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Multidisciplinary Study for Rural Development Homework: Please select a food supplementation product. Give its detail, usefulness, and its present marketing and medical acceptability (Your idea with reference) A food supplementation product, also known as dietary supplement, or nutritional supplement, is a preparation taken for purposes of supplementing the food and providing nutrients as well. It will help supply the missing nutrients that may not be consumed in enough quantities in people’s everyday food. The examples of the food supplementation product are, for example, vitamins, minerals, fibers, fatty acids, and amino acids. In many countries, they are defined as foods, however, may be defined as drugs or natural health products in some other countries. Codex Alimentarius, which is an internationally well- known standard, codes of practice, and recommendations relating to foods collections, includes these supplementary products as one of its food categories. Its main sponsors for its organization are the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) and the WHO (World Health Organization). The product I selected is a product of Vitamin C from the most recognized Australian brand named ‘BLACKMORES’. There are several packages or styles of Blackmores’ Vitamin C but the one I would like to mention about is the ‘Sustained Release C’. It helps you to receive a gradual release of vitamin C throughout the day and also helps reduce the severity and the duration of cold. There are two sizes of the product, a 200 pack-tablet bottle and a 75 pack-tablet bottle. Its physical description is a yellow, oval shaped tablet with opaque coating. Vitamin C, in my perspective, is the most popular food supplement as it is widely accepted and taken by people in the society. It is one essential nutrient for both human beings and certain other animal species. We, as human beings, our bodies do not manufacture our own vitamin C. Therefore, they must be sourced from our diet. All kinds of stress, including ill health and emotional stress, increase the excretion of vitamin C from the body; consequently, it raises the need for this vitamin. When we receive vitamin C less than quantity needed, it implies that a dietary intake is low or an individual's need is particularly high, vitamin supplementation may be of benefit. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means people need a continuous supply of such vitamins in their diet. It is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is necessary to form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds, and
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