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.
Herbs and spices have been part of commerce for thousands and thousands of years, and so have bad actors that substitute less expensive plant material for authentic plants. This practice known as botanical adulteration, has impacted the dietary supplement supply chain. But an industry initiative led by three leading nonprofits has developed a large scale program to reduce ingredient and product adulteration.
CHPA appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Synthetic Dye Petition submitted to the California Department of Public Health requesting that a warning be placed on food and dietary supplement products related to adverse neurobehavioral effects purportedly associated with ingestion of synthetic food dyes.
Duffy MacKay, Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Senior Vice President of Dietary Supplements, and co-author of the paper, Perspectives on the Use of Proprietary Blends in Dietary Supplements
CHPA’s SVP of Dietary Supplements, Duffy MacKay, responds to reporting on a recent research letter published in JAMA finding that 22 out of 25 melatonin products analyzed were mislabeled, containing variable amounts of the ingredient:
If you are in the consumer healthcare industry, you probably know about GMPs, or Good Manufacturing Practices. But what do they specifically mean when it comes to dietary supplements, and how do VMS companies prepare for an FDA inspection?
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.