There has always been the question/controversy about the supplement industry regarding their safety and regulation.
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
- Supplements became available in the 1940’s.
- There are over 90,000 supplements.
- FDA does not approve dietary supplements for any purpose, only drugs.
Why doesn’t the FDA regulate the safety and sale of nutritional supplements?
Supplements are classified as food products, not medicines, so they are not regulated by the strict standards governing medicines and drugs. FDA’s job is to identify the products that are causing harm only after they’ve been on the market.
“Dietary supplements send 23,000 people to Emergency Departments each year and more than 2100 are hospitalized because of dietary supplements.”
Bad Supplements In The News
- Top Pharma-Brand Of Children’s Vitamins Contains Aspartame, GMOs
- GNC Accused Of Selling Supplements Laced With ‘Amphetamine-Like’ Substance
- The Big Problem With Children’s Vitamins and Supplements
- Too Little, Too Late: Ineffective Regulation of Dietary Supplements in the United States
- Questions and Answers on Dietary Supplements
- FDA Sends Warning Letters to Multiple Companies for Illegally Selling Adulterated Dietary Supplements