Chapter 11 - Chapter 11 Supplements What Is a Supplement? A...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Supplements What Is a Supplement? A product that is intended to supplement the diet : Example : • a vitamin • a mineral • a herb • an amino acid • Others A Billion-Dollar Industry The Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act of 1994 • Supplement Manufacturer : – should ensure safety of the product before it hits the market – No need for FDA approval • FDA will monitor the safety of the product once on the market – Will take action after serious side effects have been reported. Should you trust what’s on the label? • Dietary Supplements Risk It is a consumer beware market • The consumer should do the homework and research products • Dosage: Not all supplements contain what’s on the label • Purity: Some harbor toxins, pesticides, and other • Drug interaction : many supplements either increase or decrease effect of prescription drugs Medline Plus on herbs and supplements • Reliable information Where is the drug interaction warning? Consumer Advocate US Pharmacopeia's (USP), NSF international Independent, not-for-profit organization Same mission as USP. • criteria for NSF certification Your best bet when choosing a supplement 1. Look for standardized supplements (w USP or NSF seals) 2. Choose a brand that have been on the market for a long-time 3. Avoid the ones with claims that sound too good to be true Too good to be true!!!!! Who takes supplements? BMI? 88.4% of Athletes Surveyed Reported Using a Supplement Floyd Landis of the United States won the 2006 Tour De France. Shortly afterward, however, he was accused of doping and was stripped of his win. Most commonly used dietary...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HWS 332 taught by Professor Bagdash during the Fall '11 term at Binghamton University.

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Chapter 11 - Chapter 11 Supplements What Is a Supplement? A...

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