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Why Should I Buy Supplements Through the Nutrition and Wellness Center?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming that they are basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be. So how can a consumer make an educated choice when purchasing the nutritional supplement that is right for them? With the assistance of their trusted Healthcare Professional. They can recommend products with which they have confidence, based on consistent and effective clinical results. It is also through your support of purchasing these high quality products from The Nutrition and Wellness Center that allows us to remain in this privileged position of serving and educating you and our community.


Why Should I Never Buy Supplements Online?

There are three main ways that supplements end up on the market at cheaper prices:

1. They are counterfeit/pirated and probably dangerous.

2. They are useless expired products that have been repackaged as new.

3. They are stolen products released on the black market without any quality control.


Why Buy Professional Brand Supplements?


Professional quality natural supplements are those used by healthcare professionals such as Naturopathic Doctors and Chiropractors to promote wellness and treat health concerns. To ensure that the client’s health improves it is important that they use supplements of highest quality.

Professional supplements adhere to the highest standards of quality. They do not contain harmful artificial colors, flavours, preservatives or chemicals.


1. Third Party testing is used and professional brand companies follow the procedures outlined in Good Manufacturing Practices. They contract government-approved independent laboratories to assay and verify each ingredient for every product. They reconfirm potency; each capsules and tablets weight variation and disintegration time and test for the absence of heavy metals, bacteria, E. coli, salmonella, yeasts, mold and other contaminants.

2. Products are based on scientific rationale using purest, highest quality, natural, raw ingredients (from an organic source). Organic sourcing is very important because nutritional studies have proven that there are more of the key nutrients in organically grown fruits and vegetables than there are in mass produced, chemically treated ones. Some nutritional supplements may do more harm than good because they may contain harmful ingredients such as pesticides, artificial coloring, flavouring and preservatives and additives.

3. Full spectrum sourcing – ensures the product contains all the nutrients you need, sourced from many plants (versus 1 or 2) so that you receive the full benefit of the active ingredient, as key enzymes and ingredients can be lost in the extraction process.

4. The potency standardization – each capsule contains the same amount of active ingredient. Depending on the herb in question, it is possible for 10 milligrams of the standardized extract to be as potent as or even more so than 100 or even 1000 mg.

5. Safety – many different bargain brands have been developed with the claim that their product is just as good as the more expensive ones and much cheaper. Be very wary of such claims! If a supplement is priced far below its competitors, they had to find some way to trim down the costs.

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B Vitamins and Cardiovascular Health

A particular group of B vitamins – vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folic acid – are involved in helping the body metabolize homocysteine, which, like cholesterol in higher levels, increases cardiovascular risk factors. In a study of 178 women (ages 60-70 years), one-third were deficient in vitamins B1, B6, and B12, which, in turn, was associated with increased levels of homocysteine.

Similar findings were found in a study of men, in which supplementation with B vitamins (B6, B12, and folic acid) helped maintain healthy homocysteine levels. Although the research has not always been consistent, some studies show a decrease in cardiovascular risk factors in individuals who take a daily multiple-vitamin product.


Antioxidants and Cognitive Function

Intake of antioxidant supplements appears to decrease cognitive health risk factors. Antioxidants commonly found in a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement include vitamin A/beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium. Higher dietary vitamin E intakes have been associated with improved performance on mental functioning tests, while low levels of selenium have been seen in patients with cognitive deficiencies.

Deficiencies of several B vitamins, especially folic acid, are also associated with decline in cognitive function.


Antioxidants and Eye Health

Intake of vitamins and minerals might also decrease the risk for certain age-related eye deficiencies.


Nutritional Supplementation Decreases Risk of Hospital Readmissions

A particular group of B vitamins – vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folic acid – are involved in helping the body metabolize homocysteine, which, like cholesterol in higher levels, increases cardiovascular risk factors. In a study of 178 women (ages 60-70 years), one-third were deficient in vitamins B1, B6, and B12, which, in turn, was associated with increased levels of homocysteine.

Similar findings were found in a study of men, in which supplementation with B vitamins (B6, B12, and folic acid) helped maintain healthy homocysteine levels. Although the research has not always been consistent, some studies show a decrease in cardiovascular risk factors in individuals who take a daily multiple-vitamin product.


Vitamin D Deficiency in the Elderly

Vitamin D deficiency is common in the general population, but deficiencies can increase with age due to medication intake, absorption issues, and the fact that the elderly are not as likely to spend as much time in the sun, which increases vitamin D levels. A vitamin D deficiency can have adverse effects on bone and muscle strength, immune function, and a greater tendency to fall.


Suboptimal Nutrient Intake is Especially Common in Americans over Age 50

The suboptimal intake of several important vitamins is common in the general population, particularly among older Americans. In a study of 4,381 adults ages 51 or older, less than 50 percent received adequate amounts of vitamin E, folic acid, or magnesium from diet alone.

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