What’s the real reason your vitamins and supplements aren’t working?
The majority of adults in the US take supplements. In fact, the Council for Responsible Nutrition says that 75 percent of Americans took a supplement last year! Why then do we feel they often don’t work? Here’s one reason:
Don’t worry we’ll explain (then you can impress your family and friends).
Vitamins and minerals are needed for every cellular function within the body. These vitamins can come from the food we eat or the supplements we take.
However, the degree to which these nutrients can be absorbed and utilized within the body varies based on the nutrient and other factors.
Thus BIOAVAILABILITY is how well your body absorbs the nutrients you get from your food and supplements.
We alter how bioavailable vitamins and minerals are every day! This can be for good or for bad.
For example, turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory that also helps with digestion. By adding black pepper, the bioavailability of the turmeric is INCREASED allowing the effects of the turmeric to last longer.
This also works the other way as well. When consuming oxalates (which are in potato chips, nuts, French fries, spinach) calcium absorption is blocked.
So why is this important?
Not all supplements are made equal. Due to poor production standards, what you are taking as a supplement might not be doing its job. That paired with ingredients that impair absorption might mean everything you read on the label could be passing straight through you.
So, what do you do?
- Pick trusted brands that value BIOAVAILABILITY and high production standards. We’ve put a list together for you of the brands you should trust. Below are the brands we suggest to boost the BIOAVAILABILITY of the supplements you take!
- Talk to a nutritionist to make sure what you are eating and using as a supplement is not inhibiting bioavailability.
If you want to purchase any of these brands visit our patient fulfillment site. In order to purchase Xymogen, Metagenics, Designs For Health, Ortho Molecular Products, or Thorne you must register with our clinic by clicking the link button below.