Dietary Supplement summary
Eating right is a hard thing to do in this time because everyone is in such a rush to get things done that they don’t take the time to eat properly so in return they are not absorbing their essential nutrients needed to take in a day. Fast food is a big food supplier to this lifestyle which definitely reduces the amount of nutrients you get. Today’s lifestyles and eating habits have led to a rise in people taking what they are called as dietary supplements. However dietary supplements come at a price and I’m not talking about money, but whether they are essentially good for you or not.
“A dietary supplement is by definition any product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient used by humans to supplement a nutrient that is lacking in their diet” (Johnson, 2008). These dietary supplements can not only be a vitamin but herbal, amino acids and many varieties of weight loss products. Take for instance vitamin D, let’s say I don’t eat certain foods that contain vitamin D or I don’t drink milk then they make a supplement for that. There are many benefits from taking a dietary supplement but it is based on what the dietary supplement is and if there is a toxicity behind it. They can replace the nutrient lacking in your body maybe it’s something you need like Vitamin D. However let’s say it’s vitamin K you really don’t need a supplement for it because like the research I did earlier this week too much of it can possibly leave you brain dead.
Some supplements help with cardiovascular health, and vitamin E, which is extremely important, has antioxidant, that helps in maintaining healthy blood vessels when combined with beta-carotene and vitamin A. “Others help with our bone health by producing and maintaining strong bones, blood cell production, and immunity function and cancer prevention. Omega-3, fatty acids, folic acid, lycopene and vitamin D may offer protective benefits” (U.S. National Library of...