ODS Databases

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID)

The Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID) provides estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products sold in the United States. The DSID was developed by the Methods and Application of Food Composition Laboratory, US Department of Agricultureexternal link disclaimer, in collaboration with the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies. DSID-4 reports national estimates of ingredient content in adult, children’s and non-prescription prenatal multivitamin/mineral (MVMs) and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. The DSID is intended primarily for research applications. These data are appropriate for use in population studies of nutrient intake rather than for assessing content of individual products.

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Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)

The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) from the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), provides information taken from the labels of dietary supplement products sold in the United States. This information includes the name and form of the ingredients, amounts of the dietary ingredients and percent of the Daily Value (DV) of nutrients, the manufacturer/distributor, health-related claims, warning statements, and an image of the package label. Launched in June 2013, the DSLD is a resource for researchers, health care providers, and consumers.

Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) Database

CARDS is a database of federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements.  Currently, CARDS contains projects funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) beginning with fiscal year 1999, the first year that NIH ICs began reporting research related to dietary supplements.

Special Component Databases

ODS has supported the development of several food composition databases including choline, fluoride, iodine, purines, and other compounds. These databases are valuable tools for epidemiologic research characterizing the nutrient status of populations.

Other Databases


PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The database contains more than 32 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher's website or PubMed Central (PMC). Available to the public online since 1996, PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

ClinicalTrials.govexternal link disclaimer

ClinicalTrials.govexternal link disclaimer is a web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) provide access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research.

USDA FoodData Centralexternal link disclaimer

FoodData Central website

The U.S. Department of Agriculture FoodData Centralexternal link disclaimer provides detailed information on the nutrient content of foods consumed in the U.S. including a subset of American Indian/Alaska Native Foods.

USDA Databases

Food and nutrient databases from the U.S. Department of Agricultureexternal link disclaimer, including data sets for pro-anthocyanidins, flavonoids, choline, iodine, fluoride, isoflavones, and glucosinolates.