Dietary Supplements Lincoln RI

Local resource for dietary supplements in Lincoln, 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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General Nutrition Center
(401) 333-9828
622 George Washington Hw
Lincoln, RI
 
Natural Health Center
(401) 724-9300
858 Broad St
Central Falls, RI
 
Natures Choice Nutritional Sup
(401) 335-3800
486 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
 
Smart Bites Nutrition Consultation SE
(401) 725-9800
141 Power Rd
Pawtucket, RI
 
Shaklee Authorized Distributor
(401) 333-6507
32 Briarwood Rd
Lincoln, RI
 
Simply Natural
(401) 658-5100
2374 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
 
A Vital Life
(401) 728-5974
10 Exchange Ct Apt 605
Pawtucket, RI
 
Promotional Strategies Inc
(401) 335-3800
486 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
 
Bj Liquidators Tarklin Rd
(401) 949-1778
Smithfield, RI
 
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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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