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.
CHPA released the following statement in response to FDA’s warning that consumers avoid certain male enhancement and weight loss products sold by major online retailers due to hidden, potentially dangerous drug ingredients.
When used appropriately, dietary supplements can play an important role in personal healthcare by filling nutritional gaps, supporting certain condition-specific needs, promoting healthy body functions, and contributing to overall wellness.
Enclosed are comments on the recent notice from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment regarding 22 chemicals to be discussed at a meeting of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee. These comments address manganese.
When used appropriately melatonin can play an important role in personal healthcare, but inappropriate use of supplements could be harmful. Consumers should be wary of dietary supplement products making unsubstantiated claims regarding the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.