Dietary Supplements Branson MO

Local resource for dietary supplements in Branson, MO. 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.

Jigglin George's
(417) 336-2121
673 State Highway 165
Branson, MO
 
General Nutrition Center
(417) 239-0285
213 Branson Landing Blvd
Branson, MO
 
Natures Sunshine
(417) 335-2530
1159 E State Highway 76
Branson, MO
 
Hill Jerod M DC
(417) 339-3978
800 State Highway 248 Ste 2D
Branson, MO
 
All Natural Pain Relief
(417) 546-6600
265 Anthony Way
Forsyth, MO
 
Professional Weight Management
(417) 348-1118
1440 State Highway 248 Ste G
Branson, MO
 
Hill Family Chiropractic
(417) 339-3978
800 State Highway 248 Ste 2D
Branson, MO
 
Country Mart
(417) 334-2101
Branson, MO
 
Nature's Sunshine Health Foods
(417) 335-4372
1129 W 76 Country Blvd
Branson, MO
 
Forsyth Chiropractic
(417) 546-2411
15752 US Highway 160
Forsyth, MO
 

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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