Wednesday, 14 March 2012


An Introduction to Nutritional Health Supplements
Dietary supplements, also known as nutritional health supplements, are used by an increasing number of people every day.  The reasons for taking these supplements are numerous:  for better health, to enhance performance in a sport, to build muscle, to lose weight, to boost mental performance, to boost energy, to stop or slow the aging process, and the list goes on.
They are the subject of much controversy and debate in many countries, as they are generally not regulated in the same way that prescription drugs are.  For that reason, many feel that the nutritional health supplement industry is potentially a very dangerous one. In the United States, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 spells out the definition of what a dietary supplement is.
According to the act, such a nutritional supplement is a product intended to supplement a natural diet which contains one or more of the following dietary ingredients:  a mineral, vitamin, amino acid, or herb and must be as such labeled as a dietary supplement.

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