The Health Professional's Guide to Popular Dietary Supplements

More than 80 popular vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbals, enzymes, and other supplements are covered in this updated and indexed guide. New features include: 10 new supplements, new drug-supplement information for each entry, new safety data, more than 340 new references, and entry index.

Amazon Sales Rank: #409575 in Books Published on: 2006-11-30 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 682 pages

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