Dietary Supplements West Fargo ND

Local resource for dietary supplements in West Fargo, ND. 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.

Southside Clinic
(701) 280-2033
Fargo, ND
 
General Nutrition Center
(701) 277-9793
3902 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND
 
Swanson Health Products
(701) 293-9842
109 Broadway N
Fargo, ND
 
Dakota Clinic
(701) 364-8900
Fargo, ND
 
General Nutrition Center
(701) 277-1881
Fargo, ND
 
Osteoporosis Center The
(701) 280-2033
1707 Gold Dr S Ste 101
Fargo, ND
 
Smith Kristina Lrd
(701) 280-2033
1707 Gold Dr S Ste 101
Fargo, ND
 
Max Muscle Sports Nutrition
(701) 281-5999
4340 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND
 
Tochi Products and Specialty Foods
(701) 232-7700
1111 2nd Ave N
Fargo, ND
 
Opticare
(218) 233-2650
725 Center Ave
Moorhead, MN
 

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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