National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)

Unlike human supplements, present US law does not specifically recognize animal supplements. Because of this, individual states have tried to make it illegal to sell products containing glucosamine, MSM, and even Vitamin C to animals. Until this issue is remedied, your ability to use supplements for your animal will remain in jeopardy.

What is being done?

In 2001 a group of supplement manufacturers formed a not-for-profit organization called the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) to address this problem. The NASC is dedicated to ensuring that supplements continue to be available for animals. They are doing so by working with the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to create fair, reasonable, responsible regulation that provides nationwide consistency for animal supplements. Hilton Herbs is proud to be a member of the NASC.

What is the NASC doing for me?

Before the NASC existed, there were no standards for what a company making animal supplements could claim on its labels, no standards for manufacturing practices and no standards for tracking adverse events (side effects). Since its formation, the NASC has implemented national standards for labeling, manufacturing and adverse event reporting so that customers will know what they are getting for their supplement dollar. NASC members must embrace the following:

  • Accurate labels with complete ingredient listing
  • No unsubstantiated claims on labels or advertisments
  • Manufaturing of products under rigorour qualitystandards
  • Ensuring the safety of the ingrediants by tracking adverse events
 

How is Hilton Herbs contributing?

With its range of natural supplements Hilton Herbs follows all NASC guidelines regarding labeling, manufacturing and adverse event reporting, and we undergo regular independent auditing. For the first time ever, the animal supplement industry is sharing data with each other and with the FDA-CVM. By collecting this data, the NASC has solid proof of safety and visibility on any problems regarding animal supplement formulations and individual ingredients. With the NASC Hilton Herbs hopes to make sensible decisions based on scientific evidence rather than speculation.