Dietary Supplements Breaux Bridge LA

Local resource for dietary supplements in Breaux Bridge, 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.

Peaceful Solutions
(337) 993-9171
116A Foreman Dr.
Lafayette, LA

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Lafayette General Medical Center
(337) 289-7584
Lafayette, LA
An Ounce of Prevention
(337) 896-2380
3545 NW Evangeline Trwy
Carencro, LA
Vitamins Plus
(337) 261-0033
505 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA
Whole Wheatery Eatery
(337) 269-0144
927 Harding St
Lafayette, LA
General Nutrition Centers
(337) 235-3908
1800 NE Evangeline Trwy
Lafayette, LA
Melaleuca Independent Mkt Execut
(337) 981-4956
Lafayette, LA
Planet Nutrition
(337) 406-2348
4656 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
Link To Life
(337) 984-5099
901 Omega Dr
Lafayette, LA
Captain Nutrition
(337) 984-4843
3302 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
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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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