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How Are Dietary Supplements Regulated?

The dietary supplement industry is regulated on a federal level in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Under the the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients as a category of food.

The regulatory framework is designed to ensure ingredients are safe and appropriate for use in supplements. Post-market surveillance can track safety issues once products are in the marketplace.

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