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Dr. Julian Raffoul
181 doctors shared insights

Diet Supplements (Overview)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they are defined as drugs.


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I'm wondering are diet supplements really dangerous?

I'm wondering are diet supplements really dangerous?

That depends on: which diet supplements you are referring to. ...Read more

Dr. Julian Raffoul
181 doctors shared insights

Diet Supplements (Overview)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they are defined as drugs.


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What to do if I have heard about the diet supplements?

What to do if I have heard about the diet supplements?

Clarify: Please be more specific about what information you need. ...Read more

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Aging Gracefully (Tip)

Aging Gracefully

What supplements should I take? ...See more

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Can you tell me are diet supplements really dangerous?

Can you tell me are diet supplements really dangerous?

Can be: they can be-- excess vitamin D3, can lead to increased pressure in the head- severe headaches, a condition called pseudo tumor cerebri. You shouldnt take a supplement unless you know why you are taking it and it should be under the care of a health professional who has evaluated the supplement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diet supplements?

What is the definition or description of: diet supplements?

Food or nutrition: A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they are defined as drugs. ...Read more

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Aging Gracefully (Tip)

Aging Gracefully

Be sure to let your doc know what herbals and supplements you are using. ...See more

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I want to improve my learn8ng rate. Wich diet supplements could help with that.

I want to improve my learn8ng rate. Wich diet supplements could help with that.

There are: reports that DHA Omega 3 fatty acid 900 mg a day and Phosphatidyl serine 200 mg a day may be helpful. In addition, use B complex vitamins daiy. Hope these help. ...Read more

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What is the name of choline diet supplements?

What is the name of choline diet supplements?

There are several: lecithin is one. Various oils such as those from seafood (shrimp and scallops are uniquely good for this as well as the more usual oily fish salmon and tuna). http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=50 ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
1,994 doctors shared insights

Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more