According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, or DSHEA, a dietary supplement is any product that contains one or more dietary ingredients such as a vitamin, mineral, herb or other botanical, amino acid or other ingredient used to supplement the diet. Dietary supplements are not food additives (such as saccharin) or drugs.
Yes. Both products contain a proprietary licorice root extract, an herb.. CardioSustain promotes overall cardiovascular health. ArterioSustain has been clinically validated to reduce oxidation in the arteries.
Yes. Dietary supplements are regulated, although not in the way prescription or over-the-counter drugs are. Because dietary supplements are in a category of foods and not drugs, no FDA pre-market approval is required. However, FDA has the power to ensure that supplement products on the market are both safe and accurately labeled. Within 30 days of a new supplement being on the market, a manufacturer or the labeler must notify the FDA of all label claims and verify that they are sufficiently substantiated or supported by science.
Unfortunately, some journalists have incorrectly reported that the supplement industry is unregulated, which is absolutely false. All supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs and specialty products must conform to FDA federal regulations that control manufacturing, labeling and advertising practices. With overlapping jurisdiction, the FTC also regulates the marketing of supplements.
There are many compelling reasons to consider dietary supplements as a complement to the diet and other nutritional intakes. While a good diet is the foundation for better health, research shows that most adults and children don't eat the way they should. Supplements are easy to add to the daily diet. This is often the first step that people take toward greater nutritional awareness and the adoption of other healthy lifestyle choices. Whether taking a multivitamin, herb or Allied BioNutrition products, people can and do live healthier lives by supplementing their diets.
CardioSustain contains our proprietary licorice root extract in our regular daily 100mg serving size . Its main purpose is to promote and sustain cardiovascular health. The health benefits of the CardioSustain formula have been patented in the US and are based on extensive clinical research by world-class scientists. Furthermore, efficacy has been shown by field evidence generated over several years.
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ArterioSustain contains our proprietary licorice root extract in the high daily amount of 200mg. Its main purpose is to reduce the normal oxidation occurring in the arteries over time. The unique health benefits of ArterioSustain have been patented in the US, and were clinically validated via a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial that was published in 2015. For more information on this published study, contact email@example.com.
Recommended daily usage is one capsule (either CardioSustain or ArterioSustain) before either breakfast or lunch.
Based on extensive research and feedback from thousands of customers in Israel who have taken our Licorice Root products daily over several years, there are no known side effects.
Our extract is manufactured via a unique biotechnology extraction process which leaves only the powerful antioxidant property of the Licorice Root intact, while removing all the unneeded ingredients from the root extract. Other products that use Licorice root fail to execute this extraction process, which leaves their products lacking in most of the cardiovascular health benefits realized by our Licorice Root Extract products.
This product is a supplement and not a drug, and is not intended for any disease. Consult your qualified heath care practitioner.
There is no evidence indicating restrictions of any kind in regard to taking our Licorice Root Extract products with vitamins and other supplements.
There are no reported interactions between Licorice and drugs. Furthermore, according to the Food and Drug Administration, 21 CFR part 184.1408, Licorice and Licorice derivatives may be considered Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). However, if you do take any drugs, we recommend you consult your qualified heath care practitioner.
Consult your qualified heath care practitioner.
Consult your qualified heath care practitioner.
Consult your qualified heath care practitioner.
Each year, numerous studies are published in major medical journals that support the use of dietary supplements for the structure and function of specific organs or systems, e.g., good circulation, or for general health and wellness. Such studies can be found in Food and Nutrition Research, The Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and
In addition, several leading research institutes and national associations such as John Hopkins University and the American Heart Association have conducted and released studies on the benefits of dietary supplements.
Today, more than 70 percent of Americans trust dietary supplements and use them as a way to complement diets that are lacking in nutrients, and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As more and more consumers experience the health benefits of dietary supplements, major research institutions are validating their experience and the efficacy and safety of these products.
According to a study published in the Journal of the America Medical Association (JAMA), adverse drug reactions, resulting from prescription and over-the-counter drugs, cause more than 100,000 deaths a year. Furthermore, the study estimates that 2.2 million people annually experience a serious adverse drug reaction. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 3,000 to 5,000 Americans each year die from food poisoning.
In addition, Nature's Impact has reported that dietary supplements are far safer to consume than foods, causing 1/60,000 as many deaths as foods each year. Consumers can check the safety of dietary supplements over the last two decades by comparing the incidence of deaths from all causes that are reported in either the Journal of Emergency Medicine or by the American Association of Poison Control Centers in Washington, D.C.
These scientific studies serve to substantiate the fact that dietary supplements have a stellar safety record when compared to other commonly consumed products and pharmaceuticals.
DSHEA gives the FDA authority to oversee the safety of all dietary supplements sold to consumers and manufacturers' compliance with good manufacturing practices. Additionally, the law empowers the FDA to immediately remove any supplement from the market it deems an imminent hazard to health. The real question for policymakers today is not whether the FDA has sufficient authority to protect consumers from unsafe practices, but whether the FDA is adequately enforcing the law.
DSHEA is the acronym for the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. DSHEA is ground breaking legislation that defined dietary supplements as a new category of products under foods, permitted structure/function claims, and set safety and substantiation requirements. The Senate bill that became this Act was co-authored and co-sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). DSHEA was passed overwhelmingly and with bipartisan support by Congress in October 1994 and was signed into law (PL 103-417) on October 25, 1994.
At a time when the FDA was proposing to restrict access to dietary supplements, consumers became alarmed and urged Congressional action to recognize the value of supplements and the role they can play in promoting health and preventing disease. Congress wanted a new system that would guarantee consumer access to safe products and provide consumers with more information about the benefits of nutritional supplements. Pleas from hundreds of thousands of health-conscious Americans prompted Congress to take much-needed action.
DSHEA increased the FDA's ability to preserve consumer safety, ensure product labels are informative and truthful, and set higher manufacturing standards. Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has regulatory authority over claims supplement manufacturers make about their products in advertising, including the Internet. The dietary supplement industry also takes responsible action to implement rigorous standards, including regular independent laboratory testing of products for safety and authenticity.
The passage of DSHEA actually increased the FDA's enforcement powers over dietary supplements by establishing new labeling and potency standards. Violations of these standards are punished in various ways; and some intentional acts—such as spiking a supplement with a drug--are crimes. Under DSHEA, the FDA has the power to:
- Refer for criminal action any company that sells a dietary supplement that is toxic or unsanitary [Section 402 (a)].
- Seize dietary supplements that pose an "unreasonable or significant risk of illness or injury" [Section 402 (f)].
- Stop a new dietary ingredient from being marketed if the FDA does not receive enough safety data in advance [Section 413].
- Obtain an injunction against the sale of a dietary supplement that has false or unsubstantiated claims [Section 403 (a), (r6)].
- Require dietary supplements to meet strict manufacturing guidelines, called Good Manufacturing Practices, including potency, cleanliness, and stability [Section 402 (g)].
- Ban the sale of an entire class of dietary supplements if they pose an imminent public health hazard [Section 402 (f)].
In addition, there are industry education and certification programs that supplement these governmental powers. Again, the Federal Trade Commission has power over advertising and all marketing, . Finally, the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau is important for the self-policing of the industry.
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