Supplements For Health

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Why consume dietary supplements?

By following the dietary recommendations a person should consume all the vitamins and minerals they need daily. However, a WHO study found that nearly 80% of the US population would be deficient in vitamin D. Another major deficiency is iron: between 20% and 25% of the world’s population would be affected, causing anemia. These shortcomings are partly related to a little varied diet that is very poor in fruits and vegetables.

Supplements can come in different forms: capsules, lozenges, tablets, pills, powder sachets, ampoules of liquid, flasks equipped with a dropper, solutions, etc…

The FDA has issued a list of vitamins and minerals authorized for the manufacture of food supplements:

For vitamins :

  • Vitamin A.
  • Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Vitamin D.
  • Vitamin E.

For minerals, the more important are:

  • Calcium.
  • Copper.
  • Iron.
  • Iodine.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Potassium.
  • Selenium.
  • Zinc.
  • Magnesium.

Good to know:

Advertising, promotion and labeling of food supplements should not state that these products have properties to treat or cure any disease, nor should they suggest that they replace a varied and healthy diet. Similarly, they must not assert that a diversified diet does not include enough vitamins and minerals.

How to use food supplements?


Although a balanced diet is necessary to be in good health, our current rhythms of life sometimes tend to hinder this balance. In this case, it may be wise to opt for dietary supplements in order to overcome the possible deficits intake.

Recommended nutritional intake:

Official dietary recommended intakes are designated under different names depending on the country and their standards may vary. They indicate, by age and sex, how much nutrients are needed to maintain good health.

In Europe, the recommended intake is referred to as Recommended Daily Intake. The United States have matched their standards, which they have collated as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI). DRIs are divided into four types of reference values: Estimated Average Requirement, Recommended Nutrient Intake, Adequate Intake and Tolerable Maximum Intake.

By assessing your daily intake of each essential nutrient, you will be able to suspect a possible deficiency. However, it is strongly recommended that you consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking a dietary supplement. Remember to read the leaflet, especially if you decide to pair different types of food supplements.

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