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Archive for March 14th, 2018

Dietary Supplement Label Database

The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements and National Library of Medicine (NLM) have a Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD), which “contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products” currently marketed or discontinued in the U.S. Initially developed for scientists, this database, which covers about 17,000 supplements, will also be helpful to public health personnel and healthcare providers. DSLD data include contents and added ingredients from the supplement’s required Supplement Facts panel, along with directions for use, health-related claims, and cautions from the supplement’s label. The database provides Reference Links, Quick and Advanced searching, as well as alphabetical lists of ingredients, products, and contacts (i.e., manufacturer/distributor). DSLD files can be downloaded for use in Excel and several statistical packages (e.g., SPSS). For additional information, see the NLM DSLD Fact Sheet or the DSLD FAQ.