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Section Bullet Informed Decision-Making
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • What Dietary Supplements Are You Taking? (ODS)
  • The Savvy Supplement User (FDA)
  • Tips for Older Supplement Users (FDA)
  • How to Spot Health Fraud (FDA)
  • How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers (ODS)

    Section Bullet Background Information
  • Dietary Supplements: Background Information
  • Botanical Dietary Supplements: Background Information
  • Final Report of the Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels
  • White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
  • FTC Advertising Guide to Industry
  • FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for Dietary Supplements

    Section Bullet NIH Databases and Research Resources
  • CARDS -- Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements provides access to information about federally funded research pertaining to dietary supplements
  • Clinical Trials Database provides access to information about Federal and private medical studies involving patients and others.
  • CRISP -- Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects provides information about federally funded biomedical research projects
  • IBIDS -- International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, and scientific literature on dietary supplements.
  • Dietary Supplement Ingredient and Labeling Databases
  • Annual Bibliographies of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research

    Section Bullet US Department of Agriculture Databases
  • AGRICOLA -- AGRICultural OnLine Access provides citations to the agricultural literature
  • CRIS -- Current Research Information System provides information on research projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry.
  • Food Composition Database provides detailed information on the nutrient content of foods consumed in the United States.

    Section Bullet Specific Supplements
  • Full List of Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets
  • Botanical Supplement Fact Sheets

    Section Bullet Consumer Safety
  • FDA: Warnings and Safety Information
  • FTC: False Advertising Claims

    Section Bullet Nutrient Recommendation Reports & Tables (DRIs & RDAs)
  • About Nutrient Recommendations
  • Reports
  • Calcium and Related Nutrients
  • Folate and Other B Vitamins
  • Dietary Antioxidants and Related Nutrients
  • Trace Elements
  • Macronutrients
  • Water and Electrolytes

  • Tables (PDFs download Adobe Reader)
  • Macronutrients (118kB)
  • Elements (1.34MB)
  • Vitamins (1.25MB)
  • Electrolytes and Water (53kB)


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