Dietary Supplements Bristol RI

Local resource for dietary supplements in Bristol, RI. 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.

RI Holistic Nurse Practitioner
(401) 585-7877
35 South Angell Street
Providence, RI
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Reiki, Preventive Medicine, Other, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Ayurveda, Arthritis, Allergy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Gnc
(508) 646-0893
374 William S Canning Bl
Fall River, MA
 
Applied Nutrition Center
(401) 245-2742
310 Maple Ave
Barrington, RI
 
Health Shoppe
(508) 673-1481
157 Gardners Neck Rd
Swansea, MA
 
General Nutrition Ctr
(508) 678-9760
Swansea, MA
 
Nutritional Edge The
(401) 253-3600
66 Gooding Ave
Bristol, RI
 
Ultimate Health & Nutrition
(508) 674-5181
218 Pleasant St
Fall River, MA
 
Nutrition Education Program Umass E
(508) 675-7315
422 Mariano Bishop Blvd
Fall River, MA
 
Daniel Chapter One
(401) 683-1522
1028 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
 
Green Grocer The
(401) 683-0007
934 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
 
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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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