Available Until 10/31/2028

Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download*

This course is not available for enrollment and has been retired by the provider.

The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine. The database was developed as a resource for the research community, health care providers and the public. DSLD provides ready access to label information for dietary supplements marketed in the United States. The content of this class is relevant for those working in consumer health information services. 


Overall Goal:

This class gives an overview of the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD), including filtering for ingredients, specific groups (pregnant/lactating, children, seniors) and health claims. The class will review methods of downloading data sets.

Course URLhttps://nnlm.gov/classes/dietary-supplement-label-database-advanced-search-and-data-download

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the scope of the Dietary Supplement Label Database.
  2. Do an advanced search of dietary supplement products offered for sale in the United States.
  3. Download DSLD data as comma-separated value (CVS) files to be opened in Microsoft Excel or most standard statistical data packages.


  • Scope of the Dietary Supplement Label Database, 5 min
  • Demonstration of Advanced Search, 35 min:
    • Ingredients
    • Specific Populations
    • Health Claims
  • Demonstration of Download, 10 min
  • Questions and answers, 10 min

MLA CE Credits: 1