Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Dietary supplement pills Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

A series of fact sheets that provide research-based, responsible information about vitamins and minerals. Includes calcium, chromium, folate, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, D, E, and K.


Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

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MedlinePlus: Vitamins

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides links to latest news and information on vitamins. Also offers links to research and related issues


MedlinePlus: Minerals

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides links to latest news and information on minerals. Also offers links to research and related issues


MedlinePlus: Antioxidants

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Gateway to the latest news and information on antioxidants. Offers links to research and related issues. Also in Spanish.


Dietary supplements Dietary Supplement Label Database

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements; National Library of Medicine.

Search online for manufacturers’ complete label information for a selection of on-market and off-market dietary supplement products. Find product information, dietary supplement facts, label statements, and contact information.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Information on the functions of calcium in health, food sources, recommended intakes, deficiency, and excess


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Chromium

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides information on the health functions of chromium, as well as its food sources, recommended intake, and related issues.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Folate

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Information on the functions of folate in promoting health, food sources, recommended intakes, deficiency, and excess . Provides information for those with special needs (including pregnant women).


Woman taking folic acid Folic Acid

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides information on folic acid (folate) and explains the importance of adequate intake, especially for pregnant women or women of child bearing age. Also available in Spanish.


Folic Acid Information and Resources

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center. WIC Works Resource System.

Provides links to resources on folic acid supplementation.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides information on the sources of iron, recommended dietary intake and issues related to deficiencies and toxicities.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Magnesium

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Find information on the health functions of magnesium, as well as its food sources, recommended intake, and related issues.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Selenium

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides information on the health functions of selenium, as well as its food sources, recommended intake, and related issues.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin A and Carotenoids

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides information on the sources of vitamin A and carotenoids, recommended intake and issues related to deficiencies and toxicities.


Dietary Supplment Fact Sheet: Vitamin C

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin. Learn why it is essential to the diet, its role in health and what cancer research suggests.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin B12

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Information includes sources of vitamin B6, recommended intakes, deficiency or toxicity features, and role in chronic diseases.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides information on the sources of vitamin D, recommended dietary intake and issues related to deficiencies and toxicities.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin E

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Find information on food sources, recommended dietary intake, issues related to deficiencies and toxicities and the role in certain chronic diseases.


Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory; DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Estimates levels of ingredients in a representative sample of adult multivitamin/multimineral supplements compared to content claimed on the ingredient label.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Zinc

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides information on health functions of zinc, as well as food sources, recommended intakes, and more.


Questions and Answers About Coenzyme Q10

DHHS. NIH. National Cancer Institute.

Provides information on coenzyme Q10, including functions and effects on human health.


Routine Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

DHHS. AHRQ. US Preventive Services Task Force.

Fact sheet presenting evidence for recommendations for or against the use of supplements in cancer and cardiovascular disease.