NUTR 221 Herbal Dietary Supplement Evaluation
NUTR 221 Herbal Dietary Supplement Evaluation Worksheet
Extra Credit Assignment (10 pts) Due April 9th
The purpose of this assignment is to investigate an herbal dietary supplement and explore what you can find out about the supplement’s herbal ingredient(s) and claims. Once you have completed this worksheet, convert to a PDF and submit via the Assignment Folder in D2L.
1.Select one herbal dietary supplement to evaluate. Use the actual label of the herbal dietary supplement or label information about the herbal dietary supplement that is posted on the internet.
2.Analyze the herbal dietary supplement using the information from the label.
List all Claims:
“This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.”
Why is it important for the consumer to look for this type of verification on herbal dietary supplements?
3.Choose one herbal ingredient from the label for further evaluation.
Name of Herbal Ingredient:
Go to one of the following professional websites to research facts about this herbal ingredient. If the herbal ingredient is not listed, select a different herbal ingredient from the original herbal dietary supplement ingredient list.
Outline the facts your found about the herbal ingredient:
Outline Background or Purported Use (Claim) for the Herb:
What Clinical or Research Studies have been conducted with this herb?
What potential concern(s) were identified for this herb?
4.Would you take the herbal dietary supplement? Explain.
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