Supplements our office recommends

Supplement When to take? Description
RADICAL “RAIDERS” Everyone for general health Anti-oxidants break down Free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress, which promotes the premature aging of cells.**
ESTER C W/ BIOFLAVONOIDS
When you feel like you are getting a cold or flu. Ester-C® is a gentle source of vitamin C that is non-acidic and easier on the stomach.** ESTER-C® with Bioflavonoids helps promote immune function health, healthy vision, antioxidant health and cardiovascular health.** This exclusive formula also contains a proprietary Bioflavonoid Complex, a Whole Food Fruit Blend, and supplies a good source of calcium for added benefits.**
CAL-MAG CHELATED People at risk for osteoporosis. Calcium is the primary mineral responsible for strong bones.** The body also uses Calcium for proper muscle contraction.** A balanced diet, regular exercise, healthy lifestyle choices and adequate intake of Calcium can play a role in maintaining bone health.** Magnesium also plays a role in proper bone mineralization, muscle contractions and nerve impulses.**

GLUCOSAMINE/MSM COMPLEX TABS
For those suffering from arthritis or preventative. Contains the two most important ingredients in rebuilding joints.**
ECHINACEA GOLDEN SEAL CAPS Just before and during colds and flu. Echinacea and Goldenseal are two of the world’s leading herbs for immune system support.**

ZINC LOZENGES CHELATED
Just before and during colds and flu. These high quality, delicious lozenges provide (23 mg.) of elemental zinc from chelated zinc amino-acid complex. As the lozenge dissolves, the liquefied zinc coats the membranes of your mouth and throat.
GREEN SOURCE TABS
Promote general health. This concentrated formula contains over 100 potent food source nutrients to provide essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids plus herbs, essential oils and other naturally occurring active food factors. Also provides all the naturally occurring active constituents of whole foods.

CHOLESTEROL FREE FISH OIL 1200 MG
Promote general health. Omega-3 fatty acids are the essential “fatty oils” which promote cellular, heart and metabolic health.** Cholesterol Free Fish Oil contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), two fatty acids that help support and maintain the health of your cardiovascular system.**

 

 **These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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The FDA and the National Council Against Health Fraud recommend the following:

  • Look for products with the “U.S.P.” notation. This indicates that the manufacturer has followed rigorous “United States Pharmacopeia” standards.
  • Be wary of claims like: “breakthrough,” “magical,” “new discovery.” If it were a cure it would be widely reported in the media and your health care provider would recommend it.
  • Be wary of pseudo-medical jargon such as: “detoxify,” “purify,” “energize.” It is difficult to define and to measure the results of such general claims.
  • Be wary of claims that the product helps treat a wide range of symptoms. No one product can do this.
  • Be wary of products that claim to be backed by scientific studies, but the references are not provided, or are very limited, or out of date.
  • Be wary of products with no side effects – only benefits.
  • Be wary of products that accuse the government, medical profession or drug companies of suppressing information about helpfulness of the product.
  • Recognize that “natural” doesn’t guarantee “safe.” Poisonous mushrooms are natural but can cause serious illness and even kill.
  • Consider the manufacturer. Nationally based manufacturers have likely followed higher standards and practiced tighter controls.

Individuals who decide to take supplements also take on the responsibility of being informed consumers. In addition to the above tips, individuals also should consult with their health care provider before taking any supplement.

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Written by Mark Covelli