling must also contain nutrition labeling in the form of a "Supplement Facts" panel which identifies the dietary ingredient(s) contained in the product.

Dietary Supplement Label Database

Maintained by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine, the Dietary Supplement Label Database is an online repository containing labels from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.

Health In Hand Interactive Supplement Facts Label

For information on how consumers should best read a Supplement Facts label,  please visit the Health in Hand Foundation's interactive label.

Additional Reading

Explaining the Regulatory Framework for Dietary Supplements