Dietary Supplements Charleston WV

Local resource for dietary supplements in Charleston, WV. 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.

General Nutrition Centers
(304) 925-4688
177 Kanawha Mall
Charleston, WV
Herbalife Distributor
(304) 342-1234
688 Gordon Dr
Charleston, WV
Rx Bytel
(304) 342-6001
425 Washington St W
Charleston, WV
Drug Emporium
(304) 345-3784
1603 Kanawha Blvd W
Charleston, WV
General Nutrition Center
(304) 925-4688
Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV
Wellness Solutions Llc
(304) 340-0023
1700 Oak Knolls Rd
Charleston, WV
Poindexter Susan M
(304) 744-6466
300 Swarthmore Ave
Charleston, WV
General Nutrition Centers
(304) 342-7809
1011 Charleston Town Ctr
Charleston, WV
Herbalife Distributor
(304) 345-8417
1604 Bigley Ave
Charleston, WV
Chesapeake Nutrition
(304) 949-5797
12404 Maccorkle Ave
Charleston, WV

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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