Today’s nutritional or dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Nutritional supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars. Popular supplements include:

  • Vitamins D and E.
  • Minerals like calcium and iron.
  • Herbs such as echinacea and garlic.
  • Specialty products like glucosamine, probiotics, and fish oils.

Rules under Nutritional Supplementary Policy

  • All supplements must be identified as nutritional supplementary, dietary, or nutritive supplements. If it is not specified on the label, it cannot be listed on Zona Shoppers.
  • The package containing supplements must be sealed and in the original packaging.
  • The package must contain information about the supplement facts.
  • The package must include the ingredients list.
  • The package must include the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.
  • The supplements must be new and unopened.
  • All manufacturing information and codes must be present on the packaging.
  • All information on the label must be in the English language.
  • The name of the supplement must be present.
  • Complete information on package quantity and/ or nutritional supplement (ex. 150 tables, 6mg, 10oz).
  • The product’s name must distinguish the buyer from an actual prescription or controlled substance. Also, it cannot claim it has the same effect as the authentic prescription or control substance or cannot include the name of the disease as a keyword.
    • The supplement label or package must not state that the product cure, alleviate, mitigate, treat, prevent, or gives the impression that it will be suitable for diseases. Only FDA-approved products can make the statement are good for certain sicknesses.
    • Nutritional Supplements must not use the FDA logo.
    • Testers, Not for Retail or Not Intended for Resale, are allowed as a Nutritional Supplementary listing.
  • The Products must not claim to have anabolic steroids (as does on “legal steroids”).
  • Supplements must not contain prohibited ingredients by the FDA.
  • Supplements must not be adulterated.
  • Supplements must not be misbranded or have misleading information.
  • The product must not present a risk of injury or illness for humans as specified by FDA; some examples are:
    • Products with pure powdered caffeine.
    • Products that make untrue marketing claims, according to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission).
  •  Supplements must comply with all Policies herein.
  • Supplements that contain ingredients derived from sharks, whales, dolphins, or porpoises are prohibited from sale.
      • Supplements that contain more than 12% hydrogen peroxide are prohibited from sale.
    • Patches that are marketed as dietary supplements or detox products are prohibited from sale.
  • Male enhancement supplements with the brand name Rhino are prohibited from sale. 

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