Dietary Supplements Waterville ME

Local resource for dietary supplements in Waterville, ME. 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.

Uncle Dean's Good Groceries
(207) 873-6231
80 1/2 S Grove St
Waterville, ME
Harvest Time Natural Foods
(207) 623-8700
144 Western Ave
Augusta, ME
Spice of Life
(207) 474-8216
338 Madison Ave Ste 10
Skowhegan, ME
Jill A Young
(207) 783-0933
Sabattus, ME
General Nutrition Center
(207) 795-6065
550 Center St
Auburn, ME
New Moon Rising Natural Foods
(207) 873-6244
Waterville, ME
Robilliard Jacqueline
(207) 622-0822
147 Riverside Dr
Augusta, ME
Dave Clark - IME - FourPointWellness
(888) 451-1611
12 Booker St
Thomastom, ME

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Fare Share Co-Op Store
(207) 743-9044
443 Main St
Norway, ME
Uncas Farms Organic & Natural Foods
(207) 549-5185
98 Townhouse Rd
Whitefield, ME
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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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