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.
The foundation’s consumer-facing and mobile-friendly website, KnowYourOTCs.org, provides consumers with easily accessible information and guidance on how to safely use, store, and dispose of OTC products.
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.
With the exception of certain products, CHPA members agree voluntarily that any product that contains as an ingredient any of the herbs listed below shall include the following information on its label.
Advertising and marketing of dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA, the FTC, and other governmental organizations. Products must be deemed safe prior to marketing and advertisement claims must be substantiated.