This module covers foundational topics that are important
for understanding the need and requirements of dietary
supplements among different groups in the population.
The differences between dietary supplements and
nutrition, diet, nutraceutical, and functional food are
explored. The four main themes of the module are (i)
requirements of dietary supplements, (ii) components and
functions, (iii) deficiencies and over-consumption, and (iv)
regulation, health claims and commercial aspects.
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