Dietary supplements for the elderly

Dietary supplements are used to provide additional nutrients which the daily diet might lack, and contain varying proportions of minerals, vitamins, fatty and amino acids, animal extracts, enzymes, herbals or botanicals. The food supplement can come in several forms, including powder, pill, tablet, capsule or fluid and can be an extract, concentrate, constituent or dried ingredient. The dietary supplements are not meant to replace daily intake of food, but merely complement meals by satisfying the requisite intake of essential nutrients required for proper bodily functions.

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