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Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID)

The Dietary Supplement Ingredient Databaseexternal link icon (DSID) will help researchers improve estimates of the U.S. population's total nutrient intakes. That's because the DSID was developed to improve estimates of the U.S population's nutrient intakes based not only on the beverages and foods people consume, but also on their dietary supplement intake.

The database provides statistical estimates—based on chemical analysis—of the nutrient content of selected ingredients in dietary supplements, compared with label-reported ingredient levels. Currently the DSID provides estimated levels of 18 vitamin and mineral ingredients derived from analytical data for 115 representative unspecified adult multivitamin/multimineral supplements (MVMs). Additional dietary supplement ingredients will be included in future releases of the database.

The DSID was planned and developed by the Agricultural Research Serviceexternal link icon (ARS) Nutrient Data Laboratoryexternal link icon at the Maryland-based Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Centerexternal link icon and the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and other government collaborators.

To access the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Databaseexternal link icon, please visit http://dietarysupplementdatabase.usda.nih.govexternal link icon.

To read more about DSID, please access the USDA ARS news storyexternal link icon at http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2009/090420.htmexternal link icon.