Nutritional supplements are also known as dietary supplements or food supplements. A Nutritional supplement is basically intended to supplement one’s diet with extra nutrients, such as Vitamins, fiber, fatty acids, minerals, or amino acids, in case these are lacking in a person’s diet. Nutritionalsupplements commonly include minerals, vitamins,herbs, meal supplements, sports nutrition products, natural food supplements, and similar products which boost the nutritional content of the diet.
Nutritional supplements may used for various purposes. They could be used for boosting general health and energy, to strengthen the immune system, to raise performance levels for sportspersons, or as a support while recuperating from illness or disease. There are several common types of nutritional supplements:
It is possible that nutritional supplements can cause an upset stomach or allergic reactions such as rashes, nausea, flushing, headaches, and sweating. It’s always better to test them out first.
There is no set dosage. Dosages of nutritional supplements differ depending on the product and the individual needs of a person. Many countries, like the USA, publish guidelines for vitamins and minerals. Otherwise we can refer to the manufacturers guidelines or consumer information sources. It’s always best to consult your practitioner.