Judul : Our Understanding On Supplements
Penulis : Surya Oktaviandra, Putri Aulia Arza
Sinopsis buku :
Food supplements, also known as dietary supplements, are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances intended to supplement the diet by providing additional elements that may be lacking or insufficient in regular meals. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes these supplements as products available in various forms such as capsules, tablets, powders, or liquids, containing vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional or physiological agents. Similarly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) characterizes dietary supplements as products meant to be taken orally and containing dietary ingredients like vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and more, presented in forms like tablets, capsules, powders, or drinks. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), food supplements are concentrated nutrient sources marketed in “dose” form, designed to complement the normal diet but not intended as substitutes. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) also underscores that dietary supplements are products with one or more dietary ingredients, emphasizing their supplementary nature. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations acknowledges the role of food supplements in meeting specific nutritional needs but emphasizes the necessity of obtaining nutrients primarily from a diverse and balanced diet. In essence, these supplements serve as additions to the regular diet, providing specific nutrients or bioactive compounds in various forms, and responsible use involves considering individual nutritional requirements within the context of overall health.