Dietary Supplements

Business / Agriculture / Dietary Supplements: Defined by law as a vitamin, mineral, herb, botanical, an amino acid, a dietary substance added to supplement the diet to increase the total dietary intake, or concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract or combination of any ingredients described above. Supplements cannot be represented for use as a conventional food or sole item of a meal or the diet: and they must be labeled as dietary supplements. Regulatory authority rests with the Food and Drug Administration. There are concerns about the degree of regulation by FDA for safety and claims made for the products by manufacturers.
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Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI)

Health / Vitamins / Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI): Recommended dietary intake. The amount of a nutrient necessary to prevent deficiency symptoms (Australia) or Reference daily intakes, a new term used to refer to the US RDAs (see US RDA). MORE


Health / Vitamins / Supplements: Vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other substances taken orally and meant to correct deficiencies in the diet. MORE

Recommended Dietary Allowances (Rdas)

Business / Agriculture / Recommended Dietary Allowances (Rdas): Levels of essential nutrients that, on the basis of scientific knowledge, are judged by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences), to be adequ MORE