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This article describes the Dietary Supplements Labels Database, a new resource from the National Library of Medicine that integrates information from dietary supplement manufacturers, government agencies, and clinical research into an easy-to-use interface. This database contains information on more than 2,000 brands of dietary supplement and more than 800 active ingredients. This resource will greatly assist consumers and health care providers in evaluating the safety, efficacy, and quality of dietary supplements. Features of the resource will be described as well as the browse and search methods used to access the information.


Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Library and Information Science


This article is the publisher's version, previously appearing in Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 12(3): 261-271.

Citation: Healy, A.M. (2008). Making Sense of Dietary Supplements: The Dietary Supplements Labels Database. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 12(3): 261-271.