Dietary Supplements : The Various Definitions And

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Dietary Supplements: The Various Definitions and Issues Associated with the Use and Recommendation of Use. Jessica M. Johnson Utah Valley University Author Note Jessica M. Johnson, Pre-Professional Health Major, Utah Valley University Jessica M. Johnson is now enrolled in English 2020, Utah Valley University This research was done as a Student at Utah Valley University, using the University Research Website, other Online Sources, and various College Textbooks related to nutrition. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jessica M. Johnson, 2172 Silver Tree Circle, Riverton, Utah 84065 Contact: jessicamjohnson26@gmail.com Abstract In this paper, I plan to debate the use of Dietary Supplements. I am…show more content…
Key words: Dietitians, Dietary Supplement(s), Toxicity, Vitamin(s) Dietary Supplements: The Various Definitions and Issues Associated with the Use and Recommendation of Use In a study done by the Nutrition Journal entitled “Dietitians use and recommend dietary supplements: report of a survey” in 2012 it details the results, background, and process of a study in which Dietary Supplements were determined to be used and/or recommended by Dietitians. The concluding data represents Dietary Supplements purposes in supplementing Dietitian’s personal and clientele health: “74% of the dietitians surveyed said they were regular users of dietary supplements, while 22% said they used dietary supplements occasionally or seasonally. The primary reasons for using dietary supplements were for bone health (58%), overall health and wellness (53%), and to fill nutrient gaps (42%). When asked if they “ever recommend dietary supplements to clients,” 97% of the respondents said they did. The primary reasons were for bone health (70%), to fill nutrient gaps (67%), and overall health and wellness (49%). Eighty-seven percent of the dietitians agreed with the statement, “There are gaps in clients’ diets that could effectively be addressed with dietary supplements.” The dietitians surveyed said they followed healthy habits including eating a balanced diet (96%), managing stress (92%), visiting their own healthcare professional regularly (86%),
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