Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Cosmetic claims: Claims that a product cleanses, beautifies, promotes attractiveness, or alters appearance.
Structure-function claims: Claims that a product helps the body stay healthy and function normally or contributes to general wellbeing, e.g., “supports the immune system.”
Disease/drug/medical claims: Claims that a product diagnoses, prevents, treats, or cures disease.
Disease: Damage to an organ, part, structure, or system of the body such that it does not function properly.
FDA disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”