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