Definitions for "Dietary Supplements"
The current term for herbal remedies, vitamins, minerals etc in pharmaceutical form in New Zealand. They are regulated under the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1984 under the Food Act 1981. Many of these products are regulated as complementary medicines in Australia under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
include not only vitamins and minerals, but also amino acids, fiber, herbal products, and many other substances that are widely available. In general, such supplementation is unwarranted for people eating a balanced diet.
Food supplements in the form of tablets/liquids or powders that may be consumed in addition to the diet to supplement intakes of vitamins, minerals, herbs or other substances.