Dietary supplement what is it? The originally predominantly plant-based food of our ancestors contains everything our body needs to function properly. Vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. Vitamin C and the B complex are particularly important. But today's foods are industrially produced. Plants with the highest yields and the often long transport routes that make harvesting in an unripe state necessary have resulted in less of the necessary plant active substances being present in our food. Unfortunately, the food offered as organic is not much better. In addition, there is poor nutrition due to time pressure and fast food. Part of this malnutrition can be compensated for with nutritional supplements. Nutritional supplements are substances that contain the missing ingredients in a higher concentration or only in the first place. The nutritional supplements from the field of beekeeping and bee products are diverse. As a basis, however, they have one thing in common - they contain beehive products. The best known are honey, propolis and beeswax. Bee pollen, Gelle Royal and bee bread are valuable foods that are located between food and nutritional supplements.