Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements

Identifies the vitamins and minerals needed for growth and normal development. Reviews the role of each of the essential vitamins and minerals in the body. Identifies the use and/or dangers of using supplements in all populations, from children to the elderly. Discusses the drawbacks/concerns of over-supplementation. Identifies the properties and concerns of herbal supplements. Reviews government regulation of vitamins, supplements, and herbal supplements.

Hour 1

  1. Supplements
    1. Vitamin A
    2. Thiamine (B1)
    3. Riboflavin(B2)
    4. Niacin (B3)
    5. Biotin
    6. Pantothenic Acid (B5)
    7. Other Supplements—Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin D

Hour 2

  1. Minerals
    1. Calcium
    2. Phosphorus
    3. Magnesium
    4. More Minerals
  2. Trace Minerals
    1. Iron
    2. Zinc
    3. Iodine
    4. Selenium
    5. Copper

Hour 3

  1. Vitamin & Supplement Consumption Recommendations for Specific Age Groups
  2. Food vs., Supplements: Conditions that Increase Nutrient Requirements
  3. Herbal Dietary Supplements
    1. Risk Associated with Herbal Remedies
    2. Safety Guidelines for People Who Take Herbal Supplements
  4. Protein Powders
  5. Caution when Using Protein Powders
  6. Conclusion
  7. Exam, Evaluation


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the vitamins and minerals needed for growth and normal development.
  2. Review the role of each of the essential vitamins and minerals in the body.
  3. Identify the use and/or dangers of using supplements in all populations, from children to the elderly. 
  4. Discuss the drawbacks/concerns of over-supplementation.
  5. Identify the properties and concerns of herbal supplements.
  6. Review government regulation of vitamins, supplements, and herbal supplements.
Products specifications
Instructor A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
Contact Hours: 3
Instructor C. Fleishman, R.D., M.S.
# of Pages 77
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