The course “Nutritional Supplement Safety” will discuss the effectiveness of herbal and dietary supplements including safety precautions. In recent years, nutritional supplements have gained popularity in the general population in the hope that they will increase overall wellness of individuals looking to improve their health, or speed up recovery from an injury/surgery. This class will discuss when herbal and dietary supplements may be most effective, and when they should be avoided completely. Additional topics that will be explored are how the supplement industry was able to avoid the scrutiny of the FDA under the DSHEA Act, and safety measures providers can use in their day-to-day practice to educate patients on the safe use of herbal and dietary supplements. Contraindications of herbal and dietary supplements in conjunction with prescription medications will also be discussed. In addition, we explore popular herbal supplements and identify contraindications and safety precautions. The purpose of this course is to educate the provider on safety precautions in regards to herbal and nutritional supplements.
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