Advantages of Food Supplements :
1. Food supplements in addition to consuming food enable us derive our daily dose of vitamin and minerals.
2. Vitamins and minerals help protect the body from diseases, hence supplements can offer added “insurance” that one is meeting daily recommendations of vitamins and minerals needed by the body, especially in those who do not eat a healthy, balanced diet.
3. Supplements can contribute to improved muscular strength, endurance and overall physical performance, they are therefore commonly taken by athletes to improve their performance.
4. Some supplements are used in combination with drugs as a method of complementary or alternative treatment for health conditions.