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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.

For Health Professionals

For easy access to up-to-date, evidence-based information that will help you discuss dietary supplements with your patients, clients, colleagues, and students.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Información en español

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

ODS Videos

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

My Dietary Supplement and Medicine Record

A useful form to record the dietary supplements, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines and that you take. Share this form with your healthcare provider to discuss what’s best for your overall health. Español

Nutrient Recommendations

Reports and tables from the Institute of Medicine. Recommendations for more than 40 nutrients are given for different ages, sexes, and life stages.

Consumer Awareness & Protection

Information from ODS, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Department of Defense (DOD) on dietary supplement safety, fraud, and other consumer protection matters.

Dictionary of Dietary Supplement Terms

The ODS Dictionary features hundreds of terms related to dietary supplements.