Diet Supplement Manufacturer Advises Education as Key Ingredient for Consumers
When it comes to dietary supplements, "let the buyer beware" is the message being sent by responsible manufacturers of diet supplements and over-the-counter health and wellness products. Indianapolis-based DMD® Pharmaceuticals chimes in with a supporting opinion.
Carmel, IN (PRWEB) May 17, 2007
It is widely understood that the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not responsible for verifying the efficacy of the wide range of dietary supplements available today in the marketplace. For consumers, says one leading manufacturer, this means that now, more than ever, knowledge is power when it comes to choosing both diet supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness products from on-line and in-store suppliers.
"It's tough to be in the consumer's shoes nowadays. Pretty packages go hand-in-hand with claims that may or may not be substantiated," said Dave Riddle, Compliance Officer for DMD Pharmaceuticals. "That's why we independently research and test our dietary supplement products as well as our OTC pharmaceuticals. We also verify the claims made by the companies who supply us with ingredients as well."
Consumers are advised to become active participants in the choice of the supplements they use to augment their diet and general health. This includes understanding the recommended dosages listed on labels, learning about the specific ingredients (both active and inactive) of the supplement, as well as analyzing the performance of the dietary supplement manufacturer to ensure diet supplements and over-the-counter products are provided by a trusted and well-established source.
"Safety and effectiveness are at the top of our list, with our diet supplements as well as our OTC brands." Riddle added.