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Dietary Supplements and Vitamins

See also Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) provides research and a current overview and understanding of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements.


Computer Access to Dietary Supplements (CARDS) Database contains federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements. Bethesda (MD): NIH Office of Dietary Supplements; 1999- .

Dietary Supplement Ingedients Database (DSID) provides estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products sold in the U.S. Bethesda (MD): NIH Office of Dietary Supplements; 2012 March- .

Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) from the National Library of Medicine and NIH Office of Dietary Suplements currently includes free full label information to over 17,000 dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. and is expected to grow to include most of the more than 55,000 different dietary supplements sold. Bethesda (MD): NLM and NIH Office of Dietary Supplements; 2013 June- .

Drugs and Supplements. Rochester (MN): Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 1998-2013. (Use Natural Standard drug and herbal information).

MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs & Supplements includes drug information from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and selective herbal and dietary supplement information the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

My Dietary Supplements (MYDS) Mobile App is an easy way to keep track of the vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products you take - right in the palm of your hand. Bethesda (MD): Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health; 2013- .

PubMed Dietary Supplements subset search from the National Library of Medicine in coordination with the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.

Other Resources

Combs GF, Jr. The Vitamins. 4th ed. Waltham(MA): Academic Press; 2012.

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) includes an interactive DRI tool to calculate recommended daily dietary planning, DRI Tables, and DRI Reports including the summarized Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements. Washington(DC): Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Medicine; 2006.

USP Dietary Supplements Compendium 2012. Rockville (MD): United States Pharmacopeial Convention; 2012.

Vitamin, Herbs, and Dietary Supplements on RxList (from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database). RxList; 2013- .

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