Supplements are intended primarily for disease prevention, but can be used as a complementary means to achieve better health.
According to the World Health Organization, only 10% of nutrients were deficient in the diet before 1950, but 30% after 2000 due to the use of artificial fertilizers, dyes, preservatives and various additives.
It is considered that, within a period of one year, an individual consumes 4 kg of dust and 4 kg of pesticides and antioxidants.
In cooking, a lot of nutrients are lost and an individual consumes very little raw food (fruits, vegetables) compared to refined food.
The purpose of consuming food supplements:
The supplements are most effective in maintaining physical harmony or prevention
For eliminating initial malfunctions in the operation of our body
In severe health problems as an auxiliary agent
For rapid regeneration and recovery after disease and improving the quality of life
The main objective in planning a diet with supplements is:
Detoxification of the intestine, lymph and blood circulation
Providing supplies of all necessary nutrients and/or supplementing specific phytochemical and other necessary compounds
Enabling energy reserves and promoting the body’s self-healing abilities
Source: Ogorevc, I. (2020), “Osnove funkcionalne prehrane, termoregulacije telesa, prehranskih dopolnil in diagnostično-terapevtske implementacije”, Alma Mater Press, Maribor