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How to verify if vitamin or herbal supplement is safe to be consumed?

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: Could you please tell me if a vitamin or herbal supplement must have the logodietary supplement verified with the USP in the center for it to be safe from no fillers or containments. Thank You
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Answered by Dr. Riyanka Chail (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The USP evaluates supplements for quality, purity and potency

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir,
Thanks for writing in to us at hcm.

This is Dr.Riyanka and I am glad to be helping you with your query.

USP (United states Pharmacopeia) Verified dietary supplements are products that have been assessed voluntarily by the USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program and have successfully met the program's stringent laws of testing criteria.

Hence , yes a vitamin or herbal supplement that has logodietary supplement verified with United states Pharmacopeia is definitely more safer as it has passed all the tests.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration do not test or approve of dietary supplements like vitamins before they’re marketed. Hence The USP independently evaluates supplements for quality, purity and potency.
Thus, Vitamins that clear the tests can put the USP mark of approval on its label.

Hope this answers your query.
Do write back if you have any further doubts.


Get well soon
Dr.Riyanka


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How to verify if vitamin or herbal supplement is safe to be consumed?

Brief Answer: The USP evaluates supplements for quality, purity and potency Detailed Answer: Hello Sir, Thanks for writing in to us at hcm. This is Dr.Riyanka and I am glad to be helping you with your query. USP (United states Pharmacopeia) Verified dietary supplements are products that have been assessed voluntarily by the USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program and have successfully met the program's stringent laws of testing criteria. Hence , yes a vitamin or herbal supplement that has logodietary supplement verified with United states Pharmacopeia is definitely more safer as it has passed all the tests. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration do not test or approve of dietary supplements like vitamins before they’re marketed. Hence The USP independently evaluates supplements for quality, purity and potency. Thus, Vitamins that clear the tests can put the USP mark of approval on its label. Hope this answers your query. Do write back if you have any further doubts. Get well soon Dr.Riyanka