USDA, ODS roll out supplement ingredient database
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database will allow researchers to include dietary supplements in analyses of U.S. nutrient intake. The Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements developed the public-access database, which provides estimated levels of 18 vitamin and mineral ingredients derived from data for 115 representative supplement products, with more ingredients to be added in the future, ODS said in an April 20 release. DSID will facilitate research on links between supplement intakes and health indicators, ARS said in a separate release
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