Pamela Mason - Independent Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Consultant
Dietary Supplements is a comprehensive monograph-based guide to the most commonly used vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. This edition contains 108 regularly structured monographs with information on uses, action, safety (adverse effects, pregnancy, interactions), efficacy, and dosage. It also contains useful appendices including a summary of interactions with conventional medicines.
Changes to the new edition:
• Fully revised and updated with findings from the recent literature on common supplements such as antioxidants, calcium, fish oils, folic acid, glucosamine, isoflavones, probiotics and vitamin D.
• Includes 26 monographs new to this edition on Pumpkin seed, Hydroxycitrate, 5 HTP, Dong quai, Arginine, Collagen hydrolysate, Wheat germ oil, Hyaluronic acid, Cetyl fatty acids, Red yeast rice, Lactase, Androstenedione, Cinnamon, Glutathione, Beta-alanine and Olive leaf extract
• Research studies tabulated for some of the larger monographs ensuring readable format.
Dietary Supplements is an essential reference source for pharmacists, dietitians, CAM practitioners and other health professionals.
Dietary Supplements is also available as an eBook.
Branched-chain amino acids
Cetylated fatty acids
Conjugated linoleic acid
Evening primrose oil
Grape seed extract
Grapefruit seed extract
Green tea extract
Para-amino benzoic acid
Probiotics and prebiotics
Red yeast rice
Wheat germ oil
Appendix 1: Guidance on safe upper levels of vitamins and minerals
Appendix 2: Drug and supplement interactions
Appendix 3: Additional resources
May-2012, Nutrition Bulletin
"...a useful resource for all healthcare professionals who may need access to accurate information regarding the use of dietary supplements. The book provides a comprehensive evidence-based overview of a large range of supplements. Of particular use is the more in-depth evaluations...Moreover, many health-conscious members of the public with a particular interest in this area will, no doubt, find this book a useful point of reference”
Helena Gibson-Moore, Nutrition Scientist, Nutrition Bulletin 37, May 2012
April-2012, Doody's Notes
"..this is a great reference to help determine the efficacy and usefulness of a dietary supplement, particularly in the community setting where patients have easy accessibility to these agents and healthcare practitioners often get questions regarding their use...This is a helpful alternative to similar electronic databases that usually require annual subscriptions”
Jamila L Stanton, Pharm.D, BCPS, Doody's Notes, April 2012
Jan-2012, Compounding Today
"This is a great, easy-to-read book that is monograph-based and includes the most commonly used vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements...This book is an essential reference resource for pharmacists and other health professionals."
Compounding Today, 13 Jan 2012
ISBN 978 0 85369 883 8
Published Nov 2011
246 x 189mm (600pp)