Dietary Supplements Compendium (DSC)

A definitive resource for dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. supplements spilling out of bottle

The annually updated Dietary Supplements Compendium (DSC) provides access to in-depth, comprehensive information for all aspects of quality in dietary supplements manufacturing, including research and development, quality control, quality assurance, and regulatory/compendial affairs. Information on ingredient safety and safe limits supports the development of new dietary supplements.

The resources available in the DSC can help to:

  • Meet GMP, import/export and other quality regulations
  • Establish science-based supplier qualification criteria
  • Reduce the risk of inconsistent, substandard ingredients
  • Help ensure that quality products reach your customers

The DSC provides access to exclusive auxiliary content not available elsewhere, including:

  • Admission evaluation summaries: Comprehensive dietary ingredient health & safety literature reviews
  • A tabular survey of international dietary intake levels for the benefit of nutritionists and formulators
  • Chemical structures of primary and concomitant analytes
  • References to specially selected excerpts from relevant regulatory documents
  • Full-text guidance documents from industry trade associations

Subscribe today for just $165 annually

DSC (2023 Edition) Features:
  • 650 dietary ingredient and dietary supplement monographs with specifications and acceptance criteria
  • 210 general chapters providing essential guidance for performing pharmacopeial analysis
  • 120 admission evaluation summaries: Comprehensive dietary ingredient health & safety literature reviews*
  • 144 illustrations representing typical chromatographic and spectroscopic outcomes of compendial analysis
  • 190 excipient monographs relevant to dietary supplement manufacturers
  • 250 ingredient monographs and 19 informative appendices derived from the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)
  • Dietary intake comparison tables of use to nutritionists and formulators*
  • Extensive supplemental information, including photographs, chromatographic data and chemical structures*

*Features exclusive to the DSC

You can also subscribe to the DSC by contacting USP’s Customer Service Team:


1-800-227-8772 (U.S. and Canada)

00-800-4875-5555 (Select Europe)

DSC Release Notes

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