Consumers spend billions of dollars on supplements every year with the hope of preserving or restoring their health. But are they really necessary, or are consumers just wasting money? And how do you get the right supplement when there are so many options to choose from? Our team wants you to make informed decisions when it comes to supplements.
Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can supply you with all the nutrients you need. But if your diet isn’t satisfactory, you may be missing important nutrients. But supplements are everywhere; you can get them at the convenience store, grocery store, big box stores, and drug stores. This is only great if you know what you’re looking for, but if you’re a newbie, it can be frustrating.
Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates supplements, it’s upon the manufacturers to produce safe products. That’s why the FDA mostly steps in when a problem is identified. So it’s imperative to be a smart shopper when buying supplements.
Supplements are used to ensure you get a steady supply of specific nutrients. Sometimes, the supplements are intended to address specific health conditions. If you think you have health concerns, don’t diagnose yourself. Speak to a healthcare provider first.
Read Labels Carefully
Labels are usually designed to entice you to buy products. While manufacturers are expected to adhere to specific rules on health claims, don’t be surprised when you find products that overpromise. You don’t want to waste your money or end up with dangerous products, so avoid them.
Avoid Huge Doses and Additional Ingredients
Suppose you’re looking for vitamin C and you find other bottles with vitamin C with additional ingredients such as immune-boosting herbs; what would you do?
The additional ingredients may look great, but keep in mind that the more ingredients, the higher the risk of ending up with a low-quality product. So don’t buy what you don’t need.
Consult a Qualified Professional
When looking for supplements, always work with a specialist. This way, you’re guaranteed to make the right choices based on your health and needs. At aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, we have a team of experts ready to help. Before recommending supplements, we take time to understand your health status, concerns, and needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more information. We look forward to speaking with you!