NIH Launches Dietary Supplement Label Database

By Sandy Todd Webster
Aug 22, 2013

Do you research dietary supplements before you use them? Do you encourage clients to look before they leap into buying these products? A new database may save you a trip to the store by providing the essential facts you seek online.

The National Institutes of Health website has launched the Dietary Supplement Label Database, a searchable index of ingredients and other information from the labels of more than 17,000 dietary supplements. Produced under a partnership between NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine, the database is intended to serve as a resource for researchers and the general public alike.

Included is all the information found in a supplement facts panel, which any product labeled as a dietary supplement must contain, as well as directions for use, health-related claims and any label warnings. The index is designed to show new products hitting the market; reformulations; and products leaving the market.

The database can be found here: www.dsld.nlm.nih.gov/dsld/index.jsp.

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Sandy Todd Webster

Sandy Todd Webster is the editor in chief of IDEA’s award-winning publications. She is Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and is a Rouxbe Certified Plant-Based Professional cook.

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