Skip navigation links
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Fish oil capsules on a leaf

Consumer Protection

Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on dietary supplement safety, fraud, and other consumer protection matters. Also provides information on how to file a report or complaint.

FDA: Consumer Updates on Dietary Supplements

Consumer updates on dietary supplements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sign up to receive consumer updates by email. More »

FDA: Warnings and Safety Information

Safety warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about specific dietary supplements. Provides a Web link for reporting health problems associated with dietary supplements. More »

FDA: How to Spot Health Fraud

Tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on how to avoid fraudulent or ineffective products. More »

FTC: Drugs & Dietary Supplements

This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer page links to fact sheets, consumer alerts, promotional items, and articles focusing on drugs and dietary supplements. More »

FTC: Weight Loss & Fitness

This FTC consumer protection page links to fact sheets, consumer alerts, and articles on weight loss and fitness products. More »