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For Health Professionals

Easy access to up-to-date, evidence-based information
from ODS and other sources that will help you discuss dietary
supplements with your patients, clients, colleagues, and students.

Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets
Evidence-based summaries for health professionals and consumers
on vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other ingredients.

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know
Key points about dietary supplements, including their effectiveness,
safety, and quality. 

Información en español
Consumer information about dietary supplements in Spanish. 



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.  

Dictionary of Dietary Supplement Terms
The Dictionary features hundreds of terms related to dietary 
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions about the use, quality, and regulation
of dietary supplements.



Dietary Supplement
Label Database (DSLD)
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FDA MedWatch Adverse
Event Reporting Program
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USDA FoodData Central
Food and Nutrient 
Composition Databases
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Other Federal Government Resources on Dietary Supplements

• National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health external link disclaimer

• Food and Drug Administration external link disclaimer

• Department of Defense Operation Supplement Safetyexternal link disclaimer

• Federal Trade Commissionexternal link disclaimer

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