The 1994 FDA Regulation You NEED To Know
One of the biggest and loudest gripes that customers and skeptics have of the Supplement Industry is that it's "not regulated by the Food & Drug Administration" (FDA).
This actually couldn't be further from the truth.
Let me introduce you to the 1994 legislation, passed by the Clinton Administration, called the DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health And Education Act).
This is a piece of US legislation that defines AND REGULATES dietary supplements.
Under the act, dietary supplements are effectively regulated by the FDA.
I repeat ... Under the act, dietary supplements are effectively regulated by the FDA.
As an athlete, here's what you need to know:
1. DSHEA defines the term "dietary supplement" to mean a product (other than tobacco) intended to supplement the diet that bears or contains one or more dietary ingredients, including a vitamin, a mineral, an herb or other botanical, an amino acid, a 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 any of the aforementioned ingredients.
2. A dietary supplement must be labeled as a dietary supplement and be intended for ingestion and must not be represented for use as conventional food or as a sole item of a meal or of the diet.
3. In addition, a dietary supplement cannot be approved or authorized for investigation as a new drug, antibiotic, or biologic, unless it was marketed as a food or a dietary supplement before such approval or authorization.
4. Dietary supplements are categorized as FOOD, not drugs.
However, even with a piece of legislation that allows athletes and consumers the freedom to choose, there are critics who have raised questions on the actual helpfulness of the DSHEA.
Critics will claim that supplements are not safe and not natural, but if a supplement is simply a condensed, easier to ingest, powdered form of a whole food -- i.e., beetroot, turmeric OR a vitamin that comes from whole foods -- i.e., Vitamin C, D, E, etc. then, it is natural and it is safe.
Athletes deserve alternatives to high priced, un-natural and synthetics pharmaceuticals.
If it wasn't for the DSHEA of 1994, we might not have the health freedoms and choices that we have on the market today.
Be thankful you have a choice!
(( Now choose Red H Nutrition 😂))