There are many reasons quality supplements are a very effective way to help you obtain your health back fast!
Even when your diet is great, a poor functioning digestion can limit your body’s uptake of nutrients. So basically they can literally go in one end and out the other!
The wall of your digestive tract could also be damaged and absorption is then compromised.(ie. leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's, Celiac, and Ulcerative Colitis).
Poor dietary intake
Food quality has declined with over production/agriculture. Nutrient depletion, high refined foods, overcooking, fad diets, and convenience foods all contribute to many nutrient deficiencies.
Coffee, Alcohol and Smoking
These irritants can damage the lining of the intestinal tract and adversely affect the absorption of nutrients. Alcohol is known to damage the liver and pancreas, which are essential to proper digestion and metabolism - leading to nutrient deficiencies. Alcohol also depletes you of your B vitamins.
Chemical, physical and emotional stresses increases the body’s requirements for many vitamins. Stress also effects the normal functioning of digestion leading to lack of absorption.
Pregnancy, illness, trauma, wounds, infections and medications
Your body has a higher demand for most nutrients during these times.
High quality is essential when choosing supplements. Unfortunately due to the popularity of supplementing today there are a lot of poor quality products out there saturating the market. Supplements available at the supermarket are poor quality, in cheap forms of nutrients (that we don't absorb well) and in very small amounts (which have no therapeutic benefit).
As a qualified Naturopath we have access to 'practitioner only' supplements which means they are only available with a script from an appropriately trained Naturopath.
At Inspired natural Medicine we prescribe these practitioner only supplements. Brands such as Metagenics, Bioceuticals White Label, Orthoplex, Mediherb, Biomedica, Research Nutrition and Nutrition Care.