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Making Decisions

This 1-minute animated video introduces the ODS Web site where you'll find reliable information about the use, effectiveness, safety, and quality of dietary supplements.

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Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

Evidence-based summaries for health professionals and consumers on specific vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements. Fact sheets cover health effects, safety, recommended amounts, interactions with medicines, and other topics. More

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about the use, quality, and regulation of dietary supplements. More

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

Key points about dietary supplements, including their effectiveness, safety, and quality. Provides resources with additional information on dietary supplements and tips for using dietary supplements wisely. More

Información en español

Varias hojas informativas sobre ingredientes específicos de los suplementos dietéticos y otros recursos están disponibles en español. Más

ODS Videos

Several videos are available featuring ODS, its Director, and recent conferences. More

How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers

Tips to help you determine whether the health information you find on the Internet is reliable. More

FDA: Consumer Updates on Dietary Supplementsexternal link disclaimer

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

FDA: Tips for Older Supplement Usersexternal link disclaimer

Tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help older individuals use dietary supplements wisely. Includes information on talking with your health care provider, dietary supplement risks, and how to spot false claims and report adverse reactions. Moreexternal link disclaimer

DOD: Human Performance Resource Center: Dietary Supplementsexternal link disclaimer

Information from the Department of Defense (DoD) on making informed decisions about dietary supplement use. Moreexternal link disclaimer