READ­ING THE SUP­PLE­MENT LA­BEL

Alternative Medicine - - Quick Nutrition -

You’ve come as far as to seek out a high-qual­ity sup­ple­ment, but you’re not sure which in­gre­di­ents will be ad­e­quate—or in­ad­e­quate—in your quest for a health­ier life. Th­ese tips will help you un­der­stand how to read what’s on the out­side of the bot­tle so you know ex­actly what you’re get­ting on the in­side.

THE PRIN­CI­PAL DIS­PLAY PANEL on the front of the pack­age tells you the prod­uct's name, the brand's name, and the num­ber of tablets, cap­sules, soft gels, or weight of the pow­der within.

THE SUP­PLE­MENT FACTS PANEL will tell you the serv­ing size, the serv­ings per con­tainer, the ac­tive in­gre­di­ents and their po­ten­cies, stan­dard­iza­tions, the daily val­ues, the in­ac­tive in­gre­di­ents, and al­ler­gen in­for­ma­tion.

THE RO­MANCE COPY PANEL is where you'll find “struc­ture/ func­tion” claims that are there to “ro­mance” you into buy­ing the prod­uct. Be­cause di­etary sup­ple­ments are not legally able to claim to di­ag­nose, treat, cure, or pre­vent any dis­ease, they in­stead tell you how it af­fects the struc­tures or func­tions of the body.

CON­TACT IN­FOR­MA­TION should be in­cluded on ev­ery bot­tle for the prod­uct's man­u­fac­turer in case you'd like to ask ques­tions or have any ad­verse re­ac­tions.

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