The Development of a 21st Century Framework for Assessing the Safety of Botanical Dietary Supplements


Posted 25 June 2019 | By Daniel S. Marsman, DVM, PhDJoseph T. Dever, PhDStefan Gafner, PhDCynthia Rider, PhDSibyl Swift, PhDJames C. Griffiths, PhD  | ©

This article discusses steps to improve the safety of botanicals in dietary supplements. The authors discuss several US legislative initiatives and efforts by several nongovernmental organizations, such as the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the American Botanical Council, to track patterns of botanical use, and the Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology’s efforts to approach safety issues, including its establishment of the Botanical Safety Consortium and its working groups.

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