dietary supplement

noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Companies hoping to put the marijuana-adjacent product in dietary supplements and cosmetic products have long complained that the FDA’s rules are not clear enough to justify their investment in the industry. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "Congress asked the FDA to explain its rules on CBD — but its new report offers little clarity," 5 Mar. 2020 Manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements, including ingestible hangover remedies (as opposed to patches or topicals), are responsible for evaluating the safety and labeling of their own products. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Drinking with no consequences? This was the year of the hangover hack.," 19 Dec. 2019 However, the Food and Drug Administration is still working on regulations for the use of CBD in food and dietary supplements. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Arvada CBD company strikes deal with health food supermarket chain to sell product in 10 states," 6 Nov. 2019 Last week, the agency sent warning letters to 15 companies the agency says were violating federal law by marketing the products to treat diseases or for use as dietary supplements. chicagotribune.com, "’Tis the season to buy CBD products - thanks to Congress," 2 Dec. 2019 Some patients with high triglycerides take prescription drugs, whose doses and ingredients differ from over-the-counter dietary supplements. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Fish Oil: Hunting for Evidence to Tip the Scales," 2 Jan. 2019 Attempts to list a protein powder, a pea-powder dietary supplement and a face sheet mask—all from the dive—elicited a request from Amazon for proof of purchase. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Some junk for sale on Amazon is very literally garbage, report finds," 17 Dec. 2019 The Council for Responsible Nutrition, the trade association for the dietary supplement industry, said the FDA’s move unnecessarily alarms consumers. BostonGlobe.com, "FDA comes down against CBD-infused food and beverage - The Boston Globe," 28 Nov. 2019 The Council for Responsible Nutrition, the trade association for the dietary supplement industry, said the FDA’s move unnecessarily alarms consumers. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "FDA comes down hard against CBD-infused food and beverage, ending months of silence," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dietary supplement

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Dietary supplement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietary%20supplement. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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dietary supplement

noun

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, 4 Oct. 2011 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, 2 Oct. 1996 … 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, 31 Aug. 1990

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