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Dietary supplements are legally food and not intended for the prevention, alleviation or cure of diseases. They are the only supplement to the normal diet. According to AGES and FDA, our products have no medical effect.
The law defines dietary supplements partly as products taken orally and containing a "dietary ingredient". The dietary ingredients include vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs or plant substances, as well as other substances that can be used to supplement the diet.
Dietary supplements come in many forms, including tablets, capsules, powders, energy bars and liquids. These products are available in shops in Austria and on the Internet. They are labeled as dietary supplements or not recommended for use and include, among others, vitamin and mineral "botanical" or herbal products - these come in many forms and may include plant materials, algae, macroscopic fungi, or a combination of these materials. Amino Acid Products - Amino acids are known as building blocks of proteins and play a role in metabolism.
Enzyme Supplements - Enzymes are complex proteins that accelerate biochemical reactions. People use nutritional supplements for a wide range of reasons. Some try to balance diets, medical conditions or eating habits that limit the absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients. Other people look to them to increase energy or to sleep a good night. Postmenopausal women consider using them to counteract a sudden drop in estrogen levels. Talk to your doctor first.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and AGES suggest that you consult with a physician before using supplements. Many supplements contain ingredients that have potent biological effects, and such products may not be well tolerated in all people.
Here are some general hints:
Dietary supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or alleviate the effects of disease. They can not completely prevent diseases, as some vaccines can. However, some supplements are useful to reduce the risk of certain diseases and are eligible to provide information about these uses. For example, folic acid supplements can claim to reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord.
The wrong use of supplements can be harmful. Taking a combination of supplements, using them with medicines or replacing them with prescriptions could lead to harmful, even life-threatening results.
Some supplements may have undesirable effects before, during or after surgery. For example, bleeding is a potential side effect risk of garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and vitamin E. In addition, kava and valerian act as sedatives and may increase the effects of anesthetics and other medications during surgery. Before surgery, tell your doctor about all the supplements you are using.