Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 389, Issue 1, pp 37–46

Measuring vitamins and minerals in dietary supplements for nutrition studies in the USA

  • Johanna T. Dwyer
  • Joanne Holden
  • Karen Andrews
  • Janet Roseland
  • Cuiwei Zhao
  • Amy Schweitzer
  • Charles R. Perry
  • James Harnly
  • Wayne R. Wolf
  • Mary Frances Picciano
  • Kenneth D. Fisher
  • Leila G. Saldanha
  • Elizabeth A. Yetley
  • Joseph M. Betz
  • Paul M. Coates
  • John A. Milner
  • Jackie Whitted
  • Vicki Burt
  • Kathy Radimer
  • Jaime Wilger
  • Katherine E. Sharpless
  • Constance J. Hardy
Review

Abstract

This article illustrates the importance of having analytical data on the vitamin and mineral contents of dietary supplements in nutrition studies, and describes efforts to develop an analytically validated dietary supplement ingredient database (DSID) by a consortium of federal agencies in the USA. Preliminary studies of multivitamin mineral supplements marketed in the USA that were analyzed as candidates for the DSID are summarized. Challenges are summarized, possible future directions are outlined, and some related programs at the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health are described. The DSID should be helpful to researchers in assessing relationships between intakes of vitamins and minerals and health outcomes.

Keywords

Dietary supplements Dietary supplement ingredient database Multivitamin mineral supplements Analytical values 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna T. Dwyer
    • 1
  • Joanne Holden
    • 5
  • Karen Andrews
    • 5
  • Janet Roseland
    • 5
  • Cuiwei Zhao
    • 5
  • Amy Schweitzer
    • 5
  • Charles R. Perry
    • 7
  • James Harnly
    • 6
  • Wayne R. Wolf
    • 6
  • Mary Frances Picciano
    • 1
  • Kenneth D. Fisher
    • 1
  • Leila G. Saldanha
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Yetley
    • 1
  • Joseph M. Betz
    • 1
  • Paul M. Coates
    • 1
  • John A. Milner
    • 2
  • Jackie Whitted
    • 2
  • Vicki Burt
    • 3
  • Kathy Radimer
    • 3
  • Jaime Wilger
    • 3
  • Katherine E. Sharpless
    • 4
  • Constance J. Hardy
    • 8
  1. 1.Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of HealthUS Department of Health and Human ServicesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Nutritional Sciences Research Group, National Cancer InstituteUS Department of Health and Human ServicesBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionUS Department of Health and Human ServicesHyattsvilleUSA
  4. 4.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  5. 5.Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research ServiceUS Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA
  6. 6.Food Composition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research ServiceUS Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA
  7. 7.Research and Development Division, National Agricultural Statistics ServiceUS Department of AgricultureFairfaxUSA
  8. 8.Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug AdministrationUS Department of Health and Human ServicesRockvilleUSA

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