You might have heard about the FDA, especially when new food or drug products are introduced to stores, or if a product has been recalled.
However, do you really know what the FDA does when regulating specific products?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is in charge of protecting your heath by properly labeling and ensuring safety of human and animal drugs, cosmetics, and the U.S. food supply.
However, even though items can be labeled as "FDA Approved," that doesn't mean it benefits your overall health. It's always important to be your own primary caregiver first and ask yourself important questions before consuming anything. What will you gain from buying and consuming this product? Are there any risks associated with the product? Will it mix with other medications or raise other health concerns for your body?
What involvement does the FDA have with regulating dietary supplements?
Unfortunately, there are SO many dietary supplements on the market today, which has left the FDA completely overwhelmed. The FDA regulates dietary supplements in a completely different way than other medications and food products.
According to the FDA's website, under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients are prohibited from marketing products that are adulterated or misbranded. This means that the manufacturing firms are the ones responsible for evaluating the safety and properly labeling their product
What else do you need to know about the FDA and the manufacturing process of dietary supplements?
Everyday Juicer Ray Doustdar explains what the FDA does, why the FDA is needed for ensuring food and drug safety and how Ray works with the FDA in his manufacturing process.