The idea behind food supplements, also known as dietary or nutritional supplements, is to provide nutrients that otherwise may not be consumed in sufficient quantities. Food supplements can be vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and other substances, and are usually ingested in the form of pills, tablets, capsules, liquid, etc.
Supplements are available in a range of doses, and in different combinations. However, only a certain amount of each nutrient is needed for our bodies to function, and higher amounts are not necessarily better.
At high doses, some substances may have adverse effects, and may become harmful. For the reason of safeguarding consumers’ health, supplements can therefore only be legally sold with an appropriate daily dose recommendation, and a warning statement not to exceed that dose.
Who Benefits From Dietary Supplements?
• Maintain their general health.
• Support mental and sports-related performance.
• Provide immune system support.