dietary supplement


Definition of dietary supplement

: a product taken orally that contains one or more ingredients (such as vitamins or amino acids) that are intended to supplement one's diet and are not considered food

Examples of dietary supplement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's produced as a dietary supplement and sold widely over the counter as a liquid, pill or chewable gummy. Vanessa Etienne,, 7 June 2022 It's also produced and sold as a dietary supplement in pill, liquid or gummy form. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 3 June 2022 Elm and Rye magnesium supplement is a dietary supplement that is designed to help with muscle function and energy production. The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 He also was widely viewed as the architect for the law that loosely regulates dietary supplement companies, a major industry in Utah. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Apr. 2022 Real Salt Lake was the first to announce a deal, with the dietary supplement juice company XanGo. oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 Another meeting with Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon focused on his efforts to pass H.R. 841, which would regulate CBD as a dietary supplement, and the push to hold a hearing in the Energy and Commerce committee on hemp and CBD. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 But there is no research on how the pill affects kids, and the dietary supplement receives little regulatory oversight. Stephanie H. Murray, The Week, 1 Mar. 2022 With an extensive history in the dietary supplement industry and a passion for nutrition, Pewaukee resident Kristie Hall decided to start her own business. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dietary supplement

1967, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of dietary supplement

: a product taken orally that contains one or more ingredients (such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, or amino acids) that are intended to supplement one's diet and are not considered food The study is looking at whether taking daily dietary supplements of vitamin D3 or omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk for developing cancer, heart disease and stroke.— Mary Brophy Marcus, USA Today A hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin also occurs naturally in some foods. It therefore may be sold as a dietary supplement in the United States under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, without premarket approval from the FDA.— Lynne Lamberg, The Journal of the American Medical Association … batches of a dietary supplement L-tryptophan that have been implicated in a mysterious disease were produced by a genetically engineered organism.— Leslie Roberts, Science

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