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Industry resources: supplements

There are a host of people, organizations and websites to use when researching the supplements industry. Here, we make your searching easy with a handy list of resources to know.


Andrew Weil, MD
Founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona

Laurie Steelsmith, MD

Licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist
Phone: 808.943.0330

Council for Responsible Nutrition
The CRN, founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Companies represented by CRN produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally.

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Association
IADSA is an international association promoting the globalization of food supplement markets and challenging regulatory decisions. Bringing together food supplement associations from 6 continents, IADSA aims to build an international platform for debate and a sound legislative and political environment for the development of the food supplement sector worldwide.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine brings together authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Info: provides access to food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity and food safety for consumers.

Office of Dietary Supplements
The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.

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