[SOLUTION] A Dietary Supplement
1. The function and purpose of a dietary supplement is to give individuals, those that are lacking specific vtiamins that are known to help benefit your health, as well as prevent any health problems, such as osteoporosis, or arthritis. These supplements come in a variety of substances, or forms; capsules, powder, gels, gummies, etc. One in particular I wanted to focus on is one called Umzoo ZuPOO; this supplement claims it helps with cleansing your colon of waste that has accumulated in your digestive tract that are causing an extension of the colon or digestive tract in general; the reason for bloating. They claim that the waste accumulated in your digestive tract are making it more difficult to digest, therefore, by using this product, you can eliminate the build up. They also claim that this is a method of weight loss, that the product, by eliminating the accumulated waste, can help you with weight loss. In order to see any results with any supplement, you need to have a conrtolled diet, and exercise plan, and continue this practice, considering dietary supplements aren’t long term, they are short term, but in order to keep the affects and benefits of the supplements there are other factors that come into play.They also say the waste that has accumulated in your digestive tract contains toxins that can make you sick; science and biology do not support this statement. Rather research shows that when giving your body the right amount of fiber and water daily, your digestive tract can “cleanse” itself routinely. Now, obviously, depending on what you’re consuming is going to change that considering some things digest faster than other things. Also, the bacteria the resideds in your digestive tract are known to also play a role in the digestion of food, and that withtout these little microorganisms, it would make it more difficult to digest food. These bacteria are the driving force for the a clean and heatlhy digestive tract, however, there is a chance that when constantly “cleansing” your colon/digestive tract with whatever you decide to use, whether that’s using this supplement or another method, you have the risk of eliminating, and “cleansing” the good bacteria that reside in your digestive tract. It’s almost like the excessively, and constantly using hand sanitizer, the more you use it, the more you’re eliminating the good bacteria that resides on the surface of your skin that fight off infections that reside on the surface. That’s why they say washing your hands with warm water for 20 seconds is a good method to get rid of the bad bacteria without eliminating the good bacteria.2. Dietary supplements are substances you might use to add nutrients to your diet or to lower your risk of health problems. Fish oil supplements claim to lower the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, reduce blood triglyceride levels, and might help reduce pain, improve morning stiffness and relieve joint tenderness. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good health. However, the best way to get them from a diet is by eating fish. Fish oil supplements have been promoted as an easy way to protect the heart which is one of the reasons why Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on over-the-counter fish oil. But the evidence for improving heart health is mixed. In 2018, the New England Journal of Medicine found that omega-3 fatty acid supplements did nothing to reduce heart attacks, strokes, or deaths from heart disease in middle-aged men and women without any known risk factors for heart disease.I think many people turn to supplements like fish oil because they find it easier to take a pill rather than eating a healthy and balanced diet. All this while not really knowing and researching for sure that it does have the health benefits it claims. In addition, I think many people fail to educate themselves first before buying different supplements that claim to have many benefits. I think today, social media plays a big factor in tending misleading information many influencers post what they eat, drink, and what supplements they take and followers tend to take their word for it. This is very dangerous in many ways because everybody is different and at the same time consulting a doctor should be the priority.