Dietary

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Chlorella vulgaris: A Multifunctional Dietary Supplement with Diverse Medicinal Properties

Chlorella vulgaris is a green unicellular microalgae with biological and pharmacological properties important for human health. C. vulgaris has a long history of use as a food source and contains a unique and diverse composition of functional macro- and micro-nutrients including proteinsChlorella vulgaris is a green unicellular microalgae with biological and pharmacological properties important for human health. C. vulgaris has a long history of use as a food source and contains a unique and diverse composition of functional macro- and micro-nutrients including proteins, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals. Clinical trials have suggested that supplementation with C. vulgaris can ameliorate amelioration hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia, and protect against oxidative stress, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In this review, we summarize the findings on the health benefits of Chlorella supplementation and the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects., omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals. Clinical trials have suggested

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With LIFETAKT CELL ESSENCE, LR is Setting New Dietary Supplement Standards

AHLEN, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–These days, our cells face more challenges than ever due to stress, lack of exercise and environmental influences. LR Health & Beauty has just launched a cutting-edge dietary supplement concept aimed at improving cell health: LR LIFETAKT CELL ESSENCE with the so-called Cell Boost Formula.

The three products focus on food, energy and regeneration. Each product is a carefully balanced composition of various vitamins, minerals and superfoods (e.g. moringa, turmeric or algae) combined with enzymes or ribose. On the one hand, this supports the energy supply and energy conversion1 within the cells as well as cell regeneration2,3. On the other hand, it ensures a basic supply of nutrients and protects against oxidative stress4,5.

“LR LIFETAKT CELL ESSENCE meets people’s need for pioneering health support and for holistic solutions. We use the best ingredients with the aim of promoting our vitality, performance

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Common Herbal Dietary Supplement-Drug Interactions

Nearly 25% of U.S. adults report concurrently taking a prescription medication with a dietary supplement. Some supplements, such as St. John’s wort and goldenseal, are known to cause clinically important drug interactions and should be avoided by most patients receiving any pharmacologic therapy. However, many other supplements are predicted to cause interactions based only on in vitro studies that have not been confirmed or have been refuted in human clinical trials. Some supplements may cause interactions with a few medications but are likely to be safe with other medications (e.g., curcumin, echinacea, garlic, Asian ginseng, green tea extract, kava kava). Some supplements have a low likelihood of drug interactions and, with certain caveats, can safely be taken with most medications (e.g., black cohosh, cranberry, ginkgo, milk thistle, American ginseng, saw palmetto, valerian). Clinicians should consult reliable dietary supplement resources, or clinical pharmacists or pharmacologists, to help assess the safety of

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Dietary Supplements | FDA

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FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients. FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA):

  • Manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients are prohibited from marketing products that are adulterated or misbranded.  That means that these firms are responsible for evaluating the safety and labeling of their products before marketing to ensure that they meet all the requirements of DSHEA and FDA regulations.

  • FDA is responsible for taking action against any adulterated or misbranded dietary supplement product after it reaches the market.

This section provides detailed information about:

  • What’s New in Dietary Supplements

  • Products & Ingredients
    Information on selected dietary supplement products, ingredients, and other substances.

  • Information for Consumers
    Tips for dietary supplement users, including older supplement users.

  • Information for Industry
    Resources and links

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Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide: Chapter II. Identity Statement

January 2016

Contains Nonbinding Recommendations

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Questions

  1. What is the statement of identity for a dietary supplement and where must I place it?
  2. How am I required to identify a dietary supplement?
  3. Can the term “dietary supplement” by itself be considered the statement of identity?
  4. Should I make the statement of identity stand out?
  5. How should I place the statement of identity on the principal display panel?

Answers

1. What is the statement of identity for a dietary supplement and where must I place it?

The statement of identity for a dietary supplement is the name that appears on the label of the dietary supplement. As a general matter, the statement of identity of a food (including dietary supplements) is the name specified by federal law or regulation, or, if no such name is specified, the common or usual name of the food. If the food

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Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database




Dietary Supplement Ingridient Database
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Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

  • ODS Marks Its 25th Anniversary

    We are recognizing 25 years of contributions to the science of dietary supplements with seminars, presentations, and a scientific symposium in October 2021.


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    Thinking about taking a dietary supplement?

    In this short animated video, the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health introduces the ODS website—the place for reliable, science-based answers to your questions about dietary supplements.


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    Resources for Researchers

    Find useful information for dietary supplement researchers including training and career development resources, databases of funded and published research, and food composition data.


  • 25 years

    ODS Marks Its 25th Anniversary

    We are recognizing 25 years of contributions to the science of dietary supplements with seminars, presentations, and a scientific symposium in October 2021.


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    Información en español

    Varias hojas informativas sobre ingredientes específicos de los suplementos dietéticos ahora están disponibles en español.

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