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.
CHPA released a statement after submitting a Citizen Petition to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to withdraw the Notice of Penalty Offenses Concerning Substantiation of Product Claims.
Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to a Citizen Petition from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) asking FDA to revoke the use of the colorant titanium dioxide (TiO2) in foods, including dietary supplements.
Today, Élan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, joins CHPA's Duffy MacKay for an in depth discussion of herbs and botanical testing. Herbs are an important and growing category for dietary supplements, foods, and even cosmetics. When herbs are further processed into botanical dietary supplements, they can be complex products that require extra care in sourcing, manufacturing, and testing.
CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville today released the below statement following the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) announcement that Stefan M. Pasiakos, Ph.D., FACSM, will serve as the new director of its Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS).
CHPA Senior Vice President of Dietary Supplements Duffy MacKay today released the following statement in response to results from a recent trial finding that people ages 60 and older who took a daily multivitamin showed an estimated 3.1 fewer years of memory loss than those who took a placebo. These results are the second time a multivitamin clinical trial within the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) reached the same conclusion.
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.