Nourish:

Read a supplement fact panel like a pro

04.06.2021

At Rae, we believe you should strive to get your nutrients from your daily diet, and that supplements are a great way to support any nutritional gaps. When researching supplements and considering which product is right for you, it’s important to start by reviewing the supplement’s fact panel, which is why we’ve gathered a few panel-reading tips to support your wellness journey.

Consider the product philosophy

What’s inside matters, which is why everything that is listed on our labels is what’s in our products—nothing more, nothing less. All of our supplements are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and formulated without any added sugar, artificial preservatives, harmful fillers or colorants.

Review the serving size and Percent Daily Value (%DV)

The serving size helps you determine how much of a supplement to take to get the amount of nutrients listed. For example, the serving size of our supplements is either two capsules, 1 ml (one full dropper) or one scoop, depending on if the supplement is in capsule, liquid drop or powder form.

The Percent Daily Value (%DV) helps you understand the amount of a nutrient provided in one serving in relation to what’s recommended by the FDA for an average person consuming 2,000 calories a day. For example, if a supplement lists the %DV of a nutrient to be 50%, this means that a serving contains 50% of the amount of that nutrient that most people need each day, based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Each and every ingredient in our supplements is listed on the supplement fact panel for each product. You’ll notice that the specific amount of herbs and botanicals contained in a serving is also listed, but without a percent daily value. The FDA has not established a daily value for these ingredients. If you have specific questions about our ingredients or proprietary blends, feel free to reach us at help@raewellness.co.

Consider dietary restrictions and allergens

Companies are required by the FDA to list all major food allergens on a supplement fact panel, including milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, soy, wheat and peanuts. Our products are free of these major allergens, and all of our ingredients are gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO. We list every ingredient in our products on the supplement fact panel, and we recommend consulting with your doctor before starting any new supplement. Additionally, the supplement fact panels for each of our products can be found in the “what’s inside” section of our product pages at raewellness.co.

Get to know the quality

By law, the FDA does not approve dietary supplements or ingredient claims. However, the FDA does regulate both dietary supplements and dietary ingredients. We follow the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations, which were established for dietary supplements in 2007. These regulations require that each batch of our supplements is tested for ingredient identity, purity, strength and composition, so we can be sure that what’s on the label is what’s in our supplements. We also test each batch for microbes, allergens and heavy metals, and we perform periodic tests for pesticides and other contaminants, ensuring all are below levels deemed safe by the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Consult with your healthcare provider

While we’re dedicated to providing you with resources for how supplements can support your well-being, that doesn’t overshadow the importance of connecting with a healthcare provider before taking any new supplements. Your healthcare provider is best positioned to ensure that there aren’t any ingredient interactions with medications that you are currently taking and can also over guidance to support your full wellness journey.

What questions do you have about supplement fact panels? Let us know in the comments!

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