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How can I find out if a nutritional supplement meets basic standards?

Grant Cooper, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Although nutritional supplements do not need to meet the same rigorous standards as drugs, there are ways to verify that a supplement has met some standards. For example, the "USP Dietary Supplement Verified" seal indicates that a supplement has met certain basic manufacturing standards. Groups such as NSF International evaluate drugs and make their evaluations available.

If you choose to take supplements, it is best to get them from a reputable company that has been in business for some time and has good ratings from such independent organizations.
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