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Other supplement resources
Unsure about certain supplements? Try these additional public resources.
Your healthcare provider
Your primary care physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist may be able to discuss your health needs and the benefits and risks of taking supplements. They may also be able to make sure that a dietary supplement doesn’t interact with your medications.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Free fact sheets, prepared by expert scientists, cover many of the most popular dietary supplements and include information about the proven benefits, if any, the proper dosages, and potential adverse effects from using the supplements.Dietary supplement fact sheets
FDA Consumer Updates
A few times a year, FDA publishes a “Consumer Update” cautioning consumers about an unsafe or fraudulent category of supplements.Dietary supplements
Reporting supplement issues to the FDA
If you or someone you know may have suffered a bad reaction or adverse event from taking a dietary supplement, tell the Food and Drug Administration via the FDA website.