Nutritional supplements are used to supplement the body's needs for amino acids, trace elements, vitamins, minerals, etc. Nutritional supplements can be composed of amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals and vitamins, which can have herbal or other botanical ingredients, or concentrates, extracts or combinations of the above ingredients, in addition to amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
The raw materials used in nutritional supplements are mainly taken from natural species, but there are also safe and reliable substances produced by chemical or biological technology, such as plant and animal extracts, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Generally speaking, the physical and chemical properties of the functional ingredients contained in them are relatively stable, the chemical structure is relatively clear, the mechanism of action has been scientifically proven to a certain extent, and their safety, functionality and quality controllability meet the management standards.
Taking food as the entry point, common health food products mainly focus on anti-nutritionalization and immunity enhancement, such as onionin (anti-nutritionalization), astaxanthin (anti-nutritionalization and immunity enhancement) and resveratrol (anti-nutritionalization).
Take probiotics as an example, in order to ensure that it will not be killed by stomach acid in the stomach and successfully reach the large intestine to exert its effect, unless there is a special patent, probiotic-based health food will generally be packaged in capsules; while nutritional supplements that are applicable to the whole body will mostly be used in powder form. As health food, gummies generally have the mildest nutritional composition and are mainly suitable for people who are not good at swallowing pills, such as children and the elderly. Different nutritional supplements target different nutrients, and must have different recommended eating times.