Dietary Supplement Label Database and Fact Sheets

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Description

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements has undertaken a series of initiatives that will lead to the development of a database providing the composition of dietary supplements derived from analytical chemical data. This site includes fact sheets about various dietary supplements, plus mobile apps and specific information for the geriatric user population.  The content of the site is arranged in three basic indices:  Health Information, News & Events, and Research & Funding.  Health Information is subdivided into additional sections:  Making Decisions, Consumer Protection, and Nutrient Recommendations.  Under each subsection, users will find fact sheets about specific topics, such as drugs contained in supplements, or available tools, such as the Dietary Reference Intake calculator.

User tools and features

The site is easy to navigate and requires little searching.  It is used via click and browse.

Dates covered

Most recent available information (earliest date unknown).

Updating frequency

Unknown.

Sources

Information about dietary supplements from the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration.

Type of coverage

Consumer health information about dietary supplements, as well as tools/calculators and tables intended for use by health care professionals.

Print counterpart or
related resources

None.

Producer/content provider

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements