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... Dietary Supplements Dietary supplements are minerals, vitamins and other less familiar substances including amino acids, botanicals, animal extracts, enzymes and herbals that add (but not substitute) to diet. Taking dietary supplements could benefit one in several ways. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA (2014) observes that some minerals and vitamins treat diseases and supplement diet. They have also been used to cure infections, reduce fever, heal wounds and prevent illnesses. Additionally, they ease pain, act as stimulants and treat constipation.
Even so, dietary supplements pose biological risks to the body because of their active ingredients. As such, they risk complicating or hurting ...