Types of Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements include everything from vitamins and minerals to herbs such as cinnamon and St. John’s wort.
Dietary supplements also come in a number of forms including:
They are sold from a number of retailers including:
- Grocery stores
- Vitamin and health food stores
- Mail-order catalogs.
The main types of dietary supplements include:
- Botanicals (derived from plants and possibly including herbs)
- Fatty Acids
- Other Dietary Supplements
This material is adapted from The American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs & Nutritional Supplements, written by Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, BC-ADM, CDE, and published by the American Diabetes Association, ©2009.