What you need to know

What you need to know

Supplements are taken by millions of people around the world every day. They are called different names in different countries, including dietary supplements, food supplements, health foods and health supplements.

Supplements contain a wide range of ingredients including vitamins, minerals and other substances like omega-3s, probiotics, amino acids and botanicals/herbs which have a positive effect on the body.

They are taken in addition to meals in forms such as capsules, tablets, powders, gummies and liquids.

Introduction to supplements

What are the rules for supplements?

Supplements are tightly regulated by governments and are produced under strict manufacturing standards. This guarantees the quality and safety of products and ensures that consumer information is accurate and not misleading. 

Why is it important to check a supplement label?

Labels provide important information so that you know that what you are taking is right for you and your family. Please read it carefully and always check the following:

Please remember that products should always be kept out of sight and out of reach of young children and stored in line with any instructions on the label.

Where can I buy supplements?

Supplements are widely available including from supermarkets, pharmacies, direct selling channels and online.

Particularly when buying online, beware of counterfeit products and check that products are from reputable companies.