Dietary Supplements North Adams MA

Local resource for dietary supplements in North Adams, 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.

Johnson Beth Herbalife Distributor
(413) 458-5992
718 Henderson Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
Lighthouse Natural Products
(413) 743-3800
173 Bush Rd
Savoy, MA
 
Spice 'n' Nice
(802) 442-8365
223 North St
Bennington, VT
 
Mc Cusker's Market
(413) 625-9411
3 State St
Shelburne Falls, MA
 
Pittsfield Health Food Centre
(413) 442-5662
407 North St
Pittsfield, MA
 
Wild Oats Co-Op Market
(413) 458-8060
320 Main St
Williamstown, MA
 
General Nutrition Centers
(413) 499-2012
655 Cheshire Rd
Lanesboro, MA
 
Hundredth Monkey
(802) 464-4640
W Main St
Wilmington, VT
 
Elmer's Store
(413) 628-4003
396 Main
Ashfield, MA
 
New England Nutritives
(413) 443-4899
Pittsfield, MA
 

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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