Benefits and Risks of Dietary Supplements

By Shereen Lehman, MS Updated on July 13, 2020 Medically reviewed by Elena Klimenko, MD Dietary supplements are products designed to augment your daily intake of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. Many are safe and offer significant health benefits, but there are some that pose health risks, especially if overused. Dietary supplements include amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, probiotics, herbals, […]

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

Fact Sheet for Consumers Table of Contents The Dietary Supplement Label Effectiveness Safety and Risk Quality Talk with Your Healthcare Providers Keep in Mind Federal Regulation of Dietary Supplements Federal Government Information Sources on Dietary Supplements Disclaimer Many adults and children in the United States take one or more vitamins or other dietary supplements. In addition […]

Dietary Supplements: Make Sure You Get the Benefits

Our bodies depend on a steady supply of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for good health throughout our lives. Yet it can be challenging to get all the essential nutrients we need from food alone. While dietary supplements cannot take the place of healthy eating habits, they can provide adequate amounts of essential nutrients when used […]