Men are more likely than women to smoke and drink alcohol, put off regular medical checkups, and make less than healthy choice. Some men use dietary supplements to help them achieve their health goals, with many good results. However, some scientists are becoming increasingly cautious about these supplements because of the way they can impact the liver. One way to avoid adulterated supplements is to seek out the USP Verified Mark on the labels.
Millions of Americans take dietary supplements, including vitamins, each day. Recommendations on what to take can be found everywhere from commercials to social media influencers. However, without careful consideration, dietary supplements can put patients at risk for serious adverse events.
With growing concerns about the availability of medical appointments and medicines in these days of COVID-19, people are relying more and more on dietary supplements to support their health. According to IRI – a market research firm that tracks U.S.
A dietary supplement label contains important information about the product that is in the bottle and how to use it. This infographic illustrates the key elements of a supplement label that consumers should be familiar with. Learn more.
The USP Verified Mark and the Good Housekeeping Seal help consumers find quality products in the marketplace. But did you know these two seals enjoy a shared history? Each is the legacy of the work of pioneering consumer activist and “Father of the Pure Food and Drug Act”—Harvey W. Wiley, M.D.
Tainted “lifestyle supplements" may outnumber products free from drugs and their unapproved synthetic analogs. Learn how proposed new screening methods in USP General Chapter <2251> Adulteration of Dietary Supplements with Drugs and Drug Analogs can help detect these adulterants and protect public health.
Manufacturers often rely on trusted suppliers to provide quality ingredients. But is trust enough? Not anymore. In today’s world of increasingly complex global supply chains, it’s okay to trust, so long as you verify.