supplement labels are filled with useful information, but only if
you know how to read them. While labels reflect new standards for
clarity and inclusiveness, a working knowledge of terminology and
values makes all the difference when it comes to understanding what
the label really means. Also, certain label terminology, such as
minimum daily requirement (MDR) versus recommended daily requirement
(RDR) are subject to contention. So it will be worth your while
to understand the differences between the two and to relate them
to your own needs.
a better understanding of supplement labels is an excellent way
to begin your own dietary supplement quality initiative. Our SQ
"glossary" will help you become more familiar with the terms commonly
found on supplement labels. For a comprehensive look at supplements
and their qualities and interactions, click to the SQ "links" page
and then click on "The Natural Pharmacy". What you'll find is a
website in the form of a pharmacopoeia featuring generic descriptions
for almost all dietary supplements. Aside from its comprehensive
nature, this site is notable for the rich background it provides
on all entries, including a section on interactions.
are explanations of labeling content and how to interpret specific
information. Click on a section heading at the right for quick access
or the next page buttons for continuous reading.