Health Supplements Information Service

About us

HSIS (the Health and Food Supplements Information Service) is a communication service providing accurate and balanced information on vitamins, minerals and other food supplements to the media and to health professionals working in the field of diet and nutrition.

Our aim is to improve understanding of the role of food supplements in maintaining good health.

HSIS works with a panel of independent diet and nutrition experts to present the facts about food supplements in a simple, straightforward way. HSIS experts are available 24/7 to provide comment and information to the media.

HSIS believes that food should always come first. This means that people should always aim to get all their essential nutrients through eating a balanced diet. Where this is not possible, or where people need additional support to meet their nutritional needs, food supplements provide a reliable source of additional nutrition.

The Health and Food Supplements Information Service is funded by PAGB, the consumer healthcare association, which represents the manufacturers of branded OTC medicines, self care medical devices and food supplements in the UK.  Jungle Cat Solutions is appointed to manage the HSIS communication programme.

HSIS does not provide information to the general public.

If you are a member of the public looking for health and nutrition information for yourself or someone else, you could try visiting the vitamins and minerals pages of nhs.uk or download the NHS app.

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