Nutritional Industry Summary

As the overall population of citizens in the United States ages, the volume of nutritional supplements has escalated sharply. Bell Chem, your nutritional product supplier, has taken note of this rise in product use and stocks hundreds of supplements and chemicals for the nutritional industry.

Many of the additives utilized by the nutritional industry cross over into pharmaceuticals. The distinction lies in the labeling: a dietary supplement cannot claim to “cure, treat, or prevent a disease,” according to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). However, these products, including herbs have been used with success for many consumers for centuries. Tablets dating back to 4000 B.C. discovered the Mideast listed the uses of thyme, licorice, mustard, and poppies. Although China has a 3,000-year history of herbal remedies, recorded use of herbs in the United States only began a few centuries ago – and herbs were considered alternate forms of medicine. It was not until a few decades ago that nutritional supplements and herbs infiltrated the markets by offering preventive measures to many of the diseases taxing Americans.

Dietary supplement use escalated after 1994 when the DSHEA was passed, limiting the Food and Drug Administration’s hold on nutritional supplements. Supplements must contain a vitamin, mineral, herb or botanical product, amino acid, or organ tissue in the form of a whole product, concentrate, or extract. Bell Chem stocks several products in most of these categories.

  • Vitamins: Vitamin A, B Vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine), Vitamin C and ascorbic acid, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E

  • Minerals: Calcium chloride, calcium sulfate, magnesium chloride, magnesium glycerophosphate, magnesium sulfate, manganese sulfate, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, potassium phosphate, sodium selenate 2%, and zinc oxide

  • Herbs and botanicals: garlic oil, aloe vera, gingko biloba 24/6, honey, sesame oil, karaya gum, grapeseed extract, sweet almond oil, and several botanical extracts

  • Amino and nucleic acids: Ribonucleic acid (RNA), calcium amino acid chelate, copper amino acid complex 20%, magnesium amino acid complex 20%, manganese amino acid chelate 20%, and potassium amino acid chelate 20%

As market demands for nutritional supplements increase, Bell Chem will stock more and more of the products you need. Read our blogs or call the nutritional product supplier Bell Chem at 407-339-2355 (BELL) for information on our vast array of nutritional supplements for your company.