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ODS Videos

About ODS and Dietary Supplements

Thinking About Taking a Dietary Supplement?external link disclaimer 
In this short animated video, the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health introduces the ODS website—the place for reliable, science-based answers to your questions about dietary supplements. Information on the website is primarily in English, with many fact sheets for consumers available in Spanish. This video is also available in Spanish:

  • ¿Debería tomar suplementos dietéticos?external link disclaimer 
    Este breve video animado presenta el sitio web de la Oficina de Suplementos Dietéticos (ODS) de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH). Este recurso de ODS ofrece respuestas confiables y con base científica para las preguntas que tenga sobre suplementos dietéticos. El sitio web es en inglés pero contiene información para el consumidor en español.

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Knowexternal link disclaimer 
This 2-minute video featuring experts from the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health introduces the ODS website. The ODS website has reliable, science-based information on dietary supplements for both consumers and health professionals. Information on the website is primarily in English, with many fact sheets for consumers available in Spanish. Visit the ODS website.

ODS Conferences and Workshops

2017-18 ODS Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Presentations  
All of the 2017 and five of the 2018 Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum presentations were videotaped and are available for viewing on the NIH Office of the Director YouTube channel. This 2.5-day annual event for faculty, students, and health practitioners provides a thorough overview of issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It also emphasizes the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research.

Iron Screening and Supplementation of Iron-replete Pregnant Women and Young Children
The video recordings of this 2-Day conference are available on the NIH Past Events website:

Options for Consideration of Chronic Disease Endpoints for Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
The video recordings of this 2-Day workshop are available on the NIH Past Events website:

Vitamin D: Moving Toward Evidence-based Decision Making in Primary Care 
The video recordings of this 2-Day conference are available on the NIH Past Events website: