Supplementation may be recommended to help support your body while trying to correct biochemical imbalances. Our goal for supplementation is to provide temporary support while the body slowly returns to health.
The best supplements are the ones that provide the biggest “bang” by performing multiple roles in the body. We prefer this method rather than offering a supplement for symptom relief. In addition, we take into account the interaction of each supplement and individual brands to make sure they perform well together. It is important to note that some folks may be required long term simple supplementation to support genetic weaknesses.
We do not subscribe to a single brand solution and are not beholden to a particular company. We prefer instead to offer high quality supplements as well as herbal and homeopathic remedies that have shown the highest rate of efficacy in the scientific literature and contains the least amount of excipients.
For those of you who do not know, excipients are “inactive” substances that are used to bind, fill, or glue together the active ingredients of a nutritional product. In most cases, the excipient is not really as “inactive” as you would think and may even be toxic. Sometimes these toxic elements are not even listed to avoid the controversy, simply labeled as “other” on the ingredient list.
Some of the questionable excipients often found in so called ‘nutritional’ supplements per Dr. Dan, MD, include:
I really like his advice, “If you don’t know for sure, don’t, and if you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it in your mouth.”
Supplements need to be high quality to be effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration adopted good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements. This legislation established stringent requirements for companies involved with the manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of dietary supplements. Under the rule, manufacturers are required to evaluate the identity, purity, quality, strength, and composition of their dietary ingredients and dietary supplements.
GMPs are crucial to deliver safe, accurately labeled products to help achieve health benefits. Please verify that supplements you choose meet GMP standards.
You can learn more on the FDAs website.
Supplements can provide temporary support to allow your body to heal. But to work effectively, quality matters. Supplements should be made with premium ingredients, minimal fillers, and activated ingredients to help bypass issues with absorption.
Even with the finest ingredients, issues with handling and storage can inactivate the best of brands. It is important to know where your supplements come from. I can’t tell you the number of times a client had a relapse from expired, counterfeit, or mishandled products. These two companies provide high quality products at prices comparable or even less than those found on Amazon.
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