A supplement is a product containing dietary ingredients which can be ingested for the purpose of adding nutrition to one’s diet. Supplements are taken in order to compensate for nutritional deficiencies in one’s diet. Supplements can be recommended by one’s health care practitioner and can often be purchased over-the-counter at a pharmacy or a nutritional outlet.
Dietary supplements can have the following types of ingredients:
- herb or other botanical
- amino acids
- substances such as enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, and metabolites
There are different forms of Dietary supplements, including:
Every day the human body requires a minimum amount of essential nutrients in order to keep balance and function properly. If this is done it is believed the risk of disease can be reduced. Therefore it may be highly beneficial to add a supplement or more to one’s diet.