Acta Scientific Nutritional Health

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 7

Ingredient Dosing within Dietary Supplements: Are You Getting Enough?

Jade L Caldwell1, Kristen A Chambers1, Damien C Moore1, Charles R Yates2and Richard J Bloomer1*

1University of Memphis, Center for Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Research, Memphis, TN, USA
2University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Pharmacy, Memphis, TN, USA

*Corresponding Author: Richard J Bloomer, University of Memphis, Center for Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Research, Memphis, TN, USA.

Received: April 25, 2018; Published: June 09, 2018

Citation: Richard J Bloomer., et al. "Ingredient Dosing within Dietary Supplements: Are You Getting Enough?”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 2.7 (2018).


  The use of dietary supplements is commonplace for many adults living within industrialized nations. While not a guarantee, the adoption of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) has helped to ensure that the products being produced and sold include ingredients as claimed on the product label, at the stated dosages. However, the dosing of ingredients can vary considerably across products, with some products containing dosages that are lower than the research efficacious dose. Consumers need to understand that discrepancies in dosing between products are common and learn how to identify products that contain the correct dosage based on the cited research studies. This article focuses on the often-expressed concern over varied dosing within dietary supplements. A review of selected ingredients is included, as well as the authors’ viewpoint on how this issue can be addressed by consumers.

Keywords: Ingredient; Dosing; Dietary Supplements

Copyright: © 2018 Richard J Bloomer., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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