Dietary Supplements

What’s That Plant You’re Eating? Using DNA Methods as a Solution to Botanicals Quality

Using DNA methods to figure out botanicals quality

It may be difficult to know whether that powder really is what it says in the label. When seeds, flowers and leaves are processed into botanicals, DNA methods might be the way to properly identify these products.

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Dietary Supplements – International Regulators Respond to a New and Growing Industry

Regulators respond to a changing dietary supplement industry

Before the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) defined dietary supplements as a sub-set of foods, questions about how they would be regulated created heated discussion in the US market.

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USP and Dietary Supplements ... A Return to Our Roots

The history and dramatic growth of the dietary supplement industry

Since its beginnings, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has been concerned with setting quality standards for botanicals and minerals. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Executive Vice President, Special Assignments and Chief Science Officer at USP, reflects on the dramatic growth of the dietary supplement industry, USP’s changing role as a standards setting body and the impact of DSHEA.

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