Washington, D.C.—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation has launched an interactive Supplement Facts label on its consumer-facing website KnowYourOTCs.org, in order to highlight for shoppers what information they can find on a label.
Supplement Facts labels are required to identify basic product information including ingredients, amounts of each ingredient, serving size, and number of servings per container. The Educational Foundation’s interactive version allows users to click through a label to learn what each section means, in easy-to-understand terms. The goal: To help educate shoppers so that they can pick the product that best suits their needs.
“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 the 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.”