November 2009, Volume 39 Number 11 , p 33 - 33
Dietary supplements are pills, liquids, and powders added to your diet to improve your health. They include:
* vitamins * minerals * herbs * plants * amino acids.
Although not considered drugs or medicine, some dietary supplements work the same way as drugs and can have harmful as well as helpful effects.
Why should I tell my healthcare provider that I use dietary supplements?
Dietary supplements can cause health problems ...