For many of us, supplements are part of our daily routine. Many of us are regular takers of vitamin, mineral, and other types of supplements. But rather than go all-in on a supplement, it is important to do the proper research to determine if the supplement is even good for you.
There are literally thousands of supplements available on the market, from multivitamins to omega fats, minerals, and nutrient supplements of a nearly countless variety. So what should you look for when deciding on a supplement?
Your biochemistry plays a critical role in whether a supplement is necessary. Supplements are designed to provide something that might be lacking, or even to double down on a standard amount you already take. Take B vitamins, for example. If your body has a problem with methylation, there might be a need to take activated B vitamins.
Functional medicine practitioners can help with genetic tests to determine if your body has any problems processing specific nutrients.
The old ethos of quality over quantity holds true in supplements. You can swallow a handful of supplements every day, but if you are taking poorly made, unproven supplements, not designed to work with your biochemistry, you’re running in place.
With so many supplements on the market, it can be confusing trying to figure out what is right for you. Rely on our expert guidance to assist you.
We proudly advise our patients on the good and bad regarding supplements. Stay healthy the right way, without taking wild guesses about which supplements are right for you. We’re waiting for your call.