You exercise, you eat right, you don’t get sick often, and you get plenty of rest. So why are you still lagging? Sometimes we can do everything right, but environmental toxins, genetics, and psychological stressors can still take a toll on our physical health.
Supplements play a key role in supporting broader health and wellness goals. But what do you know about supplements? We’ll go over a few important factors to keep in mind plus highlight some great supplements to consider adding to your wellness routine.
Most of the time we’re able to get vitamins and nutrients from our diet, but like we mentioned above environmental factors, genetics, and even illness can deplete our body of the vitamins we need for optimal health. Adversely, consuming too much of certain vitamins can cause negative effects and even be toxic to our bodies. Which is why it is crucial that you seek physician guidance when beginning a supplement or combination of supplements.
Why should we take supplements? (When advised by a doctor):
In a perfect world we’d get the right amount of sleep, our diet would be immaculate, and our stress levels would be at zero. However, that’s not the case for a majority of the population. Because of these factors, and many others, our bodies could use a little extra help and dietary supplements can provide that push towards optimal health that many are looking for.
Nutrient Absorption Declines With Age: Did you know that as we age our ability to absorb vitamins will decline? At a certain point, our body doesn’t have the same capability to break down and absorb nutrients as it used to. Taking supplements can restore this imbalance.
Excessive Exercise Can Lead to Deficiency: If you’re an active person your body is likely using up the energy and nutrients stored much more quickly than the average person. Athletes commonly need supplements to replenish the nutrients lost during physical exertion.
You Have Poor Eating Habits: On the other hand, if you don’t maintain a well-balanced diet your body could missing out on the nutrients it needs to perform well. Supplements won’t counteract a poor diet, but it can help get your body the nutrients it desperately needs.
These three reasons are just the beginning of a long list, but we think it gives you the right idea of why supplements can be beneficial and who could stand to gain the most from implementing supplements into their daily routine.
Three Supplements to Ask Your Physician About
Depending on your individual needs, our medical team may recommend various nutritional supplements in your treatment plan which work in tandem with other wellness treatments. In our journey to address the root cause of your symptoms and underlying medical conditions we may employ various dietary supplements. Supplements also provide a stepping stone to a proactive and long-term approach to wellness.
- Iodine: Iodine is a mineral naturally found in earth’s soil and ocean waters and is most commonly found in iodized salt. This nutrient promotes hormonal balance and whole body health and is essential to optimal function. We often prescribe Iodine to support bone formation, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, support positive mood, optimize hormone therapy, prevent some cancers (such as breast and colon), support cardiovascular health and support weight loss goals. You can learn more about Iodine here.
- DIM: Both women and men may benefit from DIM due to its ability to help metabolize estrogen more efficiently and free testosterone of binding agents in the blood. This can help improve hormonal balance, which contributes to a number of physical, sexual and mental health benefits. We often prescribe DIM for patients undergoing BHRT with pellets as this supplement may enhance the outcomes and lead to better patient satisfaction. Learn more about DIM here.
- GI Guard: As you know, at EVEXIAS we are interested in the connection between gut health and whole body health and function. Often times poor gut health is the culprit behind a whole host of symptoms and illnesses. GI Guard may be prescribed to optimize gastrointestinal health and support microbial balance, gut health, and proper immune function. This is especially helpful for patients experiencing irregular digestion.
Can you identify with any of the health concerns or symptoms noted above?
You may be a good candidate for supplements. Get in touch with the EVEXIAS Medical Centers location nearest to you today to speak with one of our providers about the benefits of supplements and to inquire about which supplements are the best for your needs.
We Can Help
Speak to one of our health professionals to learn supplements are the best choice for your specific health goals.
We’ll work with you to create the best mix of nutrients so that all of your specialized health needs and goals are met.
The team at EVEXIAS Medical Centers is ready to guide you on your journey to lasting wellness! Schedule a consultation here, and we’ll be in touch soon.