Module 6: Quality Control Challenges for Dietary Supplements with a Discussion on Absorption


This module will address unique issues that affect dietary supplements and discuss where the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does and does not control certain aspects of quality. This module will also explore the confusion between absorption, bioavailability and bioefficacy.

Educational Objectives

After completing this enduring material, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss important quality issues that are not addressed by the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations.
  • Asses the challenges related to botanical species, plant parts and extraction methods.
  • Examine the differences between wildcrafting and cultivation of medicinal herbs.
  • Discuss how bioavailability influences efficacy and why many botanicals with low bioavailability can be efficacious.

Enduring Material Details

Released On: September 28, 2021

Expires On: September 27, 2024

Credit Available: Maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™