May 7, 2018
What Does Science-Based Nutrition Mean?
A message from the Director of Compliance, Paul A. Sandford, Ph.D.
As head of Compliance, Dr. Sandford’s main responsibility is to ensure Doctor’s Best vitamins and supplements are safe to consume and are not adulterated or misbranded. Dr. Sandford has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and a BS in both Chemistry & Math.
Dr. Sandford is tasked with the responsibility of validating label claims, and ensuring they are supported by published research for all of Doctor’s Best 200+ finished products.
Dietary vitamins, supplements, and ingredients are regulated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). The FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Doctor’s Best, Inc May/June Newsletter 2018 - 4 - Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA): • Manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients are prohibited from marketing products that are adulterated or misbranded. That means that these firms are responsible for evaluating the safety and labeling of their products before marketing to ensure that they meet all the requirements of DSHEA and FDA regulations. • FDA is responsible for taking action against any adulterated or misbranded dietary supplement product after it reaches the market.
What Does Compliance Really Do?
To ensure that Doctor’s Best items are safe to consume and not misbranded, all label claims are thoroughly verified. This is accomplished by constant review of FDA regulations, reading and maintaining pertinent scientific literature that describes the health benefits of all ingredients used. Our literary includes published human and animal clinical trials, scientific literature and ingredient specifications, and product descriptions from ingredient manufacturers.
Another aspect of Compliance is to provide accurate information on the benefits of products offered. Doctor’s Best provides detailed Fact Sheets, for each product that allow consumers to read or research the claims and benefits.
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