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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was founded in 1906 to regulate the safety of food and drugs. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was put into effect in 1994 to regulate dietary supplements. Under this Act, dietary supplements are categorized as food. Therefore, they do not require testing before marketing. However, my contention is dietary supplements should no longer be considered foods because they contain substances that are not safe to consume without prior approval

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    body cannot live on pills alone. Dietary supplements are popular worldwide among athletes, those who go to the gym, and the general public. However, what many do not believe is all the possible health risks that come from consuming these pills Yes, dietary supplements can benefit the body in a couple ways but only for a small period of time. A dietary supplement is an enhancement that is made to replace ingredients that are found in a common diet. These supplements have the ability to speed up the

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    PGX: A Dietary Supplement Background PolyGlycoPleX otherwise known as PGX is a dietary supplement claimed to help in the goal for weight loss. PGX started being available to the public in 2007 and is available to be bought online or in stores (Banks, 2016). PGX is made of three different polysaccharides: Konjac Root (sometimes known as Glucomannan), sodium alginate and xanthum gum, the main ingredient being Konjac Root (Renee, 2015). “In the early nineties, researchers in the UK determined that

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    The usage of dietary supplements is very common in United States. Nutrition plays a big role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Not everyone gets the all the essential nutrition so they make it up by purchasing and consuming dietary supplements. Some of the substances include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. They come in several oral forms such as tablets, capsules, or powders. These dietary supplements have been around for a long time but only recently over the past twenty years have

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    Many people use dietary supplements to boost their health and prevent disease. It is reported that up to 40% of adults use at least one over-the-counter dietary supplement daily and most of these people do not ask or inform their doctors about taking these supplements. Herbal and nonherbal health supplements are popular because some people believe it is easier to take these than to buy and prepare healthy meals, especially when they are busy with work or if quality foods are not easily available

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    (2010). An instrument to evaluate pharmacists ' patient counseling on herbal and dietary supplements. Am J Pharm Educ. 15, 74(10), 192, 1-27. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3058472/ In the study conducted by Lin et al.(2010), researchers investigated the utilization and validity of assessment instrumentation for the purpose of quantifying patient-pharmacist interactions involving herbal and dietary supplementation. The purpose of the study was to develop a format of evaluation

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    Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a dietary ingredient as a vitamin; mineral; herb or other botanical; amino acid; dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake; or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of the preceding substances. (“Dietary Supplement Products,” 2016) Dietary supplements run the gamut from vitamins, such as vitamin D and vitamin B12, to sports nutrition supplements, including whey protein and creatine.

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    take vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other supplements (Schardt 2). Due to media advertising, dietary supplements are becoming more popular. Companies compete to have the best supplements. It is said that forty percent of American adults take vitamin supplements and over the counter products, which total in several billion dollars (Farley 2). Although many of the supplements claim to be healthy and help lose weight, the dangers are endless. Dietary supplements can be illegally spiked and are not safe

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    The lack of regulation in the supplement industry The concoction of deceptive business methods and unrestricted regulations have resulted in detrimental health concerns of dietary supplements consumers. Dietary supplements is virtually unrestricted, and expanding its markets, much like the “snake-oil” medicines of the early 1900s . In 1993, this industry was generating 4 billion a year, by 2003 consumers spent 16.8 billions on supplements, and it is currently at 37 billion a year.(Wingert,1993;

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    all, there are some facts and myths that come into play while talking about dietary supplements. Dietary supplements have been captured by the minds and imaginations of many Americans. More than half of all Americans take at least one dietary supplement a day. These are mostly multivitamins. $28 billion a year are spent on vitamins and other supplements by American citizens A year. There are hundreds of different supplements on the market and there are no simple answers about the benefits are most

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