Dietary Supplements San Francisco CA

Local resource for dietary supplements in San Francisco, CA. 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.

LightHearted Medicine, PLLC
(520) 327-9624
137 Clifford Terrace, #4
San Francisco, CA
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Sex Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Men's Health, Meditation, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Guided Imagery, Functional Medicine, Family Therapy, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, EFT, Cardiovascular Disease, Breathwork, Brain Longevity
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Homeopathy and Integrative Health Services
(510) 558-7285
1521 B 5th Street
Berkeley, CA
Services
Yoga, Tai Chi, Supplements, Rolfing, Healthy Aging, Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Homeopathy, Guided Imagery, Environmental Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy, Chiropractic, Bach Flower Essences
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Zija
(925) 324-5664
143 Natalie Dr.
Moraga, CA

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Yong Long Herbs & Ginseng
(415) 776-3982
479 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA
 
Jensen Enterprises
(650) 991-9307
San Francisco, CA
 
Vitamin Express
(415) 564-8160
1428 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA

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Holistic Health Options
(510) 232-5016
El Cerrito, CA

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Shaklee Independent Distributor - Brenda Souza Hudson
(510) 734-8289
1572 Swallow Way
Hercules, CA

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Levine Judith Rd Ms Nutritionist
(415) 273-5606
San Francisco, CA
 
Zone Sf Inc
(415) 391-1899
San Francisco, CA
 
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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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