Q 1: What is a dietary supplement?

Today's dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars.

Q 2: Can I take supplements on my own, without a doctor?
Q 3: What questions should I ask my doctor about taking supplements?
Q 4: How do I know whether a supplement's claims are true or false?
Q 5: Does the FDA regulate supplements?
Q 6: What does the word "standardized" on a supplement label mean?
Q 7: What should I do if I have a side effect from a supplement?
Q 8: What is a 'proprietary blend?'