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Nutrition and Supplements
Do you want to improve your overall health and wellness? A visit to one of our Wellness Centers for an evaluation with labs is where you start!
What Can Nutritional Services and Products Do for Me?
When it comes to proper nutrition, guessing doesn’t always work. And without knowing what our bodies need, the latest trendy options don’t always make a difference in how we feel.
At our Med Spas, a licensed medical provider will conduct an in-depth analysis to help pinpoint your nutritional imbalances. Then, we can recommend dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and weight loss supplements that will help meet your particular needs.
What Does Proper Nutrition Do For The Mind and Body?
Your brain never stops working. It is constantly performing vital functions to keep you going. Just like a car, you must keep fueling it to function correctly. That’s correct; your brain requires a constant fuel supply, but not just any fuel. Proper nutrition keeps your mind and body running at peak performance. Eating foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain. It protects it from oxidative stress caused by free radicals produced during oxygen consumption.
The foods we eat directly impact our mental health and our body’s performance. Poor nutrition can directly link to depression, particularly a diet consisting mainly of processed foods and refined sugars. After all, serotonin (the happy hormone) is primarily created in your gut, another reason to ensure proper nutrition for your overall health.
Does Poor Nutrition Mean Poor Performance?
One of the most common issues caused by poor nutrition is fatigue, which can significantly impact daily activities and overall well-being. The fatigue caused by poor nutrition can cause a significant decline in your performance on the job, in sports/training, and everyday life.
Overeating certain foods can also affect metabolism, breaking food down and converting it into energy. If the metabolism is not functioning correctly, it can lead to excessive weight gain, digestive issues, and other health problems.
How Do I Know What Nutrients My Body is Lacking?
Based on guesswork alone, knowing precisely what nutrients your body lacks is nearly impossible. At Advanced Medical Spa, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation for each patient and run a detailed panel of lab work to determine your specific nutritional needs. Once we know your needs, we can recommend the appropriate supplements and offer guidance to ensure your success.
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Is It Safe to Take Nutritional Supplements with Medication?
While it is very common for people to take prescribed or OTC (over-the-counter) medications with various dietary supplements, that doesn’t necessarily make it safe. Many medications and conditions may have a dangerous reaction to certain supplements. An increase in the effects of the drug, or even a decrease in the effect, could result from mixing them with dietary supplements.
During your comprehensive evaluation, we will go over, in detail, all of the medications you are taking and any conditions you may have to determine which nutritional supplements you can take safely.
What Nutritional Supplements Aid in Weight Loss?
We generally find a lack of vitamins B12, D, and C common in patients who struggle to lose weight. Omega 3, magnesium, protein, and iron are also key. In short, a healthy, balanced diet is critical, and supplements are sometimes recommended to assist in the intake of key nutrients.
How Does Proper Nutrition Affect Physical Appearance?
The skin is the body’s largest organ, requiring proper nutrition, just like any other organ. A balanced diet with healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals helps improve skin clarity, texture, and tone while helping to prevent premature aging. Our Medical Spa patients are always encouraged to eat healthy and exercise to help maintain and prolong the results of various treatments.
Nutrition also plays a vital role in the health of our hair and nails. An evaluation of hair loss often leads to a nutritional problem, which is why we recommend a hair loss treatment that starts from within.
With strong bones and healthy bodily function, the body looks better in general and, more importantly, feels better all over.
What Are Common Nutritional Deficiencies for Women?
Women are often more likely to be nutrient deficient than men based on many factors, including menstrual cycles, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause. Low vital nutrients often contribute to fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, etc. The most common nutrients women are deficient in are:
- Iron- can cause hair loss, fatigue, brain fog, muscle weakness, headaches, and dizziness.
- Calcium- contributes to bone loss and increased risk for bone fractures/osteoporosis.
- Vitamin D- supports bone health, cardiovascular health, testosterone, and immune function.
- Vitamin B12- contributes to balance issues, constipation, dry skin, weakness, and cognitive changes.
- Magnesium- contributes to leg cramps, muscle spasms, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, and digestive issues like constipation.
Can Proper Nutrition Help With Menopause?
Menopause is directly linked to changes in the metabolism, a reduction in bone density, and increased risk of heart disease. Additionally, many women going through menopause experience unpleasant symptoms, such as hot flashes and poor sleep.
A whole-food diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and dairy may help reduce menopause symptoms. Phytoestrogens and healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids from fish, may also help.
Common Nutritional Deficiencies for Men
Men often need more nutrients as they age or when they are highly active in work or sports without the proper nutrition to replace what is lost. The most common nutrient deficiencies for men include:
- Vitamin D – maintains testosterone levels as well as aid in the absorption of calcium.
- Calcium – is required to aid in cardiovascular and muscular function and hormone secretion.
- Omega 3- reduces the risk of heart disease, improves skin health, and reduces inflammation in the body.
- Magnesium- helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, migraines, and osteoporosis.
- Vitamin C- boosts immunity and maintains the appearance of the skin.
- Iron- contributes to hair loss, fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, and muscle weakness.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Nutritional Supplements
You are more likely to experience side effects from dietary supplements if you take them in high doses, replace prescribed medications with them, or consume multiple supplements. Certain supplements may also increase the risk of bleeding or alter your response to anesthesia if taken before surgery.
Vitamins and minerals are essential for your body to function properly, but taking supplements for too long or in excess can be harmful. It is important to seek professional guidance when deciding which supplements to take and at what dosage.
Unfortunately, no. Nutritional supplements are designed to “supplement, not replace,” healthy foods.
When choosing products, look for brands with cGMP-certified, NSF International, US Pharmacopeia, Underwriters Laboratory, or Consumer Lab seals. These seals confirm that the product contains the listed ingredients and has no harmful substances.
We choose Nutritional Frontiers, a dietary supplement company dedicated to quality, integrity, research, and service. Natural, pure, and potent formulas
- Created in cGMP-certified manufacturing facilities
- Highest quality control standards