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DSHEA 2.0 should better define ‘supplement’ – podcastDSHEA 2.0 should better define ‘supplement’ – podcast

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) defined what a supplement is not, but the law should be updated to better establish the product category, says Herbally Yours’ Mark Potocnjak.

Sandy Almendarez

May 23, 2019

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) gave supplements a defined pathway to market in the U.S. and has helped the industry flourish. But 25 years later, the law could use an update, according to Mark Potocnjak, CFO at Herbally Yours Inc. Specifically, in with podcast with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, Potocnjak thinks the DSHEA should be updated so it:

  • Better defines the category of “supplements”

  • Allows brands to include new ingredients in the Supplement Facts Panel and to outline efficacious doses in that panel

  • Allows supplements to make disease prevention claims, if the research supports those statements

This podcast was recorded at SupplySide East in April 2019 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Got feedback? Email Sandy at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast.

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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