Dietary Supplements Wilmington NC

Local resource for dietary supplements in Wilmington, 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.

Hayden Enterprises
(910) 791-3132
114 Lansdowne Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Herbalife Independent Distributor
(252) 791-9222
917 Hood Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Tidal Creek Co-Op
(910) 799-2667
5329 Oleander Dr Ste 100
Wilmington, NC
 
Broadwater Kelly Ma
(910) 790-9500
3806 Park Ave
Wilmington, NC
 
Herb Shop The
(910) 452-4372
5725 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
General Nutrition Centers
(910) 799-7337
5511 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Wellness Therapies
(910) 452-4060
803 S College Rd Ste D
Wilmington, NC
 
Nature's Remedies
(910) 796-1184
5725 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Joachim James MD
(910) 762-8077
1602 Physicians Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Campbell Meghan Ma
(910) 790-9500
3806 Park Ave
Wilmington, 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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