What Must Be on Labels for Nutraceuticals

Label Solutions provides labels for many industries and companies. We specialize in nutraceuticals and supplement labels, especially since the supplement industry continues to grow. As many as 76% of Americans take some form of dietary supplement every year! Label Solutions explains the regulatory compliance necessary for nutraceuticals and supplement labels.

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulates what can and cannot appear on dietary supplement and nutraceutical labels. Dietary supplements provide some nutritional benefit to the human body, but they aren’t consumed as food. Nutraceuticals are defined as food containing health-giving additives while having a medicinal benefit. 

For example, fish oil containing omega-3 fatty acids is a food that may have medicinal benefits through a nutrient found in that food. The FDA began regulating supplement labels in 1994, and Label Solutions knows the laws and requirements needed for this labeling.

Required Statements

Because nutraceuticals are dietary supplements, they face the same types of regulations as supplement labels. 

The FDA requires these five statements on every label for supplements:

  1. Name of the dietary supplement
  2. Amount of dietary supplement in the container
  3. Nutrition labeling
  4. Ingredient list
  5. Name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

Let’s say you own Acme Supplements. You want to market high-potency vitamin C tablets that provide 500% of a person’s daily supply of vitamin C per serving. Your bottle contains four months’ worth of the product. Supplement labels for this product must include:

  1. Super C Dietary Supplement
  2. 120 tablets per container
  3. Serving size of one 200-mg tablet with 500% of daily vitamin C
  4. Each tablet contains pure vitamin C as ascorbic acid
  5. Acme Supplements, 123 Main Street, Anywhere, State, 12345

Clearly Marked

In addition to these statements, your supplement labels must be clearly marked and stay affixed to the container. Otherwise, you can’t sell or market your nutraceuticals or dietary supplements. Containers without labels or verbiage that can’t be read are a waste of resources. Label Solutions helps ensure your products are sellable thanks in part to high-quality labels that resist smudging and stay on your product containers.

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Contact Label Solutions Today

Label Solutions offers a wide variety of solutions for your nutraceuticals or supplement labels. Our experts recommend the type of ink, label material, and adhesive based on your specific requirements. Contact Label Solutions today or call toll-free 1-800-299-9200 for more information.

Label Solutions Explains: What Is a Nutraceutical?

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Nutraceutical (nutrition + pharmaceutical) is a commercial description used for food products that may help support health or prevent disease. Label Solutions offers a full suite of services for nutraceutical product labeling. Read today’s blog to learn more about nutraceutical products and why they need custom labels.    

Examples of Nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals can include:

  • Herbal products, such as garlic and ginger
  • Vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements
  • Dietary fiber
  • Phytonutrients
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Hydrolyzed proteins, and more

Nutraceuticals are typically natural substances. Unlike drugs, nutraceuticals are not synthesized for a specific purpose. Many reports indicate that the nutraceutical dietary supplement industry is thriving. Hundreds of new products hit the competitive marketplace each year.  

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Why Nutraceuticals Need Custom Labels

Nutraceutical products are mainly used for nutrition and health purposes. Nutraceuticals can help delay the aging process for adults, increase life expectancy, or support the functions of the body. These products are marketed to provide physiological benefits or protection against disease, which means they may be subject to FDA regulation. When making nutritional, medical, or health claims, it’s important that the product label is properly written and designed to maintain regulatory compliance. 

Display Nutrition Facts and Important Info

Since nutraceutical products are used to improve health, their labels must be informative. They display supplement facts, suggested use, warnings, amount per serving, any other critical information. Presenting inaccurate or insufficient information could result in claims and lawsuits, which may lead to severe consequences for your business. We’ll make sure your label complies with FDA requirements. You can trust our team to design and print your custom label with thoroughness and accuracy.     

Custom Made to Fit Your Product Size

Nutraceuticals come in different shapes and sizes. You need a label that wraps around the entire exterior and helps you stand out from the competition. Whether it’s for a small vitamin bottle or a large supplement container, Label Solutions can deliver a custom label that fits your particular product and gives you a competitive edge.

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Reach Out to Our Team

If your business operates in the nutraceutical supplement market, Label Solutions is ready to help. From designing the product label to ensuring timely delivery, we produce outstanding results. Call 1.800.299.9200 today or request a quote online. We look forward to hearing from you!