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How can I shop for reputable brands of vitamins and supplements?

Vitamins and supplements are considered foods, not medicines, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. So they're not closely regulated. Unfortunately, there is no way to be sure your vitamins are of high quality. You can improve the chances of getting vitamins that contain what they claim to contain and don't contain harmful substances by checking for the following seals on the label: NSF International, U.S. Pharmacopeia or Consumer Lab. It's also safer to buy from U.S. companies and companies that have brand recognition.
Tod Cooperman, MD
Health Education
When shopping for reputable brands of vitamins and supplements, avoid products that are sold exclusively online; products found in stores are more reliable. Watch me explain some guidelines to keep in mind.

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