Dietary Supplements Barre VT

Local resource for dietary supplements in Barre, VT. 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.

Green Mountain Nutrition Assoc
(802) 476-7607
20 S Main St
Barre, VT
 
General Nutrition Center
(802) 229-2550
Montpelier, VT
 
Drug Store The
(802) 496-2345
Waitsfield, VT
 
White River Co-op
(802) 728-9554
24 Pleasant St.
Randolph, VT
 
Natural Provisions of St Johnsbury
(802) 748-3587
537 Railroad St
Saint Johnsbury, VT
 
Plainfield Cooperative Inc
(802) 454-8579
Main
Plainfield, VT
 
Sweet Pea Natural Foods Market
(802) 496-7763
Village Sq
Waitsfield, VT
 
Sunflower Natural Foods
(802) 244-5353
2934 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
Waterbury Center, VT
 
Randolph Co Operative Market
(802) 728-9554
24 Pleasant St
Randolph, VT
 
Moelter Randy S DC
(802) 775-1986
170 N Main St
Rutland, VT
 

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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