Consumer Safety

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Essential Oils Don’t Help Sunburns & Marketers Don’t Care

I recently came across an article on MedicalNewsToday (MNT) about using essential oils for sunburns. I was taken aback by how the article noted a lack of scientific evidence then proceeded to…

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Vitamin & Supplement Buyer’s Guide: How to Find Products & Brands You Can Trust

Vitamins and supplements exist in a regulatory grey area in the United States. The FDA doesn’t require brands to undergo the same testing demand for pharmaceutical or food products. Where the FDA…

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USP Certification for Supplements & Why it Matters

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention is the organization responsible for producing an annual report known as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). This report outlines quality guidelines for ingredients of human and animal…

NSF Certification for Dietary Supplements

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) is a US-based organization that tests many types of products to ensure quality and safety. The dietary supplement certification services help ensure products are potent, free of…

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cGMP Guidelines for Dietary Supplements

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) are a set of guidelines maintained by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help promote consumer safety. There are different cGMP guidelines for pharmaceutical…

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USADA Banned Substances Testing for Supplements

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is a Colorado-based Non-Profit business that regulates and tests banned substances in competitive sports. They play an integral role in assuring that athletes do not use…