Dietary Supplements Princeton WV

Local resource for dietary supplements in Princeton, WV. 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.

Total Health & Healing Concepts
(304) 487-2747
Princeton, WV
 
General Nutrition Center
(304) 327-8914
Mercer Mall
Bluefield, WV
 
Maggie's Market Place
(304) 876-1552
7670 Martinsburg Pike Ste 2
Shepherdstown, WV
 
General Nutrition Center
(304) 269-3059
3 Market Place Mall
Weston, WV
 
Mountain People's Market
(304) 291-6131
1400 University Ave
Morgantown, WV
 
Matoaka Nutrition Center
(304) 467-8549
RR 10
Matoaka, WV
 
Healthy Life Market Llc
(304) 736-2452
3 Mall Rd
Barboursville, WV
 
Drug Emporium
(304) 255-6900
120 Beckley Crossing Shp
Beckley, WV
 
Yamuna's Natural Foods
(304) 843-4811
McCreary Rdg
Moundsville, WV
 
Flemington Nutrition Site
(304) 739-2398
Flemington, WV
 

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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