Tag: Dietary supplements

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

(MUSIC) Should I take a dietary supplement? How do I know how much to take? Can vitamin C prevent colds? Is it safe to take St. John’s Wort with medications? Where can I get reliable answers? People have a lot of questions about dietary supplements. They come in many forms, like tablets, capsules, and powders,…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (19 of 21): Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

>>Becky Costello: Our next speaker is Carol Haggans, and she’s a scientific and health communications consultant with the Office of Dietary Supplements. And she handles a variety of health communication activities including writing and updating the ODS Dietary Supplement fact sheets and the consumer-focused e-newsletter called The Scoop. How many of you received The Scoop…


Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins (Consumer Update)

This “Consumer Update” is brought to you by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Vitamins are essential nutrients that contribute to a healthy life. Although most people get all the vitamins they need from the foods they eat, millions of people worldwide take supplemental vitamins as part of their health regimen. The body uses vitamins…


Performance Triad Soldier Module 5: Fueling for Performance – Dietary Supplements

Proper fueling is all about getting the right nutrients at the right time to maximize your training results. If you want to be prepared for your next mission, nutrient planning before, during, and after your workouts will help you perform at your best. Did you know that fueling before you exercise improves overall performance by…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (13 of 21): Dietary Supplements & the U.S. Department of Defense

>>Regan Bailey: So, I’m going to introduce our speaker for this afternoon, Patti Deuster. She’s from Uniform Services University of Health Sciences and she’s always one of the most well received speakers at this practicum because the work that she and her team does is so very important. So, please welcome her. [applause]>>Patricia Deuster: Thank…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (5 of 21): Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements

>>Regan Bailey: Okay. So, our next presentation is going to be comparing food to drugs and dietary supplements. They all have different paths to regulation. And we have someone on our ODS team who came off the injured reserve list to be here with you today. So, he — we’re really grateful to Dr. Betz…


Dietary Supplements: Questions To Ask | Federal Trade Commission

Ever wonder about the amazing claims some ads and sites make about dietary supplements, like “turning back the clock on aging with an all-natural pill” or “losing weight fast without diet or exercise” with a powder, pill, or shake? Some say there’s a miracle cure for heart trouble, cancer, and Alzheimer’s all in one pill….


GNC Deceptively Labeling Supplements, Lawsuit Claims

The supplement industry is a multibillion dollar a year industry and GNC, one of the largest distributors and sellers of supplements makes about $3 billion a year from their products. But according to a new class action lawsuit, some of these supplements being sold by GNC are improperly labeled leading people to believe that they…


Thinking About Taking a Dietary Supplement?

Emily is thinking about taking a dietary supplement. She knows she should try to get her vitamins and minerals from the food she eats, but she doesn’t always have the chance to eat right. And with more than 50,000 dietary supplements on the market, like a lot of other people, Emily has questions. Like: How…


Are All Dietary Supplements Created Equal? These Ain’t Your Mama’s Vitamins

What’s a Dietary Supplement? A product, taken by mouth that contains a “dietary ingredient” to supplement the food you eat. It should be a natural product that supports a healthy lifestyle These products can include: * Vitamins * Minerals * Herbs or botanicals * Amino acids * Enzymes * Organ tissues * Glandulars * Metabolites…