The ideal way to get sufficient micronutrient intake is from whole, organic foods. That is not always easy because of depletion of our soils, GMO and processed foods, as well as an epidemic with Increased Intestinal Permeability, better known as Leaky Gut, which causes maldigestion and malabsorption. Therefore, even if you are eating whole, organic foods, you still may not be absorbing the vitamins and nutrients necessary to optimize cellular function and feel your best. This is where supplementation can be effective, however, all supplements are truly not created equal.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman of the Cleveland Clinic, many vitamins found in your local drugstore or vitamin store are not worth taking for the following reasons:
- They are made cheaply and are poorly absorbed or used in the body
- The dosage on the label may not match the dose in the pill
- They are made with additives, colors, fillers, and allergens
- Raw materials may not be tested for toxins
- The factory in which the product is manufactured may not have regulation standards
A supplement brand we prefer at OBI BioAesthetic Institute is Xymogen ®. Xymogen® is passionate about helping individuals achieve their best possible health. For more than 20 years, Xymogen® formulas have been used and trusted by thousands of practitioners and patients nationwide. The science and innovation behind their formulas are researched, developed, clinically tested, as well as reviewed by an esteemed medical board of advisors. Their manufacturing process upholds similar FDA standards despite not being required to be FDA approved. Secondary to the quality and efficacy of the formulations, Xymogen® formulations are only available by a licensed healthcare professional, which is why we offer Xymogen®.
When choosing supplements, you may need guidance from a medical provider. If you need help tailoring your supplements to your personal needs or desire an evaluation for micronutrient deficiencies, schedule your consultation today.
The team at OBI BioAesthetic Institute invites you to bridge the best you, from the inside – out. Call today 904-273-5454 to schedule your personalized Aesthetic Medicine consultation with Gerrie M. Obi, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CPSN.