June 2019

New FDA Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List

In April 2019 the FDA released the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List. The list includes supplement ingredients that do not or may not qualify as a dietary ingredient as defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. While the FDA states that inclusion on the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List does not confirm that the ingredient is unsafe, many have the potential to cause serious side effects. To give health care providers additional information about these ingredients, we've added a new tool to our site that lists the ingredients on the FDA's advisory list, and includes links that can provide readers with additional information such as which products on the market contain these ingredients, why people use these ingredients, and what safety concerns these ingredients pose. Products in our Commercial Products Database that contain these ingredients are evaluated using our Natural Medicines Brand Evidence-based Rating (NMBER) system. For more details, check out our new FDA Advisory page.

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