When it comes to adding dietary supplements into your everyday routine, it can be somewhat overwhelming. Many understand that this addition would be beneficial to their health, but don’t exactly know why, what they should take, how much to take, how to choose the right product, and so forth.
Why do we need dietary supplements?
Let’s start with the first question. Why do we need dietary supplementation? For the majority of people, it’s difficult to get the 5 servings of vegetables and fruits recommended each day; therefore leaving gaps in nutritional needs. When nutrient deficiencies occur, we may not only experience a shift in basic physiology, but the deficiencies can perpetuate systemic pain and inflammation.
The use of nutrients at therapeutic levels can help the body return to its natural state of balance more rapidly and assist your body’s ability to help alleviate certain symptoms. Ideally, we would like to get all of our nutrients from the foods we eat; however, even if we ate those 5 servings of vegetables/fruits, it can be challenging to get the amount needed to elicit a physiological change. Dietary supplementation at therapeutic levels can help build up and support the body to heal, unlike pharmaceutical drugs that block a limited segment of the process and can cause serious side effects.
The PEP program was designed to help you figure out the road map to decrease/eliminate pain through what you put in your body. We have found that the most powerful and non-pharmaceutical approach to controlling inflammation and pain can be managed through targeted nutrients, a healthy lifestyle, and dietary changes.
How do we know which supplements to choose?
So, out of the thousands of supplements out there, how do we know the difference or which one to choose? Many supplements on the market contain unnecessary fillers, heavy metals or other possible toxic chemicals, and some may even contain ingredients that are different in quantity or quality compared to what is labeled. All of the supplements we recommend and offer are formulated with only the purest raw material and meet or exceed current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) quality standards. Each lot is test for quality and purity before, during, and after manufacturing to assure you that what appears on the label is what is in the container.
Bioavailability can also differ greatly between products. Bioavailability refers to the rate and degree at which your body is able to utilize the nutrient or mineral. Our suppliers utilize many different methods to ensure maximum potency, absorption, and convenience; therefore giving the greatest benefit.
Within the PEP booklet you will find a list of recommended supplements such as Alpha-Lipoic Acid CR, Bioactive B-Cmplx, Bio-Curcumin-95, and Collagen Plus, along with typical dosage, clinical application and description.
For the full list of recommended supplements, download or purchase the Pain Elimination Program at physiciannutrients.com and be sure to check out our next blog featuring tips to help you succeed in the program!