In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the interest and demand for alternative or complementary medical treatments. The annual market for dietary supplements is over £300 million in the UK alone, but the use of vitamins, minerals and other products as dietary supplements is still controversial, particularly in relation to their safety and efficacy.
Dietary Supplements provides a comprehensive guide, for community pharmacists and health professionals, to the most commonly used vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.
This revised and expanded edition:
- Contains monographs on 72 commonly available dietary supplements
- Presents research findings on the therapeutic use of these products
- Discusses the law relating to dietary supplements in the UK, Europe and the USA
- Reliably informs on efficacy and safety
- Covers human requirements and dietary sources of various vitamins and minerals
- Includes an appendix highlighting potential interactions with conventional medicines.
Previously published by Blackwell Science. Contents:
Preface: Introduction: How to Use This Book: Aloe Vera: Alpha-lipoic Acid: Antioxidants: Bee Pollen: Betaine: Biotin: Boron: Branched-chain Amino Acids: Brewer's Yeast: Bromelain: Calcium: Carnitine: Carotenoids: Chitosan: Chlorella: Choline: Chondroitin: Chromium: Co-enzyme Q: Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Copper: Creatine: Dehydroepiandrosterone: Evening Primrose Oil: Fish Oils: Flavonoids: Flaxseed Oil: Fluoride: Folic Acid: Gamma-oryzanol: Garlic: Ginkgo Biloba: Ginseng: Glucosamine: Grape Seed Extract: Green-lipped Mussel: Green Tea Extract: Guarana: Iodine: Iron: Isoflavones: Kelp: Lecithin: Magnesium: Manganese: Melatonin: Molybdenum: N-Acetyl Cysteine: Niacin: Octacosanol: Pangamic Acid: Pantothenic Acid: Para-amino Benzoic Acid: Phosphatodylserine: Potassium: Probiotics and Prebiotics: Riboflavin: Royal Jelly: S-Adenosylmethionine: Selenium: Shark Cartilage: Spirulina: Superoxide Dismutase: Thiamine: Vitamin A: Vitamin B6: Vitmain B12: Vitamin C: Vitamin D: Vitamin E: Vitamin K: Zinc: