Food Fortification and Supplement Use—Are There Health Implications?

Datta, Mridul; Vitolins, Mara Z.
October 2016
Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition;2016, Vol. 56 Issue 13, p2149
Academic Journal
Dietary supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S., and their use is increasing exponentially. Additionally, many foods and beverages are increasingly being fortified with single or multiple vitamins and minerals. Consequently, nutrient intakes are exceeding the safe limits established by the Institute of Medicine. In this paper, we examine the benefits and drawbacks of vitamin and mineral supplements and increasing consumption of fortified foods (in addition to dietary intake) in the U.S. population. The pros and cons are illustrated using population estimates of folic acid, calcium, and vitamin D intake, highlighting concerns related to overconsumption of nutrients that should be addressed by regulatory agencies.


Related Articles

  • A MULTIVITAMIN SURVIVAL GUIDE. Flower, Gillian // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Apr2008, Issue 306, p110 

    The article offers information on how to have a healthy lifestyle. In finding proper nutrition, it is essential to look for food-based formulations that boast superior bioavailability and absorption. Finding reputable companies that has good manufacturing practices certification is also...

  • The great multi debate.  // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Aug2009, Issue 322, p96 

    The article focuses on the significance of a multivitamin supplement in maintaining optimal health. The author suggests that people should choose appropriate vitamins that best fit their lifestyle habits and budget. It also important to divide the total content of the vitamins by the recommended...

  • Maintaining bone health. Nowack, Denise // Momentum (19403410);Summer2008, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p34 

    The article presents tips for people with multiple sclerosis, on how to get the right amount of calcium needed by their body. The use of milk to reconstitute canned soups, cereals, or instant potatoes is recommended. The calcium content of the milk can be strengthen with nonfat dry milk. Several...

  • I'LL NAME THAT BRAND IN ONE.  // Marketing (00253650);11/13/2003, p52 

    In 1902, the Brand X Food Company, later changed to Brand X, was formed. It was committed to creating the perfect product for popular consumption. The discovery of vitamins in 1912 boosted the popularity of Brand X, when it was realized that yeast provided a good source of five B vitamins....

  • Wellness Ingredients Guide.  // Prepared Foods;Dec98, Vol. 167 Issue 12, p27 

    Presents a guide to key suppliers of wellness ingredients both common and obscure, plus links to reference publications, Internet sites and regulations in the United States.

  • Minerals from sea weed.  // Food Engineering & Ingredients;Sep2002, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p35 

    Reports on the interest of the food industry on the health promoting ingredients from the sea. Supply of Aquamin, a natural seaweed mineral source; Functional properties of organic calcified seaweed; Ingredient in food products and dietary supplements.

  • Vitamin D intake from foods and supplements and depressive symptoms in a diverse population of older women. Bertone-Johnson, Elizabeth R.; Powers, Sally I.; Spangler, Leslie; Brunner, Robert L.; Michael, Yvonne L.; Larson, Joseph C.; Millen, Amy E.; Bueche, Maria N.; Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena; Liu, Simm; Wassertheil-Smoller, Sylvia; Ockene, Judith K.; Ockene, Ira; Manson, JoAnn E. // American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Oct2011, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p1104 

    Background: Vitamin D may plausibly reduce the occurrence of depression in postmenopausal women; however, epidemiologic evidence is limited, and few prospective studies have been conducted. Objective: We conducted a cross-sectional and prospective analysis of vitamin D intake from foods and...

  • Real(ity) Check. Moloughney, Sean // Nutraceuticals World;Jul/Aug2015, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p10 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the use of artificial ingredients, the growing demand for more natural health solutions, and dietary supplements regulations.

  • IADSA Workshop Covers Food Supplements in China.  // Nutraceuticals World;Dec2012, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p25 

    Information about the workshop hosted by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) and the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) regarding health food regulatory trends, held September 2012 in Beijing, China.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics