What are food supplements?
Food supplements include tablets, capsules, powders, liquids and a wide variety of other forms which are taken for their health giving properties. They are composed of micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, and a range of other substances such as amino acids, fatty acids, plants and extracts of plants.
There is no globally accepted term for dietary/food supplements and both terms are synonymous to each other. In the US for example, dietary supplement is a legal term. In Europe, the more widely used term is food supplement. In much of Asia “health supplement” is used.