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Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The federal drug administration (fda) does not test drugs or supplements.
The fda evaluates research studies on medications to make sure they are effective and safe. Supplements are regulated under a separate law and don't have to be shown to be effective, but the manufacturers can't make claims about how they affect health.

In brief: No
The federal drug administration (fda) does not test drugs or supplements.
The fda evaluates research studies on medications to make sure they are effective and safe. Supplements are regulated under a separate law and don't have to be shown to be effective, but the manufacturers can't make claims about how they affect health.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Usually not
If your question is about finding high quality herbal supplements, the brand nature's way (purple top) manufactures according to standards from the german commission e (published between 1984 and 1994) which formed the basis for medical prescribing of herbs in germany.
It is best to look for either whole herb or standardized extracts. I also use gaia, herbsetc, eclectic institute and herbpharm.

In brief: Usually not
If your question is about finding high quality herbal supplements, the brand nature's way (purple top) manufactures according to standards from the german commission e (published between 1984 and 1994) which formed the basis for medical prescribing of herbs in germany.
It is best to look for either whole herb or standardized extracts. I also use gaia, herbsetc, eclectic institute and herbpharm.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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