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Descriptor English: Dietary Supplements
Descriptor Spanish: Suplementos Dietéticos
Descriptor Portuguese: Suplementos Nutricionais
Descriptor French: Compléments alimentaires
Entry term(s): Dietary Supplement
Dietary Supplementations
Food Supplement
Food Supplementations
Food Supplements
Herbal Supplement
Herbal Supplements
Neutraceutical
Neutraceuticals
Nutraceutical
Nutraceuticals
Nutriceutical
Nutriceuticals
Supplement, Food
Supplement, Herbal
Supplementations, Dietary
Supplements, Dietary
Supplements, Food
Supplements, Herbal
Tree number(s): G07.203.300.456
J02.500.456
VS2.001.001.003.001.001
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019587
Scope note: Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.
Annotation: do not confuse with FOOD, FORTIFIED or FOOD, FORMULATED or FOOD ADDITIVES or FUNCTIONAL FOOD; coordinate IM with specific nutrient if relevant (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MI microbiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TO toxicity
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Food Additives (1966-1974)
Food, Fortified (1972-1997)
Public MeSH Note: 98; DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION was see FOOD, FORTIFIED 1995-97; FOOD, SUPPLEMENTED was see FOOD, FORTIFIED 1975-97
Online Note: use FOOD, FORTIFIED to search DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION 1995-97 & FOOD, SUPPLEMENTED 1975-97
History Note: 98; DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION was see FOOD, FORTIFIED 1995-97; FOOD, SUPPLEMENTED was see FOOD, FORTIFIED 1975-97
Related: Functional Food MeSH
DeCS ID: 33546
Unique ID: D019587
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1997/06/20
Revision Date: 2017/01/13
Dietary Supplements - Preferred
Concept UI M0029085
Scope note Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.
Preferred term Dietary Supplements
Entry term(s) Dietary Supplement
Dietary Supplementations
Food Supplement
Food Supplementations
Food Supplements
Supplement, Food
Supplementations, Dietary
Supplements, Dietary
Supplements, Food
Nutraceuticals - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0491638
Scope note A term coined from a contraction of nutrition and pharmaceutical to mean a component of food that has bioactive effects. It is used in marketing and has no regulatory definition.
Preferred term Nutraceuticals
Entry term(s) Neutraceutical
Neutraceuticals
Nutraceutical
Nutriceutical
Nutriceuticals
Herbal Supplements - Narrower
Concept UI M000624123
Scope note Phytochemicals, botanicals and other plant-based products intended to be taken by mouth.
Preferred term Herbal Supplements
Entry term(s) Herbal Supplement
Supplement, Herbal
Supplements, Herbal



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