Lecture Details

Target Audience:

Public who wonders if they should take dietary supplements AND providers who want to know how to better counsel patients.


Learning Objectives:


  • Introduce the topic of dietary supplements
  • Explain the purpose of dietary supplements and how they are regulated in the US

Types of dietary supplements

  • Discuss the different types of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements
  • Explain the potential benefits and risks of supplements

Safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements

  • Discuss the evidence for the safety and effectiveness of dietary supplements, with examples and comparisons to pharmaceuticals
  • Explain the limitations of research on dietary supplements

Choosing and using dietary supplements safely

  • Discuss how to choose dietary supplements based on quality, purity, and potency
  • Explain how to safely use dietary supplements, including the importance of following label instructions and consulting with a healthcare professional
  • Describe resources available for learning more about dietary supplements


  • Recap the key points of the talk
  • Encourage audience to be cautious and informed when considering the use of dietary supplements
  • Offer resources for further information and support.

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