Dietary Supplements Clarksburg WV

Local resource for dietary supplements in Clarksburg, 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 Center
(304) 842-7349
2399 Meadowbrook Mall
Bridgeport, WV
 
West Virginia Optimium Wellness
(304) 842-5114
Bridgeport, WV
 
Flemington Nutrition Site
(304) 739-2398
Flemington, WV
 
General Nutrition Center Inc
(304) 363-9110
9461 Middletown Mall
Fairmont, WV
 
General Nutrition Center
(304) 269-3059
3 Market Place Mall
Weston, WV
 
General Nutrition Center Inc
(304) 842-7310
1220 W Main St
Bridgeport, WV
 
Stonewood Bulk Foods Llc
(304) 623-3663
Mount Clare
Mount Clare, WV
 
Nutrition Feeding Service Program
(304) 739-2398
Flemington, WV
 
Salt Box Nutrients
(304) 366-8356
5 Moran Cir
Fairmont, WV
 
W I C Nutrition Program
(304) 269-1318
325 Center Ave
Weston, 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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