The term “food supplements” refers to products containing the condensed form of nutrients (vitamins, metals, fibre elements, etc.) or extracts of plants or other natural products that can supplement our daily nutrition or contribute to the improvement of our body’s natural functions.

In general, a diet with food coming from all groups of food could under normal conditions cover the nutrition requirements of the general population. However, we are now aware that the standard “west” diet (which has been followed in the past decades in Greece) usually provides smaller quantities of the required vitamins and minerals. In addition, special situations, such as disease, intense exercise, increased activity, create needs for taking food supplements. The necessity behind taking the supplements depends on numerous factors such as the age and gender, the entire diet, the conduct of organised exercise, special pathological situations, the family history of diseases, etc.

The use of food supplements is safe provided their instructions for use are properly followed. In addition, their contraindications should not coincide with the possible medical history of the user. In the event of a specific health problem, during pregnancy or breast-feeding, for special population groups, such as children or the elderly, of if you are receiving treatment, your physician should be informed.

All food supplements by ESI & of the Science Of Nature have been notified to the National Organisation for Medicines and include in their packaging all necessary indications and directions for use.

The use of food supplements is safe provided their instructions for use are properly followed. In addition, their contraindications should not coincide with the possible medical history of the user. In the event of a specific health problem, during pregnancy or breast-feeding, for special population groups, such as children or the elderly, of if you are receiving treatment, your physician should be informed.

All food supplements by ESI & of the Science Of Nature have been notified to the National Organisation for Medicines and include in their packaging all necessary indications and directions for use.

Food supplements do not have any calories hence they cannot make you put on weight. Certain preparations that could include sweetening substances (e.g. honey) also do not cause weight increase in healthy persons.

On several occasions, the increased daily needs of the human body require taking different food supplements, depending on the symptoms we wish to treat and the level of balance of our daily diet. In each case, you will have to revert to the instructions for use and the indications noted on the packaging of the food supplements, while also consulting your pharmacist or physician.

You could select a food supplement from the Ginseng Plus Rapid Energy series of ESI, the Royal Jelly of ESI with royal jelly, Vitamin C 1000mg or Multivitamin Fortius by Science Of Nature which includes 12 vitamins, 6 metals and fiber elements. These food supplements could increase the energy and give the strength required by our body due to the increased daily activity.

Melatonin is a hormone produce by the epiphysis found at the base of the brain. Its secretion is mainly done during the night. The production of this hormone peaks during the initial development stage of humans, slows after the age of 20 and starts to get reduced from the age of 45, until it is completely disappeared at an old age. In the cases where there is a sleep disorder and the person is elderly, it is suggested to take food supplements laced with melatonin in order to treat insomnia, always in accordance with the instructions of the pharmacist or the physician with regard to persons suffering from a disease or receiving treatment.

Multivitamin Fortius by Science Of Nature does not contain sugar, gluten, and iodine, and it is suitable for persons with diabetes. In addition, Vitamin C 1000mg by Science Of Nature is suitable for persons with diabetes, since it does not contain any sugar or gluten. It must be noted that persons receiving pharmaceutical treatment or facing health problems should consult their physician.

You will have to consult your physician for taking any food supplements during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Because, just like in every product, there is a limit for the safe use in food supplements.

In case of shortage of vitamins, various conditions could be caused, such as scurvy (lack of vitamin C) or neurological conditions (such as beri beri from the lack of vitamin B).

If you are facing a shortage in vitamins, you could use Vitamin C 1000mg or Multivitamin Fortius by Science Of Nature.

If the diet followed by the person in order to lose weight, issued by a nutritionist or a physician, includes the proper rates of food from all groups, then it is possible for the consumption of food supplements to be unnecessary. However, if the quantity of food is very small, then the administration of vitamins is necessary, always in agreement with the instructions of the specialised physician or nutritionist.

This content is for informational purposes only and it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.