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Consumer Protection

Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on dietary supplement safety, fraud, and other consumer protection matters. Also provides information on how to file a report or complaint.

FDA: Consumer Updates on Dietary Supplementsexternal link icon

Consumer updates on dietary supplements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sign up to receive consumer updates by email. Moreexternal link icon

FDA: Warnings and Safety Informationexternal link icon

Safety warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about specific dietary supplements. Provides a Web link for reporting health problems associated with dietary supplements. Moreexternal link icon

FDA: How to Spot Health Fraudexternal link icon

Tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on how to avoid fraudulent or ineffective products. Moreexternal link icon

FTC: Drugs & Dietary Supplementsexternal link icon

This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer page links to fact sheets, consumer alerts, promotional items, and articles focusing on drugs and dietary supplements. Moreexternal link icon

FTC: Weight Loss & Fitnessexternal link icon

This FTC consumer protection page links to fact sheets, consumer alerts, and articles on weight loss and fitness products. Moreexternal link icon