Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

Written by two experts in the field, this layperson's guide to the nutritional options and substances that improve health helps readers make informed decisions about maintaining and strengthening their bodies. Organized in an A-to-Z format, more than 500 extensively cross-referenced entries profile: What vitamins, minerals, and supplements are and how they work in the body Myths and quackery surrounding some of the substances Nutritional analyses of diet, body-building, and special supplements Vitamins as a treatment for physical and mental disease and disorders Pioneers in the field and their theories of nutrition, and much more. Various charts, tables, and appendixes highlight: The latest and most complete information on FDA operations and regulations The composition of the new food label Illnesses and injuries associated with the use of selected dietary supplements The interaction between certain drugs and nutrients.

Amazon Sales Rank: #615043 in Books Published on: 1997-01 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 304 pages

From School Library Journal YA-Over 500 alphabetically arranged entries about vitamins, minerals, food supplements, and other nutritional-related terms include basic facts, benefits, dosages, recommended daily allowance, dietary sources, adverse effects, etc. Appendixes include a food pyramid chart, a nutrition chronology, a drug and nutrient interactions chart, and "The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994." The key to using this book to its best advantage is the comprehensive index, although not all plants have scientific name entries. A solid reference guide to nutritional options, this title will be useful for students doing biological, nutritional, chemical, and sports-medicine research.Rebecca C. Burgee, Langley High School, McLean, VACopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Registered nurse Navarra and Lipkowitz, an M.D. and former pharmacologist with training in nutrition, have compiled a resource that explains vitamins, minerals, and food supplements, including many medicinal herbs. Each substance entry briefly describes what the substance is, where it is found, and how it is used and gives its scientific and common name. Some health conditions, e.g., acne, cardiomyopathy, and macular degeneration, are also included, as are nutritional terms. The entries aim to provide "non-judgmental information on nutritional options." Negative effects and toxic amounts are noted, as are recommended daily allowances for vitamins and minerals, but herbal preparations and recommended dosages are not included. Extensive appendixes include the food pyramid, a glossary, a history of nutrition, and other worthwhile information. A good, interesting book packed with information.?Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, Fla.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.