We do not make any claims or statements that require review by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.
Our product suggestions are based on established guidelines for nutrient intake and DNA-based assessments of deficiency risk. [More detail here.] A risk of deficiency is not a guarantee of deficiency, so it is important to consult with a healthcare professional who can evaluate your current status.
More About FDA-Approved Claims
The FDA is very judicious with the claims it allows supplement companies to make. They fall into three basic categories: health claims, nutrient content claims, and structure/function claims. Only health claims are subject to review by the FDA. These are statements that draw a connection between a nutrient and a disease or a health-related condition. We do not make these types of claims, so any statements made regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.
Nutrient content claims are those that “describe the level of a nutrient in the product” . Structure or function claims “describe the role of a nutrient or dietary ingredient intended to affect the normal structure or function of the human body” . Supplement companies often make these types of claims, and you may see these on our product pages in the section “From the Manufacturer.”
Examples of FDA-approved health claims:
- A healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
- A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D and regular physical activity helps to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Examples of FDA-approved nutrient content claims:
- Good source of calcium
- Low sodium
Examples of FDA-approved structure/function claims :
- Calcium builds strong bones.
- Fiber maintains bowel regularity.
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