The value of supplements

  • Roslynn Van Schoor
Keywords: supplements, value


Nutritional supplements have become more popular in the last 30 years and are taking over shelves in various health and wellness stores.1 Supplements are sources of vitamins, minerals or other ingredients that are used with the intention of enhancing health, preventing illness and correcting deficiencies.2,3 Supplements are usually taken orally and are available in many forms including tablets, capsules, powders and syrups.Studies have shown that the majority of people that make use of these products are healthy and do not need to  supplement their diets.3 In spite of this, supplements can be extremely valuable to those who need them.

Author Biography

Roslynn Van Schoor

Registered Dietitian