The Insider's Guide to Holistic Health

Why Nutraceuticals?

Many of you are thinking, ‘What the heck are nutraceuticals?’ Well, they are the nutritional supplements we use to treat specific conditions. Unlike the products you may buy in a health food store or perhaps from many network marketing companies or big box stores, nutraceuticals are made from the purest, freshest raw materials designed to treat specific health conditions. Not all supplements are created equal and most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming that they are basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be. So how can a consumer make an educated choice when purchasing the nutritional supplement that is right for them? – With the assistance of their healthcare provider. Their trusted Healthcare Provider can recommend products with which they have confidence based on consistent and effective clinical results.

Nutrient Availability

Many nutrients can oxidize or lose their potency, some quicker than others. Therefore, it is important that manufacturers buy these ingredients in small lots which can be quickly processed and made readily available to the consumer. Manufacturers who buy these raw materials in large lots, in an effort to cut costs, may store them for longer periods of time, resulting in less effective products. Manufacturers are not required to test the ease of digestibility of their products and many lack the equipment to do so. Many may try to cram their products? constituents into small, very hard tablets that are aesthetically pleasing but do not disintegrate properly. Raw materials can come in forms that are not as effective as other forms. Many companies use the cheapest form available, and the unknowing consumer does not realize that there are differences between the various forms. The FDA does not monitor the contents or purity of nutritional supplements, leaving the nutritional supplement industry poorly regulated from a manufacturing standpoint. This may result in instances of either label claims not being met, or substances being included that are not claimed.

Why We Recommend Biotics Research Products ( we also use Standard Process, Priority One and VerVita – All excellent Nutraceutical companies)

We rely on Biotics Research Corporation because they test their supplements on site, using state of the art laboratory methods to check for digestibility, approve raw materials and monitor production processes, including the testing of finished products prior to their release. Biotics Research produces each product in isolated rooms to avoid cross contamination and to maintain the purity of each product, ensuring that what is claimed on the label is actually what the consumer gets. Biotics Research products consistently produce reliable results.

More and more people are choosing a natural approach to compliment their healthcare, but they are unaware of the possible interactions that can occur between prescriptions and nutrients. Many prescriptions can negatively affect the status of vitamins, minerals and/or trace elements in different ways. Your Healthcare Professional can provide input needed to avoid interactions between drugs and micronutrients. Suggestions can be made when not to use certain supplements or when supplementation is necessary.

For more info on Biotics click below to check out their site. The products cannot be ordered on their site as only practitioners can order directly. You can contact us for ordering the appropriate product for your needs. Email us

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