Dietary Supplements

Think Twice Before Consuming Herbal Products

Herbal health products

Herbal products are often seen by consumers as safe because they derive from plants. However, lack of understanding of the plants and their interactions with prescription and over-the-counter medicines may contribute to some herbal products' inefficacy and some might even cause serious reactions, as Gabriel Goancaspro, Ph.D. explains. 

Share

Consumers Choose Quality Supplements with the Help of the USP Verified Mark

Consumers can identify high quality dietary supplements

Recent news stories have pointed to concerns about the quality of dietary supplements.  Yet most Americans take vitamins, minerals or other dietary supplements as a part of their daily health regimen. To choose a quality supplement, look for the USP Verified Mark, which indicates the supplement not only meets regulatory requirements, but was made to even higher quality standards and subject to third party testing.

Share

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.

Share

Pages