Safety and vitamins

Alternative names
Vitamins and safety regulations

Information

Question:
Does the government monitor the safety of vitamins?

Answer:
No. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitors drugs but not vitamins. However, standard vitamin and mineral tablets are considered relatively risk-free if you avoid high doses. Keep in mind that most experts feel that it is best to get your vitamins from eating a variety of foods.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.

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