According the FDA, supplements are vitamins, minerals, or other substances including herbals, botanicals, amino acids, or enzymes. Supplements may be used to help ensure that your body receives all the essential nutrients it needs to function well. So the question becomes, what supplements might you need?
The best option is to consult with your medical provider, like your chiropractor, family doctor, or nutritionist. Through proper consultation, your provider can assess what supplements may be of benefit for you and, importantly, ensure that you are not taking too much or an unhealthy combination of certain nutrients. Your provider can also offer tips on how to best introduce supplements into your daily regimen.
And at the end of the day, supplements are not a replacement for a healthy diet. Eating a well-balanced diet is essential to your overall health. Supplements are just there to, well, supplement that diet. It’s a little something extra to round out your dietary needs. If you think you may need to add a supplement to your diet, contact your medical provider today!