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Why look for a small "P" on the label when buying supplements?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Whenever I buy a nutritional supplement, I always look for a small "P" on the label. This means that the United States Pharmacopeia, a reliable nonprofit science organization, has tested the supplement and it's the best evidence you'll get confirming that the pills actually contain what the manufacturer claims they do. Check out the U.S. Pharmacopeia's Web site at http://www.usp.org to get more details about the organization.
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