Dietary Supplements Aiea HI

Local resource for dietary supplements in Aiea, HI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to nutritional supplements, food supplements, herbal supplements, vitamin supplements, mineral supplements, fish oil supplements, and amino acids, as well as advice and content on health supplement recommended intake.

A Firmer You
(808) 486-6698
98-025 Hekaha St Ste 8A
Aiea, HI
 
Vitacorp International
(808) 488-0096
99-1046 Iwaena St Rm 105
Aiea, HI
 
General Nutrition Center Inc
(808) 488-6584
Pearlridge Cntr Upto
Aiea, HI
 
Pearlridge Center
(808) 488-1375
Aiea, HI
 
Good Health Food Store
(808) 487-0082
98-027 Hekaha St Ste 35
Aiea, HI
 
Nutrishop
(808) 484-2220
98-080 Kamehameha Hwy
Aiea, HI
 
Shaklee Authorized Distributor Ed
(808) 488-0773
98-840 Leialii St
Aiea, HI
 
Down To Earth Natural Foods & Lifesty
(808) 488-1375
Pearlridge Ctr
Aiea, HI
 
Pearl Kai Shopping Center
(808) 488-5160
Aiea, HI
 
Herbalife Distributor
(808) 375-0847
PO Box 1691
Aiea, HI
 

Dietary Supplements Defined

Written by Jeff behar, MS, MBA   

A dietary supplement  is a preparation intended to supply nutrients, (such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids) that are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, whilst in others they are defined as drugs.

In the United States, a dietary supplement is defined under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) as a product that is intended to supplement the diet and contains any of the following dietary ingredients:
  • a vitamin
  • a mineral
  • an herb or other botanical (excluding tobacco) and hormones, such as DHEA, pregnenolone (both steroids) and melatonin.
  • an amino acid
  • a dietary substance for use by people to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake, or
  • a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of any of the above
A dietary supplement in the US must be:
  • intended for ingestion in pill, capsule, tablet, powder or liquid form
  • not represented for use as a conventional food or as the sole item of a meal or diet
  • labeled as a "dietary supplement"

Pursuant to the DSHEA, the Food and Drug Administration regulates dietary supplements as foods, and not as drugs.

Unlike pharmaceutical companies, supplement manufacturers are not required to prove the safety or effectiveness of their products; the FDA can take action ...

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