Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the quantity of a specific nutrient you should get a day based on your gender, age and health conditions. DV stands for Daily Value, which represents how much of the nutrients a supplement supplies in relation to a total daily diet.
To maximize the benefit of supplements, take them during or after a meal unless instructed otherwise. Drink a lot of fluids also. Consume supplement quantity as indicated. Some supplements come with a recommendation regarding time such as morning, noon, or evening, based on individual health needs.
Supplements have active ingredients that may have strong impact on your body. Therefore, always be aware of the potential side effects, especially when you try a new supplement. Though supplements are suitable to most of the users, yet supplements are likely to result in side effects when you take them with your prescribed medicines or consume many supplements all together. Supplements are prohibited during anesthesia, surgery or when a person is on specific prescription drugs or is pregnant. In case of chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure etc., doctor’s consultation is mandatory before taking any supplement.
Usually, they don’t, since children usually get the essential nutrients from their diet. However, children who don’t drink milk can be given 200 IU of vitamin D per day.
It is an essential fatty acid that forms useful fraction of oils and fats in body, which is necessary for maintaining overall health. Since our body doesn’t manufacture essential fatty acids, supplements are the best source to get omega 3. The omega 3 from fish oil is the most commonly used supplement form.
Recommended practice is to open the product’s bottle, take the exact quantity you want to consume and then close the lid. If you are supposed to consume it more than once a day, try taking out the total amount required for the day at a time. Then tightly close the lid.
Always read the product label for any specific storage directions. In general, dietary supplements are foods and thus, they are stored like foods; dry, cool conditions are best while refrigeration can extend the product life. Avoid storing supplements in hot and humid conditions like those founds in kitchens and bathrooms.
This date means the date recommended that you use the supplement by, for best quality. It is not the expiry date, but the date by which the brand recommends consumption.
[:en]The dietary supplements include minerals, vitamins, herbs, amino acids, enzymes and other dietary ingredients. These supplements are available in the form of tablet, pill, liquid and capsule.
[:en]No. Supplements manufacturers aren't required for testing their products for effectiveness and safety. However, we recommend to use only certified products. The supplements offered by us are all certified from IBFF (International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness).[:]