In 2001, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) was mandated by Congress to review the existing scientific evidence on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. This was done to identify any research needs that may be necessary. As a result of the ODS's evidence reports, several articles have been published in peer-reviewed literature. This has helped the NIH make decisions on research priorities in this field.
The ODS is responsible for providing evidence-based information on dietary supplements to the public, health professionals, and policy makers. They also work to develop and support educational programs and research initiatives related to dietary supplements. The ODS also works with other federal agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure that dietary supplement products are safe and effective. The ODS reviews dietary supplement products for safety and efficacy before they are approved for sale.
They also review any new scientific evidence that may be available on dietary supplements. This helps them determine if any changes need to be made to the product or if it should be removed from the market. The ODS also works with manufacturers to ensure that all dietary supplement products meet safety standards. The ODS also works with other organizations, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop educational programs about dietary supplements. These programs are designed to help people understand the potential benefits and risks associated with taking dietary supplements.
The ODS also works with health care providers to ensure that they are aware of the latest research on dietary supplements and can provide accurate information to their patients. The ODS is an important part of ensuring that dietary supplement products are safe and effective for consumers. They review current scientific evidence on dietary supplements and identify research needs. They also work with other organizations to develop educational programs about dietary supplements and provide evidence-based information to the public, health professionals, and policy makers.