What Are Nutritional Supplements?
Dietary supplements are products designed to augment your daily intake of nutrients, usually the vitamins and minerals. Other substances also fall into this category: botanical (herbal) products, amino acids, essential fatty acids and oils, enzymes, probiotics, and animal organ and glandular extracts are all sold as dietary supplements.
Nutritional Supplements Available at Menner Chiropractic
- Ortho Molecular Products
- Standard Process
- Biotics Research
- Spring Green
- Aloe Farms
- Himalayan Institute
- North American Herbs and Spices
Benefits of Nutritional Supplements
Normally, you should be able to get all the nutrients you need from a balanced diet. However, taking supplements can provide additional nutrients when your diet is lacking or when certain health conditions cause you to develop an insufficiency or deficiency.
In most cases, multiple-vitamin supplements provide all the basic micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) your body needs. These multiple vitamins are generally safe because they contain only small amounts of each nutrient.
Individual nutrients can also be sold as dietary supplements, but usually in larger amounts than what’s found in a typical multiple-vitamin. They may be used to treat a deficiency, such as iron deficiency, but sometimes they’re used therapeutically to treat specific health conditions or risk factors.
For example, large doses of niacin may be used to raise good cholesterol, and folic acid has been used to reduce the risk of a birth defect called spina bifida.
Scientific research supports some of the benefits of using many dietary supplements for certain health conditions, but in many more cases, the effectiveness has not been backed up by the research evidence.
The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements has dietary supplement fact sheets that assess the evidence for (and against) the therapeutic use of a large number of dietary supplements.
At Menner Chiropractic our doctors choose specific brands of dietary supplements that are an affordable and effective way to ensure you and your loved ones are getting the daily recommended intake of essential vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients necessary for optimal health. Below are supplements available at Menner Chiropractic.
Why we recommend and sell Ortho Molecular Products
There are many choices in the dietary supplement market — an overwhelming number of companies selling a dizzying array of products, all promising results.
As a healthcare practitioner making recommendations to our patients, we feel a responsibility to sort through those options and find the best products to support the health of those who have put their trust in us.
The power of E
Is there commitment to efficacy that produces the highest possible levels of patient wellness.
From raw material selection, all the way to the finished products they manufacture, everything they do is guided by the goal of achieving greater efficacy.
We are proud of their 25 year tradition of successfully combining evidence-based formulations and superior raw ingredients to develop efficacious supplements that noticeably enhance patient health.
Ask one of our doctors about supplements before taking anything to make sure it is right for you.
Are you interested in learning more, and getting all the nutrients you need from a balanced diet and want to try our sugar and gluten free diet? Contact Menner Chiropractic today at (847) 540-6060. Want more insights? Check out our Eat Well Blog
- National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. “Background Information: Dietary Supplements.” Accessed April 11, 2016
- Office of Dietary Supplements. National Institutes of Health. “Dietary Supplements: Background Information.” . Accessed April 11, 2016.
- The United States Food and Drug Administration. “Dietary Supplements.” Accessed April 11, 2016.
- United States Pharmacopeia. “USP Dietary Supplement Standards.” Accessed April 11, 2016.
- University of Maryland Medical Center. “Vitamins – Introduction.” Accessed April 11, 2016.