However, for more information, refer to individual nutrient articles.People may consume diets that are deficient in one or more nutrients for a variety of reasons.The typical Western diet often supplies less than adequate amounts of several essential vitamins and minerals.
Nutritional supplements provide these nutrients either as specific products as vitamins , minerals (including trace elements) , antioxidants , amino acids, fatty acids or in combinations of multiple nutrients as multivitamins and multivitamins and minerals .
Nutritional supplements also include these natural products known to be rich in many nutrients like bee products ( bee pollen , royal jelly , and bee propolis ) and different herbs .
Nutritional supplements may help healthy people for a number of reasons.
They can help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies when the diet is not adequate to provide all necessary nutrients.
They can also provide amounts of nutrients larger than the diet can provide.
Larger amounts of some nutrients may help to protect against future disease.Many of these nutrients will be briefly discussed here.The Center for Platelet Research Studies is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary center for the study of platelet function by state of the art methods.The Center undertakes basic, translational, and clinical research, including clinical trials of drugs, devices, and tests.A major interest of the Center is antiplatelet therapy for the treatment of thrombosis: basic mechanisms, standardization of monitoring assays, and clinical outcomes.In addition to the pursuit of our academic interests, we perform studies in collaboration with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and instrumentation companies.