People who do not consume adequate amounts of certain diets in the daily diet use dietary supplement to supplement the diet which can be taken through the mouth in form of pills, capsules, powders, gel tabs, extracts, or liquids. Vitamins, minerals, herbals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes are the most common form of dietary ingredients found in dietary supplements for enhancing people eating habits. There are no Dietary supplements to replicate products such as fruits and vegetables.
The vitamins and mineral supplements contain micronutrients aimed at assisting a fit body function smoothly while herbal or botanical supplements are used for therapeutic purposes by supporting a particular part of the body’s health like the liver, bones or skin. It can be risky to consume dietary supplements in cases such as pregnancy, nursing a baby or when one is ongoing medical ailment like diabetes, hypertension, or heart diseases. One should seek medical advice before feeding a child with harmless dietary supplements such as vitamin and mineral supplements or any other supplement.
Asians are so fond of folk remedies which makes the consumption of dietary supplements in Thailand and China to be very high although these levels are very different in different parts of the world. The main reason why consumption of dietary supplement is high in Thailand is for weight loss hence multivitamins and nutraceutical are the most sort for supplements. In countries like Europe where there is a strong belief that that good health could be obtained from physical activities and sports, there is low consumption of these dietary supplements. Fish oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA which prevent platelets in the blood from clumping together, reduce the risk that blood clots will form and also help to reduce blood pressure, lower triglycerides or blood fats levels, and improve blood flow which are important for a healthy functioning heart.
Dietary supplements are on every shelf in every pharmacy and the manufacture of the supplements is controlled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that the product provides the daily recommended allowance of any specific supplement as they claim.
Meca is an adaptogen that helps to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hormonal imbalance, hot flashes, mood and low energy level by helping the body adapt to various forms of stress. Meca is high in calcium, magnesium, selenium, potassium and iron. Meca supplement is a form of herbal or botanical supplements used to provide therapy. In cases of hormone replacement therapy, hormone-related cancer or consumption of birth control pills, meca supplements should be avoided.