What are nutritional supplements and what are they?
Nutritional supplements are special substances added to food products to give them the necessary properties.
Food additives are introduced into the product at the stages of processing, production, storage, packaging and transportation.
The goals of introducing a food supplement into a product can be:
- getting a taste or aroma;
- the formation of consistency;
- increase the shelf life.
For ease of use, all food additives have their own unique number, which begins with the letter "E" (according to the classification of the European Union). The classification of food additives is not a static phenomenon. New nutritional supplements are regularly added to the list, some of them move from allowed to prohibited and vice versa. In addition, such lists may vary from country to country.
There are natural supplements that do not harm the human body.
Natural nutritional supplements
This group of food additives includes substances that are found in nature and do not harm human health. The origin of these additives can be plant, animal, mineral. Even eating only products “from one’s garden” and “from one’s own cow”, such nutritional supplements enter our body and not only do not harm, but also often have a positive effect on our health.
Examples of natural nutritional supplements: