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Dietary Supplement

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A product (other than tobacco) that is intended to supplement a diet that bears or contains one or more of these dietary ingredients: a vitamin; a mineral; an herb or other botanical; an amino acid; a dietary substance for use by humans to supplement the diet by increasing the total daily intake of that substance; or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, or extract, or combinations of these ingredients. Is intended for ingestion in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form. Is not represented for use as a conventional food or as the sole item of a meal or diet. Is labeled as a “dietary supplement.” Includes products such as an approved, new drug-certified antibiotic or licensed biologic that was marketed as a dietary supplement or food before approval, certification, or license (unless the Secretary of Health and Human Services waives this provision).

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DoD Instruction 6130.05: DoD Nutrition Committee

Last Updated: December 05, 2018

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