The War on Supplements Infographic

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* Supplements include vitamins, botanicals and minerals used to supplement one’s diet. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients under a different set of regulations than those covering other types of foods.

† The FDA defines an adverse event as any undesirable experience associated with the use of a product. Serious means that one or more of the following outcomes were documented in the report: death, hospitalization, life-threatening, disability, congenital anomaly and/or other serious outcome. Documenting one or more of these outcomes in a report does not necessarily mean that the suspect product(s) named in the report was the cause of these outcomes.7

RESOURCES:

www.nowfoods.com/quality

Pharmacist-driven consumer database: http://www.naturalproductsinfo.org/index.php?submenu=Health_Info&src=gendocs&ref=Lookup&category=Lookup

FDA: Approved claims: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm064919.htm

FDA: Qualified Claims: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm064923.htm

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Fact Sheets: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/

SOURCES:

1 https://www.newhope.com/products/2016-nbj-supplement-business-report

2 Council for Responsible Nutrition http://www.crnusa.org/consumersurvey/

3 Kantor, Elizabeth D. etc. al. Trends in Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in the United States From 1999-2012 JAMA. 2015;314(17):1818-1830.

4 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/11/03/more-americans-than-ever-are-taking-prescription-drugs/?utm_term=.a1df49b73731

5 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-shows-70-percent-of-americans-take-prescription-drugs/

6 https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/news/2014/04/dietary-supplement-adverse-event-reports-increase.aspx

7 U.S. Food and Drug Administration https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm070461.htmz

8 https://www.statista.com/statistics/272181/world-pharmaceutical-sales-by-region/

9 http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/news/2014/02/fda-data-supplement-cgmp-compliance-rates-show-mo.aspx

10Natural Products Insider March 31, 2016