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Wednesday, April 19, 2006


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has finally released a series of standard reference materials for a number of botanical dietary supplements. These standards are tools that researchers and producers should use to measure doses and study effects.

Standardization has been a big problem for proponents of these 'alternative' therapies, in that lacking them has made it even more difficult than usual to substantiate claims of real benefits.

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