The aim of this initiative is to inform and educate the public about dietary supplements by providing reliable information on their potential benefits and risks.
Millions of people (over half of US citizens) use supplements like vitamins, minerals, and herbs. And many of them don’t discuss these products with their physician.
Despite being generally beneficial and efficient in improving one’s health, supplements also entail certain health risks. That’s why it’s important to keep informed.
And this platform is ideal for that!
The platform is intended for supplement consumers but also for educators and healthcare professionals.
It provides various materials:
- Educational videos and fact sheets for consumers. These materials can help consumers better understand supplements’ benefits and risks, regulations, etc.
- A curriculum with various classroom activities for high-school educators. These materials can help teenagers get familiar with supplements and their effect on their bodies. They can also help students assess the credibility of information on supplements they receive.
- A continuing medical education (CME) program on dietary supplementation for healthcare professionals.
Keeping yourself informed about supplements through eye-opening platforms like these is helpful. Still, it would be a great idea to discuss these products with your physician before starting to use them.
Supplements can interact with certain medications and other supplements and cause problems you’ll surely want to avoid.