Ask the Expert: The role of diet and nutritional supplements during COVID-19
Social distancing and regular handwashing are the most effective and proven methods to reduce the risk and spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, along with general questions on how to safely shop for and prepare food (addressed here), many are wondering about the more specific role of diet and nutritionRead more
Vitamins for Kids: Do Healthy Kids Need Supplements?
If you believe the ads, every kid needs a daily Flintstones or gummy bear vitamin. But is it true? Not necessarily so, the experts agree. Ideally, kids should get their vitamins from a balanced, healthy diet that includes: Milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt Plenty of fresh fruitsRead more
Advantage & Disadvantage of Food Supplements
Food supplements can add missing nutrients to your diet or can augment those you consume in whole foods. You can take them for a variety of reasons; for example, to help reach a fitness or health goal, to cope with an aversion to a particular nutrient-rich food, or simply asRead more
What are the concerns about food supplements?
Each alimentary resource destined to consumers, as food supplements, must comply to regulatory requirements enacted by current government. However, there are some concerns related to food supplements consumption. First, some food supplements on markets are not systematically subjected to a scientific assessment aiming at proving efficacy. The responsible entity isRead more
What are the differences between herbal food supplements and normal food supplements
Food supplement often contains nutrients (vitamins and minerals) to compensate for the body’s deficiency. Most of them are in synthetic form. Herbal supplement, on the other hand, are extracted from natural sources, plants that have been used for thousands of years by traditional medicine. Thus, it is considered safe, naturalRead more
Where could I buy food supplements?
Food supplements can be bought in pharmacies (54% of sales), supermarkets (14%), health food shops (9%), mail-order selling (7%) or on internet (1%) for instance. However, you have to be careful if you buy via internet, because as for all, a lot of counterfeits circulate.Read more
Are food supplements popular all over the world?
In 2003, the food supplements global market makes sales revenue is estimated at 45 billion euro. 37% of food supplements is produced by the United States, 30% by Europe, and the majority comes from South East Asia. So, this alternative medicine conquered both developing countries and developed countries. Food supplementsRead more
Are food supplements advised by health organizations?
In view of health troubles related to our modern societies (lack of sports activity, fat food, etc.), the World Health Organization and a lot of country (France, the United States, etc.) advocates food supplements, in order to better people’s health.Read more
Do food supplements have a vocation to replace food?
As their name point it out, food supplements are not used instead of food, but like an additional source of nutriments. Food supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients taken as a dietary top-up and contain higher amounts of nutrients than are found in most foods. What food does not provide, health supplementsRead more
What are the differences between food supplements and medical products?
Medicinal products are intended to heal, alleviate, prevent or identify diseases, suffering, physical defects or health disorders, to replace active substances produced by the human or animal body, or to influence the condition, state or function of the body or mental state. Their ingredients are pharmacologically active. Their quality, efficacyRead more