Dietary Supplements Hockessin DE

Local resource for dietary supplements in Hockessin, DE. 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.

www.GreenLifeSaver.net
(484) 459-5490
PO Box 394
West Grove, PA

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Francine's
(302) 239-3737
6949 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE
 
General Nutrition Center
(302) 234-4370
Hockessin, DE
 
Tillotson Alan PhD
(302) 994-0565
1008 Milltown Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
Chrysalis Natural Medicine Clinic
(302) 994-0565
1008 Milltown Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
Burman's Natural Foods Ltd
(610) 874-8418
3411 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven, PA

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Harvest Market Inc
(302) 234-6779
7417 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE
 
Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation
(302) 661-3000
3506 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
Vitamin Shoppe The
(302) 993-1374
3847 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
 
Christiana Care
(302) 661-3000
Wilmington, DE
 
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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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