Education on Supplements at The Kid's Therapy Center
What we put in our body and how we treat it is typically how we feel. If we eat healthy, sleep properly, and exercise regularly we probably would feel pretty good. But life events, genetics, and the price of good quality food can affect us. When our bodies are deficient in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes it cannot operate at its fullest.
History of the Regulation of Supplements
Unfortunately, many people think that dietary supplements are not regulated, which simply is not the case. Dietary supplements are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), although not like drugs, but instead like foods. In 1994, Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which established new standards for dietary supplement products.
Specifically, the FDA has the power to:
Stop any company from selling a dietary supplement that is "adulterated" or misbranded
Stop the sale of a dietary supplement that makes false or unsubstantiated claims
Take action against any dietary supplement that poses "a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury"
Stop any company making a claim that a product cures or treats a disease
Require dietary supplements to meet strict manufacturing standard, including potency, cleanliness and stability
The FDA assures that products are safe and accurately labeled, and dietary supplement manufacturers must notify the FDA of intended label claims and ensure that they can be substantiated. The FDA has regulations on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements. Under the rule, manufacturers are required to evaluate the identity, purity, quality, strength, and composition of their dietary ingredients and dietary supplements.In December 2006, Congress passed The Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act (the “AER Bill”.) This legislation requires the reporting of “serious” adverse events for dietary supplements. Many people believe that over time this reporting requirement will provide additional proof of the safety of dietary supplements. So if you’re wondering if dietary supplements are safe, the answer is yes, if used responsibly.
At The Kid's Therapy Center we provide and educate our families with the best therapies, parenting ideas, and alternatives to having a healthy and happy family. We want to do that with supplements as well. We fell in love with nutraMetrix as we learned about their good quality, research, isotonix (powder form), and following the GMP, “good manufacturing practice regulations”, regulations set by the FDA.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.