Dietary Supplements Scituate MA

Local resource for dietary supplements in Scituate, 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.

phd probiotic drink mixes
(781) 507-4984
Mass Probiotics, LLC 12 Old Pasture Ln
Cohasset, MA

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The Lane Center for Natural Healing
(781) 982-1616
45 Pond St
Norwell, MA
 
General Nutrition Center
(781) 826-5769
1775 Washington St
Hanover, MA
 
Alpine Pure USA
(781) 749-0288
175 Derby St
Hingham, MA
 
General Nutrition Center
(781) 340-7881
638 Middle St
Weymouth, MA
 
All the Best
(781) 383-3005
1 Pleasant St Ste 5
Cohasset, MA
 
The Corner Cafe
(781) 837-8150
2000 1/2 Ocean St
Marshfield, MA
 
Good Health Natural Foods
(781) 826-0808
219 Columbia Rd
Hanover, MA
 
Omni Institute for Optimal Health
(781) 749-4908
Hingham, MA
 
Lieberman Lori F
(781) 335-7559
1221 Main St
South Weymouth, MA
 
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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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