1. The addition of a vitamin, mineral, or other nutrient to a food.
2. The enhancement of the diet with special nutrients.
Nutritional supplementation to preempt diseases such as childhood malnutrition, anemias in chronic diseases, or neural tube defects in pregnancy.
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Patient discussion about supplementation
Q. Why do I need an iron supplement? I am a 22 year old woman and my doctor told me that I need an iron supplement. Why?
A. Here is a movie about iron deficiency:
Q. herbal supplement is there a herbal supplement,for premature ejaculation,
A. Herbal supplements don't work wonders, so don't buy anything people are trying to sell you.. I am not familiar with a supplement that can help with premature ejaculation. Sorry.
Q. Is DHEA supplement beneficial, if so to what extent? I am an athlete and a high school student. I gain extra fat during exam time and it becomes difficult to shed them easily. Is DHEA supplement beneficial, if so to what extent?
A. Hi. I would pay attention to the warnings in the answers from Corey and Aprilbean. I've checked it out in my book on Nutrituonal Healing and you are still at an age when your body is producing it naturally. It declines later in life, especially after 40. It said; "CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN TAKING THIS SUPPLEMENT". Some physicians believe that it may suppress the bodies natural ability to synthesize this hormone. High doses can lead to liver damage. I'd rethink this idea Waylon. More discussions about supplementation
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