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Note about Dietary Supplements made in the European Union (EU)

Dietary Supplements (such as vitamins) produced in Europe must comply with the European Union (EU) regulations that are stricter than Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in the United States. In the EU the Food Supplements Directive requires that dietary supplements must be proven safe both in dosage and in purity before being sold. But in the US, the FDA does not pre-approve the manufacture of dietary supplements, such as Vitamin C. In the US, synthetic ascorbic acid (made mostly from GMO corn) can be labeled as “natural” vitamin C.

Be cautious of the word “natural” which is so greatly abused that it has little meaning. For example, a bottle of 100% synthetic ascorbic acid can be labeled as “natural”. Your best protection against misleading labels is to read the ingredients.