Well Aging Med
Denise R Bogard, MD, FAARFM ABAARM
Anti-Aging, Integrative & Functional Medicine located in Roseville, CA
Supplements can play a vital role in correcting nutrient deficiencies and boosting your health and well-being, but knowing what to take can be a real challenge. If you want to choose the best supplements for your health, Denise Bogard, MD, FAARFM, ABAARM, of Well Aging Med in Roseville, California, can help. Dr. Bogard is an experienced integrative functional medicine physician who provides you with a detailed analysis of your nutritional health and prescribes precisely the right supplements you need for optimum health. Call Well Aging Med today to find out more.
Supplements Q & A
What are supplements?
Supplements are products you consume to give your body valuable nutritional support.
Supplements come in many different forms. You can get individual vitamins or minerals, like iron or vitamin C, or combinations of vitamins and minerals that rely on each other to work properly, such as calcium and vitamin D for healthy bones.
You can also get multivitamins and minerals, which contain a little of everything. And variations of broad-spectrum vitamin and mineral supplements like special preparations for children, pregnant women, or seniors.
In addition to micronutrients like these, you can take supplements that contain plants or herbs, like Ginkgo Biloba or starflower. Some supplements contain ingredients like green-lipped mussel extract or fish oils.
Why would I need supplements?
In theory, you should be able to get all the nutrients you need from the food and drink you take in every day. Unfortunately, this is very rarely the case in practice.
Some people find it hard to eat a sufficiently wide range of different foods to provide all the nutrients they need. It might be because these foods aren’t available, you don’t like the taste of many of them, or you don’t know how to make meals with them.
Some people also have problems absorbing all the nutrients they need from their food. This could be because their bodies have a condition like leaky gut or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that prevents proper absorption of micronutrients.
Other types of supplements, like herbs and fish oils, usually aim to provide something your body’s lacking that’s causing unpleasant symptoms. For example, you might be short of omega 3 fatty acids, which the fish oils could replenish.
You might also want to try supplements that could boost your physical performance if you play sports or do other demanding activities.
Which supplements should I take?
With such a wide assortment of supplements available, it can be hard to choose the most beneficial. Dr. Bogard can help by carrying out tests to determine what micronutrients you lack.
The pharmacy can then tailor your supplements to her specific recommendations. Dr. Bogard works with leading brands, including:
- Pure Encapsulations®
- Ortho Molecular Products®
- Designs for Health®
Dr. Bogard also offers a range of IV therapies. These are blends of fluids and micronutrients designed to address specific health problems and boost your nutrient intake quickly.
To find out more about supplements and how they can improve your health and well-being, call Well Aging Med today.