Advancing Quality in the
Dietary Supplement Market

Millions of Americans use dietary supplements to complement a well-balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.1

The Collaborative is a diverse group of national stakeholder organizations across the public health spectrum representing consumers, practitioners, manufacturing industry, research, standard-setting, and academic organizations committed to advancing the quality and safety of dietary supplements in the United States, ultimately helping protect the public’s health.

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DSQC Helps Modernize and Strengthen Policies

The Collaborative supports policies and resources to advance innovation that helps ensure safe, quality supplements; remove illegal and tainted products from the marketplace; and promote consumer education.

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The Facts on Supplements

Dietary supplements are intended to complement a well-balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, not to replace it, and include vitamins and minerals, herbs and botanicals, and specialty supplements.

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More than 3 out of 4

Americans take

dietary supplements.¹

In the past 25 years, the
dietary supplement industry
grew from

In the past 25 years, the
dietary supplement industry
grew from

$4 billion with

4,000 products to

$40 billion with

50,000+ products²

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From 2007-2019,
965 of the products
tested by the FDA were identified to include potentially hazardous substances or hidden ingredients.³

1. Council for Reponsible Nutrition. (2019). 2019 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.crnusa.org/CRNConsumerSurvey

2. Advisory Board. (2019, February 13). FDA says it’s cracking down on the $40B dietary supplement industry—but is it just a ‘big PR push’? Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2019/02/13/fda-supplements

3. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. (2019, October 2). Tainted products marketed as dietary supplements. Retrieved from
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/sda/sdnavigation.cfm?sd=tainted_supplements_cder