Dietary Supplements Portland OR

Local resource for dietary supplements in Portland, OR. 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.

Foundation Natural Medicine Center
(503) 608-9160
3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite 200-D
Beaverton, OR
Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Chiropractic, Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Allergy
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Health Foods Store Inc
(503) 233-5521
4026 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR
Lloyd Center Pharmacy
(503) 281-4161
438 E Burnside St
Portland, OR
Urban Onion
(503) 233-5521
4026 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR
Portland Health and Wellness
(503) 236-4506
1821 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR
Nature's Northwest
(503) 232-6601
2825 E Burnside St
Portland, OR
Center for Natural Medicine Mail O
(503) 232-0475
1330 SE 39th Ave
Portland, OR
Low Carb Store The
(503) 230-2390
2035 SE 39th Ave
Portland, OR
Vitamin World Inc
(503) 274-8948
700 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR
Jen Tai Chinese Herbal Center
(503) 228-3235
531 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR
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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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