CHPA’s new interactive Dietary Supplement Facts Label educates consumers

The label teachers consumers by allowing users to click on different sections and ingredients on a sample supplement label and explaining their meaning in easy-to-understand language.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s Educational Foundation (CHPA; Washington, DC) is now featuring an interactive Dietary Supplement Facts Label on its consumer-facing website KnowYourOTCs.org. The aim is to teach consumers how to decipher label information in order to make more informed product choices.

The label teachers consumers by allowing users to click on different sections and ingredients on a sample supplement label and explaining their meaning in easy-to-understand language.

CHPA says this information is important to provide as a growing number of consumers use dietary supplements as part of their health regimen. “As consumers focus more of their attention on staying healthy proactively and begin incorporating more dietary supplements into their overall self-care plan, it is critically important to offer user-friendly resources about appropriately selecting and safely using these products,” said Anita Brikman, executive director, CHPA Educational Foundation, in a press release. “By educating consumers about what is on a Supplement Facts label and how to read one, we empower their decision-making to safely choose and use dietary supplements to support their overall health and wellbeing.”