Why All Supplements Are Not Created Equal: Your Guide to Picking Powerful Daily Essential Supplements

Here at Inspired Health, patients often ask which nutritional supplements they should be taking on a daily basis. With all the information out there and the sea of supplements at health food stores, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to best provide yourself with daily support, so let’s discuss!

Quality matters significantly when it comes to supplementation. Depending on how the product is prepared, it may not be readily available for your body to absorb. This means you may not get as much out of the supplement due to lower caliber sources used in preparing the product. It’s also possible when ordering third party or online you may not even be getting the authentic product scary [1]! This may leave you feeling little to no change, like it’s not helpful. Of more concern is the possible contamination with substance that may actually cause you harm [2]. We want you to get the most out of the correct supplementation so you can ensure the products we use here at Inspired Health have met rigorous quality standards [3].

Please remember to consult you practitioner before taking any supplements!

GUIDE TO THE DAILY ESSENTIALS 
  • Methylated Multivitamin: Methylation provides increased ability to absorb this high quality multinutrient and supports the body’s detox pathways. Provides mood support as well [4]!
  • Probiotics: Did you know your gut is your second brain? How cool is that! Quality probiotics have been shown to improve mood and aid the digestive system [5].
  • Vitamin D3: This amazing vitamin supports your immune system, bone health, energy and helps balance hormones.
  • Magnesium: This wonderful mineral reduces muscle tension and anxiety, regulates bowel function and aids with restful sleep [6,9].
  • Omega Fatty Acids (Fish oil): A powerful antioxidant, remover of toxins and reducer of inflammation. It has been shown to help lower chances of diabetes complications. Also helps heal the gut and fuel our brains [7,8]!

Because we believe in the power of these basics, we created a kit to simplify access to them- The Daily Essentials! A compact box containing a one month supply comes in convenient tear kits you can grab and go. The kit contains high quality ingredients you can be sure will provide your body with excellent support.

Once patients have started the Daily Essentials, we often see decreased joint pain, less PMS and menstrual pain, improved mood, better sleep and more energy– just to name a few. That’s huge!

The Daily Essentials can be ordered online, but of course feel free to stop in to our apothecary in the Box Factory anytime. Let us know how else we can help you achieve optimal health, we are here to help you feel your best! 

PURCHASE THE DAILY ESSENTIALS

By connecting Functional Medicine with Ancestral principles, we are able to utilize evidence-based modern science, lab testing and technology, alongside nutrition, herbal and lifestyle approaches to address the root cause of disease. This 360° analysis of your health guides the creation of a customized regimen specifically tailored for you, moving you along your path towards inspired health. More on how we work here.

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Inspired Health Apothecary is a Bend, OR brand and boutique with a mission to provide high quality physician grade natural supplements you can trust! All of our supplements are: Physician Grade, Gluten free, Allergen and Heavy Metal Free.

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Dr. Dishman + Dr. Weintrob + Michelle Hirschy-Baker FNP

References:

[1] “Amazon admits it sold fake supplements” 7, Aug.  2019, https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/amazon-admits-it-sold-fake-supplements?fbclid=IwAR1acwKAfbIjESOyJ5gc7Zv22_nT6gveUn0kGKOU0GmlV4_JBgr97YSQ0T4.
[2] “DNA barcoding detects contamination…” 11, Oct. 2013, https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1741-7015-11-222.
[3] “Setting standards for supplements” 10, Jan. 2019, https://www.scientificamerican.com/custom-media/setting-standards-for-supplements/.
[4] “Natural mood enhancers…” 15, Mar. 2013, https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/depression/natural-mood-enhancers-cheer-up-with-multivitamins/.
[5] “Can probiotics improve your mood?” 2019, https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/can-probiotics-improve-your-mood.
[6] “What you need to know about magnesium…” 14, May, 2018, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleep-newzzz/201805/what-you-need-know-about-magnesium-and-your-sleep.
[7] “The effect of omega-3 supplements…” 3, May, 2013, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23776730.
[8] “Fish oil”, 2019, https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/supplements-herbs/guide/fish-oil.php.
[9] “Evaluating the effect of magnesium…” 15, Dec. 2010, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3208934/. 

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