Dietary Supplements East Providence RI

Local resource for dietary supplements in East Providence, 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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Bread & Circus
(401) 272-1690
261 Waterman St
Providence, RI
 
Eastside Marketplace
(401) 831-7771
165 Pitman St
Providence, RI
 
Shulman Judith S Nutritnst
(401) 273-2460
1076 N Main St
Providence, RI
 
Tree of Life Wellness Center Inc
(508) 336-4242
1460 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA
 
Whole Foods Market
(401) 272-1690
261 Waterman St
Providence, RI
 
Smoothie King
(401) 273-5464
178 Angell St
Providence, RI
 
Nutrition Health Center at Rhode Island
(401) 444-4745
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
 
Good Seed The
(508) 399-7333
138 Central Ave
Seekonk, MA
 
Biogenics Nutrition & Tanning Center
(508) 336-0812
350 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, 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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