What Does Science Based Nutrition Mean?
A message from the Director of Compliance, Paul A. Sandford, Ph.D. As head of the Compliance group, Paul’s main job to ensure Doctor’s Best’s 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.
Science Based Nutrition
Dr. Sandford is tasked with responsibility of verifying that its label claims for its 200+ finished products are supported by published science.
Both finished dietary vitamins and supplements and dietary ingredients are regulated by FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering "conventional" foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and
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 vetted. This is accomplished by constant review of FDA regulations, reading & maintaining pertinent scientific literature that describes the health benefits of all ingredients used. This literature includes published human and animal clinical trials, scientific literature and ingredient specifications and product descriptions from ingredient manufacturers.
Another aspect of the Compliance Group is to provide information on the benefits of products offered.
Thus, Doctor’s Best provides detailed Fact Sheets on its website (www.drbvitainins.com) for each product that allow consumers to see where the claims and benefits are backed by science. The Compliance group also maintains the Customer Care hotline (800-777-2474).
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