NIH Launches Dietary Supplement Label Database
Date: June 19, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently launched the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD), a searchable collection of data that contains product information and ingredients from labels of dietary supplements sold in the United States. Researchers, as well as healthcare providers and consumers, can now see the ingredients listed on the labels of about 17,000 dietary supplements by looking them up on a website. Paul Coates, Ph.D., director of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements stated, “This database will be of great value to many diverse groups of people, including nutrition researchers, healthcare providers, consumers, and others. For example, research scientists might use the Dietary Supplement Label Database to determine total nutrient intakes from food and supplements in populations they study." The DSLD is available on the NIH website.