dietary supplement

noun

: 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

Examples of dietary supplement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many have used the drug as a way to get high, as a dietary supplement or to self-medicate for depression and anxiety. Devika Rao, theweek, 26 Jan. 2024 However, a recent study published in the journal Nutrition suggests that the amino acid taurine could serve as a beneficial dietary supplement to potentially postpone the onset of aging. Daphne Ewing-Chow, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Supplements – 80% of adults take some sort of dietary supplement. Walter Loeb, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Since then, the vitamin quickly became a popular dietary supplement. Sarah Garone, Health, 22 Dec. 2023 Another study estimates that more than 20,000 emergency department visits each year are attributed to dietary supplement use in the U.S. Carina Woudenberg, Discover Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 Earlier this month, the family of Patrick George, 41, of West Palm Beach, filed suit against a chain of smoke shops that had allegedly sold kratom to him as a dietary supplement. Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun Sentinel Editorial Boards, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Jan. 2024 Today, turmeric is often used as a dietary supplement to treat arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections, liver disease, depression, and many more conditions. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 3 Jan. 2024 As with any dietary supplement, there may be side effects. Sandra Rose Salathe, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dietary supplement was in 1967

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“Dietary supplement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dietary%20supplement. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

dietary supplement

noun
: 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
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
… 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

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