Pills, capsules, powders, gel tabs, extracts, or liquids can be produced to contain dietary ingredient which people can use to supplement for the inadequate amounts of certain diets that lack in their daily diet which are referred to as dietary supplement. Dietary supplements contains dietary ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes that people add to their diets with the intention of enhancing the food they eat. No one has been able to produce dietary supplements containing fruits and vegetables.
The vitamins and mineral supplements contain micronutrients aimed at assisting a fit body function smoothly while herbal or botanical supplements are used for therapeutic purposes by supporting a particular part of the body’s health like the liver, bones or skin. However, in situations like in situations like pregnancy, nursing a baby or having an ongoing medical ailment like diabetes, hypertension, or heart diseases, supplements are found to be risky. One should seek medical advice before feeding a child with harmless dietary supplements such as vitamin and mineral supplements or any other supplement.
The level of consumption of dietary supplements vary in different parts of the world with the highest level of consumption coming from Thailand and China which is usually associated with the Asian culture to seek folk remedies. The most common form of dietary supplement consumed in Thailand is multivitamins and nutraceutical which are taken foe weight loss purposes. In countries like Europe where there is a strong belief that that good health could be obtained from physical activities and sports, there is low consumption of these dietary supplements. Fish oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA which prevent platelets in the blood from clumping together, reduce the risk that blood clots will form and also help to reduce blood pressure, lower triglycerides or blood fats levels, and improve blood flow which are important for a healthy functioning heart.
Dietary supplements are on every shelf in every pharmacy and the manufacture of the supplements is controlled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that the product provides the daily recommended allowance of any specific supplement as they claim.
By helping the body adapt to various forms of stress, meca can help one to manage various symptoms of menopause such as hormonal imbalance, hot flashes, mood and low energy level by acting as an adaptogen. The components of a meca herb are calcium, magnesium, selenium, potassium and iron. It is one of the herbal or botanical supplements that provide therapeutic relief. In cases of hormone replacement therapy, hormone-related cancer or consumption of birth control pills, meca supplements should be avoided.