Articles in Press
Volume 4 Issue 1
Dietary Supplement Usage: Better Science Equals Better Outcomes
Richard J. Bloomer*, Matthew Butawan
The use of dietary supplements is widespread in most industrialized countries. While current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) are now adhered to by most companies, this does not guarantee that all products being sold are both safe and effective. Many finished products and ingredients have little to no human clinical safety or efficacy data to support their use. Moreover, some products that do have science to support individual ingredient inclusion often contain said ingredients at a very low dosage— decreasing the likelihood that the product will deliver results as claimed.