The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission share jurisdiction over the marketing of dietary supplements. Although it’s up to the supplement companies to ensure adherence to FDA/FTC regulations, drug stores selling such products could be negatively impacted, sales-wise, by “bad actors” targeted by the agencies.
Drug Stores should be wary, therefore, of any products making bold claims for health issues not typically solved by dietary supplements, noted Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD and Dymatize Nutrition Consultant
“There are three common types of claims you may see on dietary supplements: structure/function claims, general well-being claims and classic nutrient claims,” she pointed out. “Anything outside of these claims should be a red flag.”
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