A research study questioned the popularity, effectiveness, and safety of dietary supplements in general.
In the United States, a dietary supplement is defined under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 as – A dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to supplement the diet.
Many products on the market have proven fraudulent. Many other products exaggerate the results or ease of use.
Under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “Consumer Health for Better Nutrition Initiative,” the Agency is announcing the results of a review of qualified health claims that green tea may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Based on a systematic evaluation of the available scientific data, the FDA intends to consider exercising its enforcement discretion for the following qualified health claims for breast and prostate cancer:
ALCiS Health Inc., a consumer health company specializing in pain relief and body therapy products that utilize unique drug delivery technologies, announced the availability of ALCiS Daily Relief, a topical pain cream engineered to provide fast relief from muscle and joint pain, including that associated with arthritis, backache, strains, sprains and bruises.
As much as $1.7 billion are spent each year on dietary supplements in the United States alone. But although supplement use is popular, patterns of use are not widely understood, especially among children.
About one in five Ayurvedic herbal medicine products sold in the Boston area contains toxic levels of lead, mercury or arsenic, researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Food and Drug Administration announced three major regulatory initiatives designed to further implement the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). These initiatives — a regulatory strategy, an open public meeting, and a draft guidance document for industry — are significant steps FDA has taken in the implementation of DSHEA.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a qualified health claim for monounsaturated fat from olive oil and reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).
Are you aware you’re loosing your rights to choose? Have you noticed your choices of natural health products for optimizing your health are disappearing?