Nutraceuticals are products which provide nutritional benefit and are also used as therapeutics. They include natural foods, dietary supplements, medical foods, and herbals. They can augment a healthy diet, specifically targeting both deficiencies in the diet, and genetic predispositions difficult to support with diet alone. They improve ability to detox, boost biological processes, support immune function, and help prevent chronic diseases. Multiple health issues can successfully be managed with a healthy diet, appropriate activity, and if necessary, with nutraceuticals, forgoing the need for pharmaceuticals and their multiple side effects.
Nutraceuticals are known to help prevent common illnesses such as:
At Restorative Wellness MD we educate you on how to choose quality products. It is very important to buy from trusted sources as there is no current government institution regulating what is currently on your grocery store shelves. What is on the label, may not be what is in the bottle. The supplements we prescribe do undergo a rigorous quality control process and extensive clinical testing. We provide many of these quality supplements in house, in addition to providing you with an online service for your convenience.
It is important that we know what supplements you are getting on your own, and what medications you are taking. Although generally very safe, some supplementation and nutraceuticals can be toxic in excess, and can interfere with prescription meds. We strongly recommend providing your primary care doctor with a list.