The Centennial of the vitamin offers an important reminder to consumers that nutrient shortfalls can have health consequences and that dietary supplements can have positive health benefits, says the Council of Responsible Nutrition.
The term vitamin was coined by Casimir Funk, a Polish-American biochemist, in 1912.
“Even the most conscientious consumers find it difficult to get all the nutrients they need from food alone,” said Annette Dickinson, PhD, author of a new book, The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements, published by the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
“We hope that the 100th anniversary commemoration will remind consumers that nutrient shortfalls can have health consequences and that supplementing the diet with vitamins can positively benefit our lives."
The fourth edition of The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements was recently released by CRN. http://www.crnusa.org/benefits