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Nutrition facts labels on dietary supplement bottles

Programs and Activities

Details about ODS programs including dietary supplement label and ingredient databases, analytical methods and reference materials, evidence-based reviews, and NIH Botanical Research Centers.

An Overview of ODS

A brief summary of ODS programs and activities: who we are and what we do. More

Analytical Methods and Reference Materials

A program to stimulate the development of validated analytical methods and reference materials for dietary supplement ingredients. More

Health Information

ODS makes accurate and up-to-date scientific information about dietary supplements available to researchers, health care providers, and the public through fact sheets, brochures, exhibits, and newsletters. More

Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) Database

Database of federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements. More

Vitamin D Initiative

ODS-led efforts pertaining to vitamin D as well as resources for researchers. More

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID)external link icon

Web link to an ODS co-developed database providing estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products. Moreexternal link icon

Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)

A database of label information from dietary supplement products sold in the United States. More

Dietary Supplement Research Practicum external link icon

ODS's annual course for faculty and students, providing a thorough overview of the issues, concepts, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. Moreexternal link icon

Evidence-Based Reviews

Systematic reviews of the scientific literature on the efficacy and safety of selected dietary supplements. More

ODS Research Scholars Program

A 1-year competitive scholarship opportunity for intramural investigators to study the role of dietary supplements in health promotion and disease prevention. More

PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset

Automatically limits citation search results to dietary supplement related literature in NLM's PubMed database. More

Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Interventions for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (NDSI-IEM)

A collaborative program to explore the research evidence supporting the use of nutrition and dietary supplement interventions for inborn errors of metabolism and the infrastructure needed to carry out new research. More

NIH Botanical Research Centers

ODS co-funded dietary supplement research centers focused on botanical safety, efficacy and biological action. More

Research Portfolio

The majority of the ODS budget supports research on dietary supplements in collaboration with many NIH institutes and centers. More