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Supplement Your Knowledge

Dietary Supplement Education Initiative

Supplement Your Knowledge -  Dietary Supplement Education Initiative

Dietary supplements can help people improve or maintain their overall health. But they may also come with health risks. Whether you’re a consumer of dietary supplements or it’s your job to inform and educate, it’s important to know the facts before deciding to take any dietary supplement.

Below, you’ll find a wide range of downloadable educational resources about dietary supplements, including information about their benefits and risks, how they are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and much more.

Consumers | Healthcare Professionals | Teachers | Social Media | Resources

For Consumers

Fact Sheets and Infographic 

Download in English and in Spanish (en español) 


Dietary Supplements Overview

Dietary Supplements and Medications

Dietary Supplements and Adverse Events

For Healthcare Professionals

In collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), FDA has created videos and companion materials to educate healthcare professionals and to provide them with strategies to counsel patients about dietary supplements. Topics include how supplements are defined, regulated, and labeled; potential interactions with other supplements, medications, and laboratory tests; and adverse events and how to report them.

Interested physicians will be able to earn 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM on the AMA Ed HubTM.

For Teachers

FDA’s Science and our Food Supply: Examining Dietary Supplements is an interactive supplementary curriculum for use in high school science classes. It is designed to stimulate curiosity and empower students to evaluate the accuracy and credibility of information they see and hear about dietary supplements.

Spread the Word about Dietary Supplements

Help spread the word about FDA’s Supplement Your Knowledge initiative. The Social Media Toolkit includes sample newsletter and website content, social media posts, images, videos, and other educational resources.


FDA’s Dietary Supplement Resources

Additional Dietary Supplement Information From Other Agencies

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