Difference between Dietary Supplement and Medicine

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There’s a lot of confusion about medicine and supplement because they both look the same in size or shape. It would be easy to assume that they both are used for health purposes.

One question is particularly important to answer: What is the difference between a drug and a dietary supplement or how they’re viewed and handled?

Take a look to learn more about the difference between dietary supplements and medicines.

Medicines vs. Supplements



  • Medicines are chemical substances that are used to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent diseases.

  • It is a drug and a pharmaceutical composition to cure specific diseases.

  • Manufactured clinically in labs

  • Medicines can cause dependence and addiction.

  • Quick results and can’t heal lifestyle deceases like blood pressure or sugar.

  • Medicines cure diseases temporarily such as easing pain, controlling blood sugar, curing an infection.

  • Supplements are used to fill in the nutritional gap and provide the right vitamins or minerals to your body.

  • Supplements are a part of your food and these are a natural and healthy diet.

  • Manufactured from organically grown fruits and vegetables/extract.

  • Supplements are harmless and non-addictive.

  • Bridges the gap of lack of essential vitamins and minerals.

  • Prevent and help to cure lifestyle diseases and give long term results.


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  • Posted on by Anam Riaz


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