Feb 12, 2019- It has been 25 years since Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). This act defines and regulates dietary supplements which are effectively regulated by the FDA for Good Manufacturing Practices. These guidelines essentially ensure manufacturers will operate clean facilities and create products using only the ingredients on the label. They also warn against misleading consumers with false claims or claims that have not been proven to be true by extensive studies.
The FDA has just issued a statement in the last 24 hours declaring an increase in supplement monitoring which includes warning letters (12) to individual supplement makers. These letters warned against false statements of possible cures for ailments including ones for diabetes and dementia. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the warning letters are just the first step in a larger effort to increase oversight of dietary supplements. He noted that in the 25 years since DSHEA was passed the supplement industry has grown one thousand percent to over $40B annually. Three out of four Americans take dietary supplements on a regular basis with that ratio increasing to four out of five seniors.
Yesterday’s statement from the FDA indicates the department will increase the monitoring of companies that make false statements or add ingredients that are either banned or not listed on the label. They also announced plans to more quickly alert the public to a product or company that is selling dangerous products. One paragraph reads;
“DSHEA imposes a number of requirements around the manufacture and labeling of dietary supplements. We know that most players in this industry act responsibly. But there are opportunities for bad actors to exploit the halo created by quality work of legitimate manufacturers to instead distribute and sell dangerous products that put consumers at risk. As the popularity of supplements has grown, so have the number of entities marketing potentially dangerous products or making unproven or misleading claims about the health benefits they may deliver” FDA Statement 2/11/19
This website was created to provide consumers with super food alternatives in a supplement market consisting of over 99% synthetic ingredients. We have noticed a massive false or misleading statement spike in the marketing of these products over the past several years. Our products are made to provide vitamin delivery the way nature intended.