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Dietary Supplements by Amy A. Sunderman, B. Brian Haycock

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Chapter 2

Survey of the 20 Most Common Dietary Supplements—Vitamins and Minerals

Overview

This chapter reviews 5 of the 20 most popular supplements. This chapter focuses on vitamin and mineral products formulated into multivitamin mineral blends as well as other widely applicable individual nutrients such as vitamin D, Calcium, vitamin C, and the B vitamins. Their function in the body is discussed as well as the primary motivations or health benefits driving their use. Safety is also reviewed.

Introduction

Having explored dietary supplements by formal definitions, manufacturing methods, and federal regulations, we now turn our attention to the 20 most popular dietary supplements. By popular we mean those that are purchased and consumed by ...

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