Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements

Important: If you supply products for sale on ODYODY, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and ODYODY policies applicable to those products and product listings.

Dietary supplements are vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other substances (like amino acids or fatty acids) eaten to supplement the diet. They often come in forms like tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, powders, and liquids.

Supplements must be correctly described and labeled, and they must not be prohibited by ODYODY policies. Please use the checklist below to be sure your product can be sold on ODYODY.

Compliance Checklist

Packaging

  • Supplements must be sealed in the original manufacturer’s packaging
  • Supplements must be new and unused
  • Supplements must clearly display the identifying codes placed on the packaging by the manufacturer or distributor, such as matrix codes, lot numbers, or serial numbers

Labeling

  • Supplements must be labeled in English with the following information:
    • The name of the dietary supplement
    • The total quantity or amount of the dietary supplement (e.g. 100 tablets, 5 mg, 6 oz)
    • A “Supplement Facts” panel
    • The ingredient list
    • The name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor
  • Supplement labels must not state that the products cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent a disease in humans, unless that statement is approved by the FDA
  • Supplement labels must not claim that the products have the same effects as controlled substances or prescription drugs (e.g. supplements cannot have names that could be confused with controlled substances or prescriptions drugs, like “Viagrex” or “TestosterX”)
  • Supplement labels must not claim that the supplements are “FDA approved”
  • Supplement labels must not use the FDA logo
  • Supplement labels must not state “tester,” “not for retail sale,” or “not intended for resale”

Detail page

  • Detail pages must include the following information:
    • The name of the dietary supplement
    • The ingredient list, including an image of the ingredient list from the product label
  • Detail pages must not state that the products cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent a disease in humans, unless that statement is approved by the FDA
  • Detail pages must not include disease names in the keywords
  • Detail pages must not state that the products have the same effects as controlled substances or prescription drugs (e.g. supplements cannot state that they are alternatives to prescription drugs or that they are just as effective as a prescription drug)
  • Detail pages must not claim that the products produce an effect similar to that of an anabolic steroid, such as "Legal Steroids"
  • Detail pages must not state that the supplements are “FDA approved”
  • Images associated with detail pages must not include the FDA logo

Products and ingredients

  • Supplements must not be named in an FDA recall or safety alert (for more information, see: Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts)
  • Supplements must not contain ingredients prohibited by the FDA (for more information, see: Dietary Supplement Products & Ingredients)
  • Supplements must not be identified as adulterated (e.g. unsafe or lacking evidence of safety) or misbranded (e.g. having false or misleading information on the label) in an FDA warning letter (for more information, see: FDA Warning Letters)
  • Supplements must be safe for use and must not be a product that the FDA has determined presents an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, such as:
    • Products that contain pure powdered caffeine (for more information, see: Pure and Highly Concentrated Caffeine)
  • Supplements must not be named by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as making untrue marketing claims (for more information, see: Federal Trade Commission Press Releases)
  • Supplements must not contain controlled substances, such as:
    • Cannabidiol (CBD), a Schedule I Controlled Substance (for more information, see: Restricted Products: Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia)
    • Anything listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Controlled Substances Act (for more information, see: Schedules of Controlled Substances)
    • "List I" chemicals or their derivatives as designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (for more information, see: List I and List II Chemicals)
  • Supplements must comply with ODYODY policies, including:
    • 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