Unlike some other professionals in the nutrition and weight loss industry, dietitians typically do not sell or promote diet products like pills, shakes and nutrition supplements.The majority of the popular nutrition products available, especially weight loss products, are not backed by sound scientific evidence and so are not recommended by dietitians.
Dietitians also understand that if someone is eating a healthy and balanced diet they not need additional vitamins, minerals or other supplements. There may be times when someone is unable to meet their nutrition requirements through food alone and in these cases a dietitian will recommend a suitable nutritional supplement to be taken in addition to regular food. These products are specially formulated for people with specific health conditions and should be used under the supervision of a dietitian or doctor.
If your dietitian determines that you would benefit from a particular nutrition supplement, you will be advised to discuss with your pharmacist about which brand will best suit your needs.