Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dietary Supplements Face Stricter Regulations

For the first time, makers of dietary supplements, including vitamins and herbal pills, will be required to test their products, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which passed in 1994, supplement makers were told they must be able to substantiate the safety of their ingredients. Now, 13 years later, the FDA's announcement represents the actualization of that requirement.

The agency is phasing in the new rule requiring supplement makers to test the purity and composition of their products. Big companies will have to comply by next June, while small companies have until 2010 to start testing their products. Read the entire news story.

Note: Nature's Sunshine (NSP), the brand we have sold for 25 years, has always tested their ingredients and manufactured to pharmaceutical standards. With NSP you don't have to wonder if what's on the label is in the bottle. Law or not, it's a matter of integrity to NSP. They guarantee purity and potency. More details?

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