General Information and Resources

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.

Independent, science-based public health organization and official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the US.


Dietary Supplements

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

A general overview of dietary supplements and their regulation by the CFSAN. Other resources on dietary supplements from CFSAN include:


Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory; DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Estimates levels of ingredients in a representative sample of adult multivitamin/multimineral supplements compared to content claimed on the ingredient label.


Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements; National Library of Medicine.

Search online for manufacturers’ complete label information for a selection of on-market and off-market dietary supplement products. Find product information, dietary supplement facts, label statements, and contact information.


Dietary Supplements

USACHPPM. Directorate of Health Promotion and Wellness.

Find resources targeted to US military personnel including fact sheets, posters, slide presentations, and internet resources.


Office of Dietary Supplements logo Office of Dietary Supplements

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Mission is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public.


PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements; National Library of Medicine.

Provides citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. Succeeds the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database.


Dietary Supplements

Federal Trade Commission.

Contains information on dietary supplements, safety, claims, and how to report problems.


Using Dietary Supplements Wisely

DHHS. NIH. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

This fact sheet provides a general overview of dietary supplements, discusses safety considerations, and suggests sources for additional information. Also available in Spanish.


What's the Story? Drug-Supplement Interaction

American Council on Science and Health.


Drug-Nutrient Interactions and Drug-Supplement Interactions

American Academy of Family Physicians

Learn about how food, drugs and supplements interact. These Questions to Ask Your Doctor can help you discuss supplements with your doctor.