What Are Dietary Supplements?
Dietary supplements include fresh herbs, full meal supplements, vitamins, minerals, sports nutrition products, all natural food supplements, and other items that assist your healthy diet. They help to boost your regular diet and nutritional plan. Nutritional supplements are not necessarily pills. They can come in many forms and are meant to aid in your health, not replace good foods or bad diets.
We look out of your health at Optimal Health Chiropractic and Physical Therapy and only use professional grade supplements. Professional grade supplements are only sold through doctors and other health care providers and undergo much more testing than store bought supplements.
We want you to be the best version of yourself. It’s important to note: supplements are NOT a replacement for the benefits of whole foods. We come up with a plan that is tailored to what your body needs and your lifestyle. We take into consideration the foods that you like to eat and how to use nutritional supplements correctly.
Dietary Supplements Are Great For:
- Supplementing Where Your Diet Lacks
- Making You Feel Great
Why Are Dietary Supplements Important?
Supplements are used for a variety of reasons. You can add them to your diet today. We have experts on staff to help you find what works for your body. These types of products are considered to be food and they are not regulated as heavily as medical drugs. Vitamins can be present in food but may reduce during various cooking techniques, processing, or if they are not stored properly.
Benefits of Dietary Supplements Include:
- Boost energy
- Improved mood
- Can contribute to muscle strength
- Improve weakness
- Reduce risk of illness
- Reduce risk of disease
- Improve athletic performance
- Increased mental health & ability
Who Needs Dietary Supplements?
- Women who may become or are pregnant
- Adults above age 50
- Vegans or Vegetarians
- Anyone who eats a limited variety of food
- People that eat less than 1,600 calories daily
- Women who experience heavy periods
- Those with medical conditions affected by nutrition
- Patients who have had digestive tract surgery
- Anyone who cannot digest and absorb nutrients properly
Supplement recommendations. Unfortunately, most vitamin companies are not regulated by the FDA and studies show that most supplements we purchase at our regular GNC or Vitamin Shop are not reliable to trust what is in their supplements. The over the counter supplements are often times not bioavailable, meaning our bodies can not absorb the supplement, or they are a flat out lie meaning they do not contain the supplements they say they have. Therefore our doctors always recommend obtaining your daily vitamins from whole food as much as possible but if you do need to supplement we recommend either Douglas Labratories, or Metagenics for your nutraceutical supplementation or Standard Process for your whole food supplement brand.