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February 26, 2009 [posted]

NLM® Resource — Dietary Supplements Labels Database

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The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) Dietary Supplements Labels Database now includes several interface improvements, more products, and an auto-complete (search) feature.

Other recent additions and changes include:

The Dietary Supplements Labels Database includes information from the labels of over 3,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements.

The database is designed to help both the general public and health care providers find information about ingredients in brand-name products, including name, form, active and inactive ingredients, amount of active ingredient/unit, manufacturer/distributor information, suggested dose, label claims, warnings, percentage of daily value, and further label information.

Links to other NLM resources, such as MedlinePlus® and PubMed®, are provided for additional health information. In addition, links to related Fact Sheets from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH/ODS), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are also available.

NLM® Resource — Dietary Supplements Labels Database. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Jan-Feb;(366):e15.

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