Big Changes Coming to Your Supplements in 2020, Part 1

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Big changes are coming in 2020 for supplement consumers. Brian Wommack, Senior Vice President of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), previews the new label requirements that are mandated starting next year for dietary supplements. He explains the changes you’ll see when it comes to levels of vitamins A, D, E, and folate. International Units (IUs) will be supplanted by micrograms (mcgs). CRN’s “Label Wise” campaign (www.belabelwise.org) seeks to prepare consumers for the changes and improve label literacy. Wommack discusses the role of CRN as mediator between government regulators and supplement manufacturers; CRN’s goal is to represent progressive, responsible stakeholders within the supplement industry. He decries claims, so often echoed in the media, that the supplement industry is “unregulated” and is a “Wild West” of unaccountable players offering dangerous, adulterated products to unwary consumers. Click HERE for part 2.

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