Dietary Supplements Compendium

The 2015 Dietary Supplements Compendium is no longer available for order. New Online Dietary Supplements Compendium Coming in 2019!

A definitive resource for dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.

Step-by-step procedures and assays help you demonstrate that your raw materials and finished dietary supplement products meet established specifications for identity, strength, quality, purity, packaging and labeling.

Your 2019 Dietary Supplements Compendium (DSC) is the go-to source for monographs, regulatory guidances, and reference tools for the dietary supplement supply chain. It will be available online only and includes 24 additional General Chapters, 72 new monographs, 59 updated HPTLC plates, and more!

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DSC Features
  • 75 added dietary supplement monographs--nearly 500 in all--from USP 38-NF 33 through the First Supplement.
  • 27 added General Chapters
  • More than 175 excipient monographs
  • Over 200 Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) monographs
  • More than 40 added or revised DSC admission evaluations
  • Includes over 150 more pages of color plates and illustrations


Contents At-a-Glance


General Notices and Requirements

DSC Admission Evaluations: New reviews for 5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan, Rhodiola rosea¸ Zeaxanthin, Menaquinone-7, Holy Basil Leaf, Krill Oil, and revised reviews for Melatonin, Boswellia serrata, Garcinia cambogia, and Maca. View sample.

USP General Chapters: Tests, assays, procedures, and information for dietary supplements, including HPTLC methods.

Tables of Dietary Intake Levels

USP–NF Dietary Supplement Monographs: New specifications for Menaquinone-7, Methylcobalamin, Krill Oil, Rhodiola rosea, Rosemary, and Tienchi Ginseng. 

Industry Guidance Documents

USP–NF Excipient Monographs: More than 175 excipient monographs.

Illustrations: Macro/micro photographs, diagrams, chemical structures, and TLC/HPTLC/HPLC pictures. View sample.

FCC General Provisions

Dietary Supplements Regulatory Framework: Excerpted portions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, GMP regulations, new and updated FDA Guidances, FTC advertising requirements, and more.

FCC Monographs: Monographs for ingredients used in dietary supplements from the FCC, Ninth Edition.

Verification Program Documents: Information about USP Verification services for dietary supplements.

FCC Appendices with relevant FCC tests, assays, procedures, and information, including non-protein nitrogen determination methods.

Reagents, Indicators, and Solutions

Reference Tables

Legal Recognition

USP dietary supplement standards are legally recognized under certain conditions.