Dietary Supplements Dedham MA

Local resource for dietary supplements in Dedham, MA. 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.

A New Leaf
(781) 449-6777
1038 great plain ave
Needham, MA

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phd probiotic drink mixes
(781) 507-4984
Mass Probiotics, LLC 12 Old Pasture Ln
Cohasset, MA

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Performance Nutrition
(781) 461-4500
594 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA
 
Doc Holliday's
(781) 461-4500
594 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA
 
Freeman Julie Nutritnst
(781) 467-1245
Dedham, MA
 
CocoaMiracle®
(781) 330-0871
P.O.Box 163
Newton, MA

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Medical Services at Dedham Health &
(781) 467-1245
Dedham, MA
 
Dedham Health and Athletic Comple
(781) 326-2900
200 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA
 
Quigley Elizabeth
(781) 326-0605
200 Providence Hwy
Dedham, MA
 
Laredo Roberta Rd Ldn Cde
(617) 332-4233
93 Union St
Newton, MA
 
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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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