Nutritional deficiencies can affect your entire body’s overall performance and functioning. At Healthcare at the Grove, the expert team led by Margaret Cusack, FNP, and Brittany Lob, DNP, FNP, provides quality supplements and nutritional counseling to help you maintain good health throughout your lifetime. To explore the benefits of supplements, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Your body needs essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to perform at peak levels. When you have nutritional deficiencies, supplements can help complement your diet.
It’s best to include nutritional supplements if you don’t get enough nutrients from foods alone or you have an underlying medical condition. Some types of conditions, like cancer, prevent you from getting the nutrients you need.
The most common reasons to add supplements are pregnancy care and older age. Dietary supplements can help maintain the health of you and your baby, as well as improve your cognitive functioning and keep up your well-being as you age.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports most American adults don’t get enough:
Depending on the nutrients you’re missing from your diet, the Healthcare at the Grove team can recommend the type of supplementation you need.
Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals to grow and function normally. While it makes vitamins D and K, you might not always get enough.
You also need specific minerals for a variety of functions, including keeping your muscles, bones, brain, and heart working correctly. Minerals can help your body produce hormones and enzymes, as well. There are two kinds of minerals: trace minerals and macrominerals. The macrominerals are larger amounts of nutrients your body requires, while your body only needs a small amount of trace minerals.
Herbal nutritional supplements come from plants and can help maintain and improve your well-being.
Before you begin taking any nutritional supplement, it’s important to discuss it with the team at Healthcare at the Grove. They can help you avoid interactions with other medications or supplements, as well as preventing potential complications.
If you don’t prefer to get nutrients and vitamins orally, Healthcare at the Grove also offers intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy. They offer a wide variety of custom IV blends to address your health needs.
To improve your health and wellness through the use of nutritional supplements, call Healthcare at the Grove or schedule an appointment online today.