Special Supplement - December 2, 2010

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More Ways Than Ever To Connect With ODS

December 2, 2010

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Information Anytime, Anywhere: The ODS Web Site

Newly redesigned with our many audiences in mind—whether you are a consumer, health care provider, scientist, or member of the dietary supplement industry—the ODS Web site provides reliable information on dietary supplements. You'll find:

  • Health Information: Reliable, science-based information on dietary supplements
  • News & Events: Announcements and upcoming meetings
  • Research & Funding: Resources for researchers
  • About ODS: Who we are and what we do

For information and updates, visit http://ods.od.nih.gov.

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Just the Facts: ODS Fact Sheets

ODS fact sheets provide accurate and up-to-date scientific information about dietary supplement ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. Many fact sheets are now available in these three versions:

Consumer fact sheets are written for the health-conscious person or busy health care provider who wants a brief overview. This version takes a "just the facts" approach.

Consumer provides a basic and easy-to-read overview in two pages.

Health Professional fact sheets are primarily directed to health care providers or research scientists who want a comprehensive overview. Supporting references to the original biomedical literature are included.


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My Dietary Supplements (MyDS) Mobile App

ODS has created a free mobile app for consumers called My Dietary Supplements or "MyDS" that allows you to:

  • Keep a convenient, mobile record of the dietary supplements you're taking.
  • Easily give your health care providers a list of the dietary supplements you take.
  • Get science-based, reliable information about dietary supplements.

Download the free app at http://ods.od.nih.gov/myds.

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About ODS

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact Us

Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517

Email: ods@nih.gov
Web site: http://ods.od.nih.gov