Global Supplement Database
This global database will provide compositional data for dietary supplements from all over the world. It will be provided as an open-source spreadsheet, which is easy to download and free-of-charge.
The aim of the database will be to enable researchers to take the nutrient contribution of dietary supplements into account in nutrient intake estimations, thus bringing them closer to the true nutrient intakes. The availability of these data might stimulate the collection of the intake of food supplements in food consumption surveys.
The database is a joint project of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS) and The George Institute - Australia following the same principle as their existing branded food composition database. It is populated by consumers or researchers who take photos with their iPhone (Android version is in development) and send them through an app to The George Institute where products are then added to the database.