Although dietary supplements (i.e. vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals) are regulated by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as foods, they are regulated differently than other foods and drugs. Dietary supplements are regulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which became law in 1994. Dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, prevent, cure, or treat disease, so types of claims that can be made on the labels of supplements and drugs differ.
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Is the recommendation to take a daily multivitamin more significant for people with chronic illness than the general population? What are the risks or consequences associated with not taking a daily multivitamin? We asked rheumatologist Scott J. Zashin, M.D. to explain, Is a Daily Multivitamin Important for Arthritis Patients?
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Source: In-Depth Report: Vitamins, A.D.A.M.; Photo by Kroma Kromalski (stock.xchng)