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Dry Granulation And Its Application In Dietary Supplements Manufacturing

Source: Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG
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By Martin Purpura

A dietary supplement was defined by United States Congress in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which became law in 1994.

A dietary supplement is a product that is intended to:

  • Supplement the diet that bears or contains one or more dietary ingredients (including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids and other substances) or their constituents;
  • To be taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet,  liquid or suspension;
  • Is labeled on the front panel as being a dietary supplement.

The dietary supplement label contains information about the product, like its intended use, direction for use, safety information, and, in addition, it fully, clearly and accurately discloses each ingredient contained in the supplement. Therefore, it should be of importance for consumers to judge the quality of the dietary supplement but based on the label it is difficult to determine the performance, benefits and features like containing the proper amount of ingredients in such a way that their absorption and corresponding efficacy are guaranteed. The grade of quality depends on the production process, which involves the quality control of the manufacturer, the suppliers and other involved parties.


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