1. An overview of dietary supplements and functional foods.
2. An overview of micronutrient adequacy.
3. The individual vitamins.
4. The minerals.
5. Free radicals and antioxidants.
6. Natural fats and oils.
7. Non-essential nutrients that are used as dietary supplements.
8. Natural products and extracts.
9. Functional foods.
“…the strength of his book still lies in providing a concise overview of substances to be used in supplements and functional foods. The succinct chapter on natural products and extracts is very valuable and up-to-date. I would recommend this book as a reference to students from a variety of health-related disciplines. Also, dietitians and health practitioners could update their general knowledge on dietary supplements and function foods. For scientists, the book is an attractive source of basic information in a concise format.” Reviewed by Nynke de Jong, The British Dietetic Association, Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2006
“The additional value of the book compared with a standard book of reference lies in the valuable synopsis material applicable to dietary supplements, especially the natural products and extracts, and functional foods.” Reviewed by Nynke de Jong, The British Dietetic Association, Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2006
- Written with a strategic overview approach applied to each chapter
- Evidence based assessment of supplements and their contribution to the prevention and treatment of disease
- Detailed discussion on individual supplements and functional foods including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics