Think about your weekly grocery shopping. What if every item was a mystery box or bottle without a label? You wouldn't buy without knowing what was inside, would you? Of course not!
As a savvy shopper you know that the label gives you useful information under the Nutrition Facts such as calories, fats, sugars and servings per container. Likewise, supplements include important Supplement Facts which tell you about the nutrients you're buying.
That's why you read the Supplement Facts -- to learn what's inside. Because what's inside is important when it comes to your health. Adding supplements to a good diet and daily exercise supports your health efforts, deters disease and helps you recover from injury. Thus, when the FDA announces changes to the source of information you use for your health, you pay attention.
Why the change?
The FDA, a key regulator of foods and dietary supplements, has mandated the new label requirements for two primary reasons. One, drastic changes in the American Diet over the past 20 years. Two, new nutrition research changes the science that we know, particularly between nutrition and the risk of disease. Supplements play an important role in good nutrition by helping you get nutrients you need or are missing in your diet. Most supplement companies will comply with the label mandates by January 2021 and many, including TyH, have begun the process.
What will look different? Daily Values. The FDA's change in Daily Values will more accurately reflect what Americans need today. Measurements. Amounts of nutrients may be easier to understand if common measurement terms are used, especially for fat soluble vitamins.
- Measurements for vitamins A, D, and E change from International Units (IU) to milligrams (mg) and micrograms (mcg).
- The Daily Value (DV) increases for vitamins C, D and K; minerals magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. This will be reflected in the Supplement Facts box with a lower %DV number. (Per the FDA, Americans need more of these nutrients.)
- The Daily Value decreases for most B-complex vitamins and vitamin E, plus minerals chloride, chromium, copper, selenium and zinc. The %DV for these nutrients will reflect a higher number in the Supplement Facts box. (Per the FDA, Americans need less of these nutrients.)
What this means to TyH's savvy shoppers.
TyH labels will change to reflect the FDA mandate. These Fact box changes will not change TyH supplements and what's inside. You'll still get quality and value with highly bioavailable ingredients. We have so many shoppers say they buy from us because they trust us. So don't worry, we've got it covered. And, as always, if you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or call us at 800-801-1406.
Education. That's what makes a TyH shopper so savvy!
Source: FDA Website
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