Have you been feeling a lack of overall energy and fatigue? Or have you been in pain for a while and want to get better? Adding dietary supplements to your diet might be just what you need for overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about dietary supplements for functional medicine.
Dietary supplements, including minerals, amino acids, herbs or botanicals, enzymes, and vitamins, are often prescribed to patients with nutrition deficiencies. Available as pills, capsules, powders, extracts, or liquids, dietary supplements add important nutrients to your diet and can also help treat the symptoms of illness such as osteoarthritis, digestive issues, and chronic pain.
Common dietary supplements include:
Adding dietary supplements to your regular dietary routine can help:
While you do not need a prescription to obtain dietary supplements, it’s best to speak to your doctor or nutritionist before you start adding them to your diet. A certified practitioner at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine will begin your appointment by asking you a series of comprehensive questions to determine your current health status, including whether you’re currently on any medications that may negatively react with any dietary supplements you may be prescribed.
You may have side effects from certain dietary supplements, especially if taken in high doses, combined with certain medicines, or taken before surgery. Some dietary supplements like herbal supplements can also be toxic. An accurate evaluation by a certified practitioner can help you avoid this.
For more information about dietary supplements contact Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine at (434) 978-4888.
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