If your supplement formula contains sugar, you will have to declare Total Sugars on your label, per the NLEA regulations that govern the top section of the Supplement Facts panels. In addition, with the new regulations, you will also have to declare what portion of the Total Sugar comes from Added Sugars, as defined by the FDA. (More information on that here.)
The way to do this in the Genesis R&D Supplements program is to create an Ingredient that includes both the sugar and the added sugar component. When you create a Formula with that Ingredient, then, the label will correctly display both the Total Sugar and Added Sugar amounts.
This example will show you how to create an ingredient — Sucrose — that is entirely an added sugar, and then add it to a Formula to see how the Total Sugar and Added Sugar is displayed on a label.
- Create a new Ingredient and name it Sucrose.
- Search for and add the component Sucrose, 100 percent, active.
- Search for and add the component Added Sugars, 100 percent, active. This tells the program that 100 percent of the sucrose is an added sugar and not a naturally occurring (such as that found in apples).[clear]
- Save the ingredient and close it.
- Next, create a new Formula.
- Add 4g of the Sucrose Ingredient.
- Click the Label tab to see how the label looks. You see here that the label correctly displays both 4g Total Sugar and 4g Added Sugar.