Nutrition Business Journal

Medicine, supplements and science: opportunities and realities

Why you need the science, and why you can’t use it

In principle, the law that constrains the marketing of nutrient supplements in the U.S. is “DSHEA,” or the Dietary Supplement Health And Education Act (of 1994). In practice, the law of unintended consequences may exert an even greater influence.

I write this in the immediate aftermath of a meeting with an innovative nutrient supplement company for which I serve as a scientific adviser. I presented to the team some of my priorities for the information they make available

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