Dietary Supplements Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for dietary supplements in Baton Rouge, LA. 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.

Vitamin Shoppe
(985) 646-2294
179 Northshore Blvd. Suite 7
BatonRouge, LA
 
Living Foods I
(225) 346-1886
3033 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Smoothie King No 69
(225) 346-6969
4257 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Palotta Martha Lee Ldn Rd Cde
(225) 767-9009
5211 Essen Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Radiant Health of Baton Rouge
(225) 930-0658
7809 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Living Foods II
(225) 767-8222
8875 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Tropical Smoothie & Coffee
(225) 757-0247
257 Lee Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Xtreme Nutrition
(225) 757-0050
4225 Nicholson Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Paradise Smoothie
(225) 615-8051
1295 N Sherwood Forest Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Smoothie King No 104
(225) 926-9104
9634 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
 

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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