Dietary Supplements Essay

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  • Pgx : A Dietary Supplement

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    PGX: A Dietary Supplement Background PolyGlycoPleX otherwise known as PGX is a dietary supplement claimed to help in the goal for weight loss. PGX started being available to the public in 2007 and is available to be bought online or in stores (Banks, 2016). PGX is made of three different polysaccharides: Konjac Root (sometimes known as Glucomannan), sodium alginate and xanthum gum, the main ingredient being Konjac Root (Renee, 2015). “In the early nineties, researchers in the UK determined that

  • The Usage Of Dietary Supplements

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    The usage of dietary supplements is very common in United States. Nutrition plays a big role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Not everyone gets the all the essential nutrition so they make it up by purchasing and consuming dietary supplements. Some of the substances include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. They come in several oral forms such as tablets, capsules, or powders. These dietary supplements have been around for a long time but only recently over the past twenty years have

  • Dietary Supplements Can Damage the Liver

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    Many people use dietary supplements to boost their health and prevent disease. It is reported that up to 40% of adults use at least one over-the-counter dietary supplement daily and most of these people do not ask or inform their doctors about taking these supplements. Herbal and nonherbal health supplements are popular because some people believe it is easier to take these than to buy and prepare healthy meals, especially when they are busy with work or if quality foods are not easily available

  • Patient Counseling On Herbal And Dietary Supplements

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    (2010). An instrument to evaluate pharmacists ' patient counseling on herbal and dietary supplements. Am J Pharm Educ. 15, 74(10), 192, 1-27. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3058472/ In the study conducted by Lin et al.(2010), researchers investigated the utilization and validity of assessment instrumentation for the purpose of quantifying patient-pharmacist interactions involving herbal and dietary supplementation. The purpose of the study was to develop a format of evaluation

  • Dietary Supplements : The Food And Drug Administration Essay

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    Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a dietary ingredient as a vitamin; mineral; herb or other botanical; amino acid; dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake; or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of the preceding substances. (“Dietary Supplement Products,” 2016) Dietary supplements run the gamut from vitamins, such as vitamin D and vitamin B12, to sports nutrition supplements, including whey protein and creatine.

  • The Stifling Health Concerns Of Dietary Supplements Consumers

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    The lack of regulation in the supplement industry The concoction of deceptive business methods and unrestricted regulations have resulted in detrimental health concerns of dietary supplements consumers. Dietary supplements is virtually unrestricted, and expanding its markets, much like the “snake-oil” medicines of the early 1900s . In 1993, this industry was generating 4 billion a year, by 2003 consumers spent 16.8 billions on supplements, and it is currently at 37 billion a year.(Wingert,1993;

  • Regulating Dietary Supplements Essay

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    take vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other supplements (Schardt 2). Due to media advertising, dietary supplements are becoming more popular. Companies compete to have the best supplements. It is said that forty percent of American adults take vitamin supplements and over the counter products, which total in several billion dollars (Farley 2). Although many of the supplements claim to be healthy and help lose weight, the dangers are endless. Dietary supplements can be illegally spiked and are not safe

  • Everyone Needs Dietary Supplements Essay

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    Everyone Needs Health Supplements       Some people may say, "why bother with health supplements?"  Some people today would like to believe that all we have to do to keep ourselves healthy is to eat a proper diet.  That's where the problem lies.  The question I propose is, "What is a proper diet, and how do you go about getting it into your system?"  Some would say, "Well by eating healthy food."  There's another problem. What is healthy food and where do you find it?  You won't find

  • Dietary Supplements : A Dietary Supplement

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    A dietary supplement is a product intended for ingestion that contains a dietary ingredient intended to add further nutritional value to supplement the diet. (8) Dietary supplements are a combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, etc. more than half of adults in the United States use at least one type of dietary supplement. There are many pros and cons that come with using dietary supplements. Pros are they could help prevent certain diseases, they could correct and prevent nutrient

  • Are Food Supplements Or Dietary Supplements?

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    What are Food Supplements or Dietary Supplements? "Dietary Supplements” are a product intended to supplement the diet. The food we eat daily contains nutrients; but there are several factors in environment like nutrition depleted soil, where crops are raised causing degradation in nutrition level contained in our food. Cooking food in oven and doing so for large time to make it tastier and look delicious, further decrease the nutrition level in food. So it has become essential to add the required

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