Supplementary and Safety Discussion

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1) watch the film "PBS frontline s34e06 supplements and safety" Supplements and safety

A) Write down 10 key facts that you learned. There should be at least one fact from segment of the film.

B) Did watching film change your mind one way or the other about taking supplements? Why or why not? Your answer should be one paragraph (5-7 sentences).

C) What part of the film was most memorable for you? Why? Your answer should be one paragraph (5-7) sentences.

2) For a client suffering from each of the following SIX deficiencies, describe the major causes and signs/symptoms. Then, list at least 5 specific foods that you will recommend to the otherwise healthy client.

Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin C deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin K deficiency

Vitamin E deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency

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School: UT Austin



Supplementary and Safety




In the United States, food and drug administration has the mandate to ensure that every
supplementary drug supplied into the market is verified and has no harmful effects on the
consumers. However, the following facts prove that the administration has to tighten its action in
order to prevent recent harmful side effects experience by multivitamins users.
1) The manufacturers of the dietary supplements are not verified by the food and
drugs administration.
2) The United States records the highest number of supplements companies with the
industry estimated to be worth more than 30 billion dollars.
3) Supplementary drugs do not have specific prescription hence different companies’
advice on different quantities leading to too much consumption.
4) The quality of the supplementary drugs is not verified hence it is evident that
many multivitamin drugs are contaminated.
5) The food and drugs administration lacks a sufficient workforce given that there
are more than 4000 companies manufacturing supplementary drugs with only 25
FDA staff.
6) The action against the manufacture and selling of supplementary products takes
place after increase cases in side effects cases.
7) Companies manufacturing vitamins might be using cheap and readily available
raw materials, which lead to products contamination.
8) It takes efforts of the government and agency to gather evidence that is used to
take down supplementary products in the market.



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