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  • Dr. Sara Vivona

Do you need supplements?

We get asked a lot about whether or not you really need to take supplements. Does everyone need a multivitamin or is that something you take only if your diet is poor?

The simple answer, yes. The amount of time, expertise and diligence it would take to eat "perfect" in order to correct nutritional deficiencies and give your body the nutrients it needs to deal with modern day stress, is next to impossible.

Some of the modern-day stressors:

  • Processed foods

  • Pollution

  • Mental/Emotional stress

  • Chronic diseases

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Hormones and antibiotics in our meat supply

  • GMOs

  • Nutrient depleted soil

Supplements can help you feel better faster by correcting nutritional deficiencies quickly and helping pull out toxins and inflammation from your body that is keeping you sick.

Which supplements should you take?

This isn’t easy to answer. Every one of you is different. Your lifestyle, your current nutritional state, your stress, is uniquely yours. Two people could have digestive problems, that symptom-wise are the same, but one might need enzymes to help digest their food and the other might need a good probiotic.

This is one of the main problems with going to a drug store or even GNC and just picking something at random based on the label. You have no idea if that is what you truly need or if you just wasting your money. In fact, many store-bought vitamins have harmful ingredients in them. Added sugar, food colors, soy, flavorings and synthetic nutrients to name a few. Synthetic nutrients often are not in a form that is usable by your body. As a result, you are either taking something that will turn into expensive toilet water or you are taking something that will pull other nutrients from your body to make the supplement usable.

We use whole food supplements in the clinic. These supplements contain organic foods that are preserved in a way that saves all the nutrient and are easily digestible. Furthermore, most of our supplements are not multivitamins but are separated into specific vitamins or minerals. You heal 10x faster if you give your body the exact nutrients you need rather than a general multivitamin.

All in all you want to make an appointment with us and find out specifically what your body needs. Don’t waste your time or money on a supplement that could take more from your body then put in.

Call us today!

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