How do I know if I need a dietary supplement?
Everyone is different, as well as their needs for nutritional supplements. Many people do not eat properly or the quality of their diet isn’t adequate for their lifestyle. An example would be a person who exerts a lot of energy with sports or exercising would need more than someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle. Some supplements may help ensure that you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients or help promote optimal health and performance. Always check with your health care practitioner before taking any supplement, especially when combining or substituting them with other foods or medicine. Nutritional supplements can affect some prescription drugs.
Why are some nutritional supplements very cheap while others are very expensive?
Most supplement companies are more concerned with the bottom line than they are with the quality and quantity of the nutrients in their formulations. The old saying, "You get what you pay for" is very true in the supplement industry. Some companies will use the cheapest form of an ingredient. Yes, you pay less for the product, but you don't get the results Nutrapathic nutritional supplements are manufactured in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) certified facility which the FDA regulates and inspects regularly. You can be assured of the quality ingredients that are stated on the label.
I eat healthy, why is that not enough?
In 1936 it was found, after extensive testing of the farmlands in the U.S., that the top soils were already 86% depleted of the minerals necessary for maintenance of optimum health. Plants make vitamins, but must take minerals from the soil. We were warned that if we didn't replace the minerals in our soils that deficiency disease would become epidemic over the next 3 generations. Instead of replacing all 70 minerals necessary for good health, scientist found that by adding only three fertilizers – phosphorous, nitrogen and potassium they could grow bigger and more beautiful plants. Even though it is cheaper to grow plants this way, it leaves Americans terribly deficient of the minerals and trace minerals necessary to repair and replace the cells necessary for optimal health. That is why more people are buying organic foods – they are higher in quality nutrients.
Can I overdose on vitamins?
Yes. Water soluble ingredients will pass through the body, but some – especially vitamin A can actually be toxic to the body. Herbs taken in the correct amount have a tremendous healing action, however if taken in excess can also be harmful. Nutrapathic is unique in that we make sure the ingredients have the needed co-factors to work properly so mega-doses are not necessary to get maximum effectiveness.
Should I check with my physician or healthcare provider before taking a dietary supplement?
If you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or have a chronic medical condition, such as, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, you should always check with your physician, healthcare provider or pharmacist before purchasing or taking any supplement. Some medications can be effected by nutritional supplements, herbs, herbal tea, etc.
How do I know if the dietary supplement I am taking is effective?
Give it some realistic time. Just like some prescription drugs, some give you quick results, others take time to alter your system enough to see positive changes.
How you feel is the best way to know whether or not your dietary supplements are effective. Have your symptoms been alleviated or have you gained the desired effect? If so, chances are that the dietary supplements you've been taking are working correctly. There are certain supplements, such as those formulated to lower blood pressure, may require tests from your doctor to determine effectiveness. It's also important to understand that it may take some time for certain supplements to have a noticeable effect, so give your supplements one to three months to build up in your system before determining whether or not they are working.
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