Choosing a good supplement isn’t always easy. With such a vast range of brands and formula types to choose from, many people have a hard time finding options that will provide the health benefits they seek. Aggressive marketing campaigns can make these efforts infinitely more confusing. Unfortunately, taking a supplement isn’t guaranteed to:
- Improve your energy levels
- Stave health problems off
- Enhance immune system functioning
or promote any other noteworthy health benefits. Certain products are built with ingredients that are derived from dubious, low-quality sources, and others aren’t designed for efficient absorption. As such, you may wind up spending a veritable fortune on supplements only to have them pass right through your system. Worse still, you could stumble across a low-quality product with non-essential, secondary agents that do more harm than good.
So which supplement brand is best? There are a number of reputable and reliable supplement brands on the market. One of the best ways to find them is by working with natural practitioners that offer supplemental support. With these relationships, you can rest assured that all supplements and supplement manufacturers have been diligently pre-screened for you. Chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, and many other professionals routinely prescribe supplements that have optimum levels of potency, high levels of purity, and no non-essential ingredients added. Not only does getting these recommendations save time, but it can also help consumers avoid products that might ultimately have a negative impact on their health.
The Benefits of Getting Supplemental Support
There are countless reasons to turn to a professional when considering supplements as a means for:
- Resolving existing health issues
- Preventing future problems
- Enhancing ongoing treatments for chronic or recurring health issues
- Improving your energy
- Boosting your immunity
- Enhancing your performance
Although supplements are usually all-natural, there are still risks in taking them. For instance, if you’re currently taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, you definitely want to make sure that any new products that you add to your routine aren’t contraindicated. Medical professionals can assess your current medication regimen, your life habits, and many other relevant factors to arrive at a supplement program that’s both safe and right for you.
Dosing is also important. Although natural health supplements are increasingly being subject to government regulation, much of this market remains highly unregulated. More importantly, many people make the mistake of believing that all-natural products are also naturally harmless. Too much of even a good thing can have dire consequences. The symptoms of nutrient overload can be just as painful and problematic as the symptoms of nutrient deficiency. Before shopping for brands and buying products, it’s also a good idea to learn more about the specific nature of your nutritional needs. You may be deficient of the vitamins and minerals that you least expect. Chiropractors and naturopaths can perform blood tests, and other forms of diagnostic testing to map out your current nutritional profile. They can also assess any symptoms that you’re experiencing, and consider your overall health and wellness goals.
Rather than wasting money on products that you don’t actually need, you can get recommendations for formulas and brands that are guaranteed to perform the way you want them to. Price should never be the sole consideration made when shopping for a new supplement or supplement brand. However, it is still an important factor. Reputable brands produce quality products and offer them at reasonable prices. Although higher prices for supplements may be the result of using higher quality ingredients and better sourcing or production methods, paying top dollar for a supplement isn’t always necessary. This is yet another benefit that can be gained by getting guidance from a seasoned professional.
Finding a quality product at a affordable cost is infinitely better than paying the highest price possible as a strategy for ensuring optimum results. It’s additionally important to note that while supplementing is a great way to improve upon the nutrition that you’re currently getting from the foods you consume, it is never a suitable alternative to maintaining a balanced and nutrient-dense diet. The absorption of many supplements is actually reliant upon good nutritional balance.
Thus, before supplementing, it is always best to undergo a nutritional review, and receive needs-specific advice for building a diet that accurately reflects your nutritional needs according to your:
- Medical history
- Family history
- Medical risk factors
- Reproductive stage
- Wellness goals
and more. If you’re in the market for a quality supplement and aren’t sure which brands or formulas to choose, we can help. Get in touch with us now by calling 205-352-9141 for a consultation appointment.