Comparing Dietary Supplement Regulations in the U.S. and Abroad

Valeriya Zayets*


This Article analyzes the regulation of dietary supplements in the United States and around the world. The purpose of this Article is to generate a discussion on the importance of the implementation of a single, unifying international treaty that would regulate the definition, quality, dosage, and labeling of dietary supplements.

The issues examined in this Article have been presented in two main parts. The first part analyzes the U.S. regulatory framework on dietary supplements with case studies. The discussion in the second part focuses on the comparison of dietary supplements regulations in Canada, China, and the European Union (EU). This Article also raises questions about regulatory challenges in defining dietary supplements on the global scale, and it provides recommendations on establishing harmonized regulatory framework on dietary supplements.

* Ms. Zayets holds a Master of Laws in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law; a Master of Laws in Energy Law from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv; and a Bachelor of Laws in Banking, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law from Kyiv National Economic University, named after Vadym Hetman.