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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

DOD: Human Performance Resource Center: Dietary Supplementsexternal link disclaimer

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

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.

Dictionary of Dietary Supplement Terms

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