How to Read a Supplement Facts Panel (SFP)

Ever wondered what you’re looking at when you pick up your supplement bottle and take a peek at the Supplement Facts Panel (SFP)? 


We want to help break it down with a few pro tips on how to read an SFP! For reference, we’ll be using our Melatonin-Free Sleep Gummies.

Adult Sleep Gummies (60 Count)

 

1. Servings per container

If the number of servings is “1”  then the information in this particular Supplement Facts Panel applies to the entire package. An example of this would be a pouch of our Hair Care Liposomal, since each is a single serving. Skip to step 3 if you’re reviewing an SFP with 1 serving.

 

If the number is more than 1 (Example: 30), then the information in this particular Supplement Facts Panel applies to just one serving. Proceed to step 2.

 

2. Serving size

Take a look at the Serving Size to determine how many units of the supplement makes up one serving (for example: 2 gummies). The amounts referenced in the SFP apply only to the serving size listed.

 

3. Amount Per Serving

This tells you how much of each ingredient can be found in each serving size. (Example: A serving of 2 gummies contains 200 mg of L-Theanine).

 

4. Percent Daily Value

The percent daily value (%DV) tells you what percentage of the daily amount recommended by the FDA is included in one serving.

 

This number shows how much a nutrient in one serving contributes to a total daily intake. (Example: 15 mg Sodium contributes to <1% of your daily recommended intake).

 

If it has a symbol instead of a percentage, then the FDA does not have a recommended daily intake established (Example: refer to Chamomile).

 

5. Other ingredients

The “Other Ingredients” section shows the additional ingredients included in the product that are not required by the FDA to be listed with a specific amount. 

 

However, these ingredients should be listed in order from greatest to least amount (Example: in the Sleep gummies, the total amount of Maltitol per serving is greater than the amount of Sunflower Oil).

 

What other questions or comments do you have regarding Supplement Facts Panels? Feel free to reach out to our friendly customer care team at wecare@maryruthorganics.com, and we’ll be happy to help! 

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