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Many people like to use supplements to help attain their goal, wish or desire to be healthier. This can be a good idea. Obviously, the best way to obtain vitamins and minerals is to eat the real thing; the actual vegetables and fruits. But sometimes it is just not possible to always do that. Other times, our bodies are so deficient in one or multiple vitamin(s) or mineral(s) that supplementation helps get our bodies back to a balanced state. One determining factor when considering supplementation is the quality of the supplements.
Quality is referring to the supplement’s purity of ingredients and absorbability by your body. Like with most products, there can be a range of good to bad quality between supplement companies. A good tip for checking purity is to ask the company to show you their independent third-party testing of their supplement(s), which is sometimes referred to as an independent assay. The independent third-party testing shows which ingredients are actually in their supplements, and not just taking the companies word for what it puts on their label. The more pure the supplement is, the higher the strength of the ingredients there will be, which leads to your body being able to use more of the ingredients in the supplement.
With a more pure and absorbable supplement, the cost is generally higher. Drugstore supplements, for example, can contain filler ingredients that pass right through your body. Let’s say you pay $20 for the supplement, but are only absorbing 10% of the ingredients than that equals $2 worth of supplements, and you are wasting $18 on the fillers. The motto “you get what you pay for” really applies here. The supplements do not have to break the bank but spending a little more wisely, and ensuring good quality of the supplements by asking for independent third party testing can save you money in the long run.
Ask our doctor and staff about the supplements we carry in our office. Our supplements are high quality and affordable. Supplements can get your body back to a balanced state and increase your health from the inside out!