HEALTHCARE COST SAVINGS FACT: Preventive intake levels of B vitamins, costing only 11 cents per day, can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease-related hospitalizations in U.S. adults over the age of 55 with coronary heart disease.
REGULATORY FACT: Supplement-specific good manufacturing practices (GMPs) rules were released by FDA in June 2007, setting specific requirements for the manufacturing processes of vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals, amino acids and all other dietary supplements. All companies manufacturing dietary supplements must comply with GMPs.
SCIENCE FACT: A recent study published in Nutrients provides support that encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice concentrate may alleviate systemic inflammation in overweight and obese adults.
REGULATORY FACT: The Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act requires supplement labels to provide contact information where consumers can report an adverse event to the manufacturer.
HEALTHCARE COST SAVINGS FACT: Recent economic research demonstrates that using dietary supplements can save billions of dollars annually by reducing the risk of emergency room visits, in-patient hospital stays, and long-term care posed by certain health conditions.
SUPPLEMENT FACT: In a study published in Nutritional Neuroscience, researchers found that the use of a vitamin D supplement may improve sleep quality, reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, and increase sleep duration in adults with sleep disorders.
SUPPLEMENT FACT: Taking calcium and vitamin D at preventive intake levels (1,000 mg and 800 IU, respectively) can reduce the risk of having an osteoporosis-related medical event by 18.6 percent in women 55 and older with osteoporosis.
SUPPLEMENT FACT: A list of nutrients and other ingredients used to formulate a dietary supplement are provided on the Supplement Facts label, printed in decreasing order by their weight.
SUPPLEMENT FACT: Dietary supplements can help reduce the risk of certain diseases. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one of the government agencies that regulates the dietary supplement industry, has approved specific health claims, based on scientific evidence, for a number of dietary supplement ingredients.