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What is a dietary supplement?

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According to the FDA, dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, and amino acids. They come in the form of pills, liquids, or powders, and are intended to be taken to supplement the diet. Dietary supplements aren't regulated the same way as drug products.

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National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. Johns Wort and Depression."

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

FDA: "Overview of Dietary Supplements."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "St. Johns Wort and Depression."

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

FDA: "Overview of Dietary Supplements."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 26, 2019

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