All dietary supplements are not alike, especially when it comes to over-the-counter vitamins and minerals. However, pharmacy grade nutraceuticals are a smart investment in your health and wellbeing.
When it comes to store-bought vitamins and minerals, buyer beware. While many are perfectly fine, there are numerous factors that determine the effectiveness like:
Consistent storage temperatures, which are often compromised in warehouses and during transportation
Quality of ingredients, often reduced for discount brands and large quantities
Added fillers, potentially dangerous for those with autoimmune disorders
Inaccurate dosage instructions, sometimes unnecessarily high for low-potency products
Nutraceuticals, on the other hand, are pharmacy-grade dietary supplements that are manufactured and distributed based on the same standards that prescriptions medications are held to. While the initial cost may be more expensive, they typically save money in the long-run. For example, studies have shown that 30 high-quality nutraceutical doses can be as effective as 120 over-the-counter ones. This is especially true for probiotics, where the active ingredients includes different strains of live cultures that have a short shelf life. There's also a huge difference in melatonin dosages. Three milligrams of a quality product can have the same results as 10 milligrams of a lower potency option with fillers.
Don't be fooled by lower prices because nutraceuticals will most often help you save money in the long-run. Check out some of the more popular bundles below and request a password to shop our Wellness Store. You also can speak with any of our office staff for nutraceutical recommendations that will meet your specific needs.
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Dr. Mazza serves as an advisor to Douglas Laboratories, the maker of a line of pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements available through the practice's Wellness Store. Her background as a clinical researcher and principal investigator for large-scale therapy and device trials gives her the expertise needed to provide formulation concepts. This collaboration results in products that are backed by science and clinically relevant. It also allows Dr. Mazza to customize dietary enhancements to meet her patients' specific needs.
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Cardiometabolic and Insulin Sensitivity