Random images that represent what Food and Nutrition Information Center offers
spacer HomeAbout FNICNewsTopics A-ZResource ListsDatabasesHelpContact Us
 Search Food and Nutrition Information Center
Search all USDA
advanced search
search tips
browse by
Browse by Subject
Dietary Guidance
Lifecycle Nutrition
Diet and Disease
Food Composition
Weight and Obesity
Food Safety
Food Labeling
Dietary Supplements
Nutrition Assistance Programs
Surveys, Reports and Research
Professional and Career Resources
You are here: Home / Dietary Supplements 
                                                                                                                                                 Printable Page
Dietary Supplements
General Information and Resources
Dietary supplement pills in bottlesFind links to general information about dietary and nutritional supplements from both governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations. Includes resource lists, individual supplement information, and links to resources for assessing supplement use.
Regulations, Reports and Warnings
Includes information on government regulations, labeling requirements, consumer reports and industry regulation information.
Resources on Individual Macronutrients, Phytonutrients, Vitamins and Minerals
  • Macronutrients - includes general and specific resources on carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, fats and cholesterol, water, as well as interactive tools.
  • Phytonutrients - includes general information, government-related sites, and resources on specific phytonutrients such as tea, lycopene, and phytoestrogens.
  • Vitamins and Minerals - includes general information as well as resources for specific vitamins and minerals.
Herbal Information
Dr. DukeFind general herbal resources, as well as organizations like the American Botanical Council, HerbMed, and the Herb Research Foundation. Also find resources on individual herbs including St. John's wort, palmetto, stevia, black cohosh, and more.
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
IBIDS - International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, and scientific literature on dietary supplements. Easy to search and free of charge through the Internet.
Ergogenic Aids
Man running on beachErgogenic aids are substances that are claimed to help enhance energy utilization and performance in the body. Information on nutritional supplements aimed at athletes and exercisers is provided, including potential supplement dangers.
Alternative Medicine
Numerous resources on alternative and complimentary medicine - a group of diverse medical and health care practices and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Learn about their use and the state of scientific investigation into their benefits and risks.

Last Modified: Nov 12, 2008  
I Want To...
    See Nutrient Recommendations by Age and Gender
    Find Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets
    Find Herbal and Dietary Supplement Resource Lists
Dietary Supplements
    General Information and Resources
    Regulations, Reports and Warnings
    Individual Macronutrients, Phytonutrients, Vitamins & Minerals
    Herbal Information
    Ergogenic Aids
    Alternative Medicine
Consumer Corner
See Also
    FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
    Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
    Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)
Media Help  

 To view PDF files you must  have Adobe Acrobat Reader  installed on your computer.

 To view Flash files you must  have Macromedia Flash Player  installed on your computer.

 FNIC Home | NAL Home | USDA | ARS | FNS | | Web Policies and Important Links | Site Map
FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Information Quality | | White House