Dietary Supplements Waynesville NC

Local resource for dietary supplements in Waynesville, NC. 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.

Passport To Life
(828) 452-7264
Waynesville, NC
Nature's Sunshine Products
(828) 456-3216
79 Waynesville Plz
Waynesville, NC
Zoolies Natural Food Market Inc
(828) 452-3663
308 N Haywood St
Waynesville, NC
Lankford's Grocery
(828) 648-7804
120 N Main St
Canton, NC
Your Herbalist
(828) 586-0775
60 W Sylva Shopping Area
Sylva, NC
Mountain Projects Inc
(828) 452-7029
44 Boundary St
Waynesville, NC
Mother Earth Nutrition
(828) 456-3216
79 Waynesville Plz
Waynesville, NC
General Nutrition Centers
(828) 456-6653
183 Paragon Pkwy
Clyde, NC
Kel-Save Discount Drugs
(828) 586-2213
38 E Main St
Sylva, NC
Reliv of Sylva Independent
(828) 631-0150
Sylva, NC

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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