More than half of the adult population in the U.S. have taken supplements to lose weight, maintain health, improve performance in the bedroom, or to get an edge in sports and exercise. They have become extremely popular with new products popping up on the market every day. With so many choices, it’s more important than ever to understand what it is you’re really getting. So, do you know if you are taking the right supplements for you?
Fish Oil or Snake Oil?
In such a popular and lucrative market, there are literally thousands of products touting a myriad of health benefits. Unfortunately, the supplement marketplace is not as safe as it should be. Many supplement manufacturers are less concerned with your health than their own bottom line and they frequently take advantage of a regulatory system that allows them to legally sell their products without requiring them to demonstrate the effectiveness or the safety of their supplements. Inadequate quality control and inspection sometimes leads to supplements contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals, and other impurities. China, a major supplier of raw supplement ingredients, has no FDA oversight and has been caught repeatedly exporting contaminated products.
Random Choices, Random Results
If, while shopping at random, you are lucky enough to choose a safely manufactured supplement, there is still a very strong likelihood that your body will only receive a fraction of its purported benefits. Most broad-range oral supplements on the market are not properly absorbed by our bodies, and often the lion’s share of the dosage is expelled from the body as waste. Additionally, supplements taken at random in self-prescribed groupings may cancel out each other’s benefits, leading to limited results and wasted money.
While Google and the Internet give us more research capabilities than ever before in history, we all know how hard it is to trust the results we find. We can ask a healthcare professional, but the sad reality is that most doctors are focused on fixing symptoms instead of the root causes. And, finding doctors who have invested much time in studying the effectiveness and benefits of supplements, let alone which ones are actually worth taking, is extremely challenging.
Who Can I Trust?
At this point, you’re probably thinking, “How can I know whether what I see is right for me?”
Ideally, we’d all have a friend or trusted advisor who had spent a lifetime studying and researching healing and supplements, who could help navigate the supplemental maze and guide us to make the right choices for our health. Someone like Dr. Carolyn Matzinger of the Matzinger Institute of Healing.
In addition to studying conventional medical approaches to health, Dr. Matzinger has invested years studying supplements and other healing methods designed to improve health and well-being, and reduce the need for conventional medical solutions. She and her team have helped thousands of people heal their bodies and minds with their Customized Diet and Supplemental Plans. Each of these unique plans are personally tailored to the specific needs of each individual and utilize Dr. Matzinger’s lifetime of research to implement only the most effective and proven supplements on the market.
Are you taking the right supplements for you? Let Dr. Matzinger and her team at Matzinger Institute of Healing put their knowledge to work for you and be your trusted advisors. Call MIH today at (702) 778-6100 for a free consultation and find out how a Customized Diet and Supplemental Plan can help you.