Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

A proper supply of vital nutrients is essential to your well-being and optimal health. Your body needs a well-balanced diet and necessary dietary supplementation for peak mental and physical performance.

Nutrient Deficiencies

One of today’s most prevalent dietary problems is a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in thinking, concentration, memory, behavior, and pain management. Research shows that the majority of people suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency, and even though they are generally asymptomatic, this deficiency often poses a real risk factor for the development of chronic diseases.

Gut inflammation and other gastro-intestinal conditions often cause incorrect absorption of available nutrients by the body. Dietary restrictions, food allergies, and other medical conditions may lead to insufficient levels of necessary nutrients and vitamins as well.

Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

Vitamins and supplements are a highly effective method of ensuring that your body acquires the necessary nutrients to function well and remain healthy. Simple adjustments in your diet and supplements can make a huge difference in the improvement of your health and vitality.

Dietary supplements and vitamins are available in a variety of forms and include:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Amino acids
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Enzymes
  • Herbal
  • Proteins
  • Probiotics

Dietary supplements should not be regarded as a replacement for proper nutrition and a healthy diet. You should eat a well-balanced diet consisting of:

  • Lean meats
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Legumes
  • Whole grains
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruit

Physician Supervision of Dietary Supplementation

Each patient should consult their physician before taking any supplements. The dosage, frequency, and timing of vitamins and dietary supplements are critical. Using vitamins and dietary supplements incorrectly can have side effects and undesired health effects. Supplements can have interactions with prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, other supplements, and even certain foods.

A consultation and examination with Dr. Kakish will help you to understand your body’s level of nutrition and, if needed, formulate a plan to improve your mental and physical performance to full advantage.