READING THE SUPPLEMENT LABEL
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.