dietary supplement

noun

Definition of dietary supplement

: a product taken orally that contains one or more ingredients (such as vitamins or amino acids) that are intended to supplement one's diet and are not considered food

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Well, many will experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation as a result. Plus, unless they’re prescribed to you by a physician, dietary supplements come with their own safety gamble. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Keto Diet Pills and Supplements May Hurt Your Health and Waste Your Money," 16 Jan. 2019 While there are benefits for some specific cases, many of us will experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation as a result. Plus, unless they’re prescribed to you by a physician, dietary supplements come with their own safety gamble. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "9 Keto Diet Dangers Nutritionists Want You to Know About," 2 Jan. 2019 Other popular daigou items include dietary supplements, cosmetics, Ugg boots and jackets. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "To Reach Chinese Consumers, Brands Market in Australia," 3 Oct. 2018 The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning," 18 June 2018 Though few studies have been conducted to evaluate kratom’s safety, the drug has been widely marketed as a dietary supplement and can easily be purchased online and in smoke shops in multiple states, including Washington. Leah Allen, The Seattle Times, "Testing positive for kratom presents risks for people in Skagit County drug court," 21 July 2018 According to statistics reported by the American Botanical Council and based on market research, herbal dietary supplement sales were about $7.45 billion, up 7.7 percent from the prior year. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Adaptogenic dusts, oils, and pills have a veneer of science, but there’s not much evidence to back them up.," 2 Nov. 2018 According to the French newspaper 20 Minutes, half the participants take a cocktail of dietary supplements that hopefully will counteract the negative effects of weightlessness, and the other half do not. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Scientists Want to Pay You $17,000 to Lie in Bed for Two Months," 6 Apr. 2017 The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t regulate supplements as drugs and doesn’t approve food or dietary supplement labels before they are put on the market, according to FDA spokeswoman Theresa Eisenman. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Collagen, a Wrinkle-Cream Staple, Catches On in Foods," 14 May 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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dietary supplement

noun

Medical Definition of dietary supplement

: a product taken orally that contains one or more ingredients (such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, or amino acids) that are intended to supplement one's diet and are not considered food The study is looking at whether taking daily dietary supplements of vitamin D3 or omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk for developing cancer, heart disease and stroke.— Mary Brophy Marcus, USA Today, 4 Oct. 2011 A hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin also occurs naturally in some foods. It therefore may be sold as a dietary supplement in the United States under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, without premarket approval from the FDA.— Lynne Lamberg, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2 Oct. 1996 … batches of a dietary supplement L-tryptophan that have been implicated in a mysterious disease were produced by a genetically engineered organism.— Leslie Roberts, Science, 31 Aug. 1990

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