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Dietary Supplements

Programs that provide vitamins, minerals, fibre and other nutrients that may not be consumed in sufficient quantities and are intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet. Dietary supplements may be found in many forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, liquids, or powders. Some dietary supplements can help ensure that people get an adequate dietary intake of essential nutrients; others may help them reduce their risk of disease.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.