Why use nutritional supplements?
Why use our supplements?
Everybody has different goals and the same is true for our patients wishing to take suppliments. So we have established different recommendations for those with different goals. So, if you want some guidelines, here are some excellent rules of thumb for nutrient supplementation.
There are multiple camps in the world of deciding which nutrients to use to improve health and function. There are those who want to look at labs to determine deficiencies and excesses. We are connected with labs that can analyze chemistries to determine metabolic needs. While most of our patients don’t typically utilize this service, it is avaiable upon request. Be aware that while these labs can be very helpful, they are also typically very expensive. Testing can cost hundreds of dollars and need repeated every few months. There are those who have a few specific needs, be it for organ support or repair. Then there are those simply looking for help in knowing what would be best to use on a regular basis to facilitate optimal function of the body. Here are a few simple guidelines.
Base line or Level I nutrition:
No matter who you are, we recommend that all of our patients consider using a multivitamin and a multimineral. Vitamins provide enzymes for chemical processes to occur and minerals provide building blocks for the body to perform repair work.
Add in omega 3 fatty acids – These fatty acids are critical for free radical reduction which are responsible for inflammatory conditions in the body. Fatty acids also help protect the myelin sheath of the nervous system and enhance liver function and detoxification.
B complex- Excellent for management of stress and function of the nervous system. If the nervous system functions better, the body functions better.
Male/ Female cofactors for gonadal functions
Antioxidants like Vitamin C or glutathion.
So if you have every wandered into the health food store and looked at all of the nutrients and wondered if there was a nutrient you needed, it can be overwhelming. We utilize several means to will help you figure out what your individual nutritional needs are that will help balance the body.
What’s the difference between vitamins, herbs, and homeopathic remedies?
Vitamins and minerals help the body build and repair. Herbs do not hold much nutritional value but do an awesome job balancing acupuncture pathways. Homeopathy helps antagonize the body to rally it’s repair mechanisms. This is done by using faint dosage of a substance (like one part per hundred, thousand, or million) the antagonizes the body’s repair system. Homeopathy was in practice for hundreds of years before pharmacology made the scene and is still widely used by populations overseas.
Nutrient, herbal, and homeopathic companies we prefer to use:
NutriWest – Nutriwest.com
Standard Process – Standardprocess.com
Thorne – Thorne.com
BioActive – Bioactive.com
Life Rising – Liferising.com
What you won’t find in our office: An overpriced multilevel marketing product that has unknown manufacturing practices.