Dietary Supplements Billings MT

Local resource for dietary supplements in Billings, MT. 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.

Center for Health and Healing St Vinc
(406) 237-3680
90 Poly Dr
Billings, MT
St Vincent Healthcare
(406) 237-3680
90 Poly Dr
Billings, MT
Montana Harvest Natural Food Store
(406) 252-6969
1710 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
General Nutrition Center
(406) 656-9964
300 S 24th St W
Billings, MT
Oz Fitness
(406) 245-0960
1603 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
Good Earth Market
(406) 259-2622
3024 2nd Ave N
Billings, MT
West Park Plaza
(406) 245-0960
Billings, MT
Mary's Health Foods
(406) 651-0557
2564 King Ave W
Billings, MT
Bonanza Health Foods
(406) 252-4923
923 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
(818) 482-0957
PO Box 138
Ronan, MT

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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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