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.


Claims That Can Be Made for Conventional Foods and Dietary Supplements

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

Describes what health claims, nutrient content claims, and structure/function claims on labels are authorized by the FDA for foods and dietary supplements.


Common Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

American Academy of Family Physicians. American Family Physician.

November 2004 article. Also in PDF|144 KB.


Dietary supplement pills 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

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.


Dietary Supplements

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

FDA's Dietary Supplement homepage provides links to regulatory information, warnings and safety issues, adverse event reporting, consumer education, industry information, label claims, and more.


National Council Against Health Fraud

National Council Against Health Fraud.

Private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems.


Dietary Supplements - A Consumer Guide (PDF | 205 KB)

National Consumers League.

Consumer-focused brochure providing an overview of supplements.


Dietary Supplements: How to Know What Is Safe

American Cancer Society.

Information on the effects of supplements on cancer treatments and general information for understanding dietary supplements.


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.


Overview of Dietary Supplements

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

Questions and answers about dietary supplements.


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.


Responses to Questions about Codex and Dietary Supplements

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


Dietary Supplements

Federal Trade Commission.

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


Tips For The Savvy Supplement User: Making Informed Decisions And Evaluating Information

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

Look here for supplement information in Spanish.


Using Dietary Supplements Wisely

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

Available in PDF|328 KB. 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.